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NCS baseball: Upsets aplenty as tournament begins

What a crazy stat to the North Coast Section baseball playoffs. We got an 18-inning thriller that lasted two days, saw the defending champions in Division I and II eliminated in the first round and had the No. 16 seed beat the No. 1 in two brackets. This is the kind of excitement we get with single-elimination tournaments on the diamond.

The highlights of the opening round:

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De La Salle’s Kahlil McKenzie lists his top 12

De La Salle lineman Kahlil McKenzie, flooded with offers from some of the country’s most successful football programs, announced his list of top 12 schools on Wednesday. The 6-foot-4, 309-pound defensive tackle posted his top choices to his Twitter account. In order, McKenzie’s favorites at the moment are Tennessee, Arizona, USC, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, UCLA, Miami, Alabama, Ohio State, Florida, Oregon and Texas Tech.

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The prized recruit is the son of Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie. Kahlil made a major impact in his first season with De La Salle last fall after moving to the East Bay from Wisconsin. He registered a team-high 12 sacks and was third with 74 tackles — including 18 tackles for a loss.

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Frank Borghi issues statement about San Ramon Valley boys basketball coaching position

Earlier this month, Frank Borghi was offered the job as San Ramon Valley High’s varsity boys basketball coach by members of the school’s administration. After students and parents expressed dissatisfaction with the decision to hire Borghi and not junior varsity coach Brian Botteen, a meeting was held May 13 at the school, giving students and parents a chance to talk to the administration and San Ramon Valley Unified School District representatives directly about the decision to hire Borghi.
Before the meeting, Bay Area News Group tried to reach Borghi for comment. Borghi, who withdrew his name from consideration last Thursday, got back in touch with this newspaper Sunday evening. After some discussion today, he agreed to issue a statement on the matter. Here is his statement.
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Carondelet to begin girls basketball coaching interviews next week

Carondelet will start interviewing candidates for its open girls basketball coaching position next week, according to Carondelet athletic director Gleam Green. The interviews will be done by a four-person panel.
Margaret Gartner stepped down as Carondelet’s head coach after 22 years leading the Cougars. She compiled a career record of 530-133, and is only the fourth Bay Area high school girls basketball coach to reach 500 wins.

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East Bay softball poll — 5/13

Here’s a look at our latest East Bay softball poll.

Team Record Points Last poll
1. Amador Valley (5) 22-0 75 1
2. Alhambra 20-2 70 2
3. James Logan 20-2 65 3
4. Foothill 14-8 59 6
5. Heritage 16-4 53 5
6. Granada 15-7 51 4
7. San Ramon Valley 14-8 41 11
8. Castro Valley 16-8 39 9
9. Salesian 13-1 37 10
10. Newark Memorial 16-6 32 7
11. Monte Vista 10-11 26 15
12. Carondelet 11-11 20 8
13. Concord 16-8 15 12
14. Livermore 11-11 10 13
15. Arroyo 15-7 4 NR

Also receiving votes: Freedom (13-6-2, 2 votes), California (7-14, 1). The East Bay Softball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday.

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NCS boys volleyball playoff brackets

Here are the North Coast Section boys volleyball playoff brackets, which were determined Saturday

DIVISION I
Wednesday’s first round
No. 9 College Park (17-17) at No. 8 American (13-11), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Liberty (9-19) at No. 5 Dougherty Valley (39-4), 7 p.m.
No. 10 San Leandro (17-8) at No. 7 Amador Valley (13-11), 7 p.m.
No. 11 Heritage (15-13) at No. 6 Granada (18-8), 7 p.m.
Second round
Friday or Saturday
College Park/American winner at No. 1 Deer Valley (36-2), TBA
Liberty/Dougherty Valley winner at No. 4 De La Salle 21-5), TBA
San Leandro/Amador Valley winner at No. 2 Foothill (29-5), TBA
Heritage/Granada winner at No. 3 James Logan (29-6), TBA

DIVISION II
Wednesday’s first round
No. 9 Miramonte (6-8) at No. 8 Livermore (7-21), 7 p.m.
No. 10 Tamalpais-Mill Valley (7-11) at No. 7 Las Lomas (17-10), 7 p.m.
No. 11 Hercules (11-7) at No. 6 Clayton Valley Charter (17-16), 7 p.m.
Second round
Friday or Saturday
Miramonte/Livermore winner at No. 1 Campolindo (32-2), TBA
No. 5 Alameda (25-5) at No. 4 Redwood-Larkspur (25-12), Friday, 7 p.m.
Tamalpais/Las Lomas winner at No. 2 Northgate (27-3), TBA
Hercules/Clayton Valley Charter winner at No. 3 Kennedy-Fremont (25-8), TBA

DIVISION III
Wednesday’s first round
No. 9 St. Joseph Notre Dame (14-11) at No. 8 Chinese Christian (17-12), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Bay-S.F. (11-5) at No. 5 Bentley (20-5), 7 p.m.
No. 10 Redwood Christian (9-10) at No. 7 El Molino-Forestville (13-11), 7 p.m.
No. 11 Valley Christian (9-4) at No. 6 Marin Catholic-Kentfield (9-14), 7 p.m.
Second round
Friday or Saturday
St. Joseph Notre Dame/Chinese Christian at No. 1 Berean Christian (29-9), TBA
Bay/Bentley winner at No. 4 Sir Francis Drake-San Anselmo (22-3), TBA
Redwood Christian/El Molino winner at No. 2 Moreau Catholic 18-11), TBA
Valley Chrtistian/Marin Catholic winner at No. 3 St. Patrick-St. Vincent (22-10), TBA

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NCS boys team tennis playoff brackets

Here are the North Coast Section boys team tennis playoff brackets, which were determined Saturday

DIVISION I
Tuesday’s first round
No. 16 College Park (9-1) at No. 1 Dougherty Valley (13-0), 3:30 p.m.
No. 9 Redwood-Larkspur (15-8) at No. 8 Alameda (19-2-1), 3:30 p.m.
No. 13 Maria Carrillo-Santa Rosa (14-0) at No. 4 Tamalpais-Mill Valley (20-3), 3:30 p.m.
No. 5 Monte Vista (17-4) at No. 12 Heritage (16-1), 3:30 p.m.
No. 15 San Leandro (10-5) at No. 2 San Ramon Valley (17-3), 3:30 p.m.
No. 10 De La Salle (14-10) at No. 7 James Logan (17-5), 3:30 p.m.
No. 3 Acalanes (15-5) at No. 14 Analy-Sebastopol (15-0), 3:30 p.m.
No. 11 California (12-7) at No. 6 Miramonte (13-5), 3:30 p.m.
DIVISION II
No. 1 Piedmont (17-4-1) at No. 8 Fortuna (12-2), 3:30 p.m.
No. 5 Bishop O’Dowd (12-9-2) vs. No. 4 Lick Wilmerding-S.F. (16-5) at CCSF, 3:30 p.m.
No. 7 Anderson Valley (15-1) vs. No. 2 Branson-Ross (17-3) at College of Marin, 3:30 p.m.
No. 6 St. Mary’s (15-4) vs. No. 3 College Prep (14-1) at Chabot Canyon Raquet Club, 3:30 p.m.

 

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NCS boys and girls lacrosse playoff brackets

Here are the North Coast Section boys and girls lacrosse playoff brackets, which were determined Saturday

Boys Lacrosse
DIVISION I
Wednesday’s first round
No. 16 Northgate (9-9) at No. 1 Redwood-Larkspur (12-6), 5:30 p.m.
No. 9 Amador Valley (10-10) at No. 8 California (13-6), 5 p.m.
No. 13 Jesuit-Carmichael (10-8) at No. 4 Granite Bay (16-1), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills (7-7) at No. 5 De La Salle (9-7), 7 p.m.
No. 15 College Park (10-8) at No. 2 San Ramon Valley (11-8), 7 p.m.
No. 7 Davis (14-5) at No. 10 Foothill (8-10), 7 p.,m.
No. 14 Berkeley (7-10) at No. 3 Monte Vista (11-6), 7 p.m.
No. 11 Bella Vista-Fair Oaks (11-5) at No. 6 Las Lomas (15-4), 7 p.m.
DIVISION II
Wednesday’s first round
No. 16 Bay-S.F. (8-3) at No. 1 Acalanes (17-3), 7 p.m.
No. 9 St. Mary’s-Stockton (12-5) at No. 8 Miramonte (8-7), 7 p.m.
No. 13 Cardinal Newman-Santa Rosa (9-12) vs. No. 4 Marin Academy (13-5) at Redhill Field, San Anselmo, 5 p.m.
No. 12 Branson-Ross (6-12) at No. 5 Piedmont (17-3), 7 p.m.
No. 15 Lick Wilmerding-S.F. (7-7) at No. 2 Marin Catholic-Kentfield (14-6), 5:30 p.m.
No. 10 Campolindo (12-7) vs. No. 7 University-S.F. (7-7) at Kezar Stadium, 8 p.m.
No. 14 Terra Linda-San Rafael (8-11) at No. 3 Novato (12-6), 5:30 p.m.
No. 11 Urban-S.F (13-4) at No. 6 Bishop O’Dowd (12-6), 7 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse
DIVISION I
Wednesday’s first round
No. 9 Davis (8-8) at No. 8 Monte Vista (12-5), 5 p.m.
No. 13 Oak Ridge (10-6) at No. 4 California (13-3), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Clayton Valley Charter (13-7) at No. 5 Novato (16-6), 5:30 p.m.
No. 10 Northgate (12-6) at No. 7 San Ramon Valley (14-6), 5 p.m.
No. 14 Dougherty Valley (13-7) at No. 3 Marin Catholic (20-2), 3:30 p.m.
No. 11 St. Francis-Sacramento (9-9) at No. 6 Granite Bay (17-3), 5 p.m.
Quarterfinals
Friday or Saturday
Davis/Monte Vista at No. 1 Amador Valley (19-1), TBA
Northgate vs. No. 2 Carondelet (12-6) at Diablo Vista Middle School, Date TBA, 5:30 p.m.
DIVISION II
Wednesday’s first round
No. 9 Cardinal Newman (5-7) at No. 8 Sir Francis Drake (9-8), 5:30 p.m.
Quarterfinals
Friday or Saturday
Cardinal Newman/Sir Francis Drake winner at No. 1 Acalanes (13-6), TBA
No. 5 Justin Siena (11-7) vs. No. 4 University-S.F. (15-7), TBA
No. 7 Bishop O’Dowd (9-9) at No. 2 Piedmont (15-1), TBA
No. 6 Campolindo (7-11) at No. 3 Miramonte (13-2), TBA

 

 

 

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East Bay baseball poll – 5/7

Here’s this week’s Bay Area News Group East Bay high school baseball poll. There’s lots of movement this week — only three teams stayed in the same spot (and none in the top four)

Team Record Points Last poll
1. Clayton Valley Charter (5)* 21-1 75 2
2. Campolindo 17-4 69 1
3. San Ramon Valley 15-5 64 4
4. California 16-4 62 3
5. De La Salle 15-5 54 5
6. College Park 18-3 51 6
7. Amador Valley 13-7 45 7
8. Granada 14-6 40 10
t9. Foothill 11-9 29 12
t9. Monte Vista 10-10 29 11
11. Heritage 13-7 24 8
12. Newark Memorial 15-5 20 15
13. Livermore 10-9 19 9
t14. Alhambra 13-8 7 NR
t14. Deer Valley 11-7 7 NR

Also receiving votes: Northgate (15-7, 4 points), Bishop O’Dowd (14-8, 1). The East Bay Baseball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through May 3.
* indicates number of first-place votes