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NCS boys, girls soccer playoffs schedule announced

The North Coast Section boys and girls soccer playoffs seedings and matchups are out. Here are Wednesday’s first- round matches:

BOYS
Division 1
No. 16 Mt Eden at No. 1 Santa Rosa, 7 p.m.
No. 9 De La Salle at No. 8 Heritage, 7 p.m.
No. 13 Amador Valley at No. 4 Dublin, 7 p.m.
No. 12 Freedom at No. 5 Monte Vista, 5 p.m.
No. 12 James Logan at No. 2 Berkeley, 7 p.m.
No. 10 Foothill at No. 7 Pittsburg, 7 p.m.
No. 14 San Leandro at No. 3 San Ramon Valley, 5 p.m.
No. 11 California at No. 6 Clayton Valley Charter, 7 p.m.
Division 2
No. 16 Acalanes at No. 1 Redwood-Larkspur, 3 p.m.
No. 8 Casa Grande at No. 9 De Anza, 7 p.m.
No. 13 San Lorenzo at No. 4 Richmond, 7 p.m.
No. 12 Livermore at No. 5 Newark Memorial, 7 p.m.
No. 15 Las Lomas at No. 2 Rancho Cotate-Rohnert Park, 7 p.m.
No. 10 Concord at No. 7 Bishop O’Dowd, 5 p.m.
No. 14 Northgate at No. 3 Montgomery-Santa Rosa, 7 p.m.
No. 11 Arroyo at No. 6 Campolindo, 7 p.m.
Division 3
No. 1 Ygnacio Valley, bye
No 9 Saint Mary’s at No. 3 Kennedy-Richmond, 7 p.m.
No. 13 Hercules vs. No. 4 Sir Francis Drake, at Red Hill Field, San Anselmo, 3 p.m.
No. 12 San Marin at No. 5 Piedmont, 7 p.m.
No. 2 Marin Academy, bye
No. 10 Cardinal Newman at No. 7 Miramonte, 5 p.m.
No. 3 Terra Linda, bye
No. 11 Berean Christian at No. 6 Branson-Ross, 3 p.m.
GIRLS
Division 1
No. 16 Deer Valley vs. No. 1 Carondelet, at De La Salle HS, 7 p.m.
No. 8 Castro Valley at No. 9 Clayton Valley Charter, 5 p.m.
No. 13 College Park at No. 4 Liberty, 7 p.m.
No. 12 Heritage at No. 5 California, 7 p.m.
No. 15 Dougherty Valley at No. 2 San Ramon Valley, 7 p.m.
No. 7 Foothill at No. 10 James Logan, 7 p.m.
No. 14 Berkeley at No. 3 Monte Vista, 7 p.m.
No. 11 Dublin at No. 6 Freedom, 5 p.m.
Division 2
No. 16 Hayward at No. 1 Livermore, 7 p.m.
No. 8 Northgate at No. 9 Pinole Valley, 7 p.m.
No. 13 El Cerrito at No. 4 Alhambra 7 p.m.
No. 12 Albany at No. 5 Bishop O’Dowd, 7 p.m.
No. 15 Newark Memorial at No. 2 Acalanes, 7 p.m.
No. 10 Kennedy-Fremont at No. 7 Tamalpais-Mill Valley, 3 p.m.
No. 14 Concord at No. 3 Las Lomas, 7 p.m.
No. 6 Washington at No. 11 Arroyo, 3:30 p.m.
Division 3
No. 1 Branson, bye
No. 9 Marin Catholic at No. 8 Moreau Catholic, 7 p.m.
No. 4 Marin Academy at No. 13 Hercules, 7 p.m.
No. 12 University at No. 5 Sir Francis Drake, 3 p.m.
No. 15 Berean Christian at No. 2 Saint Mary’s, 3:30 p.m.
No. 10 Lick-Wilmerding vs. No. 7 Urban, at Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, 7 p.m.
No. 14 Encinal at No. 3 Miramonte, 7 p.m.
No. 11 Ygnacio Valley at No. 6 Piedmont, 5 p.m.

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East Bay high school scoreboard for Friday, Feb. 12

Lighter than usual Friday, since BVAL and DFAL and some TCAL teams played Thursday. Check back here for final-score updates:

BOYS BASKETBALL
DVAL

College Park at Mt. Diablo,
Concord 75, Ygnacio Valley 45
Clayton Valley at Berean Christian, 7 p.m.
EBAL
De La Salle 60,Amador Valley 36
San Ramon Valley 59, Cal 51
Foothill 57, Granada 55
Monte Vista 76, Livermore 38
MVAL
James Logan 68, American 48
Newark Memorial 80, Irvington 53
Moreau 71, Washington 49
Mission San Jose at Kennedy, 7:30 p.m.
OAL
Oakland Tech 77, Fremont 59
McClymonds at Oakland, 6:30 p.m.
Skyline at Castlemont, 6:30 p.m.
TCAL-Rock
Salesian 68, El Cerrito 62
St. Joseph Notre Dame at Saint Mary’s
Hercules at St. Patrick-St. Vincent, 7 p.m.
TCAL-Stone
John Swett 56, De Anza 29
Kennedy 100, Richmond 45
WACC-Foothill
Berkeley 67, San Leandro 60
Bishop O’Dowd 71, Castro Valley 68
WACC-Shoreline
Mt. Eden 62, Arroyo 49
Alameda at Tennyson,
San Lorenzo at Hayward
Piedmont 80, Encinal 63

GIRLS BASKETBALL
DVAL
Clayton Valley at Berean Christian, 5:30 p.m.;
Mt. Diablo at College Park,
Ygnacio Valley at Concord, 6 p.m.
EBAL
Amador Valley at Carondelet,
San Ramon Valley at Cal,
Foothill 51, Granada 44
Monte Vista 54, Livermore 49
MVAL
James Logan 71, American 66
Newark Memorial 55, Irvington 35
Washington at Moreau,
Mission San Jose 52, Kennedy 16
OAL
Skyline at Castlemont,
McClymonds at Oakland High,
Fremont at Oakland Tech, 5 p.m.
TCAL-Rock
St. Patrick-St. Vincent at Pinole Valley,
Saint Mary’s 64, St. Joseph Notre Dame 49
Salesian 59, Kennedy 33
TCAL-Stone
Hercules 62, Albany 28
John Swett 51, De Anza 34
Richmond at El Cerrito, 7 p.m.
WACC-Foothill
Piedmont at Bishop O’Dowd
Berkeley 47, Alameda 36
WACC-Shoreline
Hayward at Encinal,
San Leandro 57, Tennyson 12
Castro Valley 66, San Lorenzo27

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John Swett High selects new mascot: Warriors

A year after retiring the mascot “Indians” for its athletic teams, John Swett High has selected “Warriors” as the replacement.

The change, announced by the Swett boys basketball’s Twitter handle, was confirmed by school secretary Marilyn Goike, who said principal Jeff Brauning planned to tell the student body at the end of school Thursday.

The John Swett Unified School District board voted unanimously to discontinue the 90-year-old mascot Indians on Feb. 13, 2015, amid national debate about the use of Native American-based mascots. California banned “Redskins” as a school mascot in an October assembly bill.

Below is the original Tweet from the boys hoops team, as well as several reactions to the announcement — all sent before Brauning’s expected announcement Thursday afternoon.

https://twitter.com/CrystelJada/status/697845121543327745

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East Bay high school basketball scores for Tuesday, Feb. 9

Here’s the lineup for Tuesday. Check back here for updates as final scores roll in:
BOYS BASKETBALL
BCL
College Prep 65, Head-Royce 55
Athenian 58, Redwood Christian 49
Bentley 70, Valley Christian 44
BVAL
Pittsburg 41, Antioch 24
Freedom 70, Heritage 69
Liberty 81, Deer Valley 73
DFAL
Las Lomas 54, Alhambra 50
Dublin 77, Miramonte 74, OT
Dougherty Valley 49, Acalanes 38
DVAL
Northgate 58, Mt. Diablo 39
Ygnacio Valley at College Park,
Concord 54, Clayton Valley 41
EBAL
De La Salle 65, Foothill 42
Monte Vista 52, Cal 25
SRV 71, Granada 41
Amador Valley 57, Livermore 43
MVAL
American at Irvington,
James Logan 64, Washington 51
Mission San Jose at Newark Memorial,
Moreau 105, Kennedy 25
TCAL-Rock
Salesian 59, St. Patrick-St. Vincent 58
Saint Mary’s at El Cerrito,
St. Joseph Notre Dame 70, Hercules 53
TCAL-Stone
Richmond at De Anza,
Albany at Kennedy, 7 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL
BCL
St. Elizabeth at Contra Costa Christian, 4 p.m.
Athenian 36, Redwood Christian 30
Bentley 39, Valley Christian 25
College Prep 63, Head-Royce 24
CSD 51, Fremont Christian 41
BVAL
Pittsburg 61, Antioch 33
Heritage 52, Freedom 12
Liberty 58, Deer Valley 49
DFAL
Alhambra 45, Las Lomas 31
Miramonte 69, Dublin 45
Acalanes 70, Dougherty Valley 47
DVAL
Northgate 76, Mt. Diablo 22
College Park 68, Ygnacio Valley 17
Concord 52, Clayton Valley 47
EBAL
Livermore 52, Amador Valley 29
Cal High 73, Monte Vista 53
Carondelet 74, Foothill 47
Granada 47, San Ramon Valley 41
MVAL
American 50, Irvington 29
James Logan 69, Washington 34
Newark Memorial 63, Mission San Jose 51
Moreau 75, Kennedy 11
TCAL-Rock
Saint Mary’s 77, Kennedy 51
Pinole Valley at St. Joseph Notre Dame,
Salesian 71, St. Patrick-St. Vincent 38
TCAL-Stone
John Swett at Albany,
De Anza 68, Richmond27

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Valley Christian-Dublin dropping varsity football for 2016

Valley Christian High School in Dublin will not field a varsity football team in 2016 and will instead focus on its junior varsity squad, a change confirmed by athletic director Larry Lopez on Monday.

The Vikings reached the North Coast Section Division 5 semifinals last season, falling to eventual champion Berean Christian 31-28.

Valley Christian football coach Justin Lowell initiated the idea to drop varsity this fall, Lopez said, in an effort to rebuild the program. Lopez noted only nine returnees from last year, though the Valley Christian roster on MaxPreps.com lists 14 non-seniors on last year’s squad. NCS lists the school’s enrollment as 255 based on 2014-15 numbers.

Lowell did not immediately respond to a phone message.

While Lopez said any situation where a program goes from varsity to JV “frustrating” he expressed confidence that Lowell’s plan was the best move. This is not a permanent move, Lopez said.

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East Bay girls soccer rankings, pre-playoff seedings edition

Here is our fifth and final edition of this season’s East Bay high school girls soccer rankings, with North Coast Section playoff brackets released on Sunday:

Team Record Last Week Upcoming games
1. Carondelet 14-0-5 1 @ No. 4 Monte Vista,
vs. No. 11 California
2. Livermore 11-5-3 5 @ No. 11 California,
@ Granada
3. Liberty 13-5-1 4 @ Heritage, vs.
Deer Valley
4. Monte Vista 11-2-5 2 vs. No. 1 Carondelet,
@ No. 5 SRV
5. San Ramon Valley 13-4-2 6 vs. No. 15 Foothill, vs.
No. 4 Monte Vista
6. Las Lomas 13-1-4 9 vs. Campolindo, @
No. 14 Alhambra
7. Saint Mary’s 12-1-1 7 TCAL-Rock Division
playoffs vs. TBD
8. Acalanes 8-2-2 3 vs. No. 14 Alhambra,
@ Miramonte
9. Castro Valley 13-3-1 11 @ No. 10 Bishop
O’Dowd, @ Piedmont
10. Bishop O’Dowd 12-4-1 15 vs. No. 9 Castro Valley,
vs. Alameda
11. California 9-5-2 8 vs. No. 2 Livermore,
@ No. 1 Carondelet
12. Clayton
Valley Charter
10-4-4 12 @ Berean Christian,
vs. College Park
13. Hercules 10-3-2 13 TCAL-Stone Division
playoffs vs. TBD
14. Alhambra 11-3-3 14 @ No. 8 Acalanes, vs.
No. 6 Las Lomas
15. Foothill 10-8-1 NR @ No. 5 SRV,
vs. Amador Valley

Others considered: Piedmont (11-3-2), Dublin (10-5-5), College Park (10-3–5), James Logan (11-4), Pinole Valley (12-2-3).

 

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East Bay high school basketball scores for Friday, Feb. 5

Crunch time as we have just 16 days left in the regular season. All leagues playing except for a portion of the TCAL and BCL, which had some Thursday games. Several league title pictures are contentious, including the MVAL, where tonight Moreau Catholic and star Oscar Frayer (below, in a game with Newark Memorial) will meet James Logan and try to unravel a three-way tie for the league lead those teams share with Newark Memorial.

Moreau Catholic's Oscar Frayer (21) grabs the rebound against Newark Memorial's Kevin Kahriman (35) in the fourth quarter of their high school basketball game in Newark, Calif., on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Newark Memorial beat Moreau Catholic 73-69. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

Moreau Catholic’s Oscar Frayer (21) grabs the rebound against Newark Memorial’s Kevin Kahriman (35) in the fourth quarter of their high school basketball game in Newark, Calif., on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Newark Memorial beat Moreau Catholic 73-69. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

Teams listed with East Bay rankings, which reflected results through Monday.

BOYS BASKETBALL
BCL
Bentley 69, Redwood Christian 53
Head-Royce 53, Valley Christian 33
BVAL
(6) Freedom 55, Antioch 41
(7) Heritage 77, Liberty 71
(14) Pittsburg 81, Deer Valley 51
DFAL
(10) Miramonte 65, Alhambra 49
(11) Dublin 66, Las Lomas 51
(8) Dougherty Valley 59, Campolindo 48
DVAL
College Park 66, Berean Christian 42
Clayton Valley Charter 70, Ygnacio Valley 35
Concord 63, Northgate 40
EBAL
California 41, Amador Valley 35
Livermore at San Ramon Valley, not available
Foothill 58, (4) Monte Vista 53, 2 OT
MVAL
Washington 50, Irvington 44
Mission San Jose at American, not available
(3) Moreau Catholic 68, (12) James Logan 52
(9) Newark Memorial 94, Kennedy 43
OAL
(2) Oakland Tech 70, Oakland 57
McClymonds at Skyline, 7 p.m.
Fremont 57, Castlemont 55
TCAL-Stone
De Anza at Pinole Valley, 7 p.m
John Swett 84, Kennedy 70
WACC
Mt. Eden 49, Bishop O’Dowd 48
(15) Berkeley 83, Encinal 60
San Leandro 70, Hayward 44
(13) Castro Valley 61, Alameda 51
San Lorenzo 76, Tennyson 58
Piedmont 92, Arroyo 60

GIRLS BASKETBALL
BCL

Bentley at Redwood Christian, 5:30 p.m
Head-Royce at Valley Christian, 5:30 p.m.
BVAL
Antioch 58, Freedom 38
(7) Liberty 54, (11) Heritage 47
(12) Pittsburg 52, Deer Valley 37
DFAL
(1) Miramonte 76, Alhambra 30
Dublin 79, Las Lomas 25
(5) Campolindo 64, Dougherty Valley 43
DVAL
College Park at Berean Christian, not available
Clayton Valley Charter 78, Ygnacio Valley 21
Concord 51, Northgate 35
EBAL
(4) Carondelet 86, Granada 45
Foothill 54, Monte Vista 45
Amador Valley 49, Cal 45
Livermore 68, San Ramon Valley 63
MVAL
Irvington 58, Washington 38
Moreau Catholic 61, (14) James Logan 52
Newark Memorial 54, Kennedy 34
OAL
Oakland at Oakland Tech, not available
McClymonds at Skyline, not available
Castlemont at Fremont, not available
TCAL-Rock
Pinole Valley at Kennedy, not available
TCAL-Stone
John Swett at El Cerrito, not available
Albany at De Anza, not available.
Hercules 65, Richmond 9
WACC
(13) Berkeley 60, Encinal 54
(8) Piedmont 56, San Leandro 30
(6) Castro Valley 81, Alameda 44
San Lorenzo 50,  Tennyson 13
Bishop O’Dowd 61, Mt. Eden 40