2014 East Bay football preview: Local linemen are in demand
San Ramon Valley's Dru Samia, Clayton Valley Charter's Kahlil McKenzie and Acalanes' Brady Aiello lead bumper crop of East Bay linemen in 2014
2014 East Bay high school preview: League-by-league capsules, predicted champions
Pittsburg, Campolindo, California, El Cerrito and San Leandro among teams looking to continue recent dominance
2014 East Bay high school football preview: Participation numbers rebounding
After some decline in participation in recent seasons, several East Bay programs are seeing a resurgence in player interest
2014 East Bay high school football preview: 25 players to watch in 2014
Quarterbacks Mitchell Daniels of Concord, Kyle Kearns of Foothill, Ben Wood of Las Lomas and Stephen Johnson of San Leandro among East Bay football players to watch in 2014
2014 East Bay high school football preview: Five games to watch this year
Servite-Anaheim at De La Salle and Clayton Valley Charter at Concord among the must-see high school football games in 2014
East Bay high school preseason football poll
De La Salle leads the way as Division I schools dominate the top 10
2014 East Bay high school football preview: Safety concerns transform practices
New California Interscholastic Federation bylaw has player safety in mind, but coaches say new limitations do have drawbacks
East Bay Female Athlete of the Year: Mariya Moore, Salesian
Mariya Moore, who signed with Louisville, showed her competitive fire as she led the Salesian High girls basketball team to a CIF Northern California Open Division title
East Bay Male Athlete of the Year: Drew Anderson, Miramonte
Drew Anderson excelled in three sports in an unbelievable senior season at Miramonte High School
East Bay Softball Player of the Year: Johanna Grauer, Amador Valley
With Johanna Grauer as the driving force, the Amador Valley softball team went undefeated at 27-0 and earned a No. 1 national ranking by MaxPreps.com
East Bay Baseball Coach of the Year: Andy Tarpley, College Park
Andy Tarpley's College Park Falcons hit their stride midway through the 2014 campaign, winning 13 straight to close the season with a 27-3 record and capturing the DVAL championship and NCS Division II title
All-East Bay baseball first team capsules, second and third team lists
all-east bay PITCHER OF THE YEAR CONOR NEUMANN, San Ramon Valley, Sr. -- Neumann was named the East Bay Athletic League's Most Valuable Pitcher and was a major reason why the Wolves earned a share of the league title.
All-East Bay softball first team capsules, second and third team lists
all-east bay First teamJOHANNA GRAUER, Amador Valley, Sr., pitcher -- The UCLA signee was named Ms. Softball state player of the year by Cal-Hi Sports after leading the Dons to a 27-0 season and the North Coast Section Division I title.
All-East Bay boys volleyball first-team capsules, second team list
all-east bayfirst teamJORDAN EWERT, Deer Valley, Jr., outside hitter -- The Bay Valley Athletic League MVP had 529 kills and 279 digs in 43 matches as the Wolverines won the North Coast Section Division I title.
East Bay Baseball Player of the Year: Joe DeMers, College Park
Junior helps team reach lofty goals after early defeat
East Bay Boys Volleyball Coach of the Year: David Chen, Campolindo
COACH OF THE YEARDAVID CHEN, Campolindo -- Campolindo has had some remarkable teams in recent years, but the 2014 squad may have been the best to date.
All-East Bay Boys Golf Coach of the Year, first team capsules
all-east bay boys golfWILL BRUECKNER, Acalanes, Sr. -- The Gonzaga-bound star shot a combined 16 under in the final four tournaments of the season.
All-East Bay Girls Track and Field first-team capsules
First-team capsules for All-East Bay Girls Track and Field.
East Bay Boys Golfer of the Year: Will Brueckner, Acalanes
Acalanes senior treats year as just another fun round
East Bay Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Mecca McGlaston, Dublin
Mecca McGlaston of Dublin High won the 100 hurdles final at the CIF state track and field championship this year.
All-East Bay Boys Track and Field first team capsules
ALL-EAST BAY boys trackJA'MAUN CHARLES, Amador Valley, 100 meters, 200, Jr. -- Charles won North Coast Section Meet of Champions titles in both the 100 (10.
East Bay Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year: Robbie Stern, Acalanes
Senior leads Dons to their first 20-win season
East Bay Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year: Evan Murphy, Amador Valley
Senior got Amador Valley over hump for NCS crown
East Bay Boys Tennis Player of the Year: Mayson Xue, Dougherty Valley
Sophomore's rise leads to Player of the Year honor
East Bay Boys Swimmer of the Year: Maxime Rooney, Granada
Maxime Rooney shattered North Coast Section records in the 200 and 500 freestyle.
All-East Bay Boys Swimming: First-team capsules
A look at the all-East Bay first-teamers
All-East Bay Boys Swimming Coaches of the Year: Jeff Mellinger and Tommy Ortega, Northgate
Coaches of the YearJEFF MELLINGER AND TOMMY ORTEGA, Northgate -- Under the guidance of the first-year co-coaches, the Broncos won the program's first NCS title since 1996 and ended Campolindo's nine-year reign.
All-East Bay Girls Swimming Coach of the Year: Heather Johnston, San Ramon Valley
Coach of the YearHEATHER JOHNSTON, San Ramon Valley -- The Wolves' program is as strong as ever under Johnston's guidance.
All-East Bay Girls Swimming: First Team capsules
FIRST TEAM IRIS BRAND, Amador Valley, Jr. -- For a third consecutive season, Brand captured the 50 freestyle at the North Coast Section championships.
East Bay Girls Swimmer of the Year: Heidi Poppe, San Ramon Valley
Senior's stellar performance helped team to NCS title
(Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)
Whale of a time in Monterey Bay
Humpbacks and dolphins abound on a whale-watching trek in Monterey Bay.
(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)
Amanda Bynes arrested on suspicion of DUI
Say it ain’t so: The actress who seemed on the mend after rehab is busted in San Fernando Valley after stopping car in middle of an intersection.