Grizzlies clinch first outright EBAL title

  • The California High football team clinched its first outright East Bay Athletic League title with a 21-3 win over Livermore on Nov. 1. Grizzlies senior Blake Bierwith ran for 165 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns. He has 1,339 yards and 21 touchdowns in nine games overall. Cowboys junior James Silva had 111 yards rushing, adding two receptions for 18 yards. California (8-1, 6-0 EBAL), which has only lost to Pittsburg 35-33, will travel to De La Salle on Nov. 8.

    -- Matt Schwab

    Wolves' de la Pena shines vs. Foothill

  • San Ramon Valley's Marcus de la Pena ran for three touchdowns in the first quarter, helping the Wolves (5-4, 4-1 EBAL) to a 54-42 win over Foothill (7-2, 3-2) on Nov. 1. De la Pena ran for 162 yards on 30 carries and had five touchdowns. Matt Winaker passed for 214 yards, and J.J. Koski had five receptions for 112 yards. The Wolves will host rival Monte Vista (2-7, 1-4) on Nov. 8.

    -- Matt Schwab

    MV tops Foothill for EBAL tennis title

  • Depth paid off for the Monte Vista girls tennis team in a thrilling 5-4 win over Foothill in an EBAL showdown which concluded on Nov. 1. The Mustangs clinched the league championship by sweeping three close doubles matches.

    -- Matt Schwab

    Athenian rolls to league soccer title

  • The Athenian-Danville boys soccer team won the Bay Counties League-East tournament title with a 3-1 win over Head-Royce-Oakland on Oct. 31. Alex Kim led the Owls (14-3-2, 9-1), who will look to do some damage in the North Coast Section Division II playoffs, with two goals. Garrett Furlong also scored for the winners. Mark Dominguez made five saves. The Owls also crushed Bentley 5-1 on Oct. 29 as Kim had two goals. Also scoring were Furlong, Michael Rodriguez and Anthony Aguilar.

    -- Matt Schwab

    On deck

  • Monte Vista at San Ramon Valley, football, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. -- The Wolves are looking for their third straight win over their rivals.

  • Granada at Livermore, football, Nov. 7, 7 p.m. -- The Cowboys are looking for their first league win this season against their rival Matadors.

    Stars of the week

  • Belinda Hu, Dougherty Valley golf -- The freshman shot a 3-under 68 and was a co-medalist with Amador Valley's Kimberly Liu at the NCS Division I Tournament of Champions on Oct. 28 in San Rafael.

  • Kat Klass, San Ramon Valley water polo -- Klass scored six goals combined in the semifinals and finals, helping the Wolves to the title of the NorCal Championship. San Ramon Valley beat Campolindo 11-8 in the Nov. 2 championship match.