Wolverines win high-scoring affair

  • The Deer Valley High football team took out James Logan 67-44 in the second round of the North Coast Section Division I playoffs on Nov. 22. The Wolverines held a 15 point at the half, then exploded for 28 points in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach. Deer Valley (11-1) will next face De La Salle (11-0) in the semifinals on Nov. 29.

    -- Nick Roth

    Heritage reaches Division I finals

  • On Nov. 20, the Heritage girls volleyball defeated Monte Vista 23-25, 25-14, 25-21, 25-27, 15-5 in the semifinals of the NCS Division I playoffs. The third-seeded Patriots then faced San Ramon Valley in the championship on Nov. 23, but ultimately lost 22-25, 26-24, 25-23, 25-22.

    -- Nick Roth

    On deck

  • Deer Valley at De La Salle, football, Nov. 29, 7 p.m. -- The Wolverines will travel to Concord for the biggest test of the year, when they face the undefeated perennial power De La Salle in the Division I semifinals.

  • California at Pittsburg, football, Nov. 30, 7 p.m. -- In a rematch game, Pittsburg will host California in the Division I semifinals. Pittsburg hosted and narrowly defeated Cal 35-33 in week two of the regular season on Sept. 6.

  • CIF state championships, cross country, Nov. 30, 8:30 a.m. -- Fresno's Woodward Park is the site of the California Interscholastic Federation championships once again. Heritage's Solomon Demeku, the Bay Valley Athletic League boys champion, is competing in the Division I race as an individual. Liberty's Emily Wylie and Kai Bohannon will both be competing in the Division I girls race.

    Stars of the week

  • Joe Mixon, Freedom, football -- Mixon made his last high school game count, and almost led the Falcons to an upset over Pittsburg after finding the end zone twice and rushing for 189 yards on 26 carries.

  • Harris Ross, Pittsburg, football -- Ross came back from a hip fracture to lead the Pirates over the Falcons 27-21 in a Division I quarterfinal match. In the victory, Ross scored three touchdowns on runs of 63, 38, and 11 yards. He finished the game with 184 yards on 17 carries.

  • Nsimba Webster, Deer Valley, football -- Webster was responsible for five touchdowns in the Wolverines' 67-44 win over James Logan. He scampered for touchdown runs of 93, 16, and 8 yards and also threw two touchdown strikes of 41 and 8 yards.