Dublin tops Foothill in girls basketball

  • The Dublin High girls basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak with a 54-50 win over Foothill in the Mats Tip-Off Classic on Dec. 14. Milan Moses led the Gaels with 13 points, and 6-foot-1 center Jojuan Carrington added 12 points. The Falcons had six players with at least six points. Nikki Costello had a team-high 11 points, including making three 3-pointers.

    -- Matt Schwab

    Livermore wrestling takes fifth

  • The Livermore High wrestling team took fifth place at the 32-school Green and Gold Tournament at San Marin High in Novato on Dec. 14. Unseeded Jacob Roach upset the No. 1 seed in his second match en route to the championship of the 152-pound weight class.

    -- Matt Schwab

    Valley Christian bests Granada in title game

  • The Valley Christian girls basketball team upended Granada 52-47 in the championship game of the Gene Gadd Invitational on Dec. 14. Nina Bessolo led the Vikings with 24 points, and junior tournament MVP Kayla Frierson added 16 points.

    -- Matt Schwab

    Monte Vista girls win Holiday Classic

  • The Monte Vista girls basketball team beat Northgate 55-41 on Dec. 14 to earn the championship of the Walnut Creek Holiday Classic. Amanda Daily led the Mustangs, who improved to 8-1, with 18 points, and Lily Wissinger added 16 points. Daily and Wissinger were all-tournament selections.

    -- Matt Schwab

    Grizzlies champions of California Classic

  • The California boys basketball team notched victories over Clayton Valley Charter and Arroyo in the California Classic. The Grizzlies bested the Eagles 77-66 on Dec. 13 as Jordan Farrell had 18 points and Mason Farrell added 16 points. California beat Arroyo 62-53 in the championship game Dec. 14.

    -- Matt Schwab

    Monte Vista boys soccer win Challenge

  • The Monte Vista boys soccer team blanked Berkeley 3-0 to win the championship of the Tri-Valley Champions Challenge on Dec. 14. Arman Mogharei scored twice and Jeff Greenberg once for the Mustangs, who improved to 7-0-1.

    -- Matt Schwab

    On deck

  • Don Nelson Tournament, boys basketball, Dec. 19-21, TBA -- Amador Valley and the host Dublin Gaels are among the participants.

  • De La Salle vs. St. John Bosco-Bellflower, football, Dec. 21, 8 p.m. -- The defending champion Spartans will meet the explosive Southern California champions in the CIF Open Division bowl game at the StubHub Center.

    Stars of the week

  • Stokley Chaffee, Amador Valley basketball -- Chaffee was named tournament MVP after he averaged 26 points and 13 rebounds a game at the Amador Valley ABC Tournament.

  • Jacob Roach, Livermore wrestling -- The unseeded Roach took first place in the 152-pound division at the Green and Gold tourney in Novato on Dec. 14, including winning by pin in the championship match.

  • Tyler Pangia, Amador Valley soccer -- Pangia had a goal and an assist as the Dons remained unbeaten with a 4-1 win over College Park on Dec 14 in the Tri-Valley Champions Challenge.

  • Arman Mogharei, Monte Vista soccer -- The junior scored two goals to highlight the Mustangs' 3-0 win over Berkeley in the final of the Tri-Valley Champions Challenge.