The Earthquakes plan to start selling individual tickets for their first home MLS Cup playoff game at 10 a.m. Wednesday, but also announced they have fewer than 2,500 seats available.
The Quakes (17-6-6) are expected to open the playoffs in the Western Conference semifinals starting the first week of November but dates won't be determined until the standings are final. The playoffs begin Oct. 31/Nov. 1 with wild-card play-in matches.
San Jose officials also are offering playoff seats to those who put a $50 deposit on 2013 season tickets before the public sale next week. For information: www.sjearthquakes.com or 1-800-225-2277.
High school basketball
Defending boys basketball state champions Archbishop Mitty and Salesian will meet Dec. 22 in the nightcap of the inaugural Catholic School Winter Classic.
The teams will play at 7:30 p.m. at Cal State East Bay as the last of six games in the one-day event.
Mitty has won the past two Division II state titles and is led by 6-foot-8 forward Aaron Gordon, the No. 6 rated prospect in the country by ESPN. Salesian won the Division IV title last year and features Cal commit Jabari Bird, a 6-5 guard rated the No. 20 prospect by ESPN.
Taylor Milton had 15 kills, and Santa Clara opened the West Coast Conference season with a 25-16, 25-15, 22-25, 27-25
Ellen Estes (women's water polo), Ron George (football), Larissa Fontaine (women's gymnastics), Dan Hanan (men's volleyball), Brad Hauser (men's cross country, track and field), Misty Hyman (women's swimming), Meredith McGrath (women's tennis), and Jessica Mendoza (softball) will be inducted into the Stanford University hall of fame next month.
The inductees will be honored at a private reception and dinner on Nov. 9 and will be introduced at halftime of Stanford's football game against Oregon State on Nov. 10.
Staff writer Elliott Almond contributed to this report.