DVAL cross country crowns winners

  • The College Park High boys and Northgate girls won team titles at the Diablo Valley Athletic League championships on Nov. 2 at Castle Rock Park. The Falcons' boys team placed four runners in the top 10 to win their fourth league title in the past six years. Northgate's girls won a league title for the first time since 1994. College Park's Jamie Busby won the girls race in 21:43, tying a record for the 3.3-mile course. The boys race was won by Ygnacio Valley's Jorge Bernabe-Velasquez, who finished in 18:17.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Vikings lose in overtime to Siskiyous

  • The Diablo Valley College football team had its three-game winning streak snapped with an 24-21 overtime defeat to Siskiyous on Nov. 2. Siskiyous kicked a 32-yard field goal in overtime following a Vikings' interception. Quarterback Adam Wood passed for 277 yards and a touchdown in the loss.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Broncos win DVAL tournament

  • Northgate's boys water polo team won the DVAL tournament title with its 11-9 win over Clayton Valley Charter in the championship game on Nov. 2. The Broncos, who were led by Brayden Levy's four goals, avenged a loss to Clayton Valley from the regular season. Calvin Kirkpatrick and Michael Wardle added three goals each for the Broncos in the title game.


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    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Cougars win DFAL championship

  • The Campolindo girls water polo team captured the Diablo Foothill Athletic League title and took second place at the NorCal Invitational to cap the regular season. After beating Acalanes 14-4 to finish off the league title, the Cougars beat Menlo, Miramonte and St. Francis-Mountain View at the NorCal tournament before losing to San Ramon Valley 11-8 in the title game. Campolindo is the No. 1 seed in the North Coast Section Division II playoffs.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    On deck

  • California at De La Salle, football, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. -- The Spartans will look to wrap up another undefeated regular season when the Grizzlies, coached by De La Salle alum Eric Billeci, come to Owen Owens Field.

  • Clayton Valley Charter at Northgate, football, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. -- The Broncos can force a tie for the DVAL championship if it can pull off a win over the defending champion Eagles.

  • NCS quarterfinals, water polo, Nov. 9, TBA -- Action heats up in the NCS boys and girls water polo playoffs with spots in the semifinals at stake. The boys Division I tournament is especially intriguing.

  • DFAL championships, cross country, Nov. 9, 1 p.m. -- The DFALe will hold its championship race at Shadow Cliffs Park in Pleasanton. Campolindo is the team to beat in both the boys and girls divisions.

    Stars of the week

  • Jamie Busby, College Park girls cross country -- Busby tied a course record at Castle Rock Park by winning the 3.3-mile DVAL championship race in 21:43.

  • Drew Anderson, Miramonte football -- The Matadors' senior quarterback went 24 of 37 for 372 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions in a 42-21 win over Las Lomas on Nov. 1.

  • Jorge Bernabe-Velasquez, Ygnacio Valley boys cross country -- The sophomore surprised at the DVAL championships, edging Clayton Valley's Danny Condon to win the 3.3-mile race at Castle Rock Park in 18:17.