Viking reach .500 with win

  • The Diablo Valley College football team overcame an early 12-0 deficit to beat Feather River 38-19 and even its record at 5-5 overall. The Vikings were led by De La Salle graduate Joe Te'o, who rushed for 184 yards and two touchdowns. QB Niko Fortino passed for 140 yards and a TD, but the defense also shined. DVC picked off Feather River quarterbacks five times, twice by Derrick Johnson.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Four Bulldogs sign in softball

  • Four seniors on the Alhambra High softball team signed letters of intent during the early signing period, which began Nov. 13. Kylee Perez is headed to UCLA, Nicole Curry is bound for Cal State Bakersfield, Hailey Sparacino is staying close to home at Saint Mary's and Erin Enke will depart for Central Methodist. The class of 2014 will try to cap their high school careers with a fourth straight league championship this spring.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Eagles coast in NCS opener

  • The Clayton Valley Charter High football team made quick work of San Lorenzo, winning its NCS Division II opener 62-7. Xavier Crawford returned the opening kickoff for a score, and Miles Harrison rushed for 119 yards and four touchdowns on just nine carries. Clayton Valley, the defending champion in Division II, will host No. 7 Las Lomas in a Nov. 21 quarterfinal game.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    On deck

  • NCS tournament, girls tennis, Nov. 21 -- Due to inclement weather, the girls' singles and doubles tournament were rescheduled to begin Nov. 21 and wrap up with finals on Nov. 25 in Santa Rosa. Northgate's Ana Boeriu qualified for the Division I tournament while Berean Christian's Gabriella Nobili is set to participate in Division II.

  • Acalanes at Campolindo, NCS football, Nov. 22, 7 p.m. -- It's a DFAL rematch in the NCS Division III quarterfinals as the No. 2 seeded Cougars host the No. 7 Dons. Campolindo had a first round bye while Acalanes crushed Sonoma Valley 49-10.

  • NCS championships, cross country, Nov. 23, 8:30 a.m. -- Hayward High serves as the course for the section championship for another year. Action begins with the Division I girls race at 8:30 a.m. and wraps up with the Division V boys at 1:25 p.m.

  • Granada at De La Salle, NCS football, Nov. 22, 7 p.m. -- The Spartans begin their hunt for a 22nd consecutive North Coast Section title with a quarterfinal matchup against the No. 8 Matadors.

    Stars of the week

  • Henry Brunner, Las Lomas football -- Brunner blocked a 20-yard field goal attempt in overtime, which helped Las Lomas rally for a 29-23 win over Washington in its NCS Division II playoff opener Nov. 16.

  • Dylan Fara, Campolindo boys water polo -- The senior scored the game-winning goal with 26 seconds left as the Cougars earned their first NCS championship. Fara scored four goals total in the 11-10 win over Miramonte in the Division I final Nov. 16.

  • Rachael Haggen, Carondelet girls volleyball -- Haggen delivered 14 kills in the Cougars' four-game win over Northgate in the NCS Division II quarterfinals on Nov. 16.

  • Eric Haynes, Northgate football -- Haynes rushed for 263 yards and four touchdowns, helping the Broncos beat College Park 41-29 in the first round of the NCS Division II playoffs on Nov. 15.

  • Annika Jensen and Natalie Seidemann, Campolindo girls water polo -- The senior stars combined for 13 goals in the Cougars' 19-6 win over Miramonte in the NCS Division II title game on Nov. 16.