Big week for Knights soccer

  • The Las Lomas High boys soccer team enjoyed a four-win week to close out January. The Knights earned a 3-0 win over Miramonte in Diablo Foothill Athletic League action as well as nonleague victories over Kennedy-Richmond (6-1), Piedmont (3-1) and Berean Christian (3-1). It was a big week for Matias Cassino, who scored twice against Miramonte as the Knights avenged one of their early-season losses.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Marquee game for DLS football

  • De La Salle High has added an East Coast power to its 2014 football schedule, signing a deal with Byrnes-Duncan of South Carolina. Byrnes, which has won four state championships since 2007, will travel to the Spartans' Owen Owens Field for the Sept. 12 game. A television deal is in place for the game.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Falcons' streak continues

  • The College Park High girls soccer team remains the class of the Diablo Valley Athletic League. The Falcons had their long winning streak put to the test against Northgate on Jan. 31, but emerged with a 2-1 win. Jacquelyn Scharff scored the winning goal in the 60th minute on an assist from Melissa Kastell. That victory was College Park's 14th in a row and kept the Falcons unbeaten in DVAL play.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Cougars surging in DFAL

  • Campolindo High's boys soccer team stayed unbeaten in Diablo Foothill Athletic League play with a pair of victories during the week of Jan. 27. Junior Jeremy Raine scored both goals in the Cougars' 2-1 victory over a tough Alhambra team, then Ryan Donat exploded for three goals in a 5-0 win over Dougherty Valley. Campolindo ended the week 7-0-2 in league play.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    On deck

  • Campolindo at Las Lomas, boys basketball, Feb. 7, 7 p.m. -- The first-place Cougars will try to hold onto the top spot in the DFAL when they face the Knights.

  • Northgate at Clayton Valley Charter, girls basketball, Feb. 7, 7 p.m. -- The DVAL-leading Eagles can create more distance between themselves and the rest of the league if they can handle the visiting Broncos.

  • Mission San Jose Invitational, wrestling, Feb. 7-8, all day -- The final big meet before the postseason attracts some of the area's top wrestlers. Finals are scheduled for 6 p.m. on Feb. 8.

    Stars of the week

  • Sydney Adams, Bentley girls basketball -- Adams scored a school-record 36 points and also grabbed 10 rebounds as the Phoenix beat Cornerstone Christian 59-51 at the Corner Bakery Showcase on Feb. 1.

  • Drew Anderson, Miramonte boys basketball -- The senior forward scored 34 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and produced the game-winning basket with two seconds left to lift the Matadors to a 69-68 win over rival Campolindo on Feb. 1.

  • Joe DeMers, College Park boys basketball -- The junior had 27 points and nine rebounds to lead the Falcons to a 66-50 victory over Northgate on Jan. 31 to remain in first place in the DVAL.

  • Kimi Dennis, Clayton Valley Charter girls soccer -- Dennis scored the game-winning goal in the 78th minute to give the Eagles a 4-3 win over Ygnacio Valley on Jan. 30.

  • Ryan Donat, Campolindo boys soccer -- The junior scored three goals as the Cougars stayed at the top of the DFAL standings with a 5-0 win over Dougherty Valley on Jan. 31.

  • Jamil Lea, Concord boys basketball -- Lea's 22 points helped the Minutemen defeat Berean Christian 69-36 on Jan. 31.

  • Jacquelyn Scharff, College Park girls soccer -- The Falcons' leading scorer netted the game-winner in the 60th minute of a 2-1 win over Northgate on Jan. 31.

  • Buster Souza, Acalanes boys basketball -- The senior post had 25 points, 17 rebounds and seven blocks to power the Dons to a 60-55 victory over Miramonte on Jan. 29.