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Moreau Catholic football back in top form

From an 0-10 record in his first season to 6-3-1 in his third, Andrew Cotter was able to lift his Moreau Catholic-Hayward football program from struggling to competitive. The momentum slowed considerably [Read entire story]

Riordan impressive in win over Sacred Heart Prep

Riordan, under first-year head coach Kevin Fordon, was champing at the bit for its season opener and it showed with an eye-opening 48-21 win over defending Central Coast Section Open Division champion Sacred Heart [Read entire story]

Mistakes doom De La Salle in loss to Texas’ Trinity

MANSFIELD, Texas — De La Salle head coach Justin Alumbaugh looked at a big moon over a Texas sky and kept wincing and wiping his sweaty face. Not because the Spartans lost, but because of numerous mistakes: three [Read entire story]

De La Salle loses to Texas school 26-21

In a game delayed 90 minutes delayed by lightning strikes, the nation’s No. 1 ranked team couldn’t overcome a boatload of mistakes or a big, physical team from Trinity (Euless, Texas) in a bitter 26-21 loss at Vernon [Read entire story]

High School football preview: East Bay leading the way

High School football preview: Football season begins this week, with new state bowl bids to chase, new safety measures and rules to follow and a new shift in power. With continued population growth in East Contra Costa [Read entire story]

High School football preview: East Bay leading the way

High School football preview: Football season begins this week, with new state bowl bids to chase, new safety measures and rules to follow and a new shift in power. With continued population growth in East Contra Costa [Read entire story]

49ers’ coach Jim Tomsula talks to high school coaches, players

New 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula took some early media hits for his awkward interviewing style. [...] on Wednesday, Tomsula definitely found his audience during the USA Football/MaxPreps High School Football Media Day [Read entire story]

Amador Valley freshman dominated on softball mound

To say Amador Valley-Pleasanton freshman Danielle Williams had large cleats to fill is an understatement. The left-hander went 24-3, sported a 0.79 ERA and led the Dons to a second straight North Coast Section Division [Read entire story]

De La Salle-Concord football ranked No. 1 nationally

When Hall of Fame football coach Bob Ladouceur stepped down as head coach at De La Salle-Concord in January 2013, all was supposed to change. The Spartans, 14-0 last season after winning their sixth CIF State Bowl [Read entire story]

Bay Area sweep in triple jump at high school state meet

CLOVIS, Fresno County — When Castro Valley senior Kennedy Jones landed near the board in phase two of her triple jump, she knew it was good. At one of the strongest state meets in history, she joined a long line of [Read entire story]

Lincoln hurdler among surprises in state track prelims

CLOVIS, Fresno County — Lincoln senior Ibrahima Mobley was sick and ran from Lane 1 because he had the meet’s worst 300-meter hurdles qualifying time of, cough-cough, 41.09 seconds. Mobley passed the field around [Read entire story]

Cavs assistant Phil Handy returns to his native Bay Area

Phil Handy was born in Oakland, grew up a die-hard Warriors fan and like any other city kid bouncing the round ball, he dreamed of someday playing in the league and helping his team to an NBA title. [...] the Cleveland [Read entire story]

North Coast Section’s Meet of Champions full of standouts

A rather lackluster North Coast Section track and field season by its standards was saved by terrific showings in its Meet of Champions on Saturday at Cal’s Edwards Stadium. Credit goes to Sonoma County female [Read entire story]

Sasha Wallace, Nate Moore help Oregon to track titles

Both had breakout performances at the Pac-12 Championships, May 15-17 at UCLA, helping the Ducks to a sweep. The lone Bay Area native to take home a Pac-12 title was USC freshman Marquis Morris (De La Salle-Concord), [Read entire story]

Frank Allocco leaves De La Salle to become top assistant at USF

At 62, Frank Allocco will be one of the oldest first-year assistant basketball coaches in NCAA history. [...] after a highly successful, 18-year run at De La Salle-Concord, Allocco — who on Monday accepted the [Read entire story]

Giants’ Crawford’s UCLA connection to Chris Keck of Pleasanton

Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford sent a congratulatory tweet to UCLA third baseman Chris Keck in March for being named the Pac-12 Player of the Week. Keck went 5-for-10 with nine RBIs that week, [Read entire story]

Championship win caps Lowell High baseball coach’s career

The Lowell baseball coach finished his superb 33-year Academic Athletic Association career Wednesday with a clean and thorough 9-1 San Francisco Section championship win over longtime rival Washington at AT&T [Read entire story]

St. Francis baseball states its case against national power

The St. Francis baseball team didn’t need air transportation to return home from Cal State Fullerton on Saturday. The Lancers rode high — even on a charter bus — following a 3-2 win over JSerra Catholic-San Juan [Read entire story]

Heritage softball takes cue from former NFL player

Ron Rivers, an NFL running back for six seasons, is coaching the softball team at Heritage-Brentwood. “Our girls can really hit, no question about that,” he said about The Chronicle’s new No. 1 team. The Patriots [Read entire story]

Antioch sophomore RB Najee Harris commits to Alabama

Antioch sophomore Najee Harris doesn’t like to stand at the front of lines or sit in the front of class — but he’s sure pulled off some impressive firsts of late. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound running back became the [Read entire story]