Pleasanton Weekly

Sports - January 31, 2014

TV30: Basketball is back

Boys and girls events will air this season

Tri-Valley TV30 is bringing viewers the excitement of high school basketball for the third year, recording five basketball games this season. The games will be tape delayed and may be viewed on Comcast TV Channel 30 and AT&T U-verse via Channel 99 as well as streaming on the TV30 website at www.tv30.org.

"Viewers have asked us to increase our high school sports coverage," said Melissa Tench-Stevens, executive director of Tri-Valley TV. "All together TV30 will broadcast over 10 sporting events this academic year. Additionally, we are happy to announce that we will be highlighting two girls basketball games this season."

Play by play and color announcing will include TV30 sports personalities Ian Bartholomew, George Dr. "B" Baljevich and Tim Sbranti. Interviews during the game will include coaches, principals, players, students and more.

Matchups scheduled to be broadcast are:

* Amador Valley at Foothill (boys) – played 7 p.m. Jan. 28, first aired at 8 p.m. Jan. 29

* Redwood Christian at Valley Christian (girls) – played 7 p.m. Feb. 6, first aired at 8 p.m. Feb. 7

* Alhambra at Dublin (girls) – played 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13, first aired at 4 p.m. Feb. 15

* Alhambra at Dublin (boys) – played 7 p.m. Feb. 13, first aired at 7 p.m. Feb. 15

* Granada at Livermore (boys) – played 7 p.m. Feb. 21, first aired at 7 p.m. Feb. 21

The games will air multiple times including every Saturday night at 7 p.m. starting Feb. 1. For complete air dates and times, visit the Tri-Valley TV website at www.tv30.org or watch when it's convenient by going to tv30.org and using the free Video on Demand service. DVDs of the games also may be purchased at the website.

"None of this programming is possible without the financial support of the community and the TV30 Foundation," Tench-Stevens added. "We are thankful to those who help us support high school sports in this manner."

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