North Coast Section basketball playoffs began Tuesday for Division 1 girls and boys. The Lady Dons had a bye in the first round, due to their successful regular season, finishing 18-8 overall and 11-3 in the East Bay Athletic League. Tonight at 7 p.m. at home they face Foothill (14-12), which defeated Mission San Jose, 41-31, in the first round Tuesday.
Amador Valley boys (14-12) also played in the first round of Division 1 NCS, but lost Tuesday night to Berkeley, 59-41.
Both Pleasanton high schools' girls and boys soccer teams made it to the North Coast Section playoffs after successful seasons in the East Bay Athletic League.
On the girls side, Amador Valley (11-8-2) lost to Freedom, 2-1, in the first round Feb. 13. Foothill (7-6-7) prevailed in the first round against Washington, 2-1, but lost in the second round, 1-0, to Monte Vista on Saturday.
In the boys bracket, Foothill (11-6-6) lost in the first round to Newark Memorial, 3-1, while Amador Valley (11-9-4) lost to San Ramon Valley, 2-1.
Tri-Valley Community Television is broadcasting the Amador Valley-Foothill cross-town rivalry basketball game from Feb. 14 on Comcast TV Channel 30 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99 at various times. Foothill prevailed, 51-50, in the close contest.
Play by play and color announcing includes TV30 sports personalities Ian Bartholomew and George "Dr. B" Baljevich. Interviews during the game include coaches, principals, players, students, and others. For complete air dates and times, visit www.trivalleytv.org, where the games also can be viewed via Video on Demand. DVDs of the games can also be purchased on the website.
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