Sports

Scoreboard

Boys Volleyball:
Foothill 3, Livermore 0, Mar 3, 2022
Boys Volleyball:
Foothill 3, Granada 2, Mar 1, 2022
Girls Basketball:
Amador Valley 41, Granada 39, Feb 8, 2022
Boys Football:
Foothill (Pleasanton) 38, Castro Valley 12, Aug 30, 2021
Boys Football:
Foothill (Pleasanton) 38, Castro Valley 12, Aug 30, 2021
Boys Football:
Dublin 21, Heritage (Brentwood) 6, Aug 30, 2021
Boys Football:
Livermore 20, Livingston 13, Aug 27, 2021
Boys Football:
Amador Valley 37, Milpitas 7, Aug 27, 2021

 
 
Sports Calendar

Friday, August 19
Boys Football
Livermore HS at Amador HS Amador HS Football Field 5 p.m.
Boys Football
Alhambra HS at Livermore HS Livermore HS Football Field 7 p.m.
Boys Football
Gregori HS at Livermore HS Livermore HS Football Field 7 p.m.
Boys Football
American Canyon HS at Livermore HS Livermore HS Football Field 7 p.m.
Boys Football
Balboa HS at Livermore HS Livermore HS Football Field 7:30 p.m.
Boys Football
College Park HS at Livermore HS Livermore HS Football Field 7 p.m.
Boys Football
Foothill HS at Livermore HS Livermore HS Football Field 7 p.m.
Boys Football
Dougherty Valley HS at Livermore HS Livermore HS Football Field 7 p.m.
Boys Football
Livermore HS at Dublin HS Dublin HS Football Field 7 p.m.
Boys Football
Livermore HS at Granada HS Granada HS Football Field 7 p.m.

 
 
Sports Headlines

Danville team wins Little League Intermediate World Series
That's exactly what the team from Danville did Sunday night, beating West Seoul Little League 5-2 in the championship game of the Little League Intermediate World Series broadcast on ESPN2 from Max Baer Field in Livermore. Monday, 8:40 PM

'It is a game-changer'
EBAL has long been one the best high school athletic leagues in Northern California. The schools are in wonderful communities, the athletes are among the elite and the facilities are among the best around. For the most part. Monday, 12:05 PM | 1 comments

Registration open for Hope 100 Golf Marathon
The Hope 100 Golf Marathon is returning to Castlewood Country Club's Valley Course next month and registration is underway for participants and sponsors for the annual endurance event that raises vital money for nonprofit Hope Hospice. Sunday, 5:31 PM

Pleasanton Preps: Monte Vista alum Starn reflects on winning SF Marathon -- in first try
Seemingly to make that a point, on July 24 Starn went out and ran in her first marathon, taking on the hilly San Francisco Marathon for her first try at the distance. She did more than just compete ... she won the women's race. Tuesday, August 2, 9:12 PM

EBAL football teams' biggest adversary? Money
The biggest adversary our local public school athletic teams face each year isn't their opponents -- it's the financial burden on the teams to make ends meet, with the brunt of the work falling on the head coach. Monday, July 18, 12:50 PM | 3 comments

Pleasanton Preps: Recent Dublin grad reflects on his viral grab as Oakland A's ball boy
And that's when the night all changed. Power-hitting Adolis Garcia drilled a foul ball right toward the Rangers' bullpen. Without hesitation, Jon Thalblum moved to his right, then went horizontal to snag the line drive... Wednesday, July 27, 12:12 AM

SRVHS team swimming from Alcatraz to San Francisco for a good cause
The San Ramon Valley High School boys' water polo team is set to swim from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco to support research for a neurological condition known as hydrocephalus. Sunday, July 31, 4:05 PM

District unveils new Livermore High School gym
LVJUSD recently held an open house for the community to view and tour Livermore High School's brand-new gymnasium, which was built as part of the voter-approved Measure J bond facilities improvement projects. Monday, July 18, 6:14 AM

Bernal Community Park gets new sponsors; sports complex to be renamed for Stanford Medicine
The city of Pleasanton has announced a new Bernal Community Park multi-year sponsorship agreement that will change the name of the athletic grounds to Stanford Medicine Sports Complex. Monday, July 11, 12:26 PM

Foothill bids farewell to longtime athletic trainer Jacobs
When you decide to leave the school athletic program that has become more of a family experience, it makes it that much tougher. Such is the case of trainer Elicia Jacobs, who is departing Foothill as her family is moving to Colorado. Tuesday, June 28, 3:47 PM

A horse owner's journey: Pleasanton's Schmitt reflects on tenure in racing, looks ahead with hope to fair meets this summer
Mention horse racing people at the Alameda County Fair over the last 20 years and a few names come straight to mind. One that flies the most under the radar but can stand toe-to-toe with anyone is Pleasanton's George Schmitt. Tuesday, June 21, 9:19 AM

Pleasanton Preps: In his hometown of Pleasanton, he was just 'John'
It's been over a week now since we lost one of the great icons of Pleasanton when John Madden passed away. Here he was, larger than life and easily recognizable wherever he went. But, in Pleasanton, he was just 'John.' Monday, January 3, 4:33 PM

Gridiron girl: Female football player a successful kicker for Dublin's JV team
Conventional wisdom says girls don't play football. For Dublin High junior Grace Toney, conventional wisdom went right out the window when earlier in the fall she decided to give football a shot and kick for her school's football team. Monday, November 8, 4:29 PM

Twins might be one of EBAL's best sibling athlete combos ever
Grayce and Kenny Olson may be the one of the top sister-brother athletic combos ever in EBAL. Grayce is a four-year starter for the Falcons girls' volleyball team; Kenny is one of the top football players in the league this year. Wednesday, September 15, 5:24 PM | 1 comments

Future looks bright for SRVHS offensive lineman
In high school football, offensive linemen often get overlooked. For San Ramon Valley High offensive lineman Jackson Brown, it is exactly the opposite. He's impossible not to notice. Wednesday, August 25, 10:34 AM

 
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                                                    [caption] => Monte Vista alum Brooke Starn celebrates after her top-flight finish. (Photo by Mandee Starn)
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                                            [headline] => Pleasanton Preps: Monte Vista alum Starn reflects on winning SF Marathon -- in first try
                                            [small_headline] => Pleasanton Preps: Monte Vista alum Starn reflects on winning SF Marathon -- in first try
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                                            [front_paragraph] => Seemingly to make that a point, on July 24 Starn went out and ran in her first marathon, taking on the hilly San Francisco Marathon for her first try at the distance. She did more than just compete ... she won the women's race.
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                                            [date] => Tuesday, August 2, 9:12 PM
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                                            [headline] => EBAL football teams' biggest adversary? Money
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                                            [front_paragraph] => The biggest adversary our local public school athletic teams face each year isn't their opponents -- it's the financial burden on the teams to make ends meet, with the brunt of the work falling on the head coach.
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                                                    [caption] => Oakland Athletics ball boy Jon Thalblum of Dublin, seen here during a game earlier in the season, was trending on social media after a play he made on a foul ball at the A's stadium last weekend. (Photo by Mike Zagaris / Courtesy Thalblum Family)
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                                            [headline] => Pleasanton Preps: Recent Dublin grad reflects on his viral grab as Oakland A's ball boy
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                                            [front_paragraph] => And that's when the night all changed. Power-hitting Adolis Garcia drilled a foul ball right toward the Rangers' bullpen. Without hesitation, Jon Thalblum moved to his right, then went horizontal to snag the line drive...
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                                            [date] => Wednesday, July 27, 12:12 AM
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                                                    [caption] => Participants in a previous Alcatraz-to-San Francisco swim pose after their journey. This year's fundraising Bay swim is set for Aug. 13. (Photo by Courtesy Team Hydro)
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                                            [headline] => SRVHS team swimming from Alcatraz to San Francisco for a good cause
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                                            [front_paragraph] => The San Ramon Valley High School boys' water polo team is set to swim from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco to support research for a neurological condition known as hydrocephalus.
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                                            [date] => Sunday, July 31, 4:05 PM
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                                                    [caption] => The Livermore High School community joined together on June 25 for the ceremonial grand opening of the new gymnasium. (Photo courtesy LVJUSD)
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                                            [headline] => District unveils new Livermore High School gym
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                                            [front_paragraph] => LVJUSD recently held an open house for the community to view and tour Livermore High School's brand-new gymnasium, which was built as part of the voter-approved Measure J bond facilities improvement projects.
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                                            [date] => Monday, July 18, 6:14 AM
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                                                    [caption] => An aerial shot of the Bernal Community Park with the rebranded Stanford Medicine Sports Complex. (Photo courtesy City of Pleasanton.)
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                                            [headline] => Bernal Community Park gets new sponsors; sports complex to be renamed for Stanford Medicine
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                                            [front_paragraph] => The city of Pleasanton has announced a new Bernal Community Park multi-year sponsorship agreement that will change the name of the athletic grounds to Stanford Medicine Sports Complex.
                                            [link] => /sports/2022/07/11/bernal-community-park-gets-new-sponsors-sports-complex-to-be-renamed-for-stanford-medicine
                                            [date] => Monday, July 11, 12:26 PM
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                                                    [caption] => Athletic trainer Elicia Jacobs is moving on after 18 years with the Foothill Falcons. (Photo by Derek Perez)
                                                    [caption_display] => Athletic trainer Elicia Jacobs is moving on after 18 years with the Foothill Falcons. (Photo by Derek Perez)
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                                            [headline] => Pleasanton Preps: Foothill bids farewell to longtime athletic trainer Jacobs
                                            [small_headline] => Foothill bids farewell to longtime athletic trainer Jacobs
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                                            [front_paragraph] => When you decide to leave the school athletic program that has become more of a family experience, it makes it that much tougher. Such is the case of trainer Elicia Jacobs, who is departing Foothill as her family is moving to Colorado. 
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                                            [date] => Tuesday, June 28, 3:47 PM
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                                                    [caption] => George Schmitt and his wife Clare at the Del Mar racetrack, one of the tracks where the Schmitts have run their horses. (Photo courtesy Schmitt family)
                                                    [caption_display] => George Schmitt and his wife Clare at the Del Mar racetrack, one of the tracks where the Schmitts have run their horses. (Photo courtesy Schmitt family)
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                                            [headline] => A Pleasanton horse owner's journey
                                            [small_headline] => A horse owner's journey: Pleasanton's Schmitt reflects on tenure in racing, looks ahead with hope to fair meets this summer
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                                            [front_paragraph] => Mention horse racing people at the Alameda County Fair over the last 20 years and a few names come straight to mind. One that flies the most under the radar but can stand toe-to-toe with anyone is Pleasanton's George Schmitt.
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                                            [date] => Tuesday, June 21, 9:19 AM
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                                            [headline] => Pleasanton Preps: In his hometown of Pleasanton, he was just 'John'
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                                            [front_paragraph] => It's been over a week now since we lost one of the great icons of Pleasanton when John Madden passed away. Here he was, larger than life and easily recognizable wherever he went. But, in Pleasanton, he was just 'John.'
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                                            [date] => Monday, January 3, 4:33 PM
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                                                    [caption] => Tim Conrad, the head coach of the Dublin JV team, talks with kicker Grace Toney during a recent game. (Courtesy of Chip Dehnert)
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                                            [headline] => Gridiron girl
                                            [small_headline] => Gridiron girl: Female football player a successful kicker for Dublin's JV team
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                                            [front_paragraph] => Conventional wisdom says girls don't play football. For Dublin High junior Grace Toney, conventional wisdom went right out the window when earlier in the fall she decided to give football a shot and kick for her school's football team.
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                                            [date] => Monday, November 8, 4:29 PM
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                                            [headline] => Twins might be one of EBAL's best sibling athlete combos ever
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                                            [front_paragraph] => Grayce and Kenny Olson may be the one of the top sister-brother athletic combos ever in EBAL. Grayce is a four-year starter for the Falcons girls' volleyball team; Kenny is one of the top football players in the league this year.
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                                            [date] => Wednesday, September 15, 5:24 PM
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                                            [headline] => SRVHS offensive lineman gets noticed on and off the field
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                                            [front_paragraph] => In high school football, offensive linemen often get overlooked. For San Ramon Valley High offensive lineman Jackson Brown, it is exactly the opposite. He's impossible not to notice.
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                                            [date] => Wednesday, August 25, 10:34 AM
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