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Post-season EBAL action: Who won and who's done

Nate Clinton of Amador hits a kill in a NorCal win over Vista del Lago. (Courtesy of Nancy Riter)

TRACK AND FIELD

The East Bay Athletic League picked up medals in five events at the recently concluded CIF State Track and Field Championships.

The first six places in all events were awarded medals.

Jathiyah Muhammed, just a sophomore at Dublin, won the girls’ pole vault, clearing 13-feet, 9-inches. Mara Lampsas of California finished in a tie for second in the high jump, clearing 5-6.

Hannah Slover of Los Gatos was the winner of the high jump, clearing 5-6 as well, but winning the title on fewer misses.

On the boys’ side of the ledger, the EBAL picked up medals in three events.

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Adam Wright of Monte Vista took third in the 110 meter high hurdles, finishing in 14.17. There were two other EBAL runners in the final, as Anthony Trucks of De La Salle was a seventh in 14.25, and Anish Kasam was eighth in 14.31.

The winner of the race Kai Graves-Blanks of Upland, clocking a blazing 13.75.

The Dublin 4x400 meter relay team of Brandon Burns, Alexander Franco, Takehiro Masubuchi, and Manogya Yara, were sixth, grabbing the final spot on the medal stand with a 3:19.63.

Cathedral High won the relay with a 3:13.87.

Udeh Chukwunonso of De Salle tied for second in the high jump with a mark of 6-5. The winner was Seth Johnson of Cajon, who cleared 6-7.

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Two other boys’ finalists were Daniel Trampe (Dublin) in the 3,200, who finished 17th in 9:10.91, and freshmen Khaliq Muhammad of Dublin – 10th in the pole vault a 14-7.

The winner of the 3,200 was Zachary Ayers of Davis with an 8:56.93. Hunter O’Brien of Roosevelt was the winner in the pole vault, clearing 16-5.

GOLF

The roll that the EBAL has been on in post season golf continued when the league took the top three spots in the CIF NorCal Championship.

De La Salle (357, -3) was the winner, with Foothill (373, +13) second, and Dougherty Valley (375, +15) third. All three teams advanced to the CIF State Championship set for Wednesday, June 1 at the San Gabriel Country Club.

Jacob Ponce of Dougherty Valley won the NorCal event with a 7-under, 65. Austin Wang of The Athenian School, tied for fifth (3-under, 69) and earned a spot at state as an individual.

Competing for the three teams at state are:

De La Salle: Joshua Kim, Colin Keith, Cameron Keith, Joey Hayden, Jack Jerge, and Jaden Dumdumya.

Foothill: Brandon Yeh, Sean Kwok, Ban Harbourne, Paolo Castaneda, Chanhee Rju, and Brandon Knight.

Dougherty Valley: Ryan Ruy, Ernest Scherer, Ray Zhang, Benjamin Wang, Jacob Ponce, and Avinash Iyer.

Torrey Pines, Edison, and Sunny Hills are the three teams representing Southern California.

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL

Three EBAL teams have advanced to the CIF State NorCal Regionals by virtue of reaching the North Coast Section finals.

In baseball, NCS champion De La Salle and runner-up Foothill begin play on Tuesday, May 31, with both teams hosting games.

De La Salle, the top seed for the event will host Del Campo, the No. 8 seed. Foothill is the No. 4 seed and host No. 5 Palo Alto. Both games are set for a 4 p.m. start. Should both local teams win, they will meet for the fourth time, this one being in the semifinals.

In the softball tournament, Granada, who lost in the NCS finals to Heritage, was given the No. 7 seed and sent off to Del Oro (Loomis) for a game with the No. 2 seed.

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

The Dons sensational season came to an end with a loss to the eventual CIF State D-II NorCal champ Woodcreek (Roseville) in the semifinals by a 25-12, 25-22, 25-16.

Amador started the week with a quarterfinal victory over Vista del Lago (Folsom), posting a 21-25, 25-21, 25-17, 25-13 win.

The Dons were led by Nate Clinton (16 kills, 10 digs), Tyler Homes (10 kills), Colin Bowers (18 assists, 15 service points), Bryce Nohava (27 assists) and Sean Vahey who slammed the door on Vista with a game clinching kill.

The team finished 28-8 overall, and 16-2 in EBAL playing, winning the title under coach Erin McFall and assistant coach Ross Yu.

De La Salle was also in the NorCal event, but the No. 5 seeded Spartans fell to No. 4 Monte Vista of Cupertino in the first round.

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Post-season EBAL action: Who won and who's done

by Dennis Miller / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Tue, May 31, 2022, 11:39 am

The East Bay Athletic League picked up medals in five events at the recently concluded CIF State Track and Field Championships.

The first six places in all events were awarded medals.

Jathiyah Muhammed, just a sophomore at Dublin, won the girls’ pole vault, clearing 13-feet, 9-inches. Mara Lampsas of California finished in a tie for second in the high jump, clearing 5-6.

Hannah Slover of Los Gatos was the winner of the high jump, clearing 5-6 as well, but winning the title on fewer misses.

On the boys’ side of the ledger, the EBAL picked up medals in three events.

Adam Wright of Monte Vista took third in the 110 meter high hurdles, finishing in 14.17. There were two other EBAL runners in the final, as Anthony Trucks of De La Salle was a seventh in 14.25, and Anish Kasam was eighth in 14.31.

The winner of the race Kai Graves-Blanks of Upland, clocking a blazing 13.75.

The Dublin 4x400 meter relay team of Brandon Burns, Alexander Franco, Takehiro Masubuchi, and Manogya Yara, were sixth, grabbing the final spot on the medal stand with a 3:19.63.

Cathedral High won the relay with a 3:13.87.

Udeh Chukwunonso of De Salle tied for second in the high jump with a mark of 6-5. The winner was Seth Johnson of Cajon, who cleared 6-7.

Two other boys’ finalists were Daniel Trampe (Dublin) in the 3,200, who finished 17th in 9:10.91, and freshmen Khaliq Muhammad of Dublin – 10th in the pole vault a 14-7.

The winner of the 3,200 was Zachary Ayers of Davis with an 8:56.93. Hunter O’Brien of Roosevelt was the winner in the pole vault, clearing 16-5.

The roll that the EBAL has been on in post season golf continued when the league took the top three spots in the CIF NorCal Championship.

De La Salle (357, -3) was the winner, with Foothill (373, +13) second, and Dougherty Valley (375, +15) third. All three teams advanced to the CIF State Championship set for Wednesday, June 1 at the San Gabriel Country Club.

Jacob Ponce of Dougherty Valley won the NorCal event with a 7-under, 65. Austin Wang of The Athenian School, tied for fifth (3-under, 69) and earned a spot at state as an individual.

Competing for the three teams at state are:

De La Salle: Joshua Kim, Colin Keith, Cameron Keith, Joey Hayden, Jack Jerge, and Jaden Dumdumya.

Foothill: Brandon Yeh, Sean Kwok, Ban Harbourne, Paolo Castaneda, Chanhee Rju, and Brandon Knight.

Dougherty Valley: Ryan Ruy, Ernest Scherer, Ray Zhang, Benjamin Wang, Jacob Ponce, and Avinash Iyer.

Torrey Pines, Edison, and Sunny Hills are the three teams representing Southern California.

Three EBAL teams have advanced to the CIF State NorCal Regionals by virtue of reaching the North Coast Section finals.

In baseball, NCS champion De La Salle and runner-up Foothill begin play on Tuesday, May 31, with both teams hosting games.

De La Salle, the top seed for the event will host Del Campo, the No. 8 seed. Foothill is the No. 4 seed and host No. 5 Palo Alto. Both games are set for a 4 p.m. start. Should both local teams win, they will meet for the fourth time, this one being in the semifinals.

In the softball tournament, Granada, who lost in the NCS finals to Heritage, was given the No. 7 seed and sent off to Del Oro (Loomis) for a game with the No. 2 seed.

The Dons sensational season came to an end with a loss to the eventual CIF State D-II NorCal champ Woodcreek (Roseville) in the semifinals by a 25-12, 25-22, 25-16.

Amador started the week with a quarterfinal victory over Vista del Lago (Folsom), posting a 21-25, 25-21, 25-17, 25-13 win.

The Dons were led by Nate Clinton (16 kills, 10 digs), Tyler Homes (10 kills), Colin Bowers (18 assists, 15 service points), Bryce Nohava (27 assists) and Sean Vahey who slammed the door on Vista with a game clinching kill.

The team finished 28-8 overall, and 16-2 in EBAL playing, winning the title under coach Erin McFall and assistant coach Ross Yu.

De La Salle was also in the NorCal event, but the No. 5 seeded Spartans fell to No. 4 Monte Vista of Cupertino in the first round.

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