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The impact of transfers on school athletics

This week we take an in-depth look at the rules, regulations and motivations behind school transfers and how they relate...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2023
Last comment by Jimmy The Jet, on Sep 13, 2023 at 1:59 pm | 1 comment | 2879 Views


Pleasanton Preps: Could EBAL tackle football be supplanted by flag football?

While it is exciting to look at the new girls' flag football league getting underway in EBAL, it could also be a precursor...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2023
Last comment by Greg Thome, on Aug 16, 2023 at 11:29 am | 1 comment | 3593 Views


Golden Gate Fields horse racing track to close at end of 2023 season

The Golden Gate Fields horse racing track near Berkeley is shutting down after its current 2023 season, the company that...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2023
Last comment by Ptown Baseball Dad , on Jul 18, 2023 at 10:49 am | 1 comment | 3136 Views


Pleasanton Preps: Thinking back on my mistake raising a standout youth athlete

Plans are put in place to help the students, then thrown out the window usually by parents who want to be the good guy as...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2023
Last comment by Joe V, on Jul 4, 2023 at 2:19 pm | 3 comments | 3743 Views


Final reflections on the EBAL 2022-2023 season

To wrap up the 2022-2023 East Bay Athletic League play, the Big Picture takes a final look at the biggest and best moments...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2023
Last comment by Bob Heeter, on Jun 24, 2023 at 3:22 pm | 2 comments | 1418 Views



Read the full story here posted Friday, June 23, 2023,...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2023
Last comment by Eric Mills, on Jun 23, 2023 at 6:29 pm | 1 comment | 621 Views


Pleasanton Preps: TV30 hands out 2023 Outstanding High School Athletic Awards

TV30 recently hosted their 12th annual Outstanding High School Athletic Awards program. The athletes are feted on the show...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2023
Last comment by Greg Thome, on Jun 21, 2023 at 7:25 pm | 1 comment | 2967 Views


Livermore readies for rodeo this weekend

The annual Livermore Rodeo is back in action with a lineup of festivities leading up to the main events this weekend. While...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2023
Last comment by Karen Rubio, on Jun 15, 2023 at 6:30 pm | 18 comments | 3141 Views


An unpredictable boys' volleyball season

Looking at the first half of the EBAL boys' volleyball spring season, it is indeed unpredictable. This week Dennis Miller...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2023
Last comment by Jon, on Mar 28, 2023 at 4:15 pm | 1 comment | 1887 Views


Pleasanton school board to finalize plans for elementary, middle school boundary adjustments

The Pleasanton school board will be looking to approve one of three different elementary school boundary adjustment scenarios...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2023
There are no comments yet. 2993 Views


Pleasanton Preps: Amador wrestling coach Chubb's status for next season still up in the air

One week after we found out about the controversy regarding whether Amador Valley wrestling coach Travis Chubb would be rehired...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2023
Last comment by JSmith, on Mar 15, 2023 at 9:05 pm | 2 comments | 5508 Views


Pleasanton Preps: What is happening with the Amador wrestling coach situation ...

Such is the case this time with what appears to be Pleasanton Unified School District's decision to not extend the Amador...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2023
Last comment by Mark Williams, on Mar 8, 2023 at 8:37 am | 1 comment | 3542 Views


The Student Athlete Community Foundation: what it means to give back

Former Foothill and Amador Valley basketball players, Anirudh Murugesan (Foothill) and Jackson Cash (Amador), saw a lack...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2023
Last comment by Greg Thome, on Jan 18, 2023 at 3:34 pm | 1 comment | 2890 Views


Pleasanton Preps: Reflecting on 2022 football seasons for Amador and Foothill

The 2022 East Bay Athletic League football season ended with some positive achievements from both Amador Valley and Foothill....

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2022
Last comment by Ornithology, on Dec 3, 2022 at 11:57 am | 1 comment | 4579 Views


How will the upcoming North Coast Section realignment impact teams?

The North Coast Section is set to host an early December meeting about realignment for its current leagues, with the East...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2022
Last comment by Ornithology, on Nov 1, 2022 at 5:24 pm | 1 comment | 2731 Views


Pleasanton Preps: Amador girls' water polo wins Tri-Valley Invitational

The Tri-Valley Invitational Girls' Water Polo Tournament was held last Friday and Saturday and brought together some of the...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2022
Last comment by Ennis, on Oct 18, 2022 at 4:34 pm | 1 comment | 3669 Views


Hey ref! Fans' bad behavior, harassment causes shortage of officials

Words like funding, equipment, field space and coaching are thrown around regularly when it comes to local sports. But there...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2022
Last comment by Andrea, on Sep 29, 2022 at 9:28 am | 2 comments | 6284 Views


Pleasanton council OKs location for new cricket field at Ken Mercer Sports Park

Cricket players in Pleasanton will soon be able to compete and practice on a new field set to be constructed at Ken Mercer...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2022
Last comment by Pleasanton Parent, on Sep 16, 2022 at 10:32 pm | 6 comments | 6630 Views


Never forget

I worry the significance of the 9/11 attacks will get overlooked as the years go by. LHS athletic director James Petersdorf...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2022
Last comment by Jan Batcheller, on Sep 14, 2022 at 11:10 am | 1 comment | 2139 Views


'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,...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2022
Last comment by Rich Shinn, on Aug 9, 2022 at 3:22 pm | 1 comment | 2475 Views
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