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At the first team practice of Dublin Little League Majors Orioles, on Saturday, Feb. 6, at The Fallon Sorts Park in Dublin, coaches Robb D,Amore and Jimmy Adams started with stretching and basic drills. The Orioles are hopping to start playing games in mid-March. (Photos - Doug Jorgensen)

Players from the Bay Area Willow Cricket Academy played a pickup match at Dublin’s Fallon Sports Park, on Saturday, Jan. 30. (Photos - Doug Jorgensen)

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Alli DeGuzman was selected to the United States National Team in Taekwondo poomsae and represented Team USA in the Pan-American Poomsae Championships held virtually in late December 2020. They are a member of the mixed poomsae freestyle team that would contribute to the United States finishi…

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Esha and Arya Cyril, juniors at The Quarry Lane School in Dublin and competitive racquetball players, have received a Real Racquetball Champions award from USA Racquetball for their fundraising efforts on behalf of the organization.

A group of friends gathered at the Eleanor Murray Fallon Middle School in Dublin to play a pick up game of cricket, on Saturday, Jan. 9. While not a normal configuration for a cricket pitch, they enjoyed the sunny morning and friendly competition. (Photos - Doug Jorgensen)

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Kekoa Ogawa, representing the Livermore Elite Wrestling Club, captured two tournament titles last weekend at the “Who's Bad? National Classic” in Bullhead, Arizona, and fell just one win short of placing in a third.

Soccer team FC Uyghur played a pick-up game on Sunday, Jan. 3, at the Bernal Community Park Sports Field. Players come from throughout the Bay Area and are ethnically Uyghur. (Photos - Doug Jorgensen)

A group of friends from the East Bay play flag football on Sunday, Dec. 27, at the Bernal Spots Park Fields, in Pleasanton. (Photos - Doug Jorgensen)

Due to the continued surge in COVID-19 infections, the California Department of Public Health has postponed the issuance of its updated youth sports guidance. The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the governing body for high school sports, does not expect the CDPH will issue any g…

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Chabot College football coach Eric Fanene can’t say enough about how Gladiators’ coaches, administrators and student-athletes have persevered — and stayed ahead of the curve — during a complicated time.

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Carter Bailey, wrestling for the Livermore Elite Wrestling Club, battled back after losing his first match at the Super 32 Challenge in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina last weekend to win his next nine straight matches over two days of competition. The Granada High School senior finished with a…

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Foothill High head football coach Greg Haubner has an impressive coaching staff -- a brain trust composed of gung-ho former professional players and “great guys,” he says.The hearty group includes the likes of ex-Oakland Raiders guard and tackle Brad Badger and rising coaching star Johnny Mi…

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Alli DeGuzman, who trains at the Elite Taekwondo Academy in Livermore, finished third in the under-17 Junior Freestyle Division at the first online Summer of Poomsae tournament sanctioned by USA Taekwondo.

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All the hard work has paid off for Amador Valley High senior pitcher Mia Hildebrand, an honor student who verbally committed to Division I UC Davis softball on Aug. 24.

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Techline Sports Lighting has signed a two-year agreement with the California Interscholastic Federation to be the “Official Lighting Partner” for high school sports.

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Carter Bailey earned championships in freestyle and folkstyle tournaments representing Livermore Elite Wrestling Club (LEWC) at the prestigious Western States Regional in Farmington, Utah, July 30 and Aug. 1.LEWC wrestlers had solid showings and gained invaluable experience at the event that…

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Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced athletes to take virtual recruiting visits, things are jumping for Las Positas College men’s basketball coach James Giacomazzi.

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With a captivating smile and giving nature, Joseph Cairel had a way of drawing the world to him. Now a stunned soccer community is struggling to figure out how to live without him.

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West Coast Soccer Club is set to honor 17 college-bound players during “Senior Night” tonight in Tracy. The players compete for the successful West Coast Warriors 01 squad, coached by former San Jose Earthquakes star Troy Dayak.

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The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) — the body that oversees high school sports — announced Monday it will begin the 2020-2021 school year with a modified season.

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Granada High School basketball head coach Quaran Johnson was named “Coach of the Year” by TV30 at its 10th annual Outstanding High School Athletic Awards program, which was held virtually this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Blaze Hill, a 2020 graduate of Granada High School, will be attending California State University Long Beach (CSULB) to further his academics in business administration and marketing and fulfill his dream of playing Division 1 baseball. Blaze received a four-year scholarship to play for the …

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The Livermore-Granada Boosters have announced 12 finalists for the annual Olympian Awards honoring one male and one female athlete graduating this year from both Livermore and Granada high schools.

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There might be no crying in baseball, but there were plenty of disappointed Little Leaguers last week following the cancellation of Livermore’s post-season tournaments and World Series play due to coronavirus restrictions.

On Saturday, March 7, Livermore Fusion SC hosted the Adidas Spring Invitational at Robertson Park, and Fusion's 2008 (U12) Girls Maroon entertained the home team fans with a strong performance. The 08's compiled a 2-1-1 record, with both victories featuring dramatic come-from-behind finishes…

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This past weekend March 7-8, West Coast Soccer boys teams 2009 Explosion lead by coach Curt Cox, and 2010 Rumble coached by Rob Hansen competed in the Copa Surf Soccer Tournament in Sunnyvale. This tournament is a qualifier the prestigious Surf tournament in Southern California. 2009 Explosi…

This year’s award goes to Bennie LaFever and Dennis Golcher of Amador Valley High School in the North Coast Section. An inseparable coaching tandem for over the last three decades, coaches LaFever and Golcher have contributed a great deal to the sport of wrestling in the greater Bay Area. To…

The Livermore Phantom 12U Purple lacrosse team is a predominantly rookie team. Current standings this season are 2-2. Saturday’s 3/7, game against the Menlo Grizzlies in Menlo Park ended in an overtime victory with a winning goal by #24 Riley Doko. Other goal makers were #39 Nathan Heintz, #…

West Coast Wildkatz 05 girls are back in action after a short high school season break. West Coast took three teams to Morgan Hill for the 2020 Surf Copa Cup Surf Cup Qualifiers. All three West Coast teams went undefeated in 12 straight games. Wildkatz competed in the top Super Group divisio…

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West Coast Soccer Krossfire '06G NPL Win Big at the Copa Surf Qualifier As a late add to the 2020 Copa Surf - Olders Qualifier tournament, West Coast's Krossfire '06G NPL kicked off their spring season playing up in the U15 Super White division. Not sure what to expect having been off the pi…

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What an amazing weekend for the Granada Wrestling program! GHS just wrapped-up their best performance at the NCS Championships, in school history. -GHS had 10 NCS Medalists: 9 boys & 1 girl, -GHS took 2nd Place in NCS as a team, -GHS scored a record number of points in the NCS tournament…

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The Granada HS Matadors ran into a buzz saw as they took on the Amador Valley Dons in Pleasanton. This first quarter had the Dons firing on all cylinders as they put up a quick 11 points. To add insult to injury, the Matadors got their first serious injury of the season, as Chase Parker (14)…

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The Fallon Mustangs 8th Grade Boys Volleyball team battled it out against the Harvest Park Patriots for the 2020 TVAL championship title. Winning in two matches 25-19 and 25-23, the Mustangs happily brought the title back to Fallon after a 3-year absence.

Livermore High Cowboys hosted their first game of the 2019 - 2020 boy’s lacrosse season, playing crosstown rivals Granada Matador’s last Wednesday night. Jake Herwig went 6 goals/7 assists for 13 points, Austin Weinshelbaum dominating 92% of face-offs, Conor Wilson, goalie, had 4 saves, whil…