Pleasanton Weekly

Sports - November 4, 2011

Sports digest

On the gridiron

Foothill Falcons varsity football beat the Livermore Cowboys on Friday, 14-13. Tonight Foothill plays Monte Vista at 7 p.m. at Monte Vista.

Amador Valley lost its Friday's Conference game against the Monte Vista Mustangs, 27-0, making the Dons 4-4. Tonight the Dons play California High in San Ramon.

AVHS football on Channel 30

The fourth out of five football games to be broadcast on TV30 takes place tonight when the Amador Valley Dons fact the Cal High Grizzlies. The game will not air live. Tri-Valley TV30 will begin broadcasting the game on Comcast TV channel 30 and AT&T U-verse via channel 99 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5; 1 a.m., 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday; 10 p.m. Tuesday; and 6 p.m. Thursday.

In addition, the game is scheduled to stream live and be available via Video on Demand at www.trivalleytv.org on Nov. 9. DVDs of the games may also be purchased via the website.

"TVCTV's football games cover more than just the game," said Melissa Tench-Stevens, executive director of TVCTV. "We try to highlight the bands, the drill teams, the cheerleaders and the positive spirit of the students and parents."

Pleasanton grads doing well on college fields

Women's and men's soccer at Chico State were victorious at Sonoma State over the weekend (women won 2-1, and men won 1-0), both capturing the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) North titles.

The women's team includes Melissa Pease (Amador Valley, 2008) and Megan Tabler (Foothill, 2011). The men's team includes Mike Janjigian (Amador Valley, 2007). Both teams will play in the CCAA Championship tournament starting tonight at California State Stanislaus in Turlock.

Water polo players in post season

The Lady Dons water polo team, with its 5-2 East Bay Athletic League record, 13-11 overall (12-10 in NCS play), is seeded seventh in the 2011 post season Les Schwab North Coast Section (NCS) tournament. The Lady Dons will face the No. 10 seed Clayton Valley Lady Eagles (DVAL, 16-10) at 2 p.m. tomorrow at De La Salle High School in Concord. The winner of this contest will face the winner between EBAL's San Ramon Valley high school, No. 2 seed, and BVAL's Deer Valley high school, seeded No. 15, on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

This is the third team that three-year varsity coach Mark Docto has guided to NCS. This will also be the last NCS tournament for the team's six graduating seniors.

Also in Division 1, Foothill High girls are seeded eighth and will play EBAL rival Granada, seeded No. 9, at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at Miramonte High School in Orinda.

The Foothill boys face Washington at Miramonte tomorrow.

Amador girls are NCS golf champs

Amador Valley girl golfers came out on top in the North Coast Section Division I Championships held Monday at Las Positas Golf Course in Livermore with players Kimberly Liu, Monique Riley, Natalie Bodnar, Kelly Shotwell, Sabrina Bodnar and Sierra Saucier.

Learn soccer by helping

Amador Valley High still has a few openings for ball boys and ball girls for the winter boys soccer season. If you have a child that is interested, email rfmlf1984@hotmail.com.

Sign up for Ryan Gordon games

Soccer players from Amador Valley and Foothill high schools, young and old, men and women, are invited to participate in the annual Ryan Gordon alumni games Jan. 7. All gate receipts and snack bar proceeds will go directly to benefit the soccer programs at Foothill and Amador high schools.

The ninth annual games feature men's and women's soccer players from the '70s, '80s, '90s and 2000s. Each game will be divided into periods for the older players and the younger players. The teams play for trophies that are awarded to the schools of the winners.

Ryan Gordon was a 2003 graduate of Foothill High School who was killed in a boating accident shortly after graduating. He played soccer at Foothill for four years and was to attend Santa Barbara City College and to continue playing soccer.

The games alternate play at the two schools. This year, the event will be at Foothill, with pre-game activities beginning at noon.

Honors for basketball coach

Terri McMorrow, Foothill's varsity girls basketball head coach and also a Foothill parent is being inducted into St. Joseph University's Athletics Hall of Fame. She was on the 1984-85 women's basketball team that earned the university a Division 1 school in Philadelphia, its first NCAA tournament bid. McMorrow attended the university on full scholarship for both her undergraduate and graduate studies.

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