Sports digestGirls advance in NCS basketball
Girls varsity basketball teams from both Pleasanton high schools won the first round of the North Coast Section Division 1 championships Tuesday evening.
Foothill High beat Granada, 43-28, on Tuesday evening at Foothill and faces Berkeley at 7 p.m. tonight in Berkeley.
Amador Valley prevailed over James Logan, 46-37, at James Logan. Tonight the Lady Dons face Deer Valley at 6:30 p.m. at Deer Valley.
The winners continue to the semifinals Wednesday, Feb. 29; the championship game is next weekend.
Amador Valley varsity boys basketball team played in the first round of the NCS championships Tuesday against Liberty but lost, 59-48.
NCS boys soccer
Amador Valley High boys (11-11-2) made it to the second round of the NCS Soccer Championships, after defeating Newark Memorial in the first round. They fell to Richmond (21-4-0) on Saturday in the second round. Richmond went on to play San Ramon Valley, for the winner to face the winner of De La Salle vs. Clayton Valley tomorrow.
Swim meet next weekend
The Pleasanton Seahawks Swim team will host the two-day Short Course Senior I meet that begins on Saturday, March 3, and continues the next day at the Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center on Black Avenue. The meet is expected to draw about 500 swimmers who will begin to arrive each morning by 7 a.m., with competition beginning at 9 a.m.
The Seahawks have been working with the city to reduce impact on the neighborhoods surrounding the Aquatic Center, located at 4455 Black Avenue near Santa Rita Road. Participants have been encouraged to carpool.