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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 | 1204 Views

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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 | 2976 Views

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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 | 1834 Views

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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 | 2733 Views

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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 | 3513 Views

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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 | 5570 Views

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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 | 1553 Views

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'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 | 1894 Views

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Letters

Read the full story here https://www.pleasantonweekly.com/print/story/2022/07/01/letters posted Friday, July 1, 2022, 12:00...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2022
Last comment by Karen Rubio, on Jul 2, 2022 at 6:52 pm | 4 comments | 2162 Views

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Back in the saddle again: Livermore Rodeo returns this weekend

The Livermore Rodeo tradition is set to return this weekend after a two-year hiatus. New Rodeo Association President Sheila...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2022
Last comment by Eric Mills, on Jun 8, 2022 at 3:35 pm | 5 comments | 3101 Views

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Remembering 'Dr. B' George Baljevich, a legend in Tri-Valley local sports

George Baljevich -- "Dr. B" -- was such an iconic figure in Pleasanton that locally he was every bit as well-known as John...

Original post made on May. 24, 2022
Last comment by Ed Blake, on May 24, 2022 at 3:12 pm | 1 comment | 1559 Views

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Sports corrupted by coddled, selfish athletes and their enablers

SF 49ers player Deebo Samuel, who is demanding to be traded because he isn't getting what he wants, is a product of how athletes...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2022
Last comment by Get the Facts, on Apr 28, 2022 at 5:30 pm | 3 comments | 3868 Views

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New skate park for Ken Mercer Sports Park clears another hurdle

The Pleasanton City Council voted unanimously to advance the final design concept for a new skate park at Ken Mercer Sports...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2022
Last comment by vbendeb, on Mar 22, 2022 at 9:21 pm | 1 comment | 4556 Views

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Pleasanton Preps: Amador girls' water polo starts off strong in section playoffs

The memorable season for the Amador Valley High girls' water polo team has continued in the postseason as the Dons knocked...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2021
Last comment by Greg Thome, on Nov 11, 2021 at 4:42 pm | 1 comment | 7156 Views

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Pleasanton Preps: What a teacher strike could mean for sports

It appears a strike by the teachers may be a realistic possibility, which is the worst-case scenario. Lost in the rhetoric...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2021
Last comment by Jeff, on Nov 11, 2021 at 8:44 am | 47 comments | 15548 Views

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Pleasanton native, Giants' shortstop Brandon Crawford earns 4th Gold Glove

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford, a 2005 Foothill High alum, won his fourth career Gold Glove for his defensive...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2021
Last comment by Guillermo M., on Nov 9, 2021 at 9:29 pm | 2 comments | 3269 Views

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High school football coach needs a good dose of karma

On a soap box: In a battle of two teams from the city of Inglewood in the LA area, Inglewood High dropped a 106-0 assault...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2021
Last comment by Michael P. Santa Maria, Ph.D., on Nov 5, 2021 at 7:58 am | 1 comment | 8050 Views

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Pleasanton Preps: Amador inducts inaugural class for new Wall of Fame

The unveiling of what will be known as the AV Athletics Wall of Fame, which is located right outside the entrance to the...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2021
Last comment by HMom, on Oct 20, 2021 at 9:46 am | 1 comment | 14426 Views

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Pleasanton Preps: Amador, Foothill set sights on football division titles as league play begins

Can each of the Pleasanton schools win an EBAL title? Absolutely, but it will be tougher for the Dons in the incredibly tough...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2021
Last comment by trios, on Oct 5, 2021 at 7:47 pm | 1 comment | 4050 Views

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Pleasanton Preps: Foothill football storms back for 21-17 win at Amador

It sounds like an over-used sports cliche, but learning from a loss can be important for team maturity. For Amador Valley,...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2021
Last comment by Foothill Visting Stands Attendee , on Sep 29, 2021 at 8:37 pm | 1 comment | 13136 Views
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