Pittsburg senior quarterback Eli Brickhandler was born to never quit. No matter the situation, no matter the outcome, Brickhandler will never back down. He will never quit, even if the odds are stacked against him. He’s going to battle until the very final second – something that was ingrained in him from a young age.…

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Right from the beginning, Heritage’s players were bought into this new culture. During the last few seasons, Heritage struggled to compete in an ever-growing and tough Bay Valley Athletic League, going a combined 3-17 over the past two seasons while watching its city rival, Liberty, win a state title in 2018 and then win 10…

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No. 11 Campolindo (4-0) vs. Las Lomas (1-2) The West Coast Preps Game of the Week should be electric at 7 p.m. Friday in Moraga. Campolindo, with an undefeated record, continually finds ways to win. All but one of its wins came by one score, as the other was a 28-13 victory over rival Acalanes. …

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Amador Valley senior outside linebacker and receiver Matt Hallgrimson waited for the opportunity at a season season. Now it’s finally here. After long months of limbo, Hallgrimson is in the midst of his final high school campaign, three games into the year with just two remaining with the Amador Valley Dons before the next chapter…

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McClymonds senior athlete DaVeonne Sanders remembers what his family did for him, and he’s ready to return the favor. Just a few years ago, Sanders’ mother tragically passed away, a woman who inspired him and the Sanders family every day. She worked hard and was just the perfect mother to her children. Through the tragedy…

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The first-ever West Coast Bay Area Baseball Rankings are out. Only teams located in cities on the Bay Area Census are eligible for the rankings. Valley Christian (2-0) The Warriors are at the top of the rankings with three dominant wins while outscoring opponents 33-3. Two players – sophomore Carmelo Rivera and freshman Tatum Marsh…

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Foothill junior receiver and middle linebacker Kenny Olson was taught from the start that outworking everyone is necessary to accomplish one’s dreams. Olson’s father, Greg Olson, is the perfect example. He was a quarterback at Central Washington and later embarked on an extensive coaching career, where he is now in his 19th season in the…

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Livermore senior quarterback Shaun Smith was always a leader. Whether it was in football, basketball or baseball teams growing up, the coaches saw he had the command of a locker room. They saw he could guide a team they wanted, with his competitive attitude and ability to draw people close. “I would say my dad…

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