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East Bay Times

Salesian builds big lead, holds off Justin-Siena to win NCS Division VI title

RICHMOND — The Salesian High School football team was in trouble. Although Salesian entered halftime with a three-touchdown lead Saturday, the Pride saw Justin-Siena chip away at the advantage until it was only three points with approximately four minutes to play in the North Coast Section Division VI championship game.
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California (CIF) high school football playoffs scores, brackets: 2021 Section championship updates, results (Nov. 26)

The fourth weekend of the 2021 California (CIF) high school football playoffs kicks off Friday (Nov. 26) with Section championship matchups across the state. Stay with SBLive for complete playoff coverage, including updated brackets, scores, game recaps, photo galleries and much more. All eyes are on the Southern Section Division...
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Quarry Lane School's Sudharsan Gopalakrishnan Honored for Food Access GIS Program

Sudharsan Gopalakrishnan, a junior at the Quarry Lane school in Dublin, has received a National Scholar Award for outstanding leadership from the National 4-H Geospatial Leadership Team for his efforts to connect the community with local produce using geographical information system (GIS) technology. Gopalakrishnan, a member of the National 4-H...
Napa Valley Register

North Coast Section Division 6 Football Championship: Justin-Siena nearly erases big halftime deficit in 28-26 loss to Salesian

RICHMOND — The North Coast Section Division 6 championship game between Justin-Siena and Salesian seemed to be over at halftime Saturday afternoon, as the Pride had carved up the visiting Braves and sported a 22-0 lead. Leading Salesian were offensive linemen who would be the dream of any run-based offense....
Mercury News

High school basketball: Campolindo beats Dublin in NorCal Tip Off Classic defensive battle

DUBLIN — It was only the first game of the season, but it looked the same as it ever was for Campolindo High. The Cougars, whose defensive prowess carried them to a 15-0 season in a pandemic year, held Dublin to a four-point first-quarter and made life difficult for the hosts the rest of the way en route to a 50-42 win in the headline game of the NorCal Tip Off Classic.
Marin Independent Journal

Sports briefs: Marin Catholic girls take down Cardinal Newman

Gracyn Lovette scored 19 points as the Marin Catholic girls basketball team took down Cardinal Newman on Saturday. Anna Schraeder added 12 points and Cecily Hadd scored eight for the Wildcats (2-0). MC used a 15-5 third quarter to take control of a close game. MC opens MCAL play on...
Napa Valley Register

New educator at Napa’s Congregation Beth Shalom aims to bring Jewish faith, knowledge closer to young people

The path that led Leah Savage into Napa’s only synagogue began with years of summer camp. A Santa Barbara native who earned a master’s degree in education from UCLA, Savage had moved east to New York state in pursuit of a Ph.D. But it would be her summers working at a day camp for Jewish youth that eventually would prepare her for her latest role as the new educational director of Congregation Beth Shalom, the assembly of about 200 families based at Elm Street in Napa.

Closing the Loss of Learning Reading Gap

Reading is the foundation of a good education and fundamental to success in life. Can you imagine your life without reading? What if you couldn’t read well enough to follow directions, conduct your business, or even enjoy a good book?. Success starts early. Until 3rd grade, children are learning to...

Parents Greet New School Year with Relief

Last fall schools welcomed back students for in-person learning five days a week, many for the first time in a year and a half. Potrero Hill parents and their students have largely greeted the return to normalcy with relief. “People are so excited to be back. You feel it from...

WCCUSD workshops give Black parents a chance to confront racial bias in schools

Shortly after the start of the school year, education consultant Mary Bacon encouraged about three dozen parents and guardians in the West Contra Costa Unified School District to engage teachers and schools to improve the educational outcomes for African American students across the district. “We don’t have the luxury anymore...

Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Launches Bay Area Prologis Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Training Program

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District has launched a new program to prepare students for jobs in the transportation, distribution and logistics sectors. The Bay Area Prologis Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Training Program was developed with Prologis, a San Francisco-based real-estate investment company that focuses on the global supply chain and logistics facilities, and the nonprofit Jobs for the Future.

Vanden High School wins division title, honors fallen player

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (KTXL) — It’s another successful game in the books for the Vanden High School Vikings — but this one was more special than most. The team is now the section champion for the fourth time in the school’s history. It’s been 26 years since they’ve gotten to this point, beating Merced High School […]
Daily Republic

Vanden’s Murphy won a section title as a player, now seeks one as a coach

FAIRFIELD — When the Vanden High School football team last won a Sac-Joaquin Section championship in 1995, current head coach Sean Murphy was right in the middle of it, lined up on the offensive line as the Vikings’ junior center. Twenty-six years later, Murphy has Vanden back in the Division...