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Bay Area high school football: Week 4 preview, schedule

No. 3 Pittsburg (1-1) at Wilcox (1-2), Friday, 7 p.m.: The Pirates have wind at their sails after picking up their first win of the season last week, 42-20, against Valley Christian, a team that beat Wilcox by three scores itself in Week 1. If you’re a believer of the transitive property, that’s a six-touchdown differential. Wilcox, though, is riding the momentum of its own first notch in the win column. Paul Rosa’s Chargers typically employ a run-it-down-your-throat mentality, but it was a breakout game by first-year starting QB Armand Johnson that delivered them their first win of the season last week against Leland. Pittsburg has relied heavily on junior RB Charles Brown Jr. but also flashed its quick-strike potential with QB Jaden Rashada — offered by UCLA this week — and WRs Rashid Williams, Zack Card, Israel Polk and Khai Taylor (who didn’t catch a pass last week but came down with 3 INTs on defense). — Evan Webeck.
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Yoel Romero says Jake Paul backed out of boxing match: ‘They don’t want to face a real fighter’

Jake Paul thought twice about boxing Yoel Romero, according to the multiple-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title challenger. Romero vs. Phil Davis will headline Bellator 266, taking place inside SAP Center in San Jose, California on Sat., Sept. 18 via Showtime. The fight marks Romero’s Bellator debut. Ahead of the clash, the former Olympian said he was in talks to box Jake Paul.
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Monterey Bay Football Club breaks ground on Cardinale Stadium at CSUMB.

Monterey Bay Football Club had the groundbreaking ceremony of its new home, the Cardinale Stadium on Sept. 16 at CSU Monterey Bay. In addition to that, Monterey Bay F.C. also announced its multi-year partnership with Cardinale Auto Group, a local dealership. At the groundbreaking, Cardinale Auto Group President Joe Cardinale said he could envision the stadium after the season opens: "I see every seat filled," he said.

Huntington Beach football scores early, often in win over Marina

HUNTINGTON BEACH – Huntington Beach took control of the game early and cruised to a 45-13 win over Marina on Thursday in a nonleague football game at Huntington Beach High. Huntington Beach improved to 3-2. The Oilers also have wins over Western and Long Beach Wilson. Their losses are to Aliso Niguel and El Toro.

Sacramento ATH Cameron Sampson keeping options open

Sacramento (Calif.) Capital Christian athlete Cameron Sampson opened up his recruitment in July. Sampson committed to Nevada in June, shortly after an official visit. But a month later, he felt like he made the pick too soon and re-opened his recruitment. "Nevada is still in the picture no matter what,"...
Monterey County Herald

Pro soccer: Monterey Bay FC breaks ground on stadium renovations

MARINA — The shovels are in the ground. Renovations officially got underway Thursday at Cardinale Stadium, formerly known as Freeman Field, which will be the home for Monterey Bay FC when it begins play next spring in the United Soccer League. The stadium, which sits on the campus of CSU...

Ringing True | Bellarmine Football Sports New Look, Same Mantra

While Still Built Upon The Same Principles Of Past Teams, Coach Jalal Beauchman’s Bellarmine Program Has A New Look — And It’s Working •. For nearly four decades, there wasn’t much room for debate when it came to the identity of the Bellarmine football team. One look at old press...

Live: Watch Bellator 266 media day video for ‘Davis vs Romero’

Bellator 266: “Davis vs Romero” will take place later this week (Sat., Sept. 18, 2021) at SAP Center in San Jose, California. Headlining the Showtime-televised event will be a Light Heavyweight bout between former division king, Phil Davis, taking on Yoel Romero in what will be “Soldier of God’s” promotional debut. In the co-headlining act, Neiman Gracie will battle Mark Lemminger in a pivotal Welterweight affair.

What do IndyCar's contenders need to do at Laguna to stay in the hunt?

Fingers will be busily tapping away on calculators this Sunday in Monterey. With each gain or loss of position during the 95-lap contest at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, teams in contention for the NTT IndyCar Series championship will be keeping track of where their drivers fall within the standings at the penultimate round.
Mountain View Voice

St. Francis football relied on its strength along the offensive line

In its historic win over De La Salle, St. Francis played well in all facets. There is no other way to have a chance at beating De La Salle, as so many other teams have discovered. One aspect of the total team effort that stood out was the running game...

Player of the Match: Rusnak picked up a goal and two assists in San Jose

Albert was a clear leader for RSL in San Jose. He fought for his teammates when he felt like a call or lack thereof was unjust. More importantly, he led by example and converted for RSL with a goal and two assists. Rusnak took a lot of flack early in...

Phil Davis vs. Yoel Romero – Bellator 266 Preview

The Bellator cage finally returns to San Jose, California this weekend for Bellator 266. The main event features a light heavyweight match up between two MMA veterans, Phil Davis and Yoel Romero. It will be a much anticipated debut for Romero, as he was originally scheduled to face Anthony Johnson earlier this year at Bellator 257. The bout was also set to be apart of the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix, however, Romero was forced out of the fight after failing to clear his medicals, forcing him out of the grand prix entirely. Now, about five months later, Yoel Romero is ready to make his debut in the Bellator cage as he takes on their third-ranked light heavyweight, Phil Davis.
Morgan Hill Times

Sobrato girls water polo team looks solid again

For the second straight season, Sobrato High is the only high school in Morgan Hill fielding a water polo program. The Bulldogs played in the Covid spring season but Live Oak did not, and nothing has changed for the fall 2021 season. The Bulldogs’ girls program has a junior varsity squad up and swimming again, a positive sign that numbers are back after many student-athletes chose not to compete last year.
Santa Cruz Sentinel

Soquel closes out rival Harbor in tight, four-set match | Girls volleyball

SOQUEL — The masks covered the Knights’ facial expressions, but it was obvious there was a sigh of relief when Soquel High freshman outside hitter Jessie Dueck slammed down the winner against Harbor’s girls volleyball team Thursday night. Soquel, the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League champion the last time an...
San Jose State University Spartans

Big Weekend For No. 11 Spartans At Aggie Round Up

Tournament Information: No. 11-San Jose State (2-4) at Aggie Round Up, Davis, Calif. Friday, September 17, 1:00 p.m. PT | vs. No. 1 USC (4-0) | Live Stream | Live Stats. Friday, September 17, 5:30 p.m. PT | vs. No. 8 UC Davis (5-0) | Live Stream | Live Stats.
San Jose State University Spartans

Spartans Fall Late To Tritons

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Senior Willy Miranda led San José State with three shots while both Max Allen and Beau Leroux totaled two but it was UC San Diego that came away with a 2-0 victory at Spartan Soccer Complex on Thursday evening. The match marked the Spartans third contest...