Matadors cruising

  • The Miramonte High girls basketball team won a second straight Diablo Foothill Athletic League title and remained undefeated against league foes with wins over Campolindo, Alhambra and Dougherty Valley last week. All three victories were blowouts with the closest being a 80-43 home win over second-place Campolindo on Feb. 4. The Matadors will learn their North Coast Section Division III playoff seeding on Feb. 18.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Falcons capture DVAL title

  • The College Park High girls soccer team won the Diablo Valley Athletic League title by finishing up the regular season with a 2-1 win over Clayton Valley on Feb. 5. The win avenged the Falcons' only league loss of the season as they finished 11-1. Jessica Jordan scored both goals for the Falcons in the first half. College Park earned the No. 6 seed in the North Coast Section Division I playoffs, drawing a first-round game with No. 11 Heritage on Feb. 13. Results were not available at press time.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    DLS' Allocco gets milestone win


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  • De La Salle High boys basketball coach Frank Allocco celebrated his 600th career victory in a 64-29 romp over Livermore on Feb. 8. Allocco began coaching at Northgate High before moving over to De La Salle in 1997. His teams have won three state championships. Senior guard Michael Inman hit five 3-pointers and had 17 points to lead the Spartans in Allocco's milestone victory.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    On deck

  • NCS playoffs, soccer, Feb. 16, times TBA -- Second-round matchups will take place in Division I and Division II with the winners advancing to the Feb. 20 semifinals.

  • DFAL championships, wrestling, Feb.16, all day -- Wrestlers will face off at Miramonte High for spots in the upcoming NCS championships.

  • NCS seeding, basketball, Feb. 17, noon -- Brackets for the boys and girls playoffs will be announced on the NCS website at cifncs.org. Teams should learn their playoff fate around early afternoon.

  • NCS playoffs, basketball, Feb. 19, times TBA -- First-round NCS playoff games begin for the top three divisions.

    Stars of the week

  • Megan Reid, Miramonte girls soccer -- The junior scored three goals with one assist last week to lift the Matadors to wins over Alhambra and Miramonte, helping them secure the No. 4 seed in the NCS Division II playoffs.

  • Joey Goodreault, Miramonte boys basketball -- Goodreault had a steal and game-winning basket with 4.8 seconds left to lift the Matadors to a 68-67 win over Campolindo on Feb. 4. Goodreault had 15 points and five assists in the thrilling win.

  • Jason Braden, Berean Christian boys basketball -- Braden scored a total of 48 points in wins over Mt. Diablo and Ygnacio Valley last week. The junior also had 16 assists and 17 rebounds in the victories.