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Scrimmage Photos at Las Lomas

Bishop O’Dowd Men’s JV and Varsity Football Scrimmage at Las Lomas High School, August 22, 2014

Photos by Super Parent Ela Bialek

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San Diego Padres pitcher Tyson Ross ’05 Named to 2014 National League All-Star Team

SAN DIEGO, CA. – San Diego Padres right-handed pitcher Tyson Ross has been selected to the 2014 National League All-Star team. Major League Baseball’s 2014 All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, July 15 at Target Field in Minnesota.

Ross, 27, will be making his first career trip to the All-Star Game in what is his fifth Major League season. The right-hander is the 10th starting pitcher in club history to be named an All-Star, the 12th time overall a Padres starting pitcher has been selected to the team, joining Jake Peavy (2005 and 2007), Chris Young (2007), Andy Ashby (1999), Kevin Brown (1998), Andy Benes (1993), LaMarr Hoyt (1985), Dave Dravecky (1983), Gaylord Perry (1979) and Randy Jones (1975-76). Overall, Ross is the 16th different pitcher in Padres history to be selected to the National League All-Star team, the 27th time overall a pitcher has been selected and the first since Padres closer Huston Street represented the club in 2012.

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Jon Nishimoto Honored as Northern California Girls Soccer Coach of the Year

Jon Nishimoto receives Northern California Girls Soccer Coach of the Year award from California Coaches Association President Dennis McClanahan.

Varsity girls soccer coach Jon Nishimoto was honored at a banquet held in Sacramento on June 14 recognizing Northern and Southern California and state coaches of the year.

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New Varsity Head Volleyball Coach Named


Peñate named to lead the Bishop O’Dowd High School volleyball program.

The Next Great Baller – San Francisco Magazine

Ivan Rabb’s day would make a stumping politician sweat: up before dawn, a workout at 7 a.m., breakfast, school from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., study hall until 5:30 p.m., another workout, practice until 7 p.m., then back home for dinner and another few hours of schoolwork. Thing is, he’s only 17. But you don’t become ESPN’s number one high school junior basketballer in the country without hustling. A lot.

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Track Teams Win League Titles; Move on to Bay Shore Area Meet

The boys track and field team won the WACC team title on the final lap of the last event of the championship meet on Saturday, edging Castro Valley by one point, and the girls team clinched the WACC team title by 18 points over Castro Valley. Read more and see individual results…

Next up is the Bay Shore Area Meet, being held at Castro Valley High this Saturday, May 24. Get details…

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Boys Lacrosse Winds Up Successful Season

The boys lacrosse team finished third in the Diablo Valley Athletic League, second in the DVAL tournament, and advanced to the North Coast Section D2 playoffs, beating Urban School of SF, 7-6, in overtime in first round action. Jack Ditzler ’16 delivered the game winning shot in the last minute of overtime to clinch the win.

The No. 6 seed Dragons fell to No. 3 seed Novato in the NCS quarterfinals on May 17.

National Letters of Intent Signing

The Bishop O’Dowd High School Athletic Department celebrated and honored 11 student-athletes from the Class of 2014 who signed National Letters of Intent, as well as those who were recruited to play at the collegiate level, at ceremony held in the theater on May 20. Those honored included:
Bryanna Davis, volleyball – La Salle University
Emily Fieberling, cross country/track – UCLA
Taylor Hobbs, soccer – Yale University
Alexander Holme, football – Columbia University
Samantha Koepp, soccer – South Dakota State
Andrew Melendez, cross country/track – Santa Clara University
Samantha Mladjov, water polo – UC Santa Barbara
Channing Nesbitt, baseball – University of Washington
Mary Orbeta, volleyball – Seattle University
Julian Soto, football – Menlo College
Eryn Swarn, rugby – Spring Hill College 

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Weight Room Essentials

Strength & Conditioning Coach, Jay Beito tells you all the important things you need to know about safely working out in our weight room »

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