The final of our four regions is extremely wide-open, as any one of the top five seeds have a realistic shot of making it to the Final Four in San Antonio. Memphis, Texas, Stanford, Pittsburgh and even Michigan State could make a run, depending on how things go down.
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Here’s the region most of you are looking forward to, as UCLA headlines this region. No. 2 Duke and No. 4 UConn also bring the West star power.
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We’ll stay on the right side of the bracket (according the one we are running in the Sun) and head to the Midwest. This region might be the most entertaining of the four, with great teams (Kansas, Georgetown, Wisconsin) combining with great individual players (Kansas State F Michael Beasley, Vanderbilt G/F Shan Foster, Davidson G Stephen Curry) for what should be entertaining theatre. Oh yeah, there’s some guy named Mayo playing for USC worth watching.
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After yesterday’s rambling introduction, we’ll start the breakdowns with the East Regional, headlined by overall No. 1 seed North Carolina.
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The unveiling of the NCAA Tournaments is like the sports version of Christmas in my opinion. I wait anxiously for weeks to see what Santa (a.k.a. the Tournament committee) would bring. Sometimes it sucks, like socks or an 18-14 Arizona team being in the tournament, and sometimes its outstanding (the absolutely loaded for bear East Region).
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The 2008 All-Sunkist League girls soccer team, hot off the e-mail server from Kaiser coach Dave Showalter. Here’s the first team…
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In talking to Colton head coach Harold Strauss, who was coaching at a football clinic in Oregon this weekend, he indicated that five Yellowjackets were invited to represent San Bernardino County in the Annual Riverside-San Bernardino County all-star football game on May 10. The game is available only to graduating seniors.
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Here are the All-Baseline league teams for the winter sports.
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Today was my first taste of a brand-new thing – Southern California Regional soccer. I’m not the only one, as this year marked the first year of the inaugural SoCal regional soccer tournament. I initially thought the tournament, coming a week after CIF and not followed by a state tournament of any kind, was pointless, but my mind changed a bit after seeing it in action.
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Lost in the hoopla of the Southern California regional semifinals Thursday – which saw a whopping four county girls teams play – was a development at the CIF-Southern Section offices in Long Beach, as the section’s basketball playoff format will be revised.
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