BHS girls’ volleyball tryouts next week
The Berkeley High girls’ volleyball team will be holding tryouts for the upcoming season next week. Tryouts for incoming freshmen will be held on Aug. 26-27 at 8 a.m. in Berkeley High’s Donahue Gymnasium. For more information, call head coach Justin Caraway at 482-3987.
Brown begins college career
Former Berkeley High football player Akeem Brown will play for Humboldt State University this season. Brown reported to the Humboldt campus for fall practice Monday.
“It’s crazy up here,” said Brown, a linebacker. “Everyone’s faster and stronger than in high school.”
Humboldt State is a Division II school.
U.S. team to take on China in Oakland
OAKLAND – Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown and members of the Golden Gate Warriors will roll out the red carpet for the USA men's basketball team and Chinese basketball officials.
The American team is playing an exhibition game in Oakland Thursday against China in preparation for the World Championships, which will be held later this month in Indianapolis, Ind.
Included in the Team USA roster are Antonio Davis of the Toronto Raptors and Reggie Miller of the Indiana Pacers.
They will face the national Chinese team, which includes 7-5 center Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets, who was the number one overall pick of the 2002 NBA Draft, in his first on-court performance on American soil.
The game will take place Thursday evening at the Networks Associates Coliseum. It is almost sold out, but some tickets are still available online at www.tickets.com or by calling (510) 762-2277.