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Sports Shorts

Thursday September 19, 2002

Berkeley High QB still  

up for grabs? 

Although Berkeley High head coach Matt Bissell said he hasn’t decided on a starting quarterback for Friday’s season opener against Liberty High, a source close to the team said junior Jeff Spellman will get the nod over junior Foster Goree. 

Bissell insisted on Wednesday that he and offensive coordinator Clarence Johnson won’t make a final decision until after Thursday’s practice. But the source said Spellman, a transfer from Bishop O’Dowd High in Oakland, will be behind center when the Yellowjackets kick off against Liberty. 


Berkeley High tennis loses 

The Berkeley High girls’ tennis team fell to Alameda High on Tuesday, the Yellowjackets’ first ACCAL defeat of the season. 

Top singles player Megan Sweeney and top doubles team Leah Hellerstein and Emily Levy were the only winners for Berkeley. 

The loss dropped Berkeley to 1-2 overall, 1-1 in ACCAL play. 


St. Mary’s High volleyball wins 

The St. Mary’s High girls’ volleyball team won their second straight match on Tuesday, taking down Encinal High 15-2, 15-4, 13-15, 15-8 in a non-league game.