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Lady Yellowjackets fall in final to Long Beach Poly, 46-28

Berkeley High’s Lady Yellowjackets made their third straight state final on Friday night. Photo: BUSD Berkeley High’s Lady Yellowjackets made their third straight state final on Friday night. Photo: BUSD Berkeley High’s girls’ basketball powerhouse, the Lady Yellowjackets, played — and lost — their third consecutive state final on Friday night, falling to Long Beach […]

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BHS girls three-peat in NorCal hoops championship

The Yellowjackets triunphed on Saturday at the NorCal Division Championship game. Photo: Berkeley Unified School District Berkeley High’s girls basketball team, a perennial powerhouse, added to a distinguished history with a 56-45 victory over Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills on Saturday in the NorCal Division I championship game. It was the third consecutive NorCal championship for […]

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Brittany Boyd: A Berkeley role model makes waves at Cal

Brittany Boyd dribbles the ball during the game against Utah at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley on February 23. Photo: GoldenBearSports.com By Will Rohrer Lindsay Gottlieb already had Brittany Boyd’s number. The Cal’s women’s basketball coach recalls her whirlwind inauguration as the head of UC Berkeley’s program last April: “I was flying up here and was excited […]

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Lady Jackets scrap hard, fall at the last, 57-40

Mater Dei’s smothering defense caused problems for the Jackets all game. Photo: BUSD Mater Dei’s smothering defense caused problems for the Jackets all game. Photo: BUSD Berkeley High’s girls basketball team, the Lady Yellowjackets, started strongly against Mater Dei in Saturday night’s state championship game in Sacramento, leading 16-15 at the end of the first […]

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BHS girls basketball team to state championships

Saturday's win is Berkeley's record 11th in 15 regional title game appearances. Photos: Mark Coplan Berkeley High’s stellar girls’ basketball team (29-2) trounced Kennedy of Sacramento 56-38 Saturday night to secure its 11th appearance in the Division 1 state championship game. Arizona State-bound Elisha Davis made four three-pointers and scored 17 points, and Desire Finnie […]