Spring sports schedule looks to blossom with ­better weather on the horizon

Junior righthander Adrian Machado and his Concord Bears teammates won four of their first five games this spring. Third baseman Tyler Nguyen is on defense. (Photo courtesy Concord High Athletics)

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Mar. 21, 2024) — The amount of rain in the past two months probably prompted everyone involved with high school spring sports to harken back a year when the rainy season unlike any the athletes had experienced during their high school years put stresses on the ability to practice and get competitions all in.

The 60-day forecast includes more rain this month and then below average levels in April and May, which is generally good news for getting full spring sports schedules completed.

Almost all Diablo and East Bay athletic league schedules will be underway as of this week with the exception of a handful of divisions in baseball, lacrosse and softball that start as late as the second week of April.

De La Salle had an incredible 2023 spring season with North Coast Section championships in six of the seven boys sports (swimming and diving, lacrosse, track and field, volleyball, baseball and golf). The Spartans golf team also won Northern California and State team championships.

Clayton Valley Charter was on the losing side to DLS in the NCS baseball finale when DLS won its 30th consecutive section playoff game and sixth straight section title.

The Ugly Eagles took third at the NCS stunt championships.

Carondelet won the NCS girls swimming championship while sophomore Molly Gray of CVCHS captured the NCS diving title and was second at state.

Spring Sports Schedules


EBAL Tournament May 4
NCS Championships May 11 (Newark Memorial HS, Newark)
NorCal Championships May 18 (Independence HS, San Jose)


DAL Valley League Games Mar. 12–May 9
DAL Foothill League Games Apr. 9–May 9
EBAL League Games Mar. 13–May 9
EBAL League Tournament Week of May 6
NCS Championships May 14-25
NorCal Championships May 28-June 1

Competitive Cheer (Stunt)

DAL League Games Mar. 8–Apr. 19
EBAL League Games Mar. 12-Apr. 19
EBAL League Championship Apr. 23
NCS Championships Apr. 26-27
CIF NorCal Invitational Championships May 10-11

Golf (Boys)

DAL League Feb. 20–Apr. 25
EBAL League Matches Feb. 27–Apr. 25
DAL League Championships Apr. 29 (Paradise Valley)
EBAL League Championships Apr. 29
NCS Division II Championships May 6 (Peacock Gap)
NCS Division I Championships May 13
NorCal Championships May 20 (Berkeley CC)
CIF State Championships May 29 (San Gabriel CC)

Lacrosse (Boys & Girls)

DAL League Games Mar. 8–Apr. 26
EBAL League Games Mar. 22–Apr. 26
NCS Playoffs Apr. 30-May 9


DAL Mountain League Games Mar. 26–May 9
DAL Valley League Games Mar. 12–May 9
DAL Foothill League Games Apr. 11–May 9
EBAL League Games Mar. 12-May 2
EBAL Championships Week of May 6
NCS Playoffs May 14-25
NorCal Championships May 28-June 1

Swimming & Diving (Boys & Girls)

DAL League Dual Meets Mar. 6–Apr. 19
EBAL League Dual Meets Mar. 13–Apr. 17
DAL JV Invitational Meet Apr. 27
DAL League Championships Apr. 25-27 (Campolindo High)
EBAL League Championships Apr. 26-27
NCS Diving Championships May 1 (Concord Community Pool)
NCS Championship Meet May 3-4 (Concord Community Pool)
State Championship Meet May 9-11 (Clovis Olympic Swim Complex)

Tennis (Boys)

DAL League Matches Mar. 12–Apr. 23
EBAL League Matches Mar. 5– pr. 23
DAL Tournament Apr. 24-26
EBAL Tournament Apr. 25-27
NCS Singles/Doubles Championships May 3-4
NCS Team Championships May 17-18
NorCal Team Championships May 16-20 (Broadstone Sports Club, Folsom)
State Team Championships May 25 (Fresno Pacific University)

Track & Field (Boys & Girls)

DAL League Meets Mar. 6–Apr. 17
DAL League Championship Meet Apr. 27 and May 4
EBAL Championships May 3-4
NCS Tri-Valley Area Meet May 11 (Pittsburg HS)
NCS Meet of Champions May 17-18 (Dublin HS)
CIF State Meet May 24-25 (Veterans Memorial Stadium, Clovis)

Volleyball (Boys)

DAL Foothill League Games Mar. 14–Apr. 25
DAL Valley League Games Feb. 29-Apr. 25
EBAL League Games Mar. 5–Apr. 23
EBAL Playoffs Apr. 25-27
NCS Playoffs Apr. 30-May 9
NorCal Championships May 14-18

Jay Bedecarré
Jay Bedecarré
Sports and Schools Editor at The Concord Clayton Pioneer | sports@pioneerpublishers.com | Website

Jay Bedecarré is a long-time resident and writer in Concord and Clayton. He began his newspaper writing career while still a senior at Mt. Diablo High School and he has been part of The Pioneer since its inception in 2003. Jay also operates Bay Area Festivals, presenting events around the San Francisco Bay Area including Bay Area KidFest annually in Downtown Concord.