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The Scoop by Matt Schwab

Who is Matt Schwab?

Matt Schwab, aka "The Scoop," is a longtime Bay Area sports writer who has spent the 2015-16 school year providing human-interest stories for the CIF NCS athletics website. It is a new feature that celebrates the section and its tremendous student-athletes, coaches and teams. Previously, Matt worked full time for a variety of newspapers -- Contra Costa Times, Mercury News, The Argus, Tri-Valley Herald, Daily Review, and Palo Alto Daily News, etc. A freelance writer and Amador Valley High graduate, he was once the Sports Editor of the Ohlone College Monitor and wrote for The Pioneer at Cal State East Bay. Currently, he provides web content for a handful of East Bay colleges. He recently helped start a nonprofit, Working Wonders, which has a mission to help adults with special needs find career opportunities and lead fulfilling lives.

If you would like to recommend a great story involving NCS member school athletic programs contact "The Scoop" at schwab_matt@yahoo.com; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mattschwab1962, Twitter: @schwab_matt or 510-566-2835.

2016-2017

Article 13: Gilfoy Siblings Setting High Standard

Article 12: All lights green for Moreau Catholic basketball team

Article 11: Carondelet soccer star a toe-tapping treat

Article 10: Cardinal Newman girls' basketball: positively good

Article 9: New EBAL coaches boast talented teams

Article 8: Costello, Dublin basketball relishing EBAL reboot

Article 7: DLS Football Players Peters and Williams Harvest Success

Article 6: Hercules runner Cutter a cut above

Article 5: After 32 years, Munson is home for the holidays

Article 4: Head-Royce volleyball twins a success story, times two

Article 3: Wallace Comeback Season Inspires Cardinal Newman

Article 2: Sira brought positive energy, Amador Valley pride

Article 1: Monte Vista Football Has Senior Power, 'Krom' Wheels

2015-2016

Article 39: Despite strange illness, Livermore baseball rallies for NCS title

Article 38: New era of Unified Sports shines at NCS Meet of Champions

Article 37: Hard work and commitment drive Newark Memorial softball

Article 36: De La Salle, Campolindo and Monte Vista advance to NorCal Golf Championships behind solid team efforts

Article 35: BVAL excited about tremendous growth in diving

Article 34: Coach Rivers, the 'football guy,' knows a thing or two about coaching softball

Article 33: With steep roots at Rancho Cotate HS, coach Poueu-Guerrero has softball team on a roll

Article 32: De La Salle football fundamentals help guide Harvey on the track

Article 31: Amador Valley's Esparza brothers make shot put and discus a family affair

Article 30: Livermore gears up for loaded Stampede tournament

Article 29: Casa Grande's Smith reflects on amazing Little League World Series journey

Article 28: With a storied past and a bright future, Berkeley HS sets sights on title game

Article 27: Undeterred by season's start, El Cerrito has found winning formula

Article 26: St. Joseph Notre Dame's Jade Smith shines on and off the court

Article 25: American's Jared Luty gears up for final go-around at CIF state meet

Article 24: Hard work and team chemistry has Dougherty Valley building on success

Article 23: Santa Rosa soccer honors fallen coach with season to remember

Article 22: Young and talented, Livermore girls soccer looks to make mark in NCS

Article 21: Mission San Jose's Thomsen to be inducted into California Wrestling Hall of Fame

Article 20: Dublin brothers flourish through universal language of soccer

Article 19: Nic and Kelly Iversen are a dynamic duo for Ukiah

Article 18: Frank Knight heads strong basketball program at Moreau Catholic

Article 17: Davis Bullock fights off cancer to return to the pitch for California

Article 16: Offensive power and depth has gotten Carondelet soccer off to fast start

Article 15: Vaisima and Brand are Ugly Eagle Squared

Article 14: Berean Christian, St. Bernard Academy reach NCS finals after storybook seasons

Article 13: Dedication, Preparation, History all part of Falcon Football Success

Article 12: Family, fortitude and football drive Monte Vista quarterback

Article 11: Sonoma Academy gives up home field advantage for neighboring Middletown

Artcile 10: Sisterhood comes first for Maria Carrillo soccer

Article 9: Campolindo and Miramonte face off in DFAL showdown

Article 8: Walking in the footsteps of Huskies legends: Coach Edwards has Washington football off to fast start

Article 7: Youth takes center stage in North Coast Section girls' golf

Article 6: Unified teams embrace pride of participation and inclusion

Article 5: Fortuna football emphasizes true values of educational athletics, off to 5-0 start

Article 4: Great team chemistry, hard work and depth make San Ramon Valley girls' water polo the team to beat in NCS

Article 3: Good friends and coaches guide top girls' volleyball programs in NCS and CIF

Article 2: Harriers battle tough conditions turning in outstanding performances at the Monte Vista Invitational

Article 1: New Monte Vista AD Popper enjoys memorable football opener against former school, Castro Valley