Mission Valley Athletic League
Thomas wrestled at Castro Valley High School where he was a three-time H.A.A.L. Champion, and team captain. He was undefeated in league competition his junior and senior years. He placed second in the CIF-NCS Championships his junior year and first his senior year. Thomas was a three-time state qualifier and placed fifth in the CIF State Championships his senior year. After winning the AAU Junior Olympics in 1976, Thomas was invited to and trained at the 1976 Olympic training camp in Brockport State N.Y. In 2016 Thomas was inducted into the Castro Valley Sports Foundation Hall of Fame for his outstanding wrestling, football, and track & field career at Castro Valley High School as well as his coaching career at Mission San Jose High School.
Dates of Determination
At the end of each grading period, each school has a small 10-day window to figure out each student-athlete's GPA and classify each one as Eligible, Ineligible, or on Academic Probation for the following grading period by a date, called the Date of Determination, set forth by the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL). Once the Date of Determination has passed for that grading period, each student's eligibility status is set in stone and will not change until the next Date of Determination, regardless of any "updated grades" or "progress reports". There are no exceptions to this as each school falls under the jurisdiction of the MVAL, North Coast Section (NCS), and California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and are bound by the Date of Determination.
MVAL Admission Fees
Admission prices are valid for ALL Mission Valley Athletic League contests. MVAL playoff events are not included in this pricing schedule.
Additionally, individual school sponsored tournaments and/or contests played outside of the MVAL including but not limited to non-league or playoff games may have different pricing schedules.
All tickets to MVAL Finals events can be purchased online here.