Sports

Island’s high school baseball, softball teams all advance

The 2014-2015 high school sports season is coming to a close, but not before the Alameda high school baseball/softball teams take part in their postseason tournaments. All six Alameda high school baseball/softball teams earned a spot in the North Coast Section (NCS) playoffs in their respective divisions.

Alameda High School Hornets

Mayor Trish Spencer recently joined the children and coaches of the Don Grant Youth Track Club. Coach Ralph Walker is putting together an elite youth track club this summer for boys and girls between the ages of five and 14 years old. The kids will get a chance to run in the USA Track & Field Junior Olympics at Chabot College in Hayward in June and the West Coast Junior Olympics in Reno the first weekend in July. Tryouts and practices take place Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. on the track on the College of Alameda campus, 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway.

The first two rounds of Alameda Women’s Golf Club 85th Annual Fry Brothers Memorial Match Play Tournament are in the books and the results were not short of unexpected. The first round took place Thursday, May 7, and the second round was played a week later, Thursday, May 14. Both rounds, and the final round, were played on the Earl Fry Course. This is closest the competition has been in the last 10 years. 

Alameda High junior Catherine Boles qualified to swim in two events at the inaugural California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) meets this weekend, May 22 and 23, in Clovis, Calif.

The top high school swimmers from throughout the state of California will converge on Clovis to compete against each other for the very first time, after meeting the qualifying times and placing in the finals at their respective division championships.

Mayor Trish Spencer recently joined the children and coaches of the Don Grant Youth Track Club. Coach Ralph Walker is putting together an elite youth track club this summer for boys and girls between the ages of five and 14 years old. The kids will get a chance to run in the USA Track & Field Junior Olympics at Chabot College in Hayward in June and the West Coast Junior Olympics in Reno the first weekend in July. Tryouts and practices take place Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. on the track on the College of Alameda campus, 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway.

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