Sports

Bonnie Kim won the Alameda Women’s Golf Club (AWGC) net tournament event last Thursday, Jan. 15, on the Earl Fry Course.

In the last installment of our check-ins on Alameda high school winter sports teams, the Alameda Sun looks at how teams in Alameda are doing on the pitch.

Alameda Hornets

Alameda Junior Golf Club (AJGC) held a special golf clinic for girls being introduced to the game for the first time on Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex. 

The clinic for young girls was organized by the AJGC, Alameda Boys & Girls Club and the Perforce Foundation. The clinic was put on by former Alameda junior golfer, Emily Childs who is now on the Symatra Pro Tour. She was assisted by her sister Carley Childs, and other UC Berkeley golf team members. Greenway/CCGC provided clubs, balls and golfing safety tips.

Native helps team to victory in East Coast ski race

Alameda native Julia Puchkov and her Stratton Mountain School (SMS) alpine racing team had a podium shut-out at the Vermont Alpine Racing Association race last Sunday, Jan. 11 in Killington, Vt.

Eight skiers from the SMS under-16 women’s team were among the 70 participants in the event.

Ken Pearce

Most people have a goal to travel around the world, but one Alameda resident wants to do so in a unique way. Alamedan Ken Pearce’s life goal is to run a marathon on all seven continents.

Pearce’s goal seems far-fetched until you realize that it is an expanded goal of one he’s already achieved. Pearce, a managing partner at Carriage Services, a leading provider of professional funeral and cemetery services that runs Greer Family Mortuary, ran in the Indianapolis Marathon in Nov. 2014, achieving his goal of running a marathon in every state in the United States.

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