Alameda High freshman Casey Chen won the North Coast Section (NCS) Division I women’s singles tennis championship last Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Chabot College in Hayward.

Though Chen is just a freshman, she was clearly the best player in the field of 16. Chen won all four of her matches without losing a set or dropping more than two games in a set in her four matches.

"I was very surprised by the scores of the matches," said Chen. "Even though I won by a wide margin the matches were all very difficult."

For a fourth straight year the St. Joseph Notre Dame men’s cross-country team won the North Coast Section (NCS) Division V cross-country championship last Saturday, Nov. 22, at the 3-mile Hayward High course.

2014-2015 AHS Lady Hornet Water Polo Varsity Team, from left to right: Chloe Herrera, Maddy Lewis, Amy Liu, Elsie Judy, Amanda Chai, Lily Shiber, Alysa Chai, Nicole Lyckfors, Emily Beireis, Sidney Pang, Olivia Thomas and Julia Thompson.

Several Alameda high sports teams started their postseason stretches as the North Coast Section (NCS) playoffs got under way last week.

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Among the notable athletes who have set records this year at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND), Alyssa Gable (above) has made her mark on the basketball court.

Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND) women’s teams crushed the fall athletics season across a range of sports. SJND women’s golf, volleyball and cross-country all enjoyed strong Tri-County Athletic League (TCAL) season including several league titles.

The Alameda high school football season came to a close last Friday, Nov. 7, and it appears neither team is headed for the postseason.

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