The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) women’s cross country team won the 2015 Div. V North Coast Section (NCS) women’s cross country meet last Saturday, Nov. 21.
The Pilots won the competition with a score of 70 — each of the top five runners of a squad is given a point for the place that they finish in — and finished with a top-five individual average time of just over 19 minutes, almost a full minute faster than second-place team Lick Wilmerding of San Francisco. Lick finished with a score of 114 — the lowest score wins — and an average individual time of more than 20 minutes.

The 2015 women’s volleyball season has come to a close for all three Alameda high school teams. 
The St. Joseph Notre Dame Pilots put together a solid season, but one that did not match the feats of previous years. The team advanced to at least the North Coast Section (NCS) Div. V semifinals the previous three seasons, including 2013 when the team made it to the NCS finals and the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) NorCal finals. However, this season the Pilots were ousted in the NCS quarterfinals by University High of San Francisco on Nov. 14.

Alameda High senior Catherine Boles recently commited to attend University of California, Santa Barabara, as a student-athlete on the school’s swim team.
Boles, 17, signed her national letter of intent to UC Santa Barbara Thursday, Nov. 11, during the early signing period. 
Boles is a two-time member of USA Swimming’s Scholastic All-America Team, as well as an All-American in the 100 Backstroke event. Boles won the consolation final at the inaugural high school state championships in May, in an All-American and Junior National Qualifying Time of 55.50.

Both Alameda high school football teams were downed in the opening round of the North Coast Section (NCS) playoffs in blowouts last Saturday, Nov. 14.
The Alameda Hornets proved to be outmatched by Tennyson of Hayward Saturday afternoon. The Hornets, the 12th seed, lost 30-0 in a pretty remarkable fashion in the first round of the NCS Div. II playoffs. The Lancers, the fifth seed, scored all 30 of their points in the second quarter.