Sports

The Alameda Police Department (APD) was given the honor of carrying the Flame of Hope torch to mark the upcoming Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) Summer Games. The 50th anniversary of the games will take place June 21 to 23 in Davis, Calif.

Jeanne Yip has the outright lead after round two of the Alameda Women’s Golf Club’s 67th President’s Cup June 6 on the Jack Clark Course.

Yip was tied with Tai Chewpanich for the lead after round one with matching net 68s. Yip posted a net 67 in the second round, while Chewpanich shot a net 73. Chewpanich dropped from tied for first to fourth place in the overall net tournament. Yip holds a three-shot lead over Chewpanich after two rounds of the three-round tournament.  

Alameda High School (AHS) graduate Michael Woodworth will  play professionally for the hometown Oakland Athletics after being selected with the 884th pick in the 2019 Major League Baseball draft on June 5.

Woodworth graduated from AHS in 2015. As a senior he helped his Hornet team win the West Alameda County Conference tournament with a 5-4 win over Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland. The team advanced to the North Coast Section Div. II playoffs where they lost in the second round to Marin Catholic of Kentfield. 

The Alameda Lacrosse Club Girls High School women’s varsity team won its fourth Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association championship in five years after defeating Elk Grove, 10-3, on May 19, at Patelco Fields in Pleasanton. 

Alameda Attack finished the regular season in first place with a record of 12-2 heading into the playoffs. They earned the top seed and a first-round bye. They beat the Napa Force in the second round, 11-1.

Two Encinal High School (EHS) senior athletes were honored with a collegiate signing ceremony at EHS’ annual sports award dinner on Wednesday, May 22. 

Alex Olaes and Shelby Nelson made their college choices known at the annual ceremony. Olaes will be attending Menlo College to play collegiate baseball, while Nelson signed to attend UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) and compete in cross country and track.

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