The Alameda High School (AHS) women’s golf team finished ninth at the North Coast Section (NCS) Div. I women’s golf tournament Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Lone Tree Golf & Event Center in Antioch.

The Hornets posted a 476 as a team. Twenty teams and several other individuals competed in the NCS tournament. 

Dougherty Valley High of San Ramon won the tournament with a 376. Carondelet High of Concord posted a 380 for second place and Foothill High of Pleasanton posted a 389. Only the top three teams advance to the NorCal Div. I tournament.

Alameda High School Hornets
The Alameda High School (AHS) women’s volleyball team advanced to the North Coast Section (NCS) Div. II semifinals after a victory over Benicia High School Saturday, Nov. 2, at home. 

The Hornets defeated the Panthers, 3-1 (25-21, 29-27, 15-25, 25-19), in the NCS quarterfinal match. The team took on Carondelet in the semifinal on Wednesday, Nov. 6. 

The Hornets entered the tournament as the No. 3 seed out of 16 teams. They defeated El Cerrito, 3-0 (25-12, 25-21, 25-23), in the first round on Oct. 30. 

The Encinal High School (EHS) women’s water polo team defeated rival Alameda High School (AHS), 9-6, to win the West Alameda County Conference (WACC) title Saturday, Nov. 2.  

The Jets jumped out to an early 4-1 lead after the first quarter. They led 6-2 after two periods of play. From there they held off the Hornets to earn the crown. 

EHS junior Emma Laszlo led the team with four goals. She also added an assist. Sophomore Averie Martin added two goals in the contest. 

Cliff-hanger touchdown can’t save San Leandro, 13-12

Encinal High School senior Jets linebacker Jezaiah Naigulevu had seen this before. Last year the San Leandro High School Pirates had put the ball in the hands of a senior leader who scored a game-winning touchdown, defeating the Jets, 18-13. 

This year Naigulevu was ready. The linebacker stuffed Pirates running back Osaro Aihie on a game-winning, two-point conversion attempt that fell just short of the goal line, giving Encinal a 13-12 victory.

The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) men’s and women’s cross country teams both earned top-five finishes at the 72nd annual Mt. San Antonio College (SAC) Invitational last Saturday, Oct. 26, in Walnut Creek, Calif.