Two Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Blaze teams’ summer seasons ended after competing in the All Star West Coast Championships in Sacramento July 26 to 28.
The Alameda Blaze 10-and-under (10U) and 12-and-under (12U) B teams participated in the tournament.
The Blaze began the tournament by going 3-0 in pool play in Pool B. The team began pool play with a 9-4 victory over the Porterville Hot Shots on July 26. The next day the Blaze defeated Newark Nitro, 12-0, and the Cal Rebels of Fairfield, 11-1.
Several Alameda Junior Golf Club members lent a helping hand to the women golfers participating in the Alameda Women’s Invitational on July 25 on the Jack Clark Course. The Lady Golfers donated $5 each for the Alameda Junior golfer to hit their tee shot on the fourth hole of the Corica Park South Course. The $1,000 raised was donated to the Alameda Junior Golf Club program. Pictured above, left to right, back row: Cooper Gunning, Al Esquerra, Alexis Esquerra, Kaydee Tu; and front row: Tyler Thai, Kaylen Tu and Josh McCarthy.
Young swimmers throughout the city showcased their talent at the 65th annual City Swim Meet last weekend Aug. 2 to 4, at the Encinal Swim Center.
Sydney Thompson was one of the big winners of the weekend. The 13-year-old won all six meets she competed in. She won the girls’13- to 14-year-old (13-14) 200-yard individual medley (IM) with a time of 2:22.46. She won the girls’ 13- to 14-year-old 100-yard butterfly (1:04.30), 100-yard freestyle (57.52), 100-yard backstroke (1:08.37) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:10.27). She also won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.98.
Ruby Soo won the Alameda Women’s Golf Club’s August Charm Day event after posting a net 68 Thursday, Aug. 1, on the Jack Clarke Course.
Soo competed in the fifth flight among golfers with a 39 to 40 handicap. Siv Richards posted a net 69 for second place, while Bev Blatt shot a net 71 for third place.
Tai Chewpanich and Val Buschor both shot net 72s to tie atop the first flight — handicap of 11 to 22. Buschor shot the lowest gross score of the event with an overall 83. Kari Landis posted a net 73 to finish third in the flight.