Sports

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.

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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. 

The Alameda Junior Golf Club held a championship tournament Aug. 7, at Chuck Corica Park.

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.

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