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Golf Scholarship handed out

Glenn Van Winkle received the prestigious Jack Cark Scholarship award from the Alameda Junior Golf Club (AJGC) last month.

Van Winkle was chosen because of his work and dedication to the AJGC. He served as a junior advisor for the AJGC board ofdirectors and was instrumental in the fight that saved the Mif Albright par-3 course from developers.

The scholarship Van Winkle will receive is worth $1,500. He currently attends Tufts University in Medford, Mass. The organization will also be awarding 12 junior golfers attending four-year colleges with $1,200 scholarships as well as $600 scholarships to two junior golfers attending community colleges.

The club’s majorfundraiser is the 24th annual Jack Clark Memorial Golf Tournament next Monday, Oct. 6, at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex.

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Curves taking donations to cure breast cancer in October

Curves fitness centers for women are offering non-members 10 workouts for $10 with the entire amount going toward breast cancer research or care for the entire month of October, breast cancer awareness month.

Members can purchase a punch card and dedicate their workouts in honor of someone they know who has battled breast cancer.

For more information, visit Curves in Alameda is located at 2528 Blanding Ave.

Officials cancel Island Bowl after Brawl

Ekene Ikeme

Encinal High School (EHS) administrators decided to forfeit this year’s Island Bowl after players were suspended for fighting during the contest between EHS and Center of Antelope last Friday, Sept. 26. The EHS administration, athletic department and district officials made the decision collectively.

"We understand the sense of loss many will feel as a result of our decision to forfeit the game," said EHS Athletic Director Micki Singer in the press release issued by the Alameda Unified School District. "But, as a community, we need to support each other by holding one another accountable and by taking steps, however difficult, to teach young people to make better choices and to take responsibility for their actions."

The fight occurred in the fourth quarter. An EHS player responded to a hard, but legal football play in an unsportsmanlike manner, leading to the fight, in which both benches cleared.

All players who left the bench received a minimum one-game suspension, per California Interscholastic Federation rules.

The Jets did not have enough players to field a team due to the suspensions, according to the release. The game was stopped in the fourth period with Encinal losing 14-13. The junior varsity game will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3.

This would have been the 60th annual Island Bowl.

Encinal had won the previous seven match ups. Alameda will be given the victory due to the forfeiture.

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