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Cooper Teare of Alameda placed second overall out 249 other runners in the 2014 Junior Olumpics cross-country meet in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Lady Hornets basketball wins Home Invitational

Alameda High School’s girls’ basketball team reigned supreme at the Lady Hornets Invitational. On Dec. 13, the team took home the winning trophy by beating the San Ramon Valley High Wolves 46-44 in an overtime championship-game matchup.

Maddy Lewis contributed to the victory with a game-high 21 points. She added nine of those points by sinking three shots beyond the three-point marker. Teammate Lisa Berth added 12 points to Alameda High School’s scoring.

St. Joe’s looking to hire coaches

St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) High School is accepting applications for the following coaching positions: head coach, men’s varsity volleyball team; head coach men’s junior varsity volleyball team; and head coach men’s tennis team.

The head coach is responsible for the overall supervision, organization, promotion and maintenance of the entire program. The coach is under the immediate supervision of the athletic director Chris Pondok.

These are seasonal stipend positions that will begin Feb. 1, 2015. SJND is a Catholic co-educational college preparatory high school that is dedicated to the development of the whole
person.

Candidates for this position should have prior coaching experience at the high school, club or college level. Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, coaching resume and two references. Compensation is a seasonal stipend of $1,900 to $2,600. This is a part-time job and a contract job.

To apply for any of these positions, mail documents to: Chris Pondok Athletic Director; St. Joseph Notre Dame High School; 1011 Chestnut St.; Alameda, CA. 94501 or fax to 523-6967. Please specify which position you are applying for on the cover letter.

For more information, call 995-9434.

Alamedan takes second place in Junior Olympics

Alameda resident Cooper Teare placed second overall out of 249 competitors in the 2014 Junior Olympics cross-country meet Saturday, Dec. 13, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Teare, a sophomore at St. Joseph Notre Dame, competed in the 15- to 16-year old division and completed the 5K-race in 15:30, a personal best. His time was 14 seconds better than his time at the Division V California Interscholastic Federation cross country state final on Saturday, Nov. 29, where he placed fourth overall among 196 participants. The time of 15:44 was Teare’s previous best time. The Pilots won their fourth straight Division V North Coast Section cross country title and finished in second place at the Division V CIF cross country championships last month.

Teare ran a strategic race, coming off the starting line strong, and finding a spot in the top five at the end of the initial straight away. By the time they emerged from the "funnel" and hit the one-mile mark, he had moved into second place, where he stayed for the rest of 5000-meter race.

Teare was accompanied by his Castro Valley Track Club teammate Zach Connolly. Teare has been with the team since middle school. Connolly, who attends Redwood Christian High School in Castro Valley, finished in seventh place with a time 16:00.

More than 3,400 runners and 20,000 spectators made their way from across the United States to the Whispering Pines course in Myrtle Beach. There were six different divisions of competition at the exhibition.

Competitors ranged from seven to 18 years of age. Participants were broken into 12 different divisions (seven to eight years of age, nine to 10, 11 to 12, 13 to 14, 15 to 16 and 17 to 18) based on each runner’s age and gender. Phillip Rocha, from O’ Brien’s Army Tack Club in Arcadia, Calif. won the 15 to 16 years of age competition with a time of 14:49.

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