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.

The Alameda Soccer Club boys’ Under-16 team the Alameda Falcons took first place at the San Ramon Fall Shootout Sept. 29.

Valor Games Far West has been awarded the Veterans Adminstration (VA) Adapted Sports Grant to host Valor Games Far West 2020, on Coast Guard Island in Alameda. More than 100 injured, ill and wounded athletes from the Western United States will once again compete in various sports from June 11 through 14 next year.