High school track season canceled mid-stride to prevent spread of disease

The COVID-19 virus has forced the high school spring sports season to go on an indefinite hiatus. Before the mandate was announced the St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) track & field team competed in the Dan Gabor Invitational on Saturday, March 7, at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton.

Before the high school winter postseason was canceled, the St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) women’s basketball team played its final game of the season in the NorCal Open Division title game. The Pilots wound up on the losing end, 69-53, to their nemesis Archbishop Mitty of San Jose on March 10 at Miramonte High in Orinda. 

The Alameda Devils, a fourth-grade boys youth basketball team, beat the Hoop Rats to win the local Alameda Basketball Championship on March 1. The Devils beat the Hoop Rats, 38-16, in the championship game at the Alameda Boys and Girls Club, 1900 Third St. 

The Devils were a perfect 10-0 in the regular season. The team averaged 46 points per game in regular season, while allowing just 19.3 points. The Devils won all but one game by double digits, a 41-40 victory over the Lockdown on Jan. 25. 

The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) women’s basketball team used a late surge in the third quarter to break open the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) NorCal Regional Open Division semifinal against Clovis West High. The Pilots held off the Golden Eagles in the final period en route to a 53-47 victory March 7, at home.

The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) women’s basketball team were crowned the inaugural North Coast Section (NCS) Open Division champions after defeating Cardinal Newman of Santa Rosa, 67-58, Friday, Feb. 28.