Sports

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.

Alameda native Cole Coker won the Mini-Senior 13- to 14-year-old class race at the Ryan Villopoto Amateur Motocross Cup at Grays Harbor Park in McClearly, Wash., on Aug. 16. It was the first championship for both Coker and his team, CP Racing. Coker, 13, beat out three other competitors to win the race. 

Claire Loud and Sarah Valentine won the Alameda Women’s Golf Club Partnership Eclectic Tournament last Thursday, Oct. 17, on the Jack Clark Course. 

The tournament is played under unique rules. Golfers compete in pairs. Each member of the pair play all 18 holes. Only the best score is counted with the other three scores discarded.

Loud and Valentine won the overall tournament with a net 54. They had a net 24 on the front nine and a net 30 on the back nine. They finished round one in a three-way tie for second place with a net 64. 

The Alameda and Encinal high school women’s water polo teams are the two remaining unbeaten teams in the West Alameda County Conference (WACC) league play.

The Hornets are 3-0 in the 12-team WACC. They beat Castro Valley High, 6-2, on Sept. 24. They took down Berkeley High, 11-9, on Sept. 26. Lastly, the beat Lick-Wilmerding High School of San Francisco, 10-2, on Oct. 8. Alameda High School (AHS) is 5-3 overall and have won five straight matches after losing the first three games of the season. They will take on Irvington High of Fremont in a non-conference match on Oct. 21.

Two members of the St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) women’s cross-country team finished in the top ten at the Castro Valley “Peter Brewer” Invitational Saturday, Oct. 12, at Canyon Middle School in Castro Valley. 

Sophomore Natalie Perez finished second overall out of 124 participants. Perez finished the three-mile race with a time of 20:24.70. Perez’ teammate, junior Aila Owens, finished sixth overall with a time of 20:39.80. The Pilots finished fifth in the team competition out of 14 teams. 

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