The Alameda Merchants dropped its last contest 7-1 to the Redding Colt 45s last Saturday, June 14, at Tiger Field in Redding. 

The Colt 45s jumped on the Merchants early and never took its foot off the gas. After not giving the Merchants a run in the top half of the first inning, Redding scored four runs in the bottom half. The Colt 45s also added runs in the second, fifth and sixth innings. Cam Gust’s home run over the right field wall helped ignite the Colt 45 offense. Three Colt 45 players — Hunter Smith, Colt Bickerstaff and Jack Falherty — drove in two runs.

Alameda resident Regina Famiano along with hundreds of others took part in the 2014 “Out of the Darkness” overnight walk in Seattle last Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15. 

The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP) hosts the event where participants took part in a 17.7-mile walk around Seattle that last from sunset Saturday night to sunrise Sunday morning. The walk is designed to raise awareness for the goal of reducing the annual rate of suicide by 20 percent by year 2025 — saving 7,600 lives each year, according to the event’s website. 

Jane Sullwold holds a one-stroke lead after one round of play at the Alameda Women Golf Club’s three-round President’s Cup tournament on the Earl Fry Course last Thursday, June 12.

Sullwold shot a net 67 from the third flight — handicap of 31 to 40. She holds a one-shot lead over her third-flight adversary Kay Park who shot a net 68. Pam Curtis shot a net 71 in the same flight, while Ethel Lerche shot a net 75. Nine players total competed in the third flight. 

There are many indicators that a school year is coming to a close: prom, graduation and the end of the spring sports season. Alameda high school athletes put together an impressive body of work on the diamond in the 2014 postseason.

St. Joseph Notre Dame High School Pilots Baseball
The St. Joseph Notre Dame High School Pilots (SJND) had a stellar 2014 season going 18-10 overall and 8-2 in the Tri-County Athletic League (TCAL) good for a tie for first place in the TCAL Rock League. 

Wilda Moore won the charm event for the month of June by posting a score of net 66 last Thursday, June 5. Moore beat out 33 other golfers to receive the charm. The event was played on the Earl Fry Course.

Moore competed in the third flight — with a handicap of 27 to 31. She won the flight with a sizeable lead. After Moore’s net 66, the next closest competitor was Jane Sullwold who shot a net 70. Bobbie Hoepner (net 71), Diane Hughes (net 73) and Shirley Lee (net 75) rounded out the top five in the flight.