The 29th Jiu Jitzu by the Bay tournament took place at the Alameda High School main gym Sunday, Sept. 29.

Members of Team Silva Jiu-Jitzu Academy participated in the event. Nam Nguyen from Oakland won a gold medal and Jonathan De Leon also won a gold medal. Another Alamedan, Lucio Amaral, won multiple medals in the event.

The Alameda High School (AHS) football team lost 21-14 to Tennyson High of Hayward Friday, Oct. 4 at Thompson Field. 

It was the second time in as many games the Hornets lost a one-possession game. AHS lost to Kennedy High of Fremont 15-14 on Sept. 21. 

It was the first Shoreline League loss of the year for the Hornets. The Hornets dropped to 1-5 overall and 1-1 in league play. They will take on Hayward High tomorrow on the road.


Stephanie Bellato easily beat the field to win the Alameda Women’s Golf Club’s 88th Club Championship Sept. 26 on the Jack Clark Course.

This is Bellato’s fourth Club Championship victory. She previously won the tournament in 2009, 2013 and 2015.

The fourth annual Alameda Bike for the Parks (AB4P) event took place Saturday, Sept. 28. This year’s event exceeded last year’s ride total with more than 600 local cyclists participating to raise money for Alameda parks.  

There were two ride options: an eight-mile kid’s ride and the 25-mile route around the perimeter of the city. Registration for the event began at 8 a.m. at Washington Park, 740 Central Ave. Both rides began at 9 a.m. and an after party was held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Alameda High School (AHS) once again has a marching band. AHS has not had a marching band since the early 1990s. The AHS Marching Band “The Sting” performed its first halftime show at the AHS Hornets football team home opener on Sept. 6. They also performed at the Island Bowl on Sept. 13, both at Thompson Field.  

How did this new marching band come to be? Back in the fall of 2016, parents Sue and Glenn Yajko attended AHS home football games and left very sad there was no band or any music to cheer on the Alameda Hornets.