Sports

The carefree summer days when you’d put on your team T-shirt and meet your pals in the park to play baseball are back. The Alameda T-Shirt League invites the public to its "First Pitch Benefit Party" on Thursday, March 20, at the Alameda Theater and Cineplex, 2311 Central Ave. VIP seating starts at 6 p.m.; doors open for general admission at 7 p.m.

Eight members of the Alameda Island Aquatics swim team were chosen to represent Pacific Swimming’s Zone 2 at the 2014 All-Star Developmental Meet, held last Sunday, March 2, at Burlingame High.

The North Coast Section (NCS) basketball playoffs are in full swing and five Alameda high school teams earned a shot to compete for a section title.

The Encinal Jets women’s basketball team finished off its 2013-2014 season with an 18-7 overall record and a 9-1 record in the West Alameda County Conference (WACC). The Lady Jets earned a number two seed in the NCS Division III playoffs and an opening round bye.

Dot Moody, Diane Hughes and Ruby Soo won a share of the Alameda Women Golf Club’s net tournament event last Thursday, Feb. 20 on the Jack Clark Course.

Moody, Hughes and Soo each shot net 69’s to earn the top distinction. Each of the three winners played in a different flight group.

The 2013-2014 high school winter soccer season came to a close last weekend after all three women’s teams were ousted from the North Coast Section (NCS) playoffs.

The Alameda HIgh women’s soccer team (14-7-3) earned a 12 seed, out of 16 teams, in the NCS Division I playoffs. The Hornets upset fifth seed Amador Valley of Pleasanton 3-1 in the first round on Feb. 19. The Hornets lost to fourth-seed College Park of Pleasant Hill on Saturday, Feb. 22, in the second round. The match was tied 1-1 at the end of overtime, but the Falcons ourshot the Hornets 5-3 in penalty kicks.

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