Encinal junior Shelby Nelson finished ninth in the men’s and women’s 3,200-meter race at the San Leandro Invitational track meet on March 17 at Burrell Field. 

Both men and women faced off in the 3,200-meter race at the event. Nelson finished with a time of 11:26.97. James Logan High of Union City sophomore Joseph Moran won the meet with a time of 10:35.11. The top eight finishers were all male. Nelson was the first woman to cross the finish line. Balboa High of San Francisco’s Hailey Bucholz was the second woman to cross the finish line with a time of 12:37.56. 


Three golfers earned a share of the March charm after the Alameda Women’s Golf Club charm event ended in a three-way tie.

Louise Eilhardt, Claire Loud and Maggie Lindquist each shot a net 68 for a share of the March charm. Loud and Lindquist both competed in the first flight among golfers with a handicap of 11 to 24. Lindquist shot the lowest gross score of the event with an overall 86. Stephanie Bellato finished third in the first flight with a net 75. Bernice Herzberg and Kathy Nakagura tied for fourth place in the flight with net 78s.


Alameda Community Learning Center students Kai and Aziz Zarehbin traveled to Orebro, Sweden, last month to take part in the 2018 Swedish Open Table Tennis tournament.

Kai, 14, competed in the junior (18-and-under) and cadet (15-and-under) boys’ divisions, while Aziz, 12, competed in the cadet and mini cadet (13-and-under) boys’ divisions. 

Kai lost to Finn Vetvik of Norway in the first round of the junior division and to Felix Kohler of Germany in the first round of the cadet division. 

The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) women’s basketball team defeated Arcata High, 90-47, to win the Div. IV North Coast Section (NCS) title Saturday, March 3, at Albany High.
SJND sophomore Malia Mastora scored a game-high 28 points to lead the Pilots over the Tigers. Mastora shot 12-for-17 from the field including 2-for-5 from the 3-point line. SJND also got strong efforts from sophomore Sophie Nilsson who scored 16 points, and junior Zhane Duckett who put up 11 points.