The second half of 2018 had many impressive accomplishments in Alameda. Here is part two of the Sun’s look back at 2018’s athletic accomplishments on the Island.
John Williams won the Alameda Mayor’s Fourth of July 5K R.A.C.E. on July 4. He completed the race in 15:27. Jessie Stewart was the first woman to cross the finish line and 26th overall. Stewart finished with a time of 18:05. Former Mayor Trish Spencer finished the race with a time of 32:32.
The 2010 Under-nine Alameda Islanders Red boys’ soccer team earned second place in NorCal State Cup Premier division four tournament Dec. 4.
The team from Alameda made it to the championship match at Woodward Park in Manteca, but lost to Placer United 10B Gold team 4-3.
In the final match the Islanders were down 2-0 at halftime. In the second half they battled back behind goals from Dylan Garfinkle and Adam Nguyen to bring the score to a 2-2 tie at the end of regulation.
Alameda brothers, Kai and Aziz Zarehbin, finished third in the boys’ cadet doubles and team divisions at the International Table Tennis Federation’s Slovak Cadet Open in Slovakia, Hungary last month.
The three-day tournament took place from Nov. 2 to 4 in Senec, Slovakia. The Zarehbin brothers were two of the 156 participants from 23 different countries to compete in the tournament. The tournament had a boys’ and girls’ division.
The Alameda Soccer Club (ASC) Islanders 2006 Girls team won the Kick-or-Treat Tournament hosted by the Fremont Youth Soccer Club on Oct. 27 and 28.
The Islanders dominated their age group by going a perfect 4-0 in the tournament and allowing just one goal in the final 90 seconds of tournament play. On Oct. 27, the team defeated the Montclair Clippers 1-0 and the San Ramon Football Club 3-0. The next day they beat the Hayward Youth Soccer League 3-0 and the Albany-Berkeley Lightning Flash 2-1.