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.
The Alameda High School (AHS) men’s cross-country team won the 3.1-mile varsity competition at the first West Alameda County Conference (WACC) meet of the season on Sept. 19 at Garin Park in Hayward. The Hornets finished with a tournament-low score of 54 to beat out nine other teams including Encinal High School (EHS). The Hornets top five participants finished in the top 20. The Hornets were led by junior Emilio Cazares who finished second overall out of 81 other runners. He finished the race with a time of 17:48.36.
The Encinal High School (EHS) Jets football team used its defensive prowess to give previously unbeaten Skyline High (3-1) of Oakland its first loss on the season Friday, Sept. 20 at Stargell Field.
The Jets best offense in the non-conference bout was its defense. With its offense sputtering for much of the contest the Jets turned to its defense to put points on the board. The Jets forced five turnovers in the game. They returned three of those turnovers for touchdowns.
Stephanie Bellato is atop the leaderboard of the Alameda Women’s Golf Club’s 88th Club Championship after the second round Thursday, Sept. 19 on the Jack Clark Course.
Bellato posted an overall gross 86 in the second round. The Club Championship uses gross scoring, instead of net scoring, to determine the winner. Bellato shot an 83 in the first round to bring her total score to 169. She is five shots ahead of Tai Chewpanich who sits in second place. She posted an 84 in the first round on Sept. 12 and a 90 in the second round. Kari Vadnais is in third place with a 179 (87-92).