The Oakland Strokes Rowing Program put on a powerful performance to take a record-breaking 18 medals and advance a total of seven boats to the U.S. Rowing Junior National Championships. Most of the coaching staff and 30 of the Strokes’ high-school-age rowers hail from Alameda.

The varsity women’s team put on a commanding performance and earned a medal in every event they entered. This performance,combined with the success of the women’s novice team led to winning the Women’s Team Points Trophy by a convincing margin over cross-bay rivals Marin. 

Golf, baseball, football stars move on

Three students-athletes from Alameda High School (AHS) signed their college national letters of intent on national signing day April 11, at the school’s gymnasium.

Elizabeth Scholtes signed on to play golf at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The senior led her AHS women’s golf team to a West Alameda County Conference league title last October. Her team finished sixth at the North Coast Section (NCS) championships last fall. Scholtes also competes in Alameda Junior Golf Club tournaments during the summer.


The first round of the 88th Annual Fry Brothers Memorial Match Play Tournament took place Thursday, May 3, on the Earl Fry Course.


The fifth annual Alameda Bike Festival & Rodeo will take place Saturday, May 12, at Ruby Bridges Elementary School. The event will hold free pre-festival bicycle-education classes to teach children how to ride a bicycle and the importance of being active. The “family cycling” workshop will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at noon. The “learn to ride” class will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. The main festival will be held from noon to 4 p.m.

Alameda teens are invited to learn about a local sailing education program Sunday, May 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Sea Scout Ship Makai Open House. 

The Sea Scouts are an organization dedicated to teaching youth boating and seamanship skills, leadership and the traditions of sailing and the sea. The program includes instruction in power, sail and small boats (Zodiac, canoes and kayaks), navigation, weather and more.