2014-2015 AHS Lady Hornet Water Polo Varsity Team, from left to right: Chloe Herrera, Maddy Lewis, Amy Liu, Elsie Judy, Amanda Chai, Lily Shiber, Alysa Chai, Nicole Lyckfors, Emily Beireis, Sidney Pang, Olivia Thomas and Julia Thompson.

Several Alameda high sports teams started their postseason stretches as the North Coast Section (NCS) playoffs got under way last week.

Lady Hornets Volleyball

Among the notable athletes who have set records this year at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND), Alyssa Gable (above) has made her mark on the basketball court.

Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND) women’s teams crushed the fall athletics season across a range of sports. SJND women’s golf, volleyball and cross-country all enjoyed strong Tri-County Athletic League (TCAL) season including several league titles.

The Alameda high school football season came to a close last Friday, Nov. 7, and it appears neither team is headed for the postseason.

Alameda Hornets

The Lady Hornets

The Alameda High School women’s water polo team won three straight matches last weekend, Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, to bring home the West Alameda County Conference (WACC) championship.

The Lady Hornets took down Hercules 26-4 in the quarterfinal on Oct. 30 and then defeated Bishop O’ Dowd of Oakland 14-5 in the semifinal on Halloween. The quarterfinal and semifinal were played at Contra Costa College in San Pablo.

Track and Field Club Meets

Last year former Berkley High school track star Ralph Walker started a youth track club in Alameda. He named the club the Don Grant Alameda Point Youth Track Club for the late Encinal High School track and field coach Don Grant.