Second-grader Candice Carroll is a natural on the slopes. She just took home a gold medal.

Candice Carroll, 7, a second grader at St. Joseph Elementary School won the gold medal in the Bronze Division for 6- and 7-year-old girls at this year’s NASTAR National Championships in Snowmass, Aspen, Colo. The annual event serves as a reunion for the top recreational racers in the country.

Shirley Lee won the Alameda Women’s Golf Club’s Ham Shoot competition with a score of 47 last Thursday, May 26, on the Earl Fry Course.

The Ham Shoot is a special tournament where no one knows who has won until all the scoring is done and the winner is announced.

After all the score cards are completed, three holes are drawn at random from the 18 that have just been played and the scores made by each individual on these three holes are discarded from her final gross score along with her handicap. The holes that were discarded were holes number two, eight and 14.

The Encinal High School softball team is off to a fast start to the 2015 season, evident by its 15-0 dismantling of Hayward last Friday, March 27, at Lower Washington Park.

The Jets made quick work of its West Alameda County Conference (WACC) rival the Farmers. The game was never in doubt from the first inning on. The Jets scored four runs in the first inning. They followed that up by tacking on six more runs in the bottom of the second inning. With a 10-0 lead, Encinal still kept the offense going with three runs in the third inning and two runs in the fourth.

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Parents Press Firecrackers vs Oakland Crocker Highlands Crockerdiles: In a great match up, the Firecrackers showcased a trio of power hitters in Katie McKean, Keona Hennings and Ellie Abe. On defense, Hennings and Claire Angell were a great team making several great plays at first.

The high school basketball season for Alameda high schools is officially complete as the remaining two teams were eliminated from the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) tournament last Tuesday, March 17.

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