Most people have a goal to travel around the world, but one Alameda resident wants to do so in a unique way. Alamedan Ken Pearce’s life goal is to run a marathon on all seven continents.
Pearce’s goal seems far-fetched until you realize that it is an expanded goal of one he’s already achieved. Pearce, a managing partner at Carriage Services, a leading provider of professional funeral and cemetery services that runs Greer Family Mortuary, ran in the Indianapolis Marathon in Nov. 2014, achieving his goal of running a marathon in every state in the United States.
The new year also bring a new sports season for Alameda high school teams and athletes. Teams have now moved on from volleyball, football and cross-country and switched to soccer and basketball. Here’s a look at the exploits of the men’s basketball programs so far in this young season.
Casey Chen, a freshman, won all four of her matches in one day without losing a set.
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Alameda high school teams and athletes continued to show prowess in their respective sports in the latter portion of 2014.
No Island City team displayed its dominance this year quite like the St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) men’s cross-country team. The team won its fourth straight North Coast Section (NCS) Division V title on Nov. 22 at the 3-mile Hayward High course.
Cooper Teare of Alameda placed second overall out 249 other runners in the 2014 Junior Olumpics cross-country meet in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Lady Hornets basketball wins Home Invitational
Alameda High School’s girls’ basketball team reigned supreme at the Lady Hornets Invitational. On Dec. 13, the team took home the winning trophy by beating the San Ramon Valley High Wolves 46-44 in an overtime championship-game matchup.