The 2013-2014 high school winter soccer season came to a close last weekend after all three women’s teams were ousted from the North Coast Section (NCS) playoffs.
The Alameda HIgh women’s soccer team (14-7-3) earned a 12 seed, out of 16 teams, in the NCS Division I playoffs. The Hornets upset fifth seed Amador Valley of Pleasanton 3-1 in the first round on Feb. 19. The Hornets lost to fourth-seed College Park of Pleasant Hill on Saturday, Feb. 22, in the second round. The match was tied 1-1 at the end of overtime, but the Falcons ourshot the Hornets 5-3 in penalty kicks.
Alameda resident and Bishop O’ Dowd student Andrew Melendez signed his letter of intent Wednesday, Feb. 5 to become a member of the Santa Clara University cross-country team next fall.
Melendez was a member of the Bishop O’ Dowd cross-country team. Melendez finished in 30th place at the California Intercollegiate Federation Div. III cross-country championships at Woodward Park in Fresno with a time of 16:04 on Nov. 30, 2013.
The senior led the Dragons to a ninth place finish in the Div. III 5k race.
With the extreme drought conditions taking hold in California, the City of Alameda is doing its part to reach the 20 percent reductions in water use requested by the Governor. All Alameda parks will be watered 20 percent less. This may result in green grass turning brown. Submit questions online at the city website or call the Parks Maintenance Line at 747-7572.