Sports

The North Coast Section (NCS) basketball playoffs are in full swing and five Alameda high school teams earned a shot to compete for a section title.

The Encinal Jets women’s basketball team finished off its 2013-2014 season with an 18-7 overall record and a 9-1 record in the West Alameda County Conference (WACC). The Lady Jets earned a number two seed in the NCS Division III playoffs and an opening round bye.

Dot Moody, Diane Hughes and Ruby Soo won a share of the Alameda Women Golf Club’s net tournament event last Thursday, Feb. 20 on the Jack Clark Course.

Moody, Hughes and Soo each shot net 69’s to earn the top distinction. Each of the three winners played in a different flight group.

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.

 

The Encinal Jets football team will be looking for a new head coach after coach Joe Tenorio decided to step down after eight years with the club Thursday, Feb. 13.

Tenorio cited a desire to be an on-campus coach as his reason for leaving the team.

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.

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