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.
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.