Alameda’s own Junior Meat, a middle-school Ultimate Frisbee team, won both the state championship and the “Spirit of the Game” award in the California State Ultimate Middle School Tournament held on May 17 and 18. While the championship is based on scoring, the Spirit of the Game award is earned from participating teams rating each other on fair play and good sportsmanship.
Eighty-year-old Porter Davis will be busy this Sunday doing something that people half his age wouldn’t even consider. He’ll be running the “Dipsea."
At 104 years old (24 years older than Davis), the Dipsea is the oldest trail race in America. On the second Sunday of June each year, the scenic 7.4-mile course from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach challenges runners with its stairs and steep trails.
The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) women’s softball team is tearing the through the North Coast Section Division V softball playoffs.
The Pilots entered the tournament as a five seed out of 13 teams. The Pilots defeated Urban of San Francisco 13-3 in the first round of the playoffs on Tuesday, May 20.
The Lady Pilots went 18 of 26 at the plate with freshman Gina Bonardi, sophomore Anekalia Crevani, freshman Lea Akima and infielder Eileen Rhatigan each totaling three hits. Rhatigan led the way with four RBIs.
Former Alameda High School sprinter (2010), Kellie Grigg, is the new 2014 NCAA Big West Conference Women’s 400 Meter Hurdle Champion. Grigg, a senior from the University of California at Davis, converted from sprints to hurdles just two years ago, and has steadily climbed the school’s hurdle rankings. Grigg (pictured at left) currently ranks fifth all-time in UC Davis’ 100-meter Hurdles and third all-time in the 400-meter hurdles.