The 2010 Under-nine Alameda Islanders Red boys’ soccer team earned second place in NorCal State Cup Premier division four tournament Dec. 4.

The team from Alameda made it to the championship match at Woodward Park in Manteca, but lost to Placer United 10B Gold team 4-3. 

In the final match the Islanders were down 2-0 at halftime. In the second half they battled back behind goals from Dylan Garfinkle and Adam Nguyen to bring the score to a 2-2 tie at the end of regulation. 

Alameda brothers, Kai and Aziz Zarehbin, finished third in the boys’ cadet doubles and team divisions at the International Table Tennis Federation’s Slovak Cadet Open in Slovakia, Hungary last month.

The three-day tournament took place from Nov. 2 to 4 in Senec, Slovakia. The Zarehbin brothers were two of the 156 participants from 23 different countries to compete in the tournament. The tournament had a boys’ and girls’ division.

The Alameda Soccer Club (ASC) Islanders 2006 Girls team won the Kick-or-Treat Tournament hosted by the Fremont Youth Soccer Club on Oct. 27 and 28. 

The Islanders dominated their age group by going a perfect 4-0 in the tournament and allowing just one goal in the final 90 seconds of tournament play. On Oct. 27, the team defeated the Montclair Clippers 1-0 and the San Ramon Football Club 3-0. The next day they beat the Hayward Youth Soccer League 3-0 and the Albany-Berkeley Lightning Flash 2-1.

Alameda Black Belt wins again

Alameda native Sergio Silva won his third professional jiu-jitsu fight at the Fight to Win 94 event on Nov. 17 at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond.

Turkey-shoot Thanksgiving Tourney named for Arnerich

The Alameda Women’s Golf Club played its last tournament of 2018 on Nov. 15 on the Jack Clark Course. The Norma Arnerich Thanksgiving Tournament was a “turkey-shoot” style tournament played in honor of Norma Arnerich who passed away in April of this year.