Sports

The second week of the high school football season was kind  to Encinal High School (EHS), but not so kind to Alameda High School (AHS).

EHS earned another shutout victory, this time 58-0 to Analy of Sebastopol Friday, Aug. 30, at Willie Stargell Field. Last week, the Jets defeated Washington High School (WHS) of Fremont, 42-0.

The 106th Alameda City Tennis Tournament takes place starting tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 6, at Lower Washington and Krusi Parks’ tennis courts. The event continues through Sunday and may be extended to the following weekend if necessary. 

Locals will compete in men’s and women’s divisions, as well as doubles and mixed doubles. The event is also open to juniors, 14 to 18 years.

The Alameda Women’s Golf Club (AWGC) and the Alameda Senior Men’s Golf Club (ASMGC) played its annual joint tournament event on Aug. 29 on the Jack Clark Course. 

The tournament was played under a “best net two balls” format. Under this format each golfer in the team of four plays each hole. The best two scores on each hole are included in the team score, while the other two scores are discarded.

Alameda High School (AHS) alum Keelan Doss signed a contract on Sunday, Sept. 1, to join the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). 

Doss, 23, decided to join the club’s practice squad. Players on the practice squad do not play in actual games. They only participate in practice with their respective teams. Practice squad players can only be upgraded to the team’s active roster — players that participate in games — if the team releases a player or an active-roster player suffers a season-ending injury and is placed on injured reserve. 

The first week of the 2019 high school football season was a success for both Alameda and Encinal high school teams.

Encinal High
Encinal High School (EHS) put a thumping on the overmatched Washington High School (WHS) of Fremont football team in route to a 42-0 shutout victory on Aug. 23 on the road. The Jets outdid last year’s blowout of WHS when they beat the Huskies, 41-0, in the 2018 season opener.

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