Sports

The three-day celebration downtown, Alameda’s Spring Festival Weekend, starts Friday with Rhythmix Cultural Works’ Love Our Island Art Walk, Radical Beauty, Part 8. The celebration of art and music takes place along Park Street and at Rhythmix, 2513 Blanding Ave., from 6 to 9 p.m. this Friday, May 10.

Students at Alameda Martial Arts on Harbor Bay Parkway surprised their instructor, Erik Lee, with a beach cleanup for his 53rd birthday April 22, the same day as Earth Day.

Coach Lee is known for giving “life lessons” and his students know how much he dislikes litter.

Alameda and Encinal high- schools’ track-and-field athletes competed in the West Alameda County Conference (WACC) championship met Thursday, May 2, and Saturday, May 4, at Hayward High.

Women’s events
Alameda High School (AHS) senior Lauren Lum won the women’s overall 1,600- and 3,200-meter races. She won the women’s overall 1,600-meter meet with a time of 5:08.75. It was her best 1,600-meter time in the 2019 season. Lum won the 3,200-meter meet with a time of 11:17.52. It was also her best 3,200-meter time this season. 

Alameda High School (AHS) graduate Keelan Doss signed with the hometown Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent Saturday, April 27.

Doss, who graduated from Alameda High in 2014, was expected to be picked by many football pundits in the middle rounds of the National Football League (NFL) draft, which took place April 25 to 27. However, the UC Davis graduate was not one of the 254 players selected in the seven-round draft. 

The Alameda High School (AHS) softball team defeated the Encinal High School (EHS) team, 13-7, in a high scoring match Monday, April 29, at Lower Washington Park.

The Jets got the scoring started with four runs in the bottom of the first inning. The Hornets quickly responded with two runs in the top of the second and six more in the third inning. The Jets made a rally with a three-run fourth inning to close the deficit to 8-7, but the Hornets thwarted the Jets’ comeback attempt with a five-run sixth inning to put the contest out of reach.

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