Track and Field Club Meets

Last year former Berkley High school track star Ralph Walker started a youth track club in Alameda. He named the club the Don Grant Alameda Point Youth Track Club for the late Encinal High School track and field coach Don Grant.

Sun Staff Reports

The Alameda Women’s Golf Club (AWGC) held a Halloween Guest Day event last Thursday, Oct. 30 that allowed female golfers throughout Alameda to participate in the haunting event.

In the guest-day format, each team is comprised of four golfers. Each of the four golfers play each hole, with the two best scores on the hole counting toward the overall score, while the other two scores are discarded.

Two Alamedans will participate in the "presenting the colors" ceremony at the San Francisco 49er home game this Sunday, Nov. 2.

Duane Blackwell and Chester R. Bartalini, Jr. will be two of the five presenters at the game at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara. They will present alongside George Rodgers, Ryan Renard and Don Marden. Rodgers, Renard and Marden will be the flag bearers, while Blackwell and Bartalini will be the lead and trail sentries, respectively.

Tai Chewpanich and Sarah Valentine tied for the win of Alameda Women’s Golf Club’s net tournament event last Thursday, Oct. 23 with matching net 68s.

Chewpanich played in the first flight — handicap of eight to 18. She beat out Jenny Bae and Stephanie Bellato who both shot a net 73 and Bernice Herzberg who scored a net 74 for fourth place in the flight. Sarah Valentine played in the second flight — handicap of 20 to 24. She was victorious in the flight over Debbie Adams who posted a net 74 and Fran Mori and Linda Ferrill who scored matching net 75s to tie for third place.

An Alameda Viper races through a pair of Piedmont defenders at last weekend’s Halloween Havoc Tournament. This was just one of some 120 games played for the title of champion. The competition drew more than 1,000 players and spectators to Alameda High School, The Boys & Girls Club and the Alameda Point Gymnasium.

Ninety Bay Area youth basketball teams, including the Alameda Vipers basketball club, took part in the third annual Halloween Havoc last weekend, Oct. 25 and 26.