The winter high schools sports’ season is in full swing and both men’s and women’s teams on the hardwood are putting together great seasons at the halfway point. Five of the six Alameda high school basketball teams have a winning records as of Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Encinal Jets Men’s Basketball

Sarah Valentine won the Alameda Women’s Golf Club’s (AWGC) third event of 2014 by shooting a net 68 at the Jack Clark Course last Thursday, Jan. 16.

Valentine played in the second of four flights — handicap of 22 to 27. She outplayed her competition in the flight by a wide margin. Pat O’ Hara was the closest to Valentine. O’ Hara shot a net 71 for second place. Claire Loud shot a net 74 for third place, while Juanita Solano and Madeline Sally both shot a net 75 to tie for fourth place in the flight.

While most of the country is saddled with snow during the winter, the Bay Area is experiencing weather beautiful enough to play a few rounds of golf. That is exactly what the Alameda Women’s Golf Club (AWGC) did last Thursday, Jan. 9 on the Earl Fry Golf Course.

Youth Basketball

Clinics Available

Alameda youngsters from kindergarten to third grade are invited to take part in Alameda Recreation and Park Department’s (ARPD) Junior Warriors Basketball Clinic this winter at the Alameda Point Gym.

The program will take place at the gym, 1101 West Redline Ave., every Saturday morning from Jan. 18 through March 1, except Feb. 15.

The 40th Annual National Elks Hoops-Shoot contest will be held tomorrow Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Alameda Point Gymnasium.
The program is open to both boys and girls, eight to 13 years of age. Each participant shoots 25 free throws, and the top three shooters in each age and gender group advance to the finals.