Dee Dee Appleton and Nora Solmoro tied to win the first Alameda Women’s Golf Club (AWGC) tournament of 2014 at the January Charm event on Jan. 2 on the Jack Clark Course. Solmoro and Appleton tied to shoot a net 67. Solmoro pulled off the trifecta by shooting the lowest gross score with 83, lowest putts with 30, and tying Appleton for lowest net and the charm with a net 67. The weather was chilly by tee time at 8:30 a.m., but the jackets came off by 9:30 a.m. and the day was very pleasant and sunny for the rest of the event.
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.
Alameda High School student Sulaiman Hameed accepted a college football scholarship to Washington State University (WSU) Monday, Jan. 6. The high school senior chose the Cougars over offers from Arizona State and UNLV.
“I felt like they (WSU) had my best interest at heart,” said Hameed who played cornerback, wide receiver and running back for the Hornets. “I felt they didn’t just look at me as just a football player, but as a student and as a person. I felt like this was the best school for me to go to where I can develop as an overall person.”