Lady golfers post 412, take first place

The Alameda High School women’s golf team won the West Alameda County Conference (WACC) golf tournament Monday, Oct. 15, at the Monarch Bay Golf Club in San Leandro.

The team posted a tournament-low 412 to win the league championship. Castro Valley High scored a 440 for second place, while Bishop O’Dowd shot a 471 for third place.

Chris Alibranti won the Alameda Women’s Golf Club October Charm by shooting a net 63 at the Charm event Oct. 4 on the Jack Clark Course.

Alibranti played in the third flight — handicap of 34 to 39. Sandi Kaney posted a net 67 for second place in the flight. Kay Park shot a net 71 for third place. Hazel Willacy shot a net 74 for fourth place, while Angie Vaccarezza posted a net 76 to round out the top five. Lynette Mladinich and Janet Rhee also competed in the third flight.


Alameda High School senior Adam Elaidy won the three-mile West Alameda County Conference Center Cross-Country Meet No. 3 last Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Hayward High. Elaidy conquered the three-mile race in 15:30.96. His performance led his Hornet team to the team win in the meet. The Hornets won with a sizable margin scoring 45 points to Berkeley High’s 63 — the team with the lowest score win. 

Encinal High School Jets
The Encinal High football team continued its dominant season with a 35-6 victory over league rival Berkeley High last Friday, Oct. 12, at Stargell Field.

The Jets jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Encinal junior running back Archie Cole started it off with a 20-yard touchdown run. Later in the quarter Jets quarterback David Romero-Rienholz hit senior receiver Landis Green for a 16-yard touchdown pass. 

The 2018-2019 swim season marks a new beginning for the long-running Alameda Gators Swim Team. The swim squad is merging with Alameda’s other prominent youth swim team the Alameda Island Aquatics.