The first week of the 2019 high school football season was a success for both Alameda and Encinal high school teams.
Encinal High School (EHS) put a thumping on the overmatched Washington High School (WHS) of Fremont football team in route to a 42-0 shutout victory on Aug. 23 on the road. The Jets outdid last year’s blowout of WHS when they beat the Huskies, 41-0, in the 2018 season opener.
Louise Eilhardt won the Alameda Women’s Golf Club net tournament event with a net 68 on Aug. 22 on the Jack Clark Course.
Eilhardt competed in the third flight among golfers with a handicap of 30 to 35. Chris Alibrandi and Jane Sullwold tied for second in the flight with matching net 71s. Sandi Kaney shot a net 72 for fourth place. Barbara Barton posted a net 73 for fifth place in the third flight.
Alameda Junior Golf Club alum Josh McCarthy won the 116th Northern California Golf Association (NCGA) Amateur Match Play Championship after defeating runner-up Toby Briggs, 7-and-5, in the 36-hole finale on Aug. 16. It was the first NCGA title for the Danville native.
The tournament was played at the Spyglass Hill Golf Course in Pebble Beach.
Registration for the East Bay Flag Football (EBFF) Alameda Conference fall season is now open to Alameda residents. EBFF is a fun-filled game of 5-on-5 flag football where every player is eligible to receive the ball. There is no contact and no blocking.
The league offers two co-ed divisions: nine- to 10-year-olds and 11- to 12-year-olds. Players will compete in the age group based on their ages as of Aug. 1. There will be boys only divisions for five- to six-year-olds and 13- to 15-year-olds. Those contests will be played in Oakland.
The Encinal and Alameda high school football teams will kickoff their 2019 seasons this weekend. Both teams have high expections after stellar seasons last year.
Alameda High School (AHS) went 8-3 overall and 4-1 in the West Alameda County Conference (WACC) Shoreline League last season. They finished in a three-way tie for the division crown with Hayward High School and Tennyson High of Hayward.