Sports

The Alameda Lacrosse Club Girls High School women’s varsity team won its fourth Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association championship in five years after defeating Elk Grove, 10-3, on May 19, at Patelco Fields in Pleasanton. 

Alameda Attack finished the regular season in first place with a record of 12-2 heading into the playoffs. They earned the top seed and a first-round bye. They beat the Napa Force in the second round, 11-1.

Two Encinal High School (EHS) senior athletes were honored with a collegiate signing ceremony at EHS’ annual sports award dinner on Wednesday, May 22. 

Alex Olaes and Shelby Nelson made their college choices known at the annual ceremony. Olaes will be attending Menlo College to play collegiate baseball, while Nelson signed to attend UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) and compete in cross country and track.

Tai Chewpanich and Jeanne Yip are atop the leaderboard with matching net 68s after round one of the 67th President’s Cup tournament Thursday, May 30, on the Jack Clark Course. The President’s Cup is a three-round tournament. The golfer with the lowest net score after all three rounds wins the tournament regardless of what flight they play in. 

Chewpanich competed in the first flight among golfers with a handicap of 14 to 22. Three of the top four golfers in the President’s Cup played in the first flight.

Alameda High School (AHS) graduate Maddy Lewis and her UC San Diego (UCSD) softball team were eliminated from the Div. II College Softball World Series Friday, May 24. The Tritons were knocked off by West Chester University, 7-6, in the tournament’s consolation game.

In the contest Lewis, a third baseman, went 1-for-2 at the plate and drove in a run while scoring twice herself. West Chester made an improbable comeback scoring four runs in the sixth and two runs in the seventh after trailing 5-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning. UCSD finished with a 37-17 overall record.

On May 15, outstanding Alameda eighth-graders from seven local schools received Hope of America awards from the Alameda Kiwanis Club. The students were nominated by their teachers and selected by Kiwanis for exceptional leadership, community spirit, character, academics and inspiration to their peers. From left to right, they are: Abhinav Peddada, Academy of Alameda; Nairobi Taylor, Academy of Alameda; Matthew Hildreth, Lincoln Middle School; Chelsea Wee, Wood Middle School; Jaden Smith, Bay Farm School; Mia Furuichi Fong, Encinal Junior High School; Mia Holley, St.

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