More than 20 student-athletes from Alameda high schools and club teams competed in the 2019 North Coast Section championship swimming and diving meet held May 3 and 4 in Concord.  

The Alameda High School (AHS) women’s 200-yard relay medley team and Encinal High School (EHS) sophomore James Conable advanced to the final stage. The AHS women’s 200-yard relay medley team finished 15th out of 16 teams with a time of 1:40.66. The squad included sophomore Sofia Martin-Del Campo, senior Hazel Johnson, senior Ashley Hendrawan and sophomore Sophie Klube.

The three-day celebration downtown, Alameda’s Spring Festival Weekend, starts Friday with Rhythmix Cultural Works’ Love Our Island Art Walk, Radical Beauty, Part 8. The celebration of art and music takes place along Park Street and at Rhythmix, 2513 Blanding Ave., from 6 to 9 p.m. this Friday, May 10.

Students at Alameda Martial Arts on Harbor Bay Parkway surprised their instructor, Erik Lee, with a beach cleanup for his 53rd birthday April 22, the same day as Earth Day.

Coach Lee is known for giving “life lessons” and his students know how much he dislikes litter.

Alameda High School (AHS) graduate Keelan Doss signed with the hometown Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent Saturday, April 27.

Doss, who graduated from Alameda High in 2014, was expected to be picked by many football pundits in the middle rounds of the National Football League (NFL) draft, which took place April 25 to 27. However, the UC Davis graduate was not one of the 254 players selected in the seven-round draft.