The North Coast Section (NCS) softball and baseball playoffs begin this week with heavy Alameda high school representation.

An Island City clash took place in the first round of the NCS Div. III softball tournament when Encinal High School (EHS) faced St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) yesterday at Leydecker Park. The game took place after Alameda Sun press time.

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 and Encinal high- schools’ track-and-field athletes competed in the West Alameda County Conference (WACC) championship met Thursday, May 2, and Saturday, May 4, at Hayward High.

Women’s events
Alameda High School (AHS) senior Lauren Lum won the women’s overall 1,600- and 3,200-meter races. She won the women’s overall 1,600-meter meet with a time of 5:08.75. It was her best 1,600-meter time in the 2019 season. Lum won the 3,200-meter meet with a time of 11:17.52. It was also her best 3,200-meter time this season. 

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.