The 47th annual Elks Hoop Shoots Alameda city finals contest was held Friday, Jan. 10, at the Alameda Point Gym. The hoop shoots contest consists of a free -throw shooting competition where each contestant has 25 opportunities to shoot a basketball into the hoop. The contestants that participated in the city finals must live in Alameda or attend an Alameda school. The participants also had to qualify by winning the initial round tournament played at various parks throughout the city.
Alameda’s Flaming Skulls Over-40 soccer team recently won Bladium’s Soccer C League’s championship. The league plays every Thursday night. The playoffs ended with the Flaming Skulls winning the championship game, bettering their opponent on penalty kicks at the end of the match.
The Alameda Theatre & Cineplex will be showing a live simulcast of the National Football Conference (NFC) Championship game this Sunday, Jan. 19. The game will pit the San Francisco 49ers against the Green Bay Packers.
The doors open at 2:30 p.m. with the game beginning at 3:45 p.m. Tickets cost $6. Some reserved seating is still available. The game will be shown in the complex’s Historic Theatre.
The San Francisco 49ers are the heavy favorite to win the game. This is the first NFC Championship game for the 49ers in their new stadium, Levi Stadium, in Santa Clara.
This year Encinal Junior and Senior High School (EHS) will be one of the schools to receive funds raised by cyclists in the Ride 4 A Reason (R4R) bicycle ride event set for Saturday, April 25.
Hundreds of bicyclists from Northern California will ride from Oakland to Sacramento. The ride brings awareness to underfunded schools in California, specifically the schools in Alameda County, according to R4R’s website.