Sports

Alameda native James Hahn played his first Professional Golf Association (PGA) tournament of the year at the Sony Open Jan. 9 to 12. Hahn, 38, competed with more than 150 other PGA golfers in the tournament played at the Wai’alae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii. Hahn did not make the cut and bowed out of the tournament on Friday, Jan. 10. 

Hahn looked like a lock to make the one-over-par 71 cut after shooting a one-under-par 69 in the first round. However, he shot a five-over 75 in the second round to finish with a four-over 144 after two rounds of play. 

Valor Games Far West, held annually at Alameda’s Coast Guard Island, provides a venue for more than 100 injured, ill and wounded veterans from the Western U.S. to compete in various sports. Now in its seventh year, the games will take place June 11 through 14. Veteran athletes will participate in archery, biathlon, cycling, discus, shot put, power lifting and indoor rowing.

The 47th annual Alameda Elks Hoop Shoots Alameda City Finals takes place tomorrow at the Alameda Point Gymnasium at 1101 West Red Line Ave.

The winners in each division will go on to represent the City of Alameda and the Alameda Elks at the District Shoot-Off in late January.

The Elks Hoop Shoot Competition started on Oct. 14, and ended on Dec. 13, 2019, at parks throughout the city. This free competition was held at the following sites during program hours: Bayport, Franklin, Leydecker, Lincoln, Longfellow, Tillman and Washington parks along with the Alameda Point Gym. 

Players selected to compete in Paradise Bowl in Hawaii

Four members of the Encinal High School (EHS) football team took part in the second annual Junior Prep Sports (JPS) Northern California Patriot Bowl Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at Diablo Valley College in Concord.

Jet wide receiver Micah Puahl-Nieto and punter/kicker John Brindles played on Team Liberty, while linebacker Jezaiah Naigulevu and offensive/defensive lineman Kauakahi Kahuanui played for Team Freedom. Teams were picked at random.

Dozens of Raiders fans congregated outside of the Raiders’ Alameda complex Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, to say goodbye to the Raiders players one last time before the team moves to Las Vegas. 
The Raiders were officially eliminated from the NFL playoffs after a 16-15 loss to the Denver Broncos in the regular season finale on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. The Raiders finished with a 7-9 regular season record. 

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