Sports

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. 

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. 

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.

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