Tomorrow is the last day to apply for the 105th annual Alameda City Tennis Tournament. The event is the oldest continuous sporting event in the city. The tournament will be held the weekend of Friday, Sept. 7, through Sunday, Sept. 9. This year’s tournament will take place at the Fairfield Tennis Courts at Lower Washington Park, 740 Central Ave.

The entry fee is $35 for adult singles and $60 for adult doubles. Junior singles players will pay $25, while junior doubles teams pay $40. 

The Alameda Blaze girls’ 12-and-under softball team celebrated closing out its summer 2018 season with a first-place finish at the Watsonville Strawberry Jam last month. The Blaze defeated the Pleasanton Phantom 7-3 in the first game on July 21. They followed that with a 6-0 victory over the San Jose Twisters a few hours later in the Pool C round-robin tournament. The Phantom defeated the Twisters 18-0 in the other contest. The Blaze 10U team also went 2-0 with a 10-0 win over Mt. Dream of San Lorenzo and a 8-2 victory over the Seaside All-Stars of Oxnard. 


Registration for the East Bay Flag Football Alameda Conference fall season is now open to Alameda residents. The league offers three co-ed divisions: seven- to eight-year-olds, nine- to 10-year-olds and 11- to 12-year-olds. Players will play in the age group based on their age as of Aug. 1. Teams play in games of five-on-five. 


The Alameda Junior Golf Club season continued with another tournament event Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex.

Conor Neal won the boys’ 16- to 18-year-old division. Neal fought off tough competition to win. He shot a 72, while Nolan Floyd posted a 73 for second place and Harrod Tang shot a 76 to round out the top three.

Henry Lambert won the boys’ 14- to 15-year-old division with a 78. Tyler Thai shot an 80 for second place, while Cooper Gunn shot an 85 for third place.


The 2018 high school football season is picking up earlier than usual with both Alameda and Encinal high school teams beginning their seasons tomorrow. 

Encinal High 
The Jets (11-1 last year) will begin the season with a battle against Washington of Fremont at Stargell Field.