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. 

As 2019 comes to a close, it is time to look back at some of the Island City’s sports highlights of the last 12 months.

Part One

Dozens of jiu-jitsu enthusiasts congregated at Team Silva Martial Arts Academy to take part in a self-defense and jiu-jitsu seminar with the jiu-jitsu Red Belt Grand Master Carley Gracie.

The event took place Saturday, Dec. 7. Kids of all ages and seasoned Jiu-Jitsu martial artists learned from the well-renowned Grand Master. 

The high-school basketball season is well underway, and all six Alameda high-school teams are gearing up for a strong 2019-2020 season.

Alameda High School

Girls’ Competition

Members of the Alameda Gators swim team took part in the Oakland Undercurrent Meet Dec. 14 and 15 Laney College at 900 Fallon St. in Oakland. 

Alameda Gators member Sierra Miller finished third in the girls’ Div. B eight-and-under (8U) 25-yard freestyle meet with a time of 22.30. She also finished second in the Div. B 8U 50-yard backstroke, 25-yard butterfly, 50-yard butterfly and the 100-yard individual medley meets.