Alameda native Aziz Zarehbin brought home the gold at the 2018 USA Table Tennis National Tournament in Las Vegas. More than 600 athletes competed in more than 100 competitions at the event July 2 through 7.

Aziz, 12, won the minicadet boys’ national championship title for the second consecutive year. The event was open to boys born in 2005 or later. 


The Alameda Junior Golf Club continued its 2018 summer season with a tournament at the Chuck Corica Golf Club July 11.

Adrian Davis shot a stellar round to run away with the win in the boys’ 16- to 18-year-old division. He shot a 66 to win the competition. Nolan Floyd finished in second place with a 74. He was one stroke ahead of Kevin Thai who shot a 75. 

Henry Lambert won the boys’ 14- to 15-ear-old division with a 75. Lambert beat out Brice Chin and Cooper Gunning. Chin shot an 81 for second place, while Gunning posted an 86. 

Charles Scanlon won a handful of medals after a successful showing at the Special Olympic USA Games from July 1 to 6 in Seattle.

Scanlon, a 1995 Encinal High School (EHS) graduate, represented Team Northern California at the fourth Special Olympics USA Games. He competed in four swimming events at the games and medaled in three. 


Angie Vaccarezza won the Alameda Women’s Golf Club net tournament event with a net 87. This is one of the few tournaments that have been played on the Jack Clark South Course since it reopened.

Vaccarezza competed in the fifth flight among golfers with a handicap of 39 to 40. Bobbie Hoepner shot a net 72 for second place in the flight. Lynette Mladinich posted a net 77, while Vivian Kang shot a net 78 for fourth place.


Alameda native Cooper Teare represented the USA Track & Field (USATF) team at the International Association of Athletics Federation Under-20 Track-and-Field World Championships in Tampere, Finland, from July 10 to 15.