Sports

St. Joseph Notre Dame alum Cooper Teare finished sixth in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) 10K championship race on Nov. 23, at the LaVerne Gibson Cross Country Course in Terra Haute, Ind.

Teare finished the race with a time of 30:49.2. He was less than 17 seconds behind winner senior Edwin Kurgat of Iowa State University who finished in 30:32.7. Teare was one of 253 participants in the race.

Teare, a junior at University of Oregon, led the Ducks to a ninth place team finish out of 31 teams. 

All six Alameda high school cross-country teams competed in the North Coast Section (NCS) Cross Country Championships Saturday, Nov. 23, at Hayward High School.

Women’s Competition
The Alameda High School (AHS) women’s cross-country team had the best out of the Alameda high school teams. The Hornets finished in second place in the Div. III competition out of 20 teams. Campolindo High of Moraga won the overall competition.

As the ball sailed through the uprights, and the clock struck zero, the Encinal Jets had done something they hadn’t done in nine years — secured a place in the North Coast Section championship. Senior John Brindley’s 17-yard field goal gave No. 1 seed Encinal an enthralling 24-21 win over No. 4 seed De Anza High of Richmond last Friday night at Willie Stargell Field in Alameda.

“I just zoned everything out, took my steps and kicked the ball,” Brindley said. “I kicked it. I just waited, and then I didn’t know how to react after. I just ran around.”

The Alameda High School (AHS) women’s cross country team won the West Alameda County Conference (WACC) Cross Country Championship meet Nov. 9 at Hayward High School.

The squad fought back competition from eight other schools to win the championship. They were led by four athletes that finished in the top nine out of 60 total participants. 

With six minutes remaining before halftime, the Encinal Jets found themselves down 8-0 to Fortuna High School (FHS) in the first round of the North Coast Section (NCS) Division V playoffs.

The Huskies had just finished an 11-minute, 13-play drive that was punctuated by a Daeden Taylor touchdown run. But the No. 1 seed Jets needed just 14 seconds to respond. Senior Micah Konapiliahi hauled in a 63-yard touchdown catch from senior quarterback David Romero-Reinholz to narrow the Huskies’ lead to 8-7.

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