The Alameda women’s golf team continued its dominance in the league play with a victory over Arroyo and San Leandro Thursday, Sept. 7. It was the Hornets’ first victory of the season. They posted a 205, while Arroyo posted a 300 and San Leandro scored a 320. The team has not lost a league match in 10 years. The team from left to right: sophomores Ashley Heng and Alexis Quan, juniors Lauren Tan and Alexis Esguerra, and seniors Elizabeth Scholtes and Allyson Esguerra.
Twenty four golfers of the Alameda Women’s Golf Club (AWGC) completed round one of the 86th Club Championship tournament last Thursday on the Earl Fry Course. Tai Chewpanich sprung out to the early lead after posting an overall 79 in the first round. She won the event last year.
Unlike most AWGC events, the gross score determines the winner of the championship. Jenny Bae is in second place with an overall 84. Chewpanich and Bae have a sizable lead over the rest of the field. Bernice Herzberg is in third place with an overall 94.
The Encinal women’s water polo team defeated El Capitan of Merced 10-7 last Saturday in their final game at the Rocklin Water Polo Tournament.
The Jets got three goals apiece from juniors Shelby Nelson and Hannah Arbios. Nelson also accumulated three assists in the match. Nelson and Arbios were efficient with their shot making. Nelson only needed five attempts for her three goals, while Arbios used just four attempts for her three goals.
The Alameda Junior Golf Club (AJGC) presented college scholarships to seven Alamedans for the 2017-2018 academic school year.
The scholarships were awarded to Anthony Davis (Chabot College), Thomas Flynn (University of Oregon), Michael Lee (UCLA), Emma McCarthy (St. Mary’s College), Eileen Rhatigan (University of San Diego), Corine Tan (UCLA) and Thomas Baumgartner (Sacramento State).
Last Friday, St. Joseph Notre Dame High School alumni and NBA standout, Jason Kidd, earned one of Cal’s high honors. The Golden Bears inducted Kidd into their Hall of Dame. His jersey, No. 5, has also been retired at UC Berkeley.
While Cal likes to present his time there as the beginning of his career, Alamedans know Kidd started leaving the competition way behind while playing for St. Joe’s Pilots here in town. With coach Frank LaPorte and his fellow Pilots, Kidd took two consecutive state championships in his high school career.