Alameda High School

Pitch Perfect at AHS

A laugh-out-loud musical will grace the stage at Alameda High School for three more days. Pitch Perfect: The Musical is based on the 2012 musical comedy film, Pitch Perfect, directed by Jason Moore and written by Kay Cannon. The sleeper hit grossed $115.4 million worldwide against a $17 million budget. The ensemble cast included Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins, Ben Platt and Rebel Wilson. The film spawned two sequels. 


Hate and bigotry have reared their ugly heads yet again in Alameda: the broken windows at Temple Israel and flyers with hate messages on Sherman Street have now been joined by a noose lying on the sidewalk near a fence at Alameda High School (AHS).


Alameda High School (AHS) will celebrate its first AHS Athletic Hall of Fame class with a ceremony at the Alameda Elks Lodge on June 10. The Athletic Hall of Fame will recall the accomplishments of athletes from the school’s 143 year history. 

The school will induct 10 athletes into its first Hall of Fame. The athletes chosen had storied athletic careers in high school, college and/or professionally. 

Dick Bartell spent 18 years in the major leagues. He was chosen as the National League shortstop in the very first All Star game in 1933. 


Alameda High School baseball coach Ken Arnerich was presented the 2017 North Coast Section (NCS) Honor Coach award Tuesday, May 9, for his outstanding accomplishments as a coach. 

Arnerich is a 14-year varsity baseball coach at Alameda High. He has taught baseball skills to and coached many outstanding players. His teams have always been competitive, with seven appearances in the semifinal and championship rounds of the NCS baseball tournament. 


Alameda High School joined with Encinal High School in a Key Club “Take Over” of the Kiwanis Club of Alameda’s April 5 meeting. Sixteen members of the two high school leadership clubs took over the podium from Kiwanis President Denise Gasti and announced that the students were now in charge. The students talked with the Kiwanians about their volunteer activities, community events and leadership training.


Bank of Marin has announced the names of 16 students from 12 local high schools whose photography is featured in the bank’s 2017 community calendar. This marks the seventh year that the bank has worked with photography teachers and students at North and East Bay high schools to select images for the calendar. 

Students submitted more than 150 images; judges at the bank made the final photo selections. They selected photographs from two Alameda students: Buzor Obiorah from Alameda High School and David Kresage from St. Joseph Notre Dame High School.


Alameda High School played host to several prominent professional wrestlers and their fans at the “Stars of Wrestling” (SofW) promotion last Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Hornet’s Nest gym. 

The raucous crowd of more than 300 people, many of them children, were entertained by several renowned athletes including former World Wrestling Entertainment wrestlers Ezekiel Jackson and Carlito Colon and mixed martial arts athlete Bobby Lashley. Other wrestlers on the card included Icebox, Tony “Fury” Hernandez, JR Kratos and the Boogieman.


Beginning Friday, Nov. 4, the Alameda High School (AHS) drama department will present a live-action rendition of the well-loved comedy, romance and action film, The Princess Bride at the AHS Frederick L. Chacon Little Theater. 

Performances will continue on Sunday, Nov. 6, and then the following weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10, 11 and 12. 

All performances begin at 7 p.m. except Nov. 6 which begins at 2 p.m. Megan Beaudreau directs. 


The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) will continue to serve free breakfast and lunch to all children and young adults 18 years and younger during summer vacation. The district will serve breakfast through tomorrow from 8 to 9 a.m. at Alameda High School, 2201 Central Ave., and Ruby Bridges Elementary School, 351 Jack London Ave. 

Breakfast will be served through Friday, Aug. 19, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at the Boys and Girls Club, 1900 Third St., and from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Alameda Point Collaborative (APC), 677 West Ranger Ave. 

The Alameda Hornets’ baseball team continued its winning ways with a 15-4 victory over the San Leandro Pirates last Friday, May 1.

You wouldn’t know from the final score, but the contest was a close game, at least through six innings. The Pirates managed to score two run in the bottom of the sixth inning to bring the score to a 4-4 tie entering the top half of the seventh and final inning. The Hornets were able to regroup from the letdown of giving up the lead to score 11 runs in the seventh inning. It was the Hornets biggest offensive output of the season.