Alameda High

The Alameda High men’s basketball team won its first NorCal regional title after a thrilling 76-66 overtime victory over St. Mary’s of Stockton at home last Saturday, March 17.

Alameda High alum Keelan Doss finished third for the Walter Payton Award given to the offensive player of the year in the college Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).

Doss, a wide receiver for the University of California Davis Aggies, finished behind quarterbacks Jeremiah Briscoe of Sam Houston State in Huntsville, Tex., and Chris Streveler of University of South Dakota. The award was handed out at the STATS FCS Banquet and Presentation on Jan. 5 in Frisco, Tex.

On Nov. 4, two students at Alameda High School, brothers Patrick and Andrew Nguyen, organized “Warmth in the Winter,” a music and dance benefit concert. The event, which took place at St. Philip Neri’s O’Brien Hall, included youth from across Alameda. Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer was there along with many other atendees. Donations, totaling more than $2,500, were used to purchase sleeping bags for the homeless in Alameda.

The high school basketball season is underway and all six Alameda teams are playing well on the hardwood.

School on site of Alameda High burned in one of city’s worst fires

In 1879, Alameda students started attending a new elementary school on Alameda Avenue near Oak Street. The members of the board of trustees who oversaw education in the city chose to name the school to remember one of their late colleagues Nathan Porter, a former board member who went on to serve in the State Senate. Porter had passed away on Jan. 7, 1878. 

Alameda High student-athletes Annika Crvarich (left) and Bella Vick signed their letters of intent to join college sports programs at a signing day event last week. Crvarich will be part of the University of Southern California rowing team next fall. Vick will join the University of San Diego softball team. Crvarich is a member of the Oakland Strokes rowing team. She has been on the Strokes’ varsity women’s team since 2015. Vick is a standout member of the Hornet softball team. Last year, Vick posted 26 RBIs and 42 hits on a .583 batting average in just 20 games.

 

 

The Alameda men’s water polo team’s quest for a North Coast Section (NCS) Div. II championship evaporated in the final after a 13-8 defeat to Marin Academy of Santa Rosa Saturday, Nov. 11.

The Hornets (25-5) trailed 8-5 at halftime. Alameda’s deficit widened in the third period. The Hornets were outscored 3-1 and trailed 11-6 heading into the final frame.

 

The Alameda High women’s golf team celebrate winning another West Alameda County Conference championship Monday, Oct. 16, at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex. From left: Ashley Heng (sophomore), Allyson Esguerra (senior), Elizabeth Scholtes (senior), Rob Friedrich (coach), Alexis Quan (sophomore), Lauren Tan (junior), Alexis Esguerra (junior). The team has won 11 straight league titles. 

 

 

The Alameda High women’s volleyball team is off to a great start to the 2017 season with the team holding an 11-1 record. 

After dropping their first match of the year 3-1 to Windsor on Sept. 6, Alameda has rolled off 11 straight victories. This includes going a perfect 5-0 to win the George Mark Volleyball Tournament on Sept. 16. The Hornets dropped just one set in the 11 sets they played. 

 

As the school year draws to a close, it’s time to look back at the way Alameda students shined. 

Two Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) high schools received medals in the recently releases  US News & World Report annual “Best High Schools” report. Alameda High School, ranked #618 in the country and #109 in the state, won a Silver Award. Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), an Early College High School where students take college classes instead of AP classes, won a Bronze Award. 

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