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.
The opening day of the annual Willie Stargell Easter tournament was a success for Alameda’s two public school baseball teams. Both Alameda and Encinal put together resounding wins in the tournament named after the National Baseball Hall of Famer and Alameda native.
Encinal beat Deer Valley 3-0 Saturday, April 1, on day one of the three-day tournament. The game was played at Stargell’s alma mater Encinal High School, the event’s host.
Each year the Rotary Club of Alameda confers scholarships to outstanding students who attend high schools in Alameda. Students attending Alameda High, Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), Encinal High, Island High and St. Joseph’s Notre Dame High schools are encouraged to apply.
The Diversity Committee at Alameda High School recently donated $700 to the Carol Ann Read Health Center. The gift was made possible through the sales of a special shirt. The donation will help survivors and people still suffering from breast cancer and by covering transportation and groceries for patients. The students want to extend their thanks to everyone who purchased a shirt and helped make this donation possible.
All four basketball teams from Alameda and Encinal high schools were eliminated from the postseason last week.
The Alameda men’s basketball team had its season come to a close after a 71-60 loss to Tamalpais High in the North Coast Section Div. II first round on Feb. 21. The Hornets’ season ended after amassing a 19-8 overall record including a 7-3 record in the West Alameda County Conference (WACC) Shoreline League. They finished second in the league.
Alameda Police Department (APD) place faculty and students at Alameda High School under a shelter-in-place order Tuesday, Feb. 21. The order came after the school received a bomb threat, according to Susan Davis, Alameda Unified School District senior manager of community affairs. Davis said the school received the threat via telephone.
“Teachers kept instructing,” said Davis. “Everyone did what they were supposed to do. Everyone was safe.”