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.”
The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) women’s cross country team won the North Coast Section (NCS) Div. V title for the second year in a row last Saturday, Nov. 19, at Hayward High.
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The Pilots were paced by senior Kiera Marshall who finished first in the individual race out of 166 participants. Marshall completed the three-mile course at Hayward High in 17:08.40. Marshall had the third fastest time out of the 603 female participants who competed in the five division meets.
The Alameda High women’s golf team sports an unblemished 8-0 record on the season.
In its most recent contest, the Hornets took down San Leandro 179-256. With the nine holes being a total of par 30, Elizabeth Scholtes and Lauren Tan led the way with matching two-over pars. Alexis and Allyson Esguerra both played in the same group and shot one stroke from one another.