Sixth months ago the Alameda Unified School District explored the possibility of combining the Island’s two public high schools. Last Friday’s rivalry between Alameda and Encinal high schools reminded the community that the Island Bowl is a tradition worth keeping.
The 65th Island Bowl wasn’t as close as last year’s matchup, but there were still fireworks between the Hornets and the Jets. When the dust settled, the Jets trotted off with a 42-0 victory and bragging rights for yet another year.
Two Alameda high school teams were crowned champions over the weekend.
The Alameda High (AHS) baseball team won the North Coast Section (NCS) Div. II championship with a 4-3 victory over Maria Carrillo of Santa Rosa Saturday, June 2, at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill.
On Friday, April 3, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) announced the cancellation of the 2020 high school sports spring season.
The cancellation was due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has canceled or postponed sporting events around the world. The announcement means the end of the 2020 baseball, softball, men’s golf, men’s tennis, men’s volleyball, swimming and track-and-field seasons for Alameda high school teams.
All six Alameda high school cross-country teams competed in the North Coast Section (NCS) Cross Country Championships Saturday, Nov. 23, at Hayward High School.
The Alameda High School (AHS) women’s cross-country team had the best out of the Alameda high school teams. The Hornets finished in second place in the Div. III competition out of 20 teams. Campolindo High of Moraga won the overall competition.
Alameda High School Hornets
The Alameda High School (AHS) women’s volleyball team advanced to the North Coast Section (NCS) Div. II semifinals after a victory over Benicia High School Saturday, Nov. 2, at home.
The Hornets defeated the Panthers, 3-1 (25-21, 29-27, 15-25, 25-19), in the NCS quarterfinal match. The team took on Carondelet in the semifinal on Wednesday, Nov. 6.
The Hornets entered the tournament as the No. 3 seed out of 16 teams. They defeated El Cerrito, 3-0 (25-12, 25-21, 25-23), in the first round on Oct. 30.
The Alameda High School (AHS) men’s cross-country team won the 3.1-mile varsity competition at the first West Alameda County Conference (WACC) meet of the season on Sept. 19 at Garin Park in Hayward. The Hornets finished with a tournament-low score of 54 to beat out nine other teams including Encinal High School (EHS). The Hornets top five participants finished in the top 20. The Hornets were led by junior Emilio Cazares who finished second overall out of 81 other runners. He finished the race with a time of 17:48.36.
The first week of the 2019 high school football season was a success for both Alameda and Encinal high school teams.
Encinal High School (EHS) put a thumping on the overmatched Washington High School (WHS) of Fremont football team in route to a 42-0 shutout victory on Aug. 23 on the road. The Jets outdid last year’s blowout of WHS when they beat the Huskies, 41-0, in the 2018 season opener.