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.
The Alameda High School (AHS) women’s water polo team lost its chance at a section tournament crown in a 14-12 shootout against Tamalpais High of Mill Valley in the North Coast Section (NCS) Div. II championship Nov. 15.
The Hornets entered the contest at City College of San Francisco as the favorite. AHS were the first seed in the 13-team tournament. Tamalpais was the third seed.
The Encinal High School Jets football team will advance to the second round of the North Coast Section (NCS) Div. III playoffs after a 49-0 rout of Petaluma High Saturday, Nov. 3 at Stargell Field.
Even though the Jets and Trojans entered the tournament as the eighth and ninth seeds, respectively, Encinal overwhelmed Petaluma with its athletic talent.
The Jets’ offense took off before most people in attendance could get to their seats.
Both Encinal and Alameda high school football teams qualified for the North Coast Section (NCS) Div. III playoffs. The teams will compete in the first round of the playoffs this weekend.
The Jets were awarded the eighth seed out of 14 teams. They will take on Petaluma High Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Nail House. The Hornets were seeded 12th in the tournament. They will face fifth-seed Miramonte of Orinda Friday, Nov. 2.
The Alameda men’s basketball team advanced to the Div. II NorCal regional semifinals due to the strong play of guard Ryan Cibull.
Cibull led his fellow Hornets with 24 points in Alameda’s 73-63 victory over Los Gatos Saturday, March 10, in the NorCal Div. II quarterfinals at the Hornets’ Nest. The senior made six 3-pointers in the contest to lead the Hornets to victory.
With winter break over, Alameda athletes are also back to their respective sports teams. Though there has been rainy weather as of late it has not stopped Alameda soccer teams from competing on the pitch.
All Alameda soccer teams have gotten off to slow starts, but they will look to turn things around in the second half of the season.