Unity Picnic aims to exert solidarity across racial barriers
Students at Encinal High School (EHS) announced during the school day last Monday that they would join the recent protests staged by sports professionals highlighting the inequality people of color confront daily in the United States. As school let out for the day, a large portion of the student body met in front of the school at the flagpole for a rendition of the national anthem.
St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) athletes Cooper Teare and Kiera Marshall swept the individual championships at the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Div. V state cross country meet last Saturday, Nov. 28.
The 5K, or 5,000-meter, course took runners through Woodward Park in Fresno. There were five races each in both the men’s and women’s divisions.
Teare, a senior, beat out 200 other participants in the men’s Div. V race, while Marshall finished before 203 other cross-country athletes.
Students in the Class of 2016 at Encinal High School (EHS) continued a student body tradition this year, just in a slightly different format. Since the mid-1990s graduating seniors at EHS have created tile mosaic murals with tiles designed seperately by each student. This year, around 88 percent of the student body voted to create a tile mural that presented a message from the entire class.
As senior Isaiah Smith crossed the goal line with eight minutes to play in the fourth quarter of the NCS D-V Championship Game it appeared that the Encinal Jets would eke out one final victory in an already magical season. Smith’s 68 yard scamper brought the score to 14-13, with Encinal only needing an extra point to tie the game.
The ongoing partner project between the Alameda Sun and Alameda Backyard Growers, Project Tree, now in its second phase, has continued to benefit Alameda residents interested in planting trees. The first phase in 2017 offered a limited variety of fruit or shade trees gratis. Phase two offered each Alameda resident who attended a tree-care workshop a coupon with a redemption value of $25 off the price of one tree at either of the town’s local nurseries.
Encinal High beat Alameda High 22-18 this weekend at the 2018 Island Bowl. This victory secured yet another win for the Jets, who have lost to the Hornets only twice in the past 10 years. The game, which took place at the Jets’ home of Willie Stargell Field last Friday, saw the two teams neck and neck with each other throughout its entirety.
Members of the Encinal High School DECA club are working to raise money so they can attend DECA’s “New York Experience” event in New York City this winter. The club is currently seeking donations of clothes, electronics, DVDs/CDs, furniture, bicycles, school supplies, toys, video games and jewelry to supply a yard sale set for Saturday, Sept. 22.
An Alameda resident suffered serious injuries Friday, March 23, after a tree fell on him in Washington Park.
The man was watching his daughter play in a varsity softball game for Encinal High School’s Jets at Lower Washington Park when a large pine tree fell on him, according to a city press release. First responders were on the scene to transport the unidentified victim. The parent was taken to a local hospital where he is in serious, but stable condition. He remained hospitalized as of Monday, March 26.
Encinal High School Jets cross country runner Shelby Nelson set a team record at the Lowell Invitational meet in Golden Gate Park last Saturday. She finished fourth in a heat of 171 runners, with a time of 17:55, beating the previous record set in 2009 by 24 seconds. Nelson, a junior, finished 10th overall. The race is the first and largest of the cross country season with more than 80 schools and almost 3,000 athletes participating.
The Encinal Jets moved to 2-0 after their 46-6 drubbing of American of Fremont last Friday, Sept. 1, on Stargell Field.
Senior quarterback Theori Oliver threw for three touchdowns. He also added a rushing touchdown in the game. Senior running back Abdul Holland rushed for 109 yards on just seven carries. He also rushed for three touchdowns. The Jets defense held American to under 150 total yards in the 40-point victory.