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.
Annual fundraiser benefits athletics at Encinal High
The annual Encinal High School Athletic Boosters fundraiser is set for Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Albert H. DeWitt O’ Club, located at 641 West Red Line Ave. The event includes silent and live auctions with a no-host bar and a dinner including crab, salad and dessert.
The Encinal Jets have been eliminated from the North Coast Section (NCS) Div. III playoffs after a 28-0 loss to Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland last Saturday, Nov. 19, on the road.
The match up pitted the West Alameda County Conference (WACC) Shoreline League champion (Encinal) against the WACC Foothill League champion (Bishop O’Dowd). Encinal moved down to the Shoreline League from the Foothill League before the start of the season.
The Alameda Police Department (APD) is investigating an alleged sexual assault that took place during a men’s water polo match between Encinal and Berkeley high schools on Oct. 11 at the Encinal Swim Center on the school’s campus.
According to reports, a Berkeley student is accused of sexually assaulting a player on the Encinal team in the pool during the match. Alameda Unified School District spokeswoman Susan Davis said there were accusations from multiple Encinal students that a player from Berkeley was behaving inappropriately in the water.
Alameda Community Radio (ACR) and Encinal High School are teaming up to produce a new radio station in Alameda. KACR-LP, a low power radio station for Alameda listeners, will be on 96.1 FM starting later this fall.
Encinal High School (EHS) graduate Sherman Lee loves sports. Even better, he loves teaching sports. Lee graduated from EHS in 1957 and — along with his son Michael, EHS class of 1982 — is a member of the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
The elder Lee played football, track and basketball for Encinal. His son played on the school’s 1980 NCS championship football team. Michael then attended Santa Clara University on a baseball and football scholarship.
Many in the Alameda community were left confused last Tuesday, May 17, following the sudden death of an Encinal High School student.
Giovanni Pulido, 15, collapsed following Encinal High’s spring football conditioning drills on the Encinal campus. Pulido, who was a month away from completing his freshman year, was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead around 7 p.m. that evening.
The Kiwanis Club of Alameda recently announced that it has awarded $35,000 in scholarships to five high school students in Alameda. Kiwanis awarded the scholarships based on the students’ submitted applications, their community involvement, educational factors and financial need. Parents and teachers attended a luncheon held at the Elks Club to honor the recipients.
Pictured above, Cheryl Saxton, Kiwanis president, far left, and Jim Franz, Kiwanis past president, far right, flank the scholarship recipients.
The Alameda Sun received a copy of an email that Encinal Junior and Senior High School Principal Kirsten Zazo sent to parents warning of scavenger hunts “that could involve illegal activities.” Zazo stated in her email that high school students in both Oakland and Alameda were planning these hunts to “earn points for filming themselves performing a variety of dangerous and illegal activities in different locations in the East Bay.”
Zazo also stated that the students plan to post these videos to social media.