The Alameda High School Hornets will visit Encinal High School at Willie Stargell Field to face off against their cross-town rival Jets this Friday, Sept. 7, in the annual Island Bowl. The Hornets bring a 3-0 record into the game starting with an impressive 60-14 win over American High School of Fremont. The team then shut Berkeley High School out 16-0 and scored big against Pleasant Hill’s College Park High School, winning 52-14.
Alameda High alum Keelan Doss finished third for the Walter Payton Award given to the offensive player of the year in the college Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).
Doss, a wide receiver for the University of California Davis Aggies, finished behind quarterbacks Jeremiah Briscoe of Sam Houston State in Huntsville, Tex., and Chris Streveler of University of South Dakota. The award was handed out at the STATS FCS Banquet and Presentation on Jan. 5 in Frisco, Tex.
Alameda High student-athletes Annika Crvarich (left) and Bella Vick signed their letters of intent to join college sports programs at a signing day event last week. Crvarich will be part of the University of Southern California rowing team next fall. Vick will join the University of San Diego softball team. Crvarich is a member of the Oakland Strokes rowing team. She has been on the Strokes’ varsity women’s team since 2015. Vick is a standout member of the Hornet softball team. Last year, Vick posted 26 RBIs and 42 hits on a .583 batting average in just 20 games.
The Alameda women’s golf team continued its dominance in the league play with a victory over Arroyo and San Leandro Thursday, Sept. 7. It was the Hornets’ first victory of the season. They posted a 205, while Arroyo posted a 300 and San Leandro scored a 320. The team has not lost a league match in 10 years. The team from left to right: sophomores Ashley Heng and Alexis Quan, juniors Lauren Tan and Alexis Esguerra, and seniors Elizabeth Scholtes and Allyson Esguerra.
Football kicked off the beginning of the fall sports season last week, but most of the other fall sports are just about ready to get underway.
Majority of high school sports takes place in the fall. Water polo, women’s volleyball, tennis and cross country will take place before the end of 2016.
The Alameda High baseball team is putting together a stellar 2016 season on the diamond.
The Hornets had its five-game winning streak ended in a 3-1 loss to Castro Valley on Friday, April 22. But not before the Hornets beat five league opponents including Castro Valley 10-6 on Wednesday, April 20.
In the contest, Alameda gave up six runs in the top of the first inning. However, the Hornets rallied back with four runs in the bottom of the first and two more in the bottom of the second.
All six Alameda high school basketball teams are competing in the North Coast Section (NCS) playoffs in their respective divisions.
The Alameda men’s team (11-18) has been slotted in the 11th seed — out of 15 teams — in the Div. II playoffs. They faced six-seed Las Lomas of Walnut Creek on Feb. 23. The winner plays the winner of El Cerrito and Acalanes of Lafayette tomorrow.
The Alameda Hornets’ baseball team continued its winning ways with a 15-4 victory over the San Leandro Pirates last Friday, May 1.
You wouldn’t know from the final score, but the contest was a close game, at least through six innings. The Pirates managed to score two run in the bottom of the sixth inning to bring the score to a 4-4 tie entering the top half of the seventh and final inning. The Hornets were able to regroup from the letdown of giving up the lead to score 11 runs in the seventh inning. It was the Hornets biggest offensive output of the season.
The Alameda High baseball team made its way to 8-8-1 on the season by winning two of its last three games.
The Hornets split a home-and-home with Bishop O’ Dowd of Oakland last Wednesday and Thursday, April 16 and 17. The Dragons won game one, on the Dragons home field, in a 12-2 blowout. The Hornets scored its only two runs in the first inning on a two-run homerun by Trevor Greenley. But the Dragons tied the game in the second inning, scored two runs in the third and fourth and six runs in the sixth inning.