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The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) women’s basketball team were crowned the inaugural North Coast Section (NCS) Open Division champions after defeating Cardinal Newman of Santa Rosa, 67-58, Friday, Feb. 28.

Two Alameda high school teams were crowned champions over the weekend.

Baseball

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 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) announced modifications to the California 2020-2021 athletic sports calendar due to the coronavirus pandemic on July 20.

Before the high school winter postseason was canceled, the St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) women’s basketball team played its final game of the season in the NorCal Open Division title game. The Pilots wound up on the losing end, 69-53, to their nemesis Archbishop Mitty of San Jose on March 10 at Miramonte High in Orinda. 

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.

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.

Women’s Competition
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.

With six minutes remaining before halftime, the Encinal Jets found themselves down 8-0 to Fortuna High School (FHS) in the first round of the North Coast Section (NCS) Division V playoffs.

The Huskies had just finished an 11-minute, 13-play drive that was punctuated by a Daeden Taylor touchdown run. But the No. 1 seed Jets needed just 14 seconds to respond. Senior Micah Konapiliahi hauled in a 63-yard touchdown catch from senior quarterback David Romero-Reinholz to narrow the Huskies’ lead to 8-7.

The Alameda High School (AHS) women’s golf team finished ninth at the North Coast Section (NCS) Div. I women’s golf tournament Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Lone Tree Golf & Event Center in Antioch.

The Hornets posted a 476 as a team. Twenty teams and several other individuals competed in the NCS tournament. 

Dougherty Valley High of San Ramon won the tournament with a 376. Carondelet High of Concord posted a 380 for second place and Foothill High of Pleasanton posted a 389. Only the top three teams advance to the NorCal Div. I tournament.

Encinal High School (EHS) senior Marion “Kobe” Allen will compete in the state long-jump competition after a qualifying performance at the North Coast Section (NCS) Track-and-Field Meet of Champions Saturday, May 18.

Allen traveled 23’.75” to earn second place in the long jump competition. His distance was a personal record. Twenty-five athletes participated in the competition.

“We are excited for Kobe (Marion),” EHS Athletic Director Kevin Gorham said. “This track team has really excelled this year, and we couldn’t be more proud than to see Kobe qualify.”

 

The soccer season for Alameda high school teams ended last month with teams’ bids at a North Coast Section (NCS) titles unsuccessful. 

Alameda High 
Alameda High School’s (AHS) women’s team lost to Livermore High, 5-0, in the first round of the NCS women’s Div. II playoffs on Feb. 13. The Hornets were heavy underdogs as the 16th seed, while the Cowboys were the first seed in the tournament. AHS finished the season 9-8-3 overall.  

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