North Coast Section

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 Alameda high school baseball/softball season has ended with all of the teams coming up short of their ultimate goal of winning a North Coast Section (NCS) title. 

Baseball
The Alameda High School (AHS) baseball team entered the NCS Div. II playoffs as the No. 11 seed. They upset the No. 6 seed Sir Francis Drake of San Anselmo 8-4 on May 15. Five days later they defeated Windsor High School 14-4. The Hornets’ run at a NCS title ended with a 10-0 loss to Benicia High School on May 24. The Hornets finished with a 17-10 overall record.

 

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.  

 

Just two Alameda high school basketball teams survived the first week of the North Coast Section (NCS) playoffs last week.

St. Joseph Notre Dame
The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) women’s basketball team continued its domination of opponents in the first week of the NCS Div. III women’s basketball tournament. The third-seed Pilots won their first two contests by a combined score of 161-44. 

 

Maybe it was rust from the long layoff. Or maybe it was going up against the first seed in the North Coast Section (NCS) Div. III playoffs. Either way the Encinal High football team was out matched in its 56-21 NCS quarterfinal game defeat to Cardinal Newman of Santa Rosa Saturday, Nov. 24.

The Jets entered the road contest as the underdog and it showed. From the outset the eighth-seeded Jets were unable to keep up with the high scoring capabilities of the Cardinals.

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. 

 

Several Alameda high school athletes had great performances at the North Coast Section (NCS) Meet of Champions last weekend at UC Berkeley.

 

St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) women’s tennis sister duo Aysha and Azaria Hayes won the North Coast Section (NCS) Div. II women’s doubles championship in a three-set match last Wednesday, Nov. 16.

The siblings defeated Sophia Landes and Hanna Marcus of Piedmont in the final at the Harbor Bay Club. After dominating the first set 6-1, Aysha, a senior, and Azaria, a sophomore, dropped the second set 3-6. However, the SJND duo rebounded in the third set with a resounding 6-0 set to win the title. 

 

Encinal advances, Alameda eliminated

After one week of play in the North Coast Section (NCS) playoffs one Alameda high school team is still alive, while the other had its season ended.

Encinal (9-2) continued its dominant season with a 47-6 smashing of Petaluma last Friday, Nov. 11, at Stargell Field. The Jets entered the contest as the favorite and lived up to expectations. 

The game was never in any doubt between Encinal, the seven seed, and Petaluma, the 10 seed.

 

Women finish first, men second

The St. Joseph Notre Dame women’s cross country team took home the Bay Cities League East regional championship, while the men’s team finished in second place on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland. Pilots’ seniors Kiera Marshall and Cooper Teare each won their league championship individual races. 

The teams will take part in the North Coast Section Championships this Saturday, Nov. 19, in Hayward.

 

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