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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.

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Teare, a senior, beat out 200 other participants in the men’s Div. V race, while Marshall finished before 203 other cross-country athletes. 

 

The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) men’s basketball team capped off its 2015-2016 season with a 55-50 victory over St. Bernard of Playa del Rey in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Div. V. title game.

The Pilots won the back-and-forth tilt with a total team effort, including crucial made free throws from an unlikely source. SJND came out the gates firing from downtown. The Pilots scored 12 of its 14 first-quarter points off of four 3-pointers. The team would go on to make six 3-pointers. The Pilots held a slim 14-13 lead after the first quarter.

St. Joseph Notre Dame High School’s Pilots have done it again. For the fifth time in the school’s history, the men’s basketball team has been named state champions. Above, Temidayo Yussuf and Lamont Banks congratulate each other while other team members do the same.

 

Men’s Basketball
The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) men’s basketball team’s run toward a NorCal open division championship ended after a 67-61 loss to Archbishop Mitty of San Jose last Friday, March 10. 

The contest was a first round match up in the California Interscholastic Federation NorCal tournament between the three-seed Pilots and the six-seed Monarchs. The game was played at the Pilots’ home gym. 

 

The St. Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND) men’s basketball team went 1-1 in the 27th annual Island Classic last weekend played at the SJND Gym.

The team took part in games on Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3. In the first game, the Pilots drubbed Lincoln of San Francisco 73-33. The Pilots were never in any distress on their way to the 40-point win. However, the Pilots faced a much more potent opponent in the final against Modesto Christian. 

 

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 St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) baseball team continued its winning ways with a 12-2 victory over Salesian of Richmond.

The Pilots combined for 10 hits and were walked nine times. Two SJND players (juniors Vincent Republicano and Patrick Yajko) each had two hits in the contest. The Pilots scored in five of the seven innings on offense, including a 4-run fourth inning.

With the dust settled on the spring sports season, in which, the St. Joseph Notre Dame men’s team was crowned a state champion, the attention of the Alameda sports scene has now moved to the diamond.

All six Alameda high school baseball/softball teams are underway in their 2016 season. 

Baseball
The Alameda baseball team is picking up where they left off in 2015. The reigning West Alameda County Conference (WACC) Foothill League champions are 8-4 in the season so far including an impressive 3-0 showing at the Willie Stargell Easter Classic.

 

All six Alameda high school basketball teams are competing in the North Coast Section (NCS) playoffs in their respective divisions.

Men’s playoffs
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. 

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