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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.

 

St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) senior Cooper Teare finished in first place at the 43rd Annual Stanford Invitational’s men’s seeded competition last Saturday, Oct. 1, at Stanford Golf Course in Palo Alto.

The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) women’s basketball team defeated Arcata High, 90-47, to win the Div. IV North Coast Section (NCS) title Saturday, March 3, at Albany High.
SJND sophomore Malia Mastora scored a game-high 28 points to lead the Pilots over the Tigers. Mastora shot 12-for-17 from the field including 2-for-5 from the 3-point line. SJND also got strong efforts from sophomore Sophie Nilsson who scored 16 points, and junior Zhane Duckett who put up 11 points.

 

With winter break over, Alameda athletes are also back to their respective sports teams. Though there has been rainy weather as of late it has not stopped Alameda soccer teams from competing on the pitch.

All Alameda soccer teams have gotten off to slow starts, but they will look to turn things around in the second half of the season.

The second half of 2017 was also filled with athletic feats by Alamedans. Here are some of the athletic highlights from Alameda residents in the final half of the year.

July
Cielo Aguilar won the Mayor’s Fourth of July 5K Ralph Appezzato Charity Event. The 19-year-old finished with a time of 16:01. Mayor Trish Spencer completed the course in a time of 36:05.

There were plenty of athletic accomplishments by Alamedans in 2017. Here’s part one of a look back at the memorable sports moments in Alameda this past year. 
January 

The 44th Annual Elks Hoop Shoot City Finals were held on Friday, Jan. 6, in the Alameda Point Gym. Winners at the event included Gaby Cuellas (girls’ eight- to nine-year-old division) and Matthew Garcia (boys’ eight-to nine-year-old division). 

 

The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) and Alameda High School cross-country teams competed at the Clovis Invitational last Saturday, at Woodward Park in Fresno.

SJND
The SJND men’s team finished 11th out of 32 teams in the small school division. SJND sophomore Zavier Annis was the first Pilot to cross the finish line in the 5,000-meter race. He completed the trek in 16:27.9, good for 17th place out of 219 participants. Fellow Pilot sophomore Dominic Padre was the second to cross. He finished with a time of 16:45.7, which put him at 28th place.

 

The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) Pilots baseball team took down Valley Christian of Dublin 10-0 in an in-league contest Thursday, May 4, at the college of Alameda baseball field. 

The contest lasted just four-and-a-half innings as the Pilots held a double-digit lead after the fifth inning. The Pilots started the contest with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. The score remained 2-0 until the bottom of the fourth inning. In the bottom frame the Pilots bombarded the Vikings with eight runs. 

 

Three Alameda schools have teams contending for sectional titles

The North Coast Section (NCS) selection committee revealed the sectional basketball playoffs brackets last week and Alameda high school teams qualified for the playoffs. 

 

The playoffs for the winter sports season is rapidly approaching, so it’s time for an update on the performances of Alameda athletes heading into February.

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