SJND Pilots

 

Part One
The year is winding to a close so it is a good time to review the major feats acheived by Alameda student athletes in their respective sports over the first half of the year.

Basketball
As is often the case the St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) men’s basketball team was the premiere basketball team on the Island. The SJND Pilots once again were crowned state champions after they defeated St. Bernard of Playa del Rey 55-50 on March 24, in the California Interscholastic Federation Div. V title game. 

 

Just two sports are in action during the high school winter sports season between late November and late February. While basketball gets most of the attention, athletes on the soccer field brave freezing temperatures to perform on the pitch. The five Alameda high school soccer teams have gotten underway in their pursuits of soccer sectional title this season. This is the last week before their extended winter breaks. 

 

The 2016-2017 high school basketball season is in full swing and Alameda teams already picked up some impressive victories last week.

St. Joseph Notre Dame
St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) men’s team won the 29th annual Chris Vontoure Spartan Classic in Concord Saturday, Dec. 10.

 

The St. Joseph Notre Dame women’s tennis team lost to Head-Royce of Oakland 4-3 last Wednesday, Oct. 5, but the Pilots’ top three players continued their dominant play at the exhibition. 

Sophomore Azaria Hayes and seniors Aysha Hayes and Nicole Bermudez scored victories in straight sets in the team matchup. Azaria took down her opponent 6-1, 6-1; Aysha beat her opponent 6-3, 6-0; and Bermudez beat her challenger 6-0, 6-1. 

 

Alameda’s high schools’ cross country teams kicked off their 2016 seasons last weekend in two different invitational competitions.

 

Week two of the fall sports season saw some surprising outcomes for Alameda high school sports teams on the fields and courts.

Football
The Alameda High School football team came up short in its contest against Washington of Fremont. The Hornets did put up a much better fight than in their previous outing. The Hornets lost 14-8 last Friday, Sept. 2, at home. The loss moves them to 0-2 on the year.  

 

Members of the St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) cross-country team set up a Gofundme page to raise money for its summer training program. 
The Pilots are specifically raising funds to pay for the expenses of a trip out of town where they will train during the summer. 

 

The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) baseball and softball teams ended their 2016 seasons with North Coast Section (NCS) titles.

Baseball Team
The SJND baseball team defeated four opponents on its way to claiming the Div. V crown. 

After beating The Bay School of San Francisco (17-1) on May 24 and Head Royce of Oakland (11-2) on May 27, the Pilots ran into Stuart Hall of San Francisco on June 1 in the semifinals.

 

Five St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) track and field athletes qualified for the North Coast Section (NCS) Meet of Champions this weekend, May 27 and 28.

The five Pilots advanced to the NCS meet by performing well at the NCS Bay Shore Area track meet last Saturday, May 21, at Castro Valley High. 

 

The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) baseball team made quick work of the Swett Warriors in a 6-1 victory on Monday, May 9, on the road. The team from Crockett was no match for the Pilots’ offense and pitching duo. 

The Pilots needed just two innings to put away the Warriors. By the second inning the game was never in doubt. 

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