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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.

 

 

On Oct. 15, alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff and students of St. Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND) gathered at the Claremont Country Club in Oakland for an evening of dining, dancing and giving. 

The second annual event drew 160 donors. All together, the event raised $81,000, up from $64,000 last year. The funds will go to deserving young students who may not otherwise be able to afford an education at the private Alameda Catholic school.

 

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. 

 

A St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) track-and-field athlete completed an impressive 2015-2016 season with a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) title in the men’s 3,200-meter race, last Saturday, June 4.

 

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.

 

At the Alameda Elks Lodge No. 1015 monthly facility breakfast Sunday, May 8, the Elks will honor the state champion Pilots' basketball team from St. Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND). The Pilots took the Division V title for the sixth time in school history on March 24 (“SJND Pilots Take State Championship Title” March 31).

The Elks will also honor champion SJND basketball coach Don Lippi who led the Pilots to his 800th career win this season. According to local sources, Lippi is one of just four coaches in California history to record that many victories.

 

 

St. Joseph Notre Dame junior Cooper Teare won the 3200-meter Invitational Division race at the Mt. SAC Relays on Saturday, April 16, with an outstanding time of 8 minutes, 55.33 seconds. Only three other high school runners in the state this season have faster times in the event, according to PrepCalTrack.com.

Teare won the Div. V state cross country individual title back in November 2015. 

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.

 

The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) men’s basketball team advanced to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Div. V championship after a pair of victories last week. It was the Pilots’ 11th NorCal Championship.

The Pilots will face St. Bernard of Playa Del Rey today at 12 p.m. at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. 

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