St. Joseph Notre Dame

This past summer, 17 students from St. Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND) traveled to Imperial Beach, just north of the border between the United States and Mexico, for an exercise in service leadership. As participants in the Sierra Service Project (SSP), students had the opportunity to work on home-improvement projects for selected members of the community who could not afford to undertake these projects without assistance from SSP. 

 

Last Friday hundreds of students from Alameda High School, Encinal High School, Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), Island High School, Nea, ACLC and St. Joseph Notre Dame High School walked through the streets of Alameda to express their shared concerns about the future. 

 

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.

Ruth Abebe, Emily Abundis-Alcala, Ginikachi Amuzie, William Anderer, Toni Anderson, John Asubar, Cameron Ba, Leonard Baron, Rebecca Bartley, Chanelle Bautista, Alma Becerra, Joshua Bernaldo, Chloe Campion, Jordan Carey, Jose Castaneda, Sofia Cervantes, Nathan Chin, Ryan De Castro, Julia De Leon, Paulo Del Rosario, Jamie Edgerly, Michaela Escorcio, Jose Esparza, Daisy Espinoza.
 

 

Alameda High School (AHS) student-athlete Ramir Smith won the men’s 100-meter dash competition at the Granada Distance and Sprint Festival Saturday, April 14, at Granada High in Livermore.

Smith, a senior, posted a time of 10.94 in the sprint. Junior Akil Riley of Oakland Tech came in second place at 11.08. Senior Danny Maguire of Monte Vista High in Danville placed third with a time of 11.19. His teammate Elijah Sheppard came in fourth place with a time of 11.20. Senior Trokon Johnson of James Logan in Union City rounded out the top five with a time of 11.25.

On Saturday, Feb. 10, St. Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND) will welcome approximately 180 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students from 28 participating schools to compete in the Ninth Annual Diocese of Oakland Science Fair. The annual event, which began in 2010, continues to thrive thanks to the generous contribution of a SJND alumnus Rick Fischer, class of ’61, a senior partner and attorney at Morrison & Foerster law firm in Washington, D.C.

The high school basketball season is underway and all six Alameda teams are playing well on the hardwood.

 

The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) women’s cross country team finished seventh in the Div. V California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) cross country meet Saturday, Nov. 25, at Woodward Park in Fresno. 

 

Last Friday, St. Joseph Notre Dame High School alumni and NBA standout, Jason Kidd, earned one of Cal’s high honors. The Golden Bears inducted Kidd into their Hall of Dame. His jersey, No. 5, has also been retired at UC Berkeley. 

While Cal likes to present his time there as the beginning of his career, Alamedans know Kidd started leaving the competition way behind while playing for St. Joe’s Pilots here in town. With coach Frank LaPorte and his fellow Pilots, Kidd took two consecutive state championships in his high school career. 

 

The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) baseball team won the North Coast Section (NCS) Div. IV championship with a 4-1 victory over St. Patrick-St. Vincent of Vallejo Saturday, June 3. The NCS final was played at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill.

The Pilots drew first blood with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. The Bruins rebounded with a run in the top of the second, but that was the only run they would score. The Pilots came back in the fifth inning with two insurance runs that proved to be unnecessary.

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