St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) long-distance runner Kiera Marshall finished fourth in the Dublin Distance Fiesta 3,200-meter competition Saturday, March 18.
Marshall completed the trek at Dublin High in 10:52.63. Her fourth place finish was faster than 198 other competitors in the massive race. Alexandra Beitia from Granite Bay won the race. The senior finished with a time of 10:44.36. Sydney Vandegrift from St. Francis of Sacramento came in second place with a time of 10:49.68. Isabella Chao from Campolindo of Moraga rounded out the top three with a time of 10:51.01.
The high school basketball season on the Island came to an end last Saturday, March 18, when the St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) women’s basketball team suffered a season-ending 70-30 loss to West Campus of Sacramento. The Pilots advanced all the way to the NorCal Div. IV championship game, but SJND could not keep up with the Warriors in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) regional title game.
Defending North Coast Section (NCS) Div. V champions, the St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) men’s basketball team, began its quest for a NCS Div. IV title with a 56-32 victory over Healdsburg Saturday, Feb. 25.
The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) women’s basketball team pushed its overall record to 12-4 on the season after a 54-49 over Capital Christian on Jan. 14.
The non-conference tilt was played at the Cougars’ home court in Sacramento. The Pilots used a 14-4 third-quarter disparity to take control of the contest. The Pilots showed some defensive effectiveness because they trailed 23-18 at halftime. The Cougars outscored the Pilots 13-11 in the first quarter and 20-17 in the second quarter.
The holiday season brings out the giving in everyone. Here in the Island City, there has been no shortage of generous giving happening within the community this year.
County Supervisor Helps Out Locally
As reported last week, Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan’s office made a large contribution to Alameda-based Alameda Meals on Wheels (above left).
Chan (center, holding check) presented a donation of $17,000 from her office budget to representatives of the Meals on Wheels board of directors, volunteers and staff last Thursday.
St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) women’s tennis sister duo Aysha and Azaria Hayes won the North Coast Section (NCS) Div. II women’s doubles championship in a three-set match last Wednesday, Nov. 16.
The siblings defeated Sophia Landes and Hanna Marcus of Piedmont in the final at the Harbor Bay Club. After dominating the first set 6-1, Aysha, a senior, and Azaria, a sophomore, dropped the second set 3-6. However, the SJND duo rebounded in the third set with a resounding 6-0 set to win the title.
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.