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.
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.
Two Alameda high school baseball/softball teams won their respective league titles last week.
The Hornet softball team was one of the hottest team in the West Alameda County Conference (WACC) heading into the league tournament. They won seven straight games before they played San Lorenzo in the semifinal last Tuesday, May 17.
They took down San Lorenzo with ease to the tune of an 18-0 victory. The Hornets scored 12 runs in the first inning. The game was called off after the fifth inning due to the 10-run rule.
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.
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.
Refusal to sign contract may end career at St. Joe’s
After 15 years as an art teacher at St. Joseph Elementary School, Annie Heller was considering retirement to take care of an aging parent. But new contract language that seeks to dictate the private conduct of teachers in all of the schools operated by the Catholic Church’s Oakland diocese sealed her decision to move on, she said.