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

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.  

The Wood Middle School volleyball players used teamwork to support breast cancer awareness. Throughout the month of October the girls donned pink hair bows while the boys sported pink socks and laces. 

They hosted bake sales at the games and asked their classmates for donations on game days. 

The Beavers decided that because Wood is a Title I (low-income) school, they wanted to help others who are low-income, so they selected the “Friends of Faith” organization, whose mission is to help low-income, under-insured women (and men) undergoing treatment for breast cancer. 

Men’s volleyball is another sport Alameda’s high school students are taking part in this spring.

The 2013-2014 fall sports' season has come to an end and it is time to look back at the great accomplishments of Alameda high school athletes.

Cross Country

The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) men's cross-country team won its second straight California Intercollegiate Federation (CIF) Division V state championship Saturday, Nov. 30.

Pilots' senior Gabe Arias- Sheridan was the pace setter finishing the 5K race in 15:42. He was the fourth fastest to complete the track out of 198 participants.

The College of Alameda women's volleyball team's 2013 season came to an end in the first round of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) NorCal regional playoffs on Nov. 26.

The Cougars fell flat as Cabrillo College of Aptos came out armed with plenty of experience and talent that stifled the young Cougars team on both offense and defense. The Seahawks swept the Cougars 3-0 (25-8, 25-7, 25-14).