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Encinal advances, Alameda eliminated

After one week of play in the North Coast Section (NCS) playoffs one Alameda high school team is still alive, while the other had its season ended.

Encinal (9-2) continued its dominant season with a 47-6 smashing of Petaluma last Friday, Nov. 11, at Stargell Field. The Jets entered the contest as the favorite and lived up to expectations. 

The game was never in any doubt between Encinal, the seven seed, and Petaluma, the 10 seed.

 

Athletes from Alameda and Encinal finished first and second as individuals in the West Alameda County Conference (WACC) league championship women’s varsity meet Nov. 5, at Hayward High.

Hornet sophomore Lauren Lum finished first out of 59 participants in the three-mile race. She came in with a time of 17:54.15. Right on her heels was Jet sophomore Shelby Nelson, who completed the course in 18:06.65 for second place. 

 

The Alameda High football team seniors were given a jovial sendoff after winning its regular season finale and presumably final home game on Senior Night 22-20 over Hayward last Friday at Thompson Field. 

Hayward quarterback Ramon Barraza hit Donovan Survine in the front left corner from 27 yards out to bring the Farmers within two of the Hornets, with under a minute to play. However, the Farmers were penalized for excessive celebration after the play, which pushed Hayward’s two-point conversion attempt back to the 18-yard line.

 

The Alameda and Encinal high school women’s water polo teams staged their own Island Bowl in the West Alameda County Conference (WACC) water polo tournament championship last Friday, Oct. 29. 

The matchup was too intense to end in regulation, so it was decided in overtime. The Alameda High School Hornets (17-4) outscored the Encinal High School Jets (17-8) 2-1 to win the championship 14-13. 

 

Two Alameda high school baseball/softball teams won their respective league titles last week.

Alameda Softball
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.

 

Five Alameda high school basketball teams competed in their respective league titles last week, but all five lost before they could hoist the title.

The winter sports’ regular season came to a close last week and now its time to reflect on the great basketball played on the hardwood in Alameda high schools. Five of the six basketball teams in the city finished with a regular season record above .500 and all six teams have a shot at advancing to the North Coast Section playoffs. However, first they must compete in their league tournaments.