water polo

The Alameda High School (AHS) women’s water polo team lost its chance at a section tournament crown in a 14-12 shootout against  Tamalpais High of Mill Valley in the North Coast Section (NCS) Div. II championship Nov. 15.

The Hornets entered the contest at City College of San Francisco as the favorite. AHS were the first seed in the 13-team tournament. Tamalpais was the third seed. 


The local high school water polo regular season has ended with four Alameda high school teams putting together stellar results. 

Women’s Water Polo
The Alameda High women’s water polo team ended the season a perfect 7-0 in the West Alameda County Conference (WACC). They ended the season with an 11-9 victory over rival Encinal on Oct. 18. The Hornets scored at least 15 goals in six of the seven league matches. The one exception was against Encinal. 


The Alameda men’s water polo team’s quest for a North Coast Section (NCS) Div. II championship evaporated in the final after a 13-8 defeat to Marin Academy of Santa Rosa Saturday, Nov. 11.

The Hornets (25-5) trailed 8-5 at halftime. Alameda’s deficit widened in the third period. The Hornets were outscored 3-1 and trailed 11-6 heading into the final frame.


The high school water polo regular season has concluded and Alameda high school teams are gearing up for the postseason. 

Women’s Water Polo
The Alameda High women’s team (17-4) won their fourth straight West Alameda County Conference (WACC) title Saturday, Oct. 28, with an 11-4 victory over Bishop O’Dowd. The Hornets earned the four seed in the 16-team North Coast Section (NCS) Div. II playoffs. They played Mission of San Jose in the first round yesterday. 


The Alameda and Encinal high school water polo teams are looking sharp as they approach the postseason.

Women’s Water Polo
The Encinal women’s team just finished going 3-1 in the Pinole Valley Tournament on Oct. 6 and 7. They defeated Marin Academy of San Rafael 10-6, lost to Redwood of Larkspur 7-5, but rebounded with victories over Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland (9-4) and Terra Linda of San Rafael (8-5).


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. 


The water polo regular season came to a close today, and all four Alameda and Encinal teams have been stellar this season. 


Football kicked off the beginning of the fall sports season last week, but most of the other fall sports are just about ready to get underway. 
Majority of high school sports takes place in the fall. Water polo, women’s volleyball, tennis and cross country will take place before the end of 2016. 

The Alameda Neptune men’s water polo team finished in 24th place — out of 48 teams — in the Classic Division at the National Junior Olympic Water Polo Tournament last month in Orange County.

More than 100 teams competed in the 18-and-under men’s tournament over two days on July 25 and 26. The Neptune team started the tournament out with a 10.3-10.1 win over Modesto Stanislaus on July 25, in the first round at the La Mirada Aquatic Center.

With the fall sports season almost over, let's take a look at how some of the high school sports' teams in Alameda have fared in 2013.

SJND Men's Cross Country