Sports

The fourth annual Alameda Running Festival took place Sunday, Sept. 15, at Alameda Point. The half marathon, 10K, 5K and the family fun run were all held on the same day.

The 106th annual Alameda Tennis Tournament took place the weekend of Sept. 6 to 8 at Krusi and Lower Washington parks.

Dung Pham won the men’s singles Division 4 tournament by defeating Terry Chea 6-0, 6-1 in the final Sunday, Sept. 8 at Lower Washington Park. Pham beat out 13 other competitors to win Div. 4. Pham beat Luis Hernandez 7-6, 6-2 in the first round on the day before. He followed that with a 6-4, 3-6, 11-9 victory over Anton Patton in the quarterfinal. Pham beat Edgar Setton 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinal.

The high school women’s volleyball season is well underway and Alameda high school teams are looking to set up strong seasons.

Sixth months ago the Alameda Unified School District explored the possibility of combining the Island’s two public high schools. Last Friday’s rivalry between Alameda and Encinal high schools reminded the community that the Island Bowl is a tradition worth keeping. 

The 65th Island Bowl wasn’t as close as last year’s matchup, but there were still fireworks between the Hornets and the Jets. When the dust settled, the Jets trotted off with a 42-0 victory and bragging rights for yet another year.

The Alameda and Encinal high school cross country teams began their fall 2019 seasons at the Lowell Invitational at Hellman Hollow at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Saturday, Sept. 7.

Women’s competition
The Alameda High School (AHS) women’s team finished fourth out of 24 teams in the varsity Division II competition. They were spearheaded by junior Olivia Liuson who finished sixth overall out of 164 participants. Liuson finished with a time of 17:17.10 in the 2.93-mile race. 

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