Sports

Last Sunday morning, local swimmer Craig Coombs, 57, completed a swim around the Main Island of Alameda in 7 hours and 13 minutes, shaving some 25 minutes off the previous record of 7 hours, 38 minutes and 39.5 seconds set in 1951. Coombs began his swim at 3:15 a.m. and faced some choppy waters around 4 a.m. 

Encinal High beat Alameda High 22-18 this weekend at the 2018 Island Bowl. This victory secured yet another win for the Jets, who have lost to the Hornets only twice in the past 10 years. The game, which took place at the Jets’ home of Willie Stargell Field last Friday, saw the two teams neck and neck with each other throughout its entirety. 

Registration deadline for Bike for the Parks event looms

The “Bike for the Parks” committee has put together a fun, festive event for Saturday, Sept. 29, that helps the city’s parks and gets locals out enjoying biking in the Island City. The event starts and ends at Washington Park, 740 Central Ave. A 25-mile ride around the outer edges of Alameda Island and a shorter eight-mile ride for younger children and their parents will be held. 

The Center for Impaired Living’s (CIL) competitive wheelchair rugby team, The California Storm, is seeking help to fund future competitions. 
The team is based at the Alameda chapter of the CIL, located at 2490 Mariner Square Loop, Suite 210. The team is coached by Chris Cook. 
The California Storm participates in tournaments around the country. Quad rugby is played indoors, on a gymnasium court, by players with some impairment in both arms and legs. Quad rugby is played in more than 25 countries and is considered a summer Paralympic sport. 

The Alameda Women’s Golf Club and the Alameda Senior Men’s Golf Club held a joint tournament last Thursday, Aug. 30, on the Jack Clark Course.
The players competed in teams of four: each team composed of two members from the men’s club and two members from the women’s club. 
In this tournament the lower two net scores of each team on each hole counted in the scoring, and the two higher net scores were discarded. 

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