Sports teams at Alameda High School (AHS) and Encinal High School (EHS) had a banner season this fall, with multiple teams winning West Alameda County Conference (WACC) championships and a number making it to the North Coast Section (NCS) playoffs.
At Alameda High School:
- The women’s golf team won the WACC championship, placed 3rd in the NCS Championships, and participated in the NorCal playoffs. Elizabeth Scholtes competed in the California Interscholastic Federation championships.
- The women’s volleyball and the men's and women's cross country teams both won the WACC championships and competed in the NCS playoffs.
- The women’s tennis team and the football team both placed second in the WACC championships and were chosen for the NCS playoffs.
- The women’s water polo team won the WACC championship, and both the men’s water polo team and the women’s water polo team made it to the NCS quarterfinals.
At Encinal High School:
- The varsity football team won the WACC championship and was chosen for the NCS playoffs. This last weekend they won their first game and move on to the second round this coming weekend. (Special congratulations go to senior Akil Francisco, who plays wide receiver and cornerback for the Jets and has been offered several full-ride football scholarships!)
- The men’s and women’s water polo teams both made it to the second round of NCS playoffs, and player Madeline Nelson was named Women’s Water Polo Player of the Year.
- The women’s tennis team made it to the NCS playoffs.
- The women’s cross country team earned the WACC Championship, and Shelby Nelson was named Runner of the Year.
- Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams qualified for the NCS playoffs.
In other sports news, Encinal Coach Ricky Rodriguez was awarded Coach of the Week by the Oakland Raiders. And Olympic Gold Medalist Tyler Clary visited the Encinal Junior & Senior High School swim center last week to give a clinic.
“Our community’s generous support of the Measure A parcel tax – and its extension, Measure B1 – is what makes our athletics programs possible at the high school level,” said Superintendent Sean McPhetridge. “These programs allow our students to challenge themselves physically, mentally, and socially, to learn teamwork and sportsmanship, and to earn recognition at the local, regional, and state level. I congratulate our players and their coaches for a season well played, and I thank the community for its consistent support of our student athletes.”