El Cerrito's O'Neal wins league race

  • Tyler O'Neal of the El Cerrito High Mountain Bike Club won the sophomore boys race at the league championships at Boggs Mountain State Forest in Middletown. El Cerrito teammates with top 20-finishes included Molly Radosevich (19th in the varsity girls race) and Riley Eyre (20th in the varsity girls race).

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    Farinaro dominant in Jayhawks victory

  • Head-Royce's Steven Farinaro hurled six innings of no-hit ball with 11 strikeouts and just one walk, and teammate Ian Lituchy finished up the no-hitter with a perfect seventh inning in an 8-0 victory over Redwood Christian on April 30. Farinaro also smashed a solo home run in the Jayhawks' 4-3 loss to Redwood Christian on May 2.

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    Alameda gets two wins against Arroyo

  • The Alameda High baseball team swept Arroyo in a two-game series last week to enter this week alone in second place in the West Alameda County Conference-Foothill Division. In the first game, Matt Esparza and Jesse Lewis combined for a four-hitter and Drew Huie was 3 for 3 with a run scored for Alameda in a 4-1 victory on May 1. Chris Scyphers and Lewis combined on a three-hitter on May 3, and Jim Ruck went 2 for 4 with two RBI in a 7-3 win.

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    On deck

  • El Cerrito at College Park, baseball, May 11, 2 p.m. -- The Gauchos will travel to face a tough nonleague foe in the Falcons, who entered this week with a 14-4-1 record.

  • John F. Kennedy-Fremont at Alameda, boys volleyball, May 10, 7 p.m. -- The fourth-seeded Hornets will host the fifth-seeded Titans in a North Coast Section Division II quarterfinal match.

    Stars of the week

  • Andrew Gu, Albany boys tennis -- The sophomore won his second straight North Coast Section Division I boys singles title with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Castro Valley's Miguel Diaz on May 4.

  • Tucker McPhaul, Berkeley baseball -- The left-hander threw a five-hitter with five strikeouts as the Yellowjackets defeated Bishop O'Dowd 3-0 on May 1 in a WACC-Foothill game.

  • Alexander Wing, El Cerrito baseball -- Wing went 3 for 3 with a walk, a run scored, a stolen base and an RBI in the Gauchos' 6-2 victory over St. Patrick-St. Vincent on May 3 in a Tri-County Athletic League game.

  • Zachary Alldridge, St. Joseph Notre Dame baseball -- Alldridge went 2 for 3 with three runs scored and two RBI in the Pilots' 13-1 win over Kennedy in Tri-County Athletic League action on May 3.

  • Marcus Billetter, Encinal baseball -- Billetter had a hand in both of the Jets' runs in a 2-1, 8-inning win over Castro Valley on May 3. He went 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI in the WACC-Foothill victory.

  • Alexis Carney, Bishop O'Dowd softball -- Carney went 2 for 3 with two runs scored in a 9-2 victory over Berkeley on May 3, and also scored the Dragons' only run and was 2 for 3 in a 5-1 loss to Arroyo on May 1.

  • Matt Esparza, Alameda baseball -- Esparza allowed just one run on four hits in six innings on the mound in a 4-1 victory over Arroyo on May 1.

  • Steven Farinaro, Head-Royce baseball -- Farinaro fired six innings of no-hit ball with 11 strikeouts and only one walk in an 8-0 victory over Redwood Christian on April 30 in a Bay Counties League-East game. He also slammed a solo home run and scored two runs in a 4-3 loss to Redwood Christian on May 2.