Moore, Panthers run past Cougars The St. Mary's High girls cross country team used a 1-2 finish by Spencer Moore and Chloe Jenkins to help defeat Albany 21-33 in a Tri-County Athletic League race at Cesar Chavez Park-Berkeley on Oct. 4. St. Mary's improved to 6-0 in TCAL meets, while Albany fell to 5-1. Moore won the 2.97 mile race in 17 minutes, 49.8 seconds, followed by Jenkins (18:44.9) in second and Albany's Annabel Driussi in third (18:51.2). St. Mary's swept Albany 15-50 in the boys race, with Patrick Mariolle winning in 16:17.
Dragons defeat Trojans The Bishop O'Dowd High girls tennis team swept the singles matches on its way to a 5-2 win over Castro Valley on Oct. 4. Jenna DeTurk, Yasmine McCroden and Kristina Lorch won the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4 singles in straight sets. Jenny Coyne edged Janelle Breedlove 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8) in the No. 3 singles match.
Hornets remain undefeated The Alameda High girls golf team improved its West Alameda County Conference record to 10-0 with a 226-329 win over Arroyo on Oct. 4. The Hornets' Melissa Yao was the medalist with a score of four-over 40 at Skywest Golf Course-Hayward. Other Hornets scorers were Kenness Cheung (44), Elizabeth Wong (44), Andrea Leung (46) and Monique Torres (52).
On deck Castro Valley at Bishop O'Dowd, football, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. -- It will be quite a battle between the Trojans' offense (which averages 32.2 points per game) and the Dragons' defense (which has allowed a total of seven points the past two games) in this WACC-Foothill battle. Encinal at Berkeley, football, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. -- Both teams will be trying to rev up their offenses -- Berkeley scored seven points on Oct. 5 in a one-point win, and Encinal was shut out on Oct. 5 by Bishop O'Dowd. St. Mary's vs. Salesian at Laney College, football, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. -- The Panthers will attempt to win their fourth game in the last five, but the 6-1 Pride will be challenging.
Stars of the week Marshon Ardoin, El Cerrito football -- Ardoin rushed for 86 yards on only four carries, including touchdowns of 1- and 73-yards, in the Gauchos' 59-6 victory over Berean Christian on Oct. 5. Akil Bordelon, Berkeley football -- Bordelon rushed for a game-high 77 yards on 13 carries, and he also had three interceptions defensively in the Yellowjackets' 7-6 victory over Hayward on Oct 5. Kevin Flemer, St. Mary's football -- Flemer completed 18 of his 35 passes for 376 yards and five touchdowns in the Panthers' 35-28 win over Valley Christian-Dublin on Oct. 6. Kyle Dalton, Piedmont football -- Dalton rushed for a team-high 105 yards on 15 carries and scored on an 8-yard run in the Highlanders' 21-16 loss to San Lorenzo on Oct. 5. Phoebe Grunt, St. Joseph Notre Dame girls volleyball -- Grunt produced 26 kills, five blocks and five aces in a 25-20, 25-22, 25-27, 20-25, 15-13 loss to St. Patrick-St. Vincent on Oct. 5. Brianna Karsseboom, Bishop O'Dowd girls volleyball -- Karsseboom slammed 22 kills and also had 12 digs and two aces in a 25-11, 15-25, 25-13, 25-11 defeat of Castro Valley on Oct. 4. She also had eight kills, six digs and two aces in a 25-3, 25-15, 25-14 win over Encinal on Oct. 2.