Alameda Youth Basketball
Wind River Red Dragons 44, Maria Croft Design Gold Rush 41: The Wind River Red Dragons squared off against the Maria Croft Design Gold Rush at Alameda High School on Dec. 16. In a hard fought match, the Dragons prevailed behind the outside shooting of Spenser Kao and the inside moves of Curt Landers Jr. Joe Gibbons and "Big John" Conover each had key buckets and Liam Rooney's defensive play kept the Gold Rush off balance.
Boys Fourth grade
McGees Blazers 16, East Ocean Seafood Gold Rush 14: The Blazers gained an early season victory over the Gold Rush at the Alameda Boys and Girls Club on Dec. 15. Dylan Manabat led the Blazers scoring, hitting shots from long range and scoring on fast breaks. Bobby Goodman and Jorge Rosales provided smothering defense until late in the game, when a scoring surge brought the Gold Rush within two points with 14 seconds left. The win brings the Blazer's record to 1-1.
Alameda Soccer Club
NorCal State Cup
The U10 Alameda Islanders defeated the GSC Gryphons 5-0 to win the Division I NorCal State Cup on Dec. 10. The Islanders went undefeated, 3-0, in their respective bracket. Astrid Said scored two goals while Kayla Chang and Abigail Gonzalez each added one. Goalies Maddie Wilson and Joanna Ruiz combined for the shut out.