SJND, Alameda's Tu impress at invite

  • Led by Gabe Arias-Sheridan, the St. Joseph Notre Dame High boys cross country team swept the first four places in the Division V boys race at the Stanford Invitational on their way to a team title on Sept. 28. Arias-Sheridan won the race in 16 minutes, 12 seconds for the 3.1 mile course at Stanford Golf Course, followed by Michael Murphy (16:39), Matthew Murphy (16:40) and Cooper Teare (16:41). The Pilots' fifth scorer was Gavin Hill (17th, 17:41), as St. Joseph Notre Dame had an outstanding team score of 24. Alameda's Cameron Tu was second in the Division II boys race (15:58).

    -- Staff

    College Prep stays undefeated with win

  • The College Prep High girls volleyball team remained undefeated in the Bay Counties League-East with a 25-10, 25-8, 25-10 victory over Athenian on Sept. 27. Haley Bitzer slammed nine kills and had three blocks, and teammates Jane Buckley and Lucy Moradian added eight kills apiece for the Cougars.

    -- Staff

    Berkeley volleyball beats Piedmont

  • The Berkeley High girls volleyball team won an important match over Piedmont on Sept. 26. The Yellowjackets improved to 4-0 in the West Alameda County Conference with a 25-13, 26-24, 25-18 victory over the Highlanders, who fell to 2-2 in conference play. Berkeley freshman Roxie Wilbin had eight kills in the second set and 14 overall for the Yellowjackets, who rallied from a 23-21 deficit in the second set.

    -- Matt Smith

    On deck

  • Bishop O'Dowd at James Logan, football, Oct. 4, 7 p.m. -- After an overwhelming victory over Arroyo on Sept. 27, the Dragons (1-3) will have a stiff challenge from the Colts (4-1), who are ranked fourth in the Bay Area News Group East Bay football poll.

  • Alameda at Encinal, football, Oct. 4, 7 p.m. -- The host Jets have won the past six straight Island Bowls, but it took a last-minute touchdown last year to beat the Hornets 22-15.

  • Berean Christian at St. Mary's, football, Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m. -- The Panthers will be looking to avenge a 25-21 loss to the Eagles last year.

    Stars of the week

  • Gabe Arias-Sheridan, St. Joseph Notre Dame boys cross country -- The senior won the Stanford Invitational Division V boys race by 27 seconds on Sept. 28 as he led his squad to the team title.

  • Keelan Doss, Alameda football -- Doss caught eight passes for 217 yards and three touchdowns offensively, and defensively he returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown, forced and recovered a fumble and had four tackles in the Hornets' 55-24 win over Hillsdale-San Mateo on Sept. 27.

  • Jordan Parker, Encinal football -- Parker produced both of the Jets' touchdowns in a 14-7 win over Vallejo on Sept. 27. The sophomore returned a punt 60 yards for a touchdown in the first half and scored on a 66-yard run in the fourth quarter.

  • Keilan Benjamin, El Cerrito football -- Benjamin completed 11 of his 19 passes for 192 yards and four touchdowns (all in the first half) of a 49-7 victory over Valley Christian-Dublin on Sept. 28.

  • Haley Bitzer, College Prep girls volleyball -- Bitzer slammed nine kills and had two blocks in a 25-10, 25-8, 25-10 victory over Athenian on Sept. 27.

  • Lorenzo Logwood, St. Mary's football -- Logwood rushed for 129 yards and three touchdowns in the Panthers' 70-0 victory over De Anza on Sept. 28.

  • Kaelli Thiel, Piedmont girls tennis -- In No. 1 singles matches last week, Thiel defeated Miramonte's Taylor James 5-7, 6-2, 10-5 and Berkeley's Cara Chinn 6-1, 6-0.