Piedmont girls water polo wins WACC title The Piedmont High girls water polo team defeated Alameda 10-6 on Nov. 2 to win the championship match of the West Alameda County Conference Tournament. Sarah Mooney scored a game-high six goals for the Highlanders, who also received two goals apiece from Lucy Faust and Sarah Ching. Piedmont beat Hercules 22-2 in the first round on Oct. 31 and defeated Bishop O'Dowd 13-3 in the semifinals on Nov. 1. Samantha Mladjov scored two goals for the Dragons in that game and a team-high three goals in an 8-7 win over Encinal in the third-place game on Nov. 2. Kalia Bryant paced Encinal in scoring with three goals in the match.
Hornets claim WACC boys water polo title The Alameda High boys water polo team beat Encinal 12-9 in overtime to win the West Alameda County Conference Tournament. Fischer Davis scored a game-high six goals and Jacob Thompson added four goals. Encinal was paced in scoring by Seth Tonningsen with three goals. Alameda defeated St. Patrick-St. Vincent 17-3 in the first round on Oct. 31 and Berkeley 18-3 in the semifinals on Nov. 1. Berkeley edged Bishop O'Dowd 8-7 in the third place game on Nov. 2. Peter Johann had a team-high four goals in that match for Bishop O'Dowd.
On deck Piedmont at Mt. Eden, football, Nov. 9, 1:45 p.m. -- The Highlanders can clinch a share of the WACC-Shoreline Division title with a win. Encinal vs. Hayward at Sunset Field, football, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. -- The Jets can wrap up a 8-2 regular season with a victory over the Farmers. St. Patrick-St. Vincent vs. El Cerrito at De Anza, football, Nov. 9, 7 p.m. -- The Gauchos can clinch an undefeated Tri-County Athletic League-Rock season with a victory.
Stars of the week Bryanna Davis, Bishop O'Dowd girls volleyball -- Davis slammed 20 kills in a 25-23, 25-18, 25-17 win over Berkeley on Oct. 31 that clinched the WACC-Foothill title. Sarah Mooney, Piedmont girls water polo -- The sophomore scored a game-high six goals in the Highlanders' 10-6 win over Alameda in the WACC Tournament championship match on Nov. 2. She also produced six goals in a 13-3 semifinal victory over Bishop O'Dowd on Nov. 1, and 12 goals in a 22-2 victory over Hercules in the opening round on Oct. 31. Fischer Davis, Alameda boys water polo -- Davis scored a game-high six goals in the Hornets' 12-9 victory over Encinal in the WACC Tournament championship match on Nov. 2. Davis also had seven goals in an 18-3 victory over Berkeley in the semifinals on Nov. 1 and five goals in a 17-3 victory over St. Patrick-St. Vincent on Oct. 31. Isaiah Hunter, Encinal football -- Hunter produced both of the Jets' touchdowns in a 35-14 loss to San Leandro on Nov. 1. He scored on a 7-yard run in the first quarter and a 13-yard run in the second quarter. He finished with a team-high 46 yards rushing and 49 yards receiving. Naomi Overstreet, Berkeley girls volleyball -- Overstreet produced seven kills and four blocks in a 25-23, 25-18, 25-17 loss to Bishop O'Dowd on Oct. 31. She also slammed 16 kills in a 25-20, 27-29, 25-17, 25-14 victory over Piedmont on Oct. 29. Adarius Pickett, El Cerrito football -- Pickett scored touchdowns in three different ways in the Gauchos' 43-7 victory over St. Mary's on Nov. 2. He reached the end zone first on a 47-yard reception in the first quarter, then produced a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns on a 2-yard run and a 38-yard interception return. He led El Cerrito in rushing with 72 yards in the win.