Albany dominates Cougar Challenge The Albany High girls volleyball team went 7-0 in the Cougar Challenge on Sept. 15 to improve its record to 15-1. In its final match of the tournament, Albany beat Redwood 25-23, 25-20. The Cougars did not lose one game in the tournament, as it faced Monte Vista two times, Head-Royce two times, Miramonte and Berkeley in addition to Redwood.
Highlanders triumph The Piedmont High girls water polo team was victorious in the Contra Costa Invitational final with a 9-7 victory over Ukiah to improve its record to 7-0. Hannah Mooney scored a team-high four goals in the final, and had 16 goals in the team's four matches in the invite, which the Highlanders won by a combined score of 59-14.
Pilots take another two The St. Joseph Notre Dame High girls volleyball team improved its record to 8-1 with a 25-13, 25-11, 25-14 victory over Urban-San Francisco on Sept. 11. Alexandra Oilar passed for 10 assists, and both Rebecca Langowski and Phoebe Grunt had five kills. On Sept. 10, the Pilots defeated International 25-12, 25-15, 25-6. Oilar had 11 assists, Alison Ganci had 10 digs, and Grunt slammed nine kills and served 11 aces.
Globetrotters sign Skyline grad The Harlem Globetrotters announced on Sept. 18 that they signed Skyline High grad Tammy "T-Time" Brawner. The 5-foot-6 Brawner becomes one of only 11 females to ever play for the Globetrotters. As a senior at Dominican University of California, Brawner led the team in steals and was second in scoring, assists and field goal percentage.
On deck El Cerrito vs. Valley Christian-Dublin at Chabot College, football, Sept. 21, 7 p.m. -- The Gauchos will put their undefeated record on the line against the Vikings (4-0), who have outscored their opponents 170-37 this season. Alameda at Hillsdale, football, Sept. 21, 7 p.m. -- The Hornets will try to end their losing streak with a non-section matchup against the 0-3 Knights. Oakland Tech at Arroyo, football, Sept. 22, 1:30 p.m. -- The Bulldogs will try to keep their offense revved up -- they have scored at least 20 points in all three of their games this season.
Stars of the week Marshon Ardoin, El Cerrito football -- Ardoin scored 14 of the Gauchos' 16 points, including the game-winning two-point conversion run, in El Cerrito's 16-14 victory over previously undefeated Campolindo on Sept. 14. All of his touchdowns were in the second half, and he also rushed for a game-high 77 yards on 15 carries. Aiden Shockley, St. Mary's football -- Shockley rushed for 129 yards and four touchdowns as the Panthers defeated Albany 42-12 on Sept. 15. Kenyon Jackson, Oakland Tech football -- Jackson caught six passes for 103 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown reception, in the Bulldogs' 57-20 loss to Pitman-Turlock on Sept. 14. Devon Lodge, Alameda girls volleyball -- Lodge slammed 18 kills and had 10 digs and three aces in the Hornets' 25-8, 22-25, 25-14, 18-25, 15-6 victory over Encinal on Sept. 11. She also had five kills and five assists in a 25-18, 25-18, 25-10 loss to Castro Valley on Sept. 13.