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    “Save Our Sports” event coming up

    August 4th, 2009

    The athletes at Albany High School are just not going to let Arnold Schwarzenegger and state legislators take away their bats and balls, championships and opportunities to compete.

    Instead, coaches, athletes and parents have organized “Save our Sports” – a massive fundraising tournament and auction they hope will raise enough money to let AHS continue its 18 interscholastic sports this year despite losing half its sports funding to state budget cuts.

    Their “Save Our Sports” fundraiser is a golf tournament, auction and dinner planned for August 21st at the Tilden Park Golf Course and the Emeryville Hilton Garden Inn.

    The goal of this event is to raise $50,000 to save “all” sports at Albany High School,” said Stephen Dunkle, coach of the high school swimming team and one of the organizers. Read the rest of this entry »

    Mountain biking at AHS? Origins of a winning team

    June 4th, 2009

    Article and photos by Michael Mejia,  Coach for the Mountain Bike Team at Albany High School.

    Newspapers lowered at the barber shop the other day when Jerry paused during my crew-cut and asked about the Mountain Bike Team. The customers, many old Cougars themselves, understand football and wrestling – but racing mountain bikes as a high school sport? You’re kidding, right? Read the rest of this entry »

    Let the games begin!

    March 30th, 2009

    Youth soccer games could be seen on just about every open field in the region Saturday as the Alameda-Contra Costa Youth Soccer League launched its spring season.  Above, the Albany Berkeley Soccer Club’s Bubbles team (in yellow and blue) faces off against the El Cerrito Mersey Club’s Hotshots (in red).  Below, Albany-Berkeley’s United team (in blue) takes on Richmond’s Manchesters (in red).  Photos by Barbara Grady. Read the rest of this entry »

    The shining stars at Albany’s first triathlon

    September 29th, 2008

    68-year-old Amy Chuang swam 500 yards, biked 9 miles, and ran 2 miles at Albany’s first triathlon Sunday. Several dozen Albany residents made splashes at the Albany Pool and roused cheering at Memorial Park during the race. Photo by Linda (Linjun) Fan.

    Many of the 65 participants were trying out triathlon for the first time, including the champion Miguel Mejia, a sophomore at Albany High School. Read the rest of this entry »

    Albany softball team crowned NCS champion

    May 29th, 2008

    Albany Softball Team celebrated its NCS title Saturday at Levine-Fricke Field. Photo by Ned Purdom. Article by Rashad Alaiyan.

    Albany Softball Team was crowned NCS champion after winning a tight match against its opponent from Concord High School at Levine-Fricke Field Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

    Albany Softball Team competes for NCS champion

    May 23rd, 2008

    Freshman Meagan Tokunaga at Albany High School rips a pitch to left in a softball game Wednesday. Her team has won three games this week and will compete for NCS champion Saturday. Photo by Daryn Singh. Article by Rashad Alaiyan.

    Led by an outstanding performance by sophomore pitcher Sara Muse, the Albany Cougars defeated the Las Lomas Knights in a close second-round NCS softball game Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

    Albany Cougars win softball championship in Bay Shore Athletic League

    May 15th, 2008

    Sarah Muse of Albany High School Softball Team fought in a fierce battle last Wednesday. Photo and article by Daryn Singh.

    The Softball Team of Albany High School won the championship of Bay Shore Athletic League after beating Richmond’s Kennedy Eagles last Friday.

    Finishing the league matches undefeated, the Cougar softballers will compete in North Coast Section Championship in the upcoming week. Read the rest of this entry »

    Albany wrestler heads for State championship

    February 25th, 2008

    Taylor Rafael

    Albany wrestler Taylor Raphael is heading for the California State Wrestling Championship this weekend, after winning the fourth place in the North Coast Section Championship Saturday. Raphael, a student at MacGregor High School, is the first Albany wrestler that wins a place to compete in the State match since 2005. Read the rest of this entry »