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Alhambra runners finish out season in fine form

By JOEL TIMBRELL Martinez Tribune All 12 of the Diablo Athletic League high schools met for the 2016 DAL Cross Country Championships this past Saturday, Nov. 5, at Martinez’s own Hidden Valley Park. In 2015 and several previous years, the league lineup schools included Acalanes, Alhambra, Campolindo, Dougherty Valley, Dublin, …

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Lady Dogs outlast San Marin in second-round playoff win

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Every win at the point is breaking new ground for the Bulldog volleyball team, which qualified for it’s first ever North Coast Section on Nov. 5. Unlike most of the season leading up to the playoffs, the 3-2 win in the second round of NCS …

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Long time coach closes out time at Alhambra

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune When Frank Reichert started coaching water polo, none of his current crop of players were born. When he took over in 1999 at Alhambra as the varsity coach, there we no records to break, because none had been recorded. Nearly 20 years, and 307 wins …

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Bulldog runners set up for final stretch in last league dual

By JOEL TIMBRELL Martinez Tribune The season’s second Diablo Athletic League dual meet was held at Newhall Park in Concord on Wednesday, Oct. 26. It was there that Alhambra battled ten other teams, including the longtime rival College Park Falcons. Junior Varsity and Frosh/Soph runners competed at the 2-mile distance, …

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Lady Bulldogs win league title outright

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune For the first time in the program’s history the Alhambra volleyball team won a league title. Not a share of the title, either. The whole thing. It’s theirs and only theirs. Alhambra’s girls’ victory over Concord High on Oct. 27 assured that the Lady Bulldogs …

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Broncos stun Bulldogs with fourth quarter comeback

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune There are two magic numbers for Alhambra’s football team. The first is one, and the second in eight. Despite a heartbreaking loss on Friday night, the deal is simple, win and you’re in. That’s one. The second is eight. Of the 35 players on the …

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Bulldog tennis reaches new ground in DAL tourney efforts

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune After frantically drying the courts, the Bulldog girls tennis team hosted the Diablo Athletic League championships, and it was the perfect day for tennis. All weekend the rain threatened to foil the first day of the two-day tournament, but Monday morning’s gray skies and light …

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Girls polo comes up short in NCS loss

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Two teams put together a defensive masterclass on Wednesday evening as the Lady Bulldogs water polo team dueled Encinal in a North Coast Section playoff loss. The result was up for grabs until the final buzzer in the 4-3 loss on Nov. 2 by the …

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Alhambra boys lack defensive strength in 15-10 playoff loss

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Out of 22 water polo games the Bulldogs have played this season, only seven have seen an opponent score less than 10 goals. So it was appropriate they would exit the playoffs in a shootout. Number 10 seed San Marin upset the seventh seeded Bulldogs …

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History made in program’s first NCS win

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Last year, Willie Marchesano’s girls broke new ground when they qualified for the playoffs, but it was clear that this year that wouldn’t be enough for the team. This year they qualified with ease, and won the program’s first North Coast Section match on Tuesday …

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