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Bulldogs beat Dons in Invitational

Alhambra’s cross country runners take a break before their next races at the Ed Sias Invitaitonal held at Hidden Valley Park in Martinez on Saturday, Sept. 11. (DARREN CHAVEZ / Courtesy)

By JOEL TIMBRELL Special to the Tribune After training through the summer’s relentless heat for months, the Alhambra Bulldog cross country team arrived at the Ed Sias Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 11, ready for their first race. The always competitive Ed Sias Invitational is always held at Martinez’s Hidden Valley ...

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Alhambra football bests Armijo

Alhambra running back Jonathan McCart ran for 177 yards and scored four times in the Bulldogs' 57-10 win over the Armijo-Fairfield Indians on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.
(GERARDO RECINOS / Martinez Tribune)

After last week’s fiasco at Rancho Cotate, Coach Alan Hern had what he called “a page and a half of corrections” he felt the varsity Bulldog football team needed to make, and that was just offensively. After Friday night’s 57-10 battering of the Armijo-Fairfield Indians on the road, he said ...

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Alhambra sputters against Rancho

Alhambra senior wide receiver Damon Leonard goes up to win a ball in the air in the Bulldogs' 55-19 loss to the Rancho Cotate Cougars on Sept. 4, 2015. (GERARDO RECINOS / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune As the clock wound down and the celebration drew quiet after the Alhambra Bulldogs’ win over the College Park Falcons last Friday night, Coach Alan Hern spoke only of Rancho Cotate. He was adamant that his players would need to play a clean game against ...

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Lady Bulldogs take overtime victory

Alhambra junior goalkeeper Anna Bernard loomed large in the Lady Bulldogs’ 9-7 win in overtime over the Bishop O’Dowd Dragons on Sept. 2 at Alhambra High School in Martinez. (GERARDO RECINOS / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Last year’s young Bulldog squad crashed out of the playoffs in a rough way, and said goodbye to a couple of senior leaders. So it was expected that this year would be a transition year for Coach Frank Reichert. The Dragon’s didn’t qualify for last ...

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Falcons outmatch Dogs

Alhambra number three singles player Veronika Olson serves to her College Park opponent on Sept. 2, 2015, at Alhambra High in Martinez. (GERARDO RECINOS / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra’s tennis team ran into a tough match-up on Wednesday afternoon in a non-league scrimmage against the College Park Falcons. The Bulldogs recently beat Concord across the board in a scrimmage, and did the same against Mt. Diablo last week. “We did not win, but ...

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Gordon aims for big win at Darlington

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Some brightly-colored, retro-painted Sprint Cup cars will have earned their “Darlington stripes” Sunday as the NASCAR series draws closer to the season end. And one driver who is hoping to get a checkered flag Sunday is Jeff Gordon. Gordon, the Vallejo native who is ...

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