Local Sports

Newly promoted coach calls job ‘perfect fit’

Antony Ertola takes over varsity basketball program after three years on staff as assistant By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Last season was a dream one for the Alhambra High School boys basketball team, even though they were knocked about by a juggernaut in the second round in the playoffs. When …

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Alhambra boys out-muscled in opener

Dogs can’t stop Hawks on the boards, sent packing by 11-2 run in fourth By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune It’s the beginning of a new season for the varsity boys basketball team, but the story remains the same. This team needs help rebounding the basketball. In their 61-49 loss to …

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It’s time to give thanks for the world of sports

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune This week in America we’ll all be reflecting on the things we are thankful for in our lives. In the sports world there is a lot to be thankful for, and we should acknowledge it. In the Bay Area this year, we were lucky enough …

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Kyle Busch wins race & Cup Championship

By DONNA-BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune Kyle Busch started the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season in Halifax Hospital. While his colleagues were fighting to win the Daytona 500 in Florida, Busch was starting his own battle, just to get back into the Joe Gibbs No. 18 Toyota. In an effort that …

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Alhambra alum notches a first

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Former Alhambra quarterback Josh Evans got his first collegiate snaps earlier than he probably would’ve expected, and in a situation he couldn’t have dreamed of. The University of La Verne Leopards had traveled to Minnesota to take on St. Thomas in the NCAA Division III …

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Bulldogs open season with Foundation game win

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Anthony Ertola’s outset at the helm of the Bulldogs got off to a promising start with an (un)official first win on Tuesday night against the Encinal Jets, 64-58. The Nov. 24 win was not without its problems, but thats why the game is labeled a …

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D’Atri qualifies for CIF State meet in Fresno

By JOEL TIMBRELL Special to the Tribune More than 90 schools sent their best runners to the 2015 North Coast Section Championships at Hayward High School last Saturday, Nov. 21. Hayward has a long history of championship races, dating back to 1999. Throughout the years the distance has remained the …

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Bishop O’Dowd outlasts Alhambra in NCS playoff

Alhambra’s varsity football team left the field at Bishop O’Dowd exactly 364 days after their playoff loss last year with the same result, a second-round loss. That game however could not have been more different than the gritty 17-14 loss the Bulldogs suffered at the hands of the Dragons on …

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Alhambra football advances in NCS playoffs

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune In what is likely the final game this season at Knowles Field, the Alhambra High School Varsity Football Team beat out the De Anza Dons in a tough first round match up. The Bulldogs 40-14 win on Friday, Nov. 13, was pretty convincing once the …

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D’Atri & Tria medal among DFAL’s best

By JOEL TIMBRELL Special to the Tribune The seven DFAL schools clashed at the Diablo Foothill Athletic League Championships last Saturday, Nov. 7, at Martinez’s Hidden Valley Park on Center Avenue. Alhambra, which had the least amount of athletes out of any school, faced off against Miramonte, Campolindo, Dougherty Valley, …

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