Local Sports

Bulldog varsity volleyball gets to perfect 7-0

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune For most of the offseason, Coach Willie Marchesano has been trying to track down the answer to a simple question: when was the last time a girl’s volleyball team from Alhambra made it to the playoffs. The seemingly simple question has yet to be answered. …

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Alhambra sputters against Rancho

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

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

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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Bulldog boys adjust, win polo 11-10

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune It took the Alhambra Bulldogs Water Polo team 21 minutes and 32 seconds to get ahead of the Bishop O’ Dowd Dragons on Wednesday night, Sept. 2. But after more than three periods of playing from behind (including a 4-0 deficit) the Bulldogs went ahead, …

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Alhambra High ties with College Park in JV face off

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Anyone who has ever watched a junior varsity football game would probably use the same words to characterize them: high-scoring, undisciplined, and chaotic. Friday’s bizarre 6-6 tie between the College Park Falcons and Alhambra Bulldogs was anything but. The two teams played rigid defense, in …

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Alhambra opens season with a win

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Rivalry games are always a toss up. Teams gear up for them, fans mark their calendars for them, and we all watch eagerly as two teams battle for local supremacy. For the fourth year in a row the Alhambra Bulldogs sent the College Park Falcons …

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Falcon football field to be playable for season finale

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Currently undergoing an overhaul, the College Park Football field was supposed to be in and ready to go for the first game of the season, however it is not. However, according to new coach Joe Tenorio, the field will be ready to go for the …

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College Park turns the page on revered Head Coach Kepler

After a successful tenure at Encinal-Alameda, Joe Tenorio is looking to follow up program staple Bill Kepler, who was at the program for 35 years before stepping down By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune It would be easy for the Falcons to hang their heads on last season. They finished at …

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