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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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Lady Bulldogs cruise in win over Pinole Valley, 17-3

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra’s varsity girls water polo team took one step closer to the playoffs with their win over the Pinole Valley Titans on Thursday afternoon. The girls, who have three games left on their season (as of Tribune deadline) needed a win badly, and took care …

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Seniors take over in final regular season match

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune On Thursday night Willie Marchesano honored his eight seniors in quite possibly the best way: he allowed the underclassmen to take a break and allowed the seniors to play the whole game in front of their friends and family. As far as coaches go, Marchesano …

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Lady Dogs come up short in coach’s final home game

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune With the bittersweet mood hovering over the pool at Alhambra on Wednesday evening, it was uncertain what you would get out of the Alhambra girls. On the one hand, they knew they had taken care of what they needed to get into the playoffs. But …

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Bulldogs withstand Eagles’ late onslaught

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Alhambra’s boys don’t really like to play defense, it seems, but they survived a second-half onslaught from Clayton Valley Charter-Concord to escape with a 19-17 win on Wednesday night. Their Oct. 26 win really showed two different sides to the team. One where they can …

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Two Dogs emerge with medals at iconic Mt. SAC meet

By JOEL TIMBRELL Martinez Tribune Seven Bulldog runners took the eight hour car ride to Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, California last Thursday, Oct. 20, for the 69th annual world-famous Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational. Like the Artichoke Invitational at Half Moon Bay High School, Mt. SAC is a …

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