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Martinez native earns Big Ten Honors

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Martinez native Natalie Romeo was named to the Big Ten Conference Player of the Week Honor Roll for the second time this season. Romeo, who attended St. Catherine of Siena School and graduated from Carondelet High School in Concord, made the team after dropping a …

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Dogs’ mascot story still a mystery

By LUKE JOHNSON Special to the Tribune In 1946, Alhambra and Antioch Unified High Schools had three things in common: mascots (Panthers), colors (navy and gold) and initials (AUHS). This stirred up a lot of controversy. They were essentially neighbors with far less high schools established in the East San …

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Dougherty Valley declaws Bulldogs, 55-40

By LUKE JOHNSON Special to Martinez Tribune Turnovers ended up being costly with a ratio of 37-14 in Dougherty Valley High School’s 55-40 win against host Alhambra last Friday night (Jan. 8) in a Diablo Foothill Athletic League girls’ basketball game. “For our guards, this is the first taste of …

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Alhambra girls soccer loses second match of season

By LUKE JOHNSON Special to the Tribune Freshman forward Sasha Sadoff cut from the right to the center of the field, broke two defenders in the box, and tapped the ball past the keeper for what would be the game-deciding goal with 10 minutes left in Acalanes High School’s 3-2 …

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Alhambra boys soccer team earns second win of seaon

Antioch falls short despite having twice as many shots on goal By LUKE JOHNSON Martinez Tribune An errant pass by host Antioch High School that allowed an easy goal for Tim Catalan ended up being a costly mistake in Alhambra’s 2-1 victory during Monday night’s (Jan. 11) non-league boys’ soccer …

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Alhambra boys’ soccer shutout after 19 shots on goal

By LUKE JOHNSON Special to the Tribune Shiguma Takeuchi’s goal in the opening three minutes of a Diablo Foothill Athletic League boys’ soccer match was all Dougherty Valley High School needed to put away host Alhambra last Wednesday night. The Bulldogs (2-7-2) had many chances, but were shutout, 1-0, after …

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Dougherty Valley takes Alhambra 65-35

Miramonte High School boys basketball takes easy victory over Bulldogs By LUKE JOHNSON Special to the Tribune A tag team effort – 6-foot-5 wing Eddy Ionesco’s 20 points and six rebounds with 6-foot-7 power forward Charlie Hocking’s 15 points and eight rebounds – allowed Miramonte High School boys’ basketball to …

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Ionescu & co, benched in first half, outscore Alhambra

By LUKE JOHNSON Special to the Tribune To put this into perspective, Miramonte High School girls’ basketball is ranked fifth in the nation on Maxpreps, while Alhambra is ranked 9,524th. Both are in the Diablo Foothill Athletic League. Miramonte coach Kelly Sopak sat his top three players the entire first …

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Raiders to stay in Oakland, at least for the moment

By DANIEL GLUSKOTER While the official announcement from the NFL on Tuesday that the St. Louis Rams were moving back to Los Angeles was good news for the San Francisco 49ers, it only served to add more uncertainty to the status of the Oakland Raiders. Where the 49ers now have …

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