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Senior Josie Farris battles for the ball in the first half of Encinals 2-0 loss to Alameda on January 25, 2024. The match was moved to Estuary Park after AUSD closed both high schools soccer fields.

District closure of fields has sports scrambling

Max Millot and Jacob Benaquista January 25, 2024

Torrential downpours last week led to the closure of both high school soccer fields in the district, causing turmoil amongst players and coaches alike. Unfortunately, the closure coincided with the...

Senior Sofia Layzer finishes a serve against Tennyson on Octtober 13.

Layzer completes dream season with tournament victory

Max Millot, Sports Editor November 6, 2023

After four years of playing tennis, Sofia Layzer had reached a precipice. The Encinal tennis star led 6-5 in the second set of the WACC (West Alameda County Conference) Tournament final. Layzer, a two-time...

The Jets celebrate another win, beating the Alameda Hornets on 9/14 for the first time since 2021.

Clear for Takeoff: Jets Start Out Volleyball Season Strong

Max Millot, Horizon Staff October 1, 2023

Losing a lot of seniors last year, expectations weren’t too high on the 2023 varsity women's volleyball team. “Everybody expected us to be a lot worse than last year,” explained Senior outside hitter...

Jets Lose First Island Bowl Since 2015

Jets Lose First Island Bowl Since 2015

Jacob Benaquista, Copy Editor September 29, 2023

With the Jets down 20-0 at halftime and their offense not being able to generate much momentum, it was evident that the Hornets lead would be almost impossible to come back from. Encinal had held the Island...

Senior Reagan Caoili warms up her throwing arm on September 7.

Inaugural flag football season kicks off

Maleia Ferguson, Horizon Staff September 14, 2023

On September 14th Encinal High School played its first girl’s flag football game at Tennyson High School. Early this year, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) made history by officially sanctioning...

Junior Alex Marston runs for a short gain against Herculus. Marston had 194 yards and 3 TDs in the game.

Jets stick to the ground for first win of the season

Max Millot, Sports Editor August 28, 2023

During their first home game of the season, the Encinal football team quickly found themselves down 6-0 against the Hercules Titans. Unfazed by giving up a touchdown on the Titans’ first drive, the Jets'...

Sweden v. Italy on July 29.

From the Stands: Attending the Women’s World Cup

Emilia Arneson, Horizon Staff August 15, 2023

The whistle blows; five minutes to go. The score is tied, nil-nil. Five minutes and the United States Women’s National Team advances to the knockout stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. But one goal...

Amy Screechfield (11), Lola Whalen (11) and Celeste Hurtubise (11) rest during a mound visit on May 16. The temperature reached over 85°F in Walnut Creek, CA.

Jets display grit in two road playoff wins

Horizon Staff May 20, 2023

Encinal softball found itself down early in its NCS playoff game against Maria Carrillo. Despite the Jets being down 6-1 in the 2nd inning, they told themselves it wasn't anything new. “We all stayed...

The Encinal Jets display their WACC Championship banner after defeating San Leandro 4-1.

Jets stop punchless Pirates to win league crown

Jacob Benaquista, Horizon Staff May 16, 2023

Encinal Varsity Baseball won the West Alameda County Conference (WACC) championship game on May 12, defeating San Leandro 4-1 at the College of Alameda. It was their first league championship since 2018. In...

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