Former Woodcreek cheer coach receives national volunteer award

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Mary Kyle, a former cheer coach with the Woodcreek Junior Timberwolves, recently was honored by TSS Photography as Volunteer of the Year. Kyle was head cheer coach for seven years and for five years served on the Junior Timberwolves' board overseeing cheer facilities and uniforms. TSS Photography awarded Kyle with a plaque and made a donation to the Junior Timberwolves program. Kyle, who lives in Roseville, didn't know she was nominated and learned of the honor when she received a call from Junior Timberwolves president Jack Duran, who said, "Hey, congratulations." "I just love those girls," Kyle said. "Having them from when they were 7, you just really get to see them grow up. Now I see them around town, and having them give me a big hug ... It's a great family." Kyle, who's now watching her daughter turn from cheerleader to volleyball player, isn't ruling out a return to the field. "It's hard to sit in the stadium and not be on the field," Kyle said. Morgan Creek golfer qualifies for Senior national Charlie Gibson of Morgan Creek Golf Club in Roseville qualified for the 22nd Senior PGA Professional National Championship scheduled for Oct. 7-10 in Indian Wells. Gibson shot back-to-back rounds of 2-over-par 74 for a 148 total and a tie for fifth place in the NCPGA Senior Stroke Play Championship at Half Moon Bay Golf Links. Gibson finished four strokes behind champion Michael Cook of Mountain Springs Golf Club in Sonora. Mitch Thomas of Morgan Creek tied for ninth place at 6-over 150 and is an alternate for the national tournament at Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells. Gary Plato of San Jose shot a 4-over 148 to earn the Super Senior Stroke Play championship. Sierra View golfer is fourth in apprentice tournament Walter Thompson of Sierra View Country Club in Roseville tied for fourth place in the NCPGA Assistant Apprentice Two-Person Championship at Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club. Thompson shot a 4-under-par 67. Jessup soccer starts season with two losses William Jessup University lost soccer matches to Azusa Pacific 2-0 and Westmont 3-1 at the Cougar Classic in Azusa. Azusa Pacific is ranked 13th by the NAIA and Westmont 38th. Sophomore goalkeeper Jeff Dunn made nine saves in each match, and senior Ricky Ward scored the Warriors’ first goal of the season, in the 62nd minute against Westmont. Jessup will play Academy of the Arts in its home opener at 3 p.m. Thursday at Mahany Park in Roseville. In volleyball, Jessup lost to Oregon Tech 25-18, 28-18 and 29-27 in its season opener, then went 0-4 in the Seaside Invitational at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. Senior Geanna Foster of Roseville had seven kills for Jessup in a 25-21, 25-21, 25-20 loss to San Diego Christian. She had six kills in a 25-15, 25-16, 25-15 defeat against third-ranked California Baptist and four kills in a 25-12, 25-15, 25-12 loss to Missouri Baptist. Jessup will play host Cal State Monterey Bay at 2 p.m. Friday and Notre Dame De Namur at 6 p.m. Friday in the Otter Classic in Seaside.