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Oakmont’s Adenrele is nominee for McDonald’s Game

Little Lady Timberwolves basketball to start; River Cats to hold Anthem auditions; baseball clinic at Oakmont; wrestler Loder is honored again
By: Staff reports
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Oakmont High School senior John Adenrele was one of eight Sacramento-area basketball players to be nominated for the 2011 McDonald’s All American Games, according to a news release.

Adenrele, a 6-foot-6 center, has led the Vikings to a 12-5 overall record and a 1-0 start in the Capital Valley Conference. He signed a national letter of intent to play for UC Davis next fall.

The other nominees from the area are Madeline Campbell of Del Oro, Chris Carvin of Laguna Creek, Robert Garrett, Fantasia Hilliard and Josiah Turner of Sacramento, and Ramon Eaton and Darius Nelson of Sheldon. Turner, however, since has been dismissed from the team, Sacramento coach Derek Swafford announced Saturday.

The final rosters will be announced on the McDonald’s All American Selection Show at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10 on ESPNU. The 10th annual girls game is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. March 30 at United Center in Chicago and will be broadcast on ESPNU. The 34th annual boys game is scheduled for 7 p.m. on ESPN.

Little Lady Timberwolves
basketball begins Saturday

Registration continues for the Little Lady Timberwolves basketball league, which begins Saturday with a clinic and evaluation from 9-11 a.m. at Woodcreek High School.

Pre-registration is $50 and late registration $60. The league serves to introduce girls from kindergarten through fourth grade to the basic fundamentals of basketball. Participants will receive a digital team photo and reversible jersey in addition to instruction and games.

Sessions on Jan. 29, Feb. 5 and Feb. 12 will include a 45-minute practice and 30-minute game. Baskets will be set at eight feet, and divisions will be kindergarten through second grade and third/fourth grade. The league will be supervised by the Woodcreek coaching staff, and Timberwolves players will coach and officiate.

For information, contact coach Raymond Beck at rbeck@rjuhsd.us or (916) 771-6565, ext. 4126.

National Anthem auditions
Feb. 26 at Raley Field

The Sacramento River Cats will hold auditions for National Anthem performers on Feb. 26 at Raley Field. There are only 60 time slots, and those interested must pre-register on a first-come, first-served basis by visiting www.rivercats.com.

Those who register will be contacted via e-mail or phone. Up to 25 winners will be selected to perform the anthem during the regular season and postseason.

The River Cats open the season against Tacoma at 7:05 p.m. April 7 at Raley Field. Ticket plans can be purchased by calling (916) 371-4487. Individual game tickets, starting at $7, go on sale online Feb. 7.

Oakmont baseball clinic
Oakmont High School will hold a baseball skills clinic for boys and girls ages 6-13 from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 5 at the varsity field.

The cost is $30 (pre-registration is $27 if postmarked by Feb. 2), and proceeds will benefit the Oakmont baseball program. The fee includes a camp shirt. Oakmont players and coaches will handle the instruction. Campers should bring a glove.

For information, call Oakmont at 782-3781, ext. 2103.

Loder earns second wrestling honor
Ryan Loder of Northern Iowa University was named Western Wrestling Conference Wrestler of the Week for the second time this season.

The award for the Granite Bay High School graduate came last week, after Loder went 3-0 against three nationally ranked opponents in the 184-pound division at the Cliff Keen/NWCA National Duals in Cedar Falls, Iowa.