Oakmont hosts first cross country invitational Saturday

By: Staff reports
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Oakmont High School’s cross country team, featuring Capital Valley Conference champion Marisa Carino, will be host to 12 schools in its first invitational meet Saturday at Maidu Regional Park.

Joining the Vikings will be Roseville, Bear River, Casa Roble, Colfax, Foothill, Tracy-Millennium, Nevada Union, Pleasant Grove, Rio Americano, River Valley and Sacramento Country Day.

The meet begins with the frosh-soph boys race at 8 a.m., followed by frosh-soph girls at 8:30, varsity boys at 9, varsity girls at 9:30, junior varsity boys at 10 and JV girls at 10:30.

Woodcreek shoots for NCGA Zone title
Brad Ables, Gary Costello, Keith Erickson and Paul Valdez, representing Woodcreek Golf Club, will compete in the 44th annual NCGA Zone Championship on Monday and Tuesday at Poppy Hills and Spyglass Hill.

The foursome scored a five-stroke victory with a 37-under-par 249 total in winning the NCGA East Sacramento Zone Championship in June at Poppy Hills and Quail Lodge in Carmel. The Ridge of Auburn also qualified for the Zone Championship.

Roseville man qualifies for Senior PGA national
Charlie Gibson’s tie for fourth place in the Northern California Senior PGA Professional Championship qualified him for the national tournament.

The 23rd annual Senior PGA Professional National Championship is scheduled from Oct. 6-9 at Creighton Farms in Aldie, Va., and River Creek Club in Leesburg, Va.
Gibson, of Morgan Creek Golf Club in Roseville, shot rounds of 69 and 75 for an even-par 144 total in the NorCal Senior tournament at Half Moon Bay Golf Links.

Also qualifying for the national event were Placerville’s Al Weinhold, who won the NorCal title with a 2-under 142 total, and Shawn Kelly of The Ridge in Auburn. Kelly finished third at 1-under 143.

Jim Collart of Lincoln won the Super Senior Stroke Play championship with a 147 score.

Hesston College adds to local flavor
Woodcreek High School graduate Hayley Gately is part of the latest softball recruiting class at Hesston College in Kansas.

Gately joins 2010 Roseville graduate Emily Wagner-Davis on the Larks’ roster. Davis split time between left field and second base last spring and hit .295 (39 for 132) with 17 runs and 17 RBI for Hesston, a two-year liberal arts school that competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association. Hesston was 18-25 last season.

Gately, a third baseman/outfielder, was an All-Sierra Foothill League selection for Woodcreek last season. She was second on the team with a .348 batting average and led the Timberwolves (18-7-1) with 21 RBI and 10 doubles.

Alumni football games being organized
Alumni Football USA is organizing full-contact games matching Oakmont against Granite Bay, Woodcreek vs. Rocklin and Casa Roble vs. Folsom in November.

Players must be at least 18 years old and graduated from high school. Rosters are limited to the first 40 players to sign up for each team.

For information, call Beau Ingram at (916) 223-3332 or visit