Trenty McNally played on Optimist All-Star football team
10 YEARS AGO
April 17, 2003 – Last weekend’s spring storm in the Sierra set a new record for the most rain on April 12. Colfax saw 1.95 inches fall in the 24-hour period, breaking the old record of 1.64 inches set in 1998. Another 1.35 inches fell on Sunday, producing a two-day storm total of 3.30 inches of rain between midnight Friday and midnight Sunday. Sunday’s rain also turned to snow in Colfax, lower the Interstate 80 chain requirements to the city on two occasions. Colfax area firefighters responded to a number of storm-related emergencies, including minor traffic accidents.
Kate McGuire, Eric McGuire, Robert Griswild, Richard Hoopes and Patrick McGuire, volunteers from the Church of Latter-day Saints, helped pick up trash during a rainy Colfax Cleanup Day on Saturday. Other community members – including members of Soroptimist International of Colfax – participated in the citywide cleanup, despite the rain.
Colfax High’s Katie Barbier won the discus toss with an effort of 95 feet 10 inches. Colfax’s girls team defeated the Oakmont Vikings, 61-58. In the boys division, the Vikings nipped Colfax 69-67 to hand Colfax its first PVL dual meet loss.
20 YEARS AGO
April 21, 1993 – Trent McNally, an outstanding two-way performer last season for the Colfax High School football team, has been selected to play in this summer’s Optimist All-Star football game. McNally, a two-way all-Golden Empire League pick for the Falcons who tied with Bear River for the league championship last fall, will play for the North All-Stars who will be coaches by Larry Cunha of Roseville High. The Optimist game, set to be played July 31, is a benefit football contest that annually pits the top graduated seniors from the Sacramento area. The game helps raise funds for a children’s camp for the handicapped located in Sierra County.
The Colfax High girls track team followed double winners Sandra Chambers and Jen DeClerk to post an impressive 85-40 Golden Empire League dual meet over Folsom last weekend on the Falcons’ oval.
50 YEARS AGO
April 18, 1963 – Colfax has a representative on the Placer Joint Union High School board of trustees with the election of Allan R. Shafer on Tuesday. Shafer received 1,491 votes in the district to win the seat. High man was Frank A. Poirier, incumbent, with 1,583, James T. Williams third with 896 votes, and Glenn D. Smith, 460. Also favored by the voters were the propositions on the ballot to establish trustee areas for the high school and to rearrange the boundaries of the Sierra College District. Following is the way Colfax residents voted: Colfax school district governing board, Wm. R. Noxon, 148; R.G. (Dick) Ballenger, 69; Emorita Knuckles, 6; Ralph Colman, 2. In the PJUHSD trustee race, Shafer received 218 votes from Colfax voters. Eleanor Bridges received 74 votes and B.F. Burgess 76, H. Longnecker, 2, and Hodgson, 1, for trustees of the Alta-Dutch Flat Union School. Two were to be elected. Mrs. Jacquelyn Wells, the only candidate for the seat on the Emigrant Gap School board received 7 votes. Vera Cavanna, with 8 votes, was elected to the board of the Blue Canyon School. George Weller received 3 votes. Jess H. Fitch received 19 votes for a seat on the Gold Run School board. The American Medical Association says that it is a well-established fact that seat belts in your automobile can save lives and prevent or lessen injuries. An immense amount of scientific research, including actual collisions under controlled conditions, proves that the seat belt is the most effective item of protective equipment now available to reduce the toll of traffic injuries and deaths. Maybe this could be a project for some Colfax service club to push along its way. We notice seat belt drives are being conducted in other communities.