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3rd Annual Granite Bay “Courage Run” June 20 at Granite Bay High School

3rd Annual Granite Bay “Courage Run” June 20 at Granite Bay High School
RUN… SO THEY DON’T HAVE TO.

 

Arden Hills-trained Collin Altamirano plays role in University of Virginia winning NCAA championship

Arden Hills-trained Collin Altamirano plays role in University of Virginia winning NCAA championship

Collin Altamirano, a rising national tennis champion on scholarship at the University of Virginia (UVa) who continues to train at JMG Tennis Academy at Arden Hills in the off season, played a key role in the men’s tennis team winning the NCAA Championship title on May 19, 2015.  Ranked third going into the tournament, the Cavaliers defeated top-seeded Oklahoma in a 4-1 victory in Waco, Texas.  In fact, Virginia defeated Oklahoma in all matches during the highly competitive tournament. And, after playing with heart, intensity and talent, Altamirano made the all-tournament team in singles and the duo of Altamirano and partner J.C. Aragone earned all-tourney recognition in doubles.

Mylan World TeamTennis returns to Sacramento area in 2015 with California Dream

Mylan World TeamTennis returns to Sacramento area in 2015 with California Dream

A newly-formed ownership group is moving the Texas Wild franchise from their home in Irving, Texas, to Sacramento beginning with the 2015 season of Mylan World TeamTennis. The team will be re-branded as California Dream and play at Sunrise Mall in the Sunrise MarketPlace Business District in Citrus Heights, Calif.

The new ownership group includes long-time franchise owner Jeff Launius who is joined by Harbor Point Tennis Club president Bob Kaliski and Dallas-based investment banker Michael Malone. Kaliski, who is well-known in Northern California tennis circles for his successful tennis events, was eager to see professional team tennis return to the Sacramento region.

Annual Run Rocklin Takes Place April 12 at SpringView Park

Annual Run Rocklin Takes Place April 12 at SpringView Park

The 12th annual Run Rocklin will be held Sunday, April 12 at Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin.

Last year a half-marathon (13.1 miles) was added and helpedthe annual charity event have a record-number 3,123 participants. The event has benefited the Matt Redding Foundation and Rocklin’s local schools since 2006. Run Rocklin raised $29,000 in 2014.

Unlike other half-marathons in the Sacramento region, Run Rocklin offers more rolling hills and challenging terrain. The race starts and ends at Johnson Springview Park, 5480 5th St. The half-marathon is limited to the first 600 people who register.

“The half-marathon is a very popular, sought-after distance and really helped boast our overall numbers last year. Half marathons are what a lot of runners are doing locally,” Race Director Larry Osborne said.  Our half-marathon offers a unique combination of a gentle start, up-and-down terrain, rolling hills and a flat fast finish.”

Super Bowl: A day of decadence

Super Bowl: A day of decadence

By Donald Bucklin

The Super Bowl is more than simply a sporting event, it’s the American version of the World Cup (the other football) and New Year’s Eve – a veritable eating, drinking, and possibly cigar smoking free-for-all.

In terms of a total calorie consumption day, the Super Bowl is second to only Thanksgiving.

We manage to consume 1,200 calories of the daily 2,000 in snack food alone. As such, it has been fodder for inquisitive minds. Last year 111 million Americans watched the Super Bowl out of a U.S. population of 310 million.

Presumably a good chunk of the population is too young or too old to care about such things. The Super Bowl was the most watched television program in history, and now has an international audience. An additional 37 foreign countries received the live TV feed. No wonder advertising costs $4 million per 30-second spot, and the advertising is sold out.

Arden Hills Presents Wellness Seminar: "Fitness Challenge Launch"!

Arden Hills Presents Wellness Seminar: "Fitness Challenge Launch"!

Ready, set, launch...it’s time to kick-start your fitness goals for 2015!  Don’t miss the next “Wellness Education Seminar: Learn by Doing -- Fitness Challenge Launch” at Arden Hills on Wednesday evening, January 7 at 6 p.m. 

As part of this special session, a talented team of personal trainers will provide fitness assessments, workout challenges and nutritional assistance...just what you need to get started on the right track for the New Year!

For more information about this helpful Wellness Education Seminar at Arden Hills, please call 916-482-6111 or visit http://ardenhills.net/home.php?display=fitness
 

Sacramento chosen for 2017 NCAA Basketball Tourney

Sacramento chosen for 2017 NCAA Basketball Tourney


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Brooklyn, New York, and Des Moines, Iowa, will host NCAA men's basketball tournament games for the first time in 2016.

The NCAA announced Monday that the other 2016 preliminary round sites are Providence, St. Louis, Raleigh, North Carolina, Oklahoma City, Denver and Spokane, Washington. Regionals will be played in Philadelphia, Chicago, Louisville, Kentucky, and Anaheim, California.

The 2017 tourney games will be played in Buffalo, New York; Indianapolis; New York; Greensboro, North Carolina; Milwaukee; Orlando, Florida; Salt Lake City; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Sacramento, California. Regionals will be in Kansas City; San Jose, California; Memphis, Tennessee; and New York.