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CLOVERDALE REVEILLE, CLOVERDALE, CALIFORNIA 41, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26,2011 -- Page 7 Feature Athlete Of"he Week: Luke Bernardi This week's Feature Athlete Of The Week is 13 year old 7th grader Luke Bernardi. Luke is a two sport athlete who is currently a wing and post player on the junior high bas- ketball team. He can also be found on the grid iron as a running back and linebacker for the local Clover- dale Chargers. While basketball is fun for Luke, it's football that makes him light up. He loves the game, and while he plans on continuing basketball at the high school level, it's football that he hopes can get him further. It's that motivation at a young age that can help an athlete play the sport they love at the col- lege level. The game of basketball has been in the Bernardi family for years and is something that Luke has been working real hard at to improve his skills. He has hopes of impressing his family. He stated that one of his persona! goals this season was to "play good for my coach, Uncle Steve." ~Iis team goal is to "win the championship." Lukeqs favorite subject in school is social studies, his favorite food is Panda Express, and his favorite number is 20. When asked about best and worst sports moments in this young athlete's career they both came from the sport of football. It seems that they both came in the same game and thank goodness the best experience came last. Luke and the Chargers were driv- ing towards the end zone with five minutes left in a tie game with Hop- land, when he fumbled the ball and his team lost possession. The great news was that the defense stepped up and stopped the Hopland team and gave the Chargers another op- portunity. With one minute left in the game Luke ran for 67 yards while breaking four tackles to score the game winning touchdown. It was a year that he scored 18 touch- downs in nine games for the Charg- ers. When it comes to favorite ath- letes in Luke's life he stated that his favorite pro athlete is Minnisota Vi- kings running back Adrian Peter- son. His favorite all-time Cloverdale High School athletes were Mark and Kevin Bernardi and Brandon Hickman. In a world where we see so many self centered athletes who only care about them- selves or their paychecks, it's nice to see a young man like Luke who not only plays for the love of the game but also goes out there with the goal to make his family proud. We would like to congratulate this week's Feature Athlete Of The Week, Luke Bernardi. The Cloverdale Eagles varsity basketball team includes, in back from left: Jake Green, Brett Robinson, Blake . Jamieson, Mitch Carlson, Eddie Miltimore, Johnny Butts, and Brian Wells. In front from left, Isiah Warren, Dante Carbajal, and Beau Gastineau. The varsity Eagles began North Central League I South play this week. The first game saw a win over Clear Lake with a score of 61-57; then the Eagles fell to the St. Helena Saints, 63-46. This week the team plays Mendocino at home on Thursday and Upper Lake away on Friday. Junior High player Luke Bernardi drives with the left hand past a Petaluma Luke Bernardi is our Feature Athlete defender for a basket in a recent home game. of the Week. Key Club urges residents to "Go Green!" Going Green... Electricity Wise Note: The Cloverdale High School Key Club is embarking on a special project this year which fo- cuses on encouraging the high school and the community to "Go Green." This is the first in a series tricity in our everyday lives is one thing we can do. It's time to accept this fact - Our personal electricity use has an im- mense impact on the environment. We can't expect to sit back and tell oth- ers to fix the problems that we are caus- ing by living our lives in ways that are o~ ;~ficles that the club me~::~ore convenient to us. Here are some hope will spark interest in th~ corn : 'things that each of us could do that munity for being more environ- mentally conscious. By Jacob Torres So is your electricity bill going up? Do you pay attention to how much electricity you use? Are you aware that America's excessive use of electricity is harming the planet? Half of the energy we use in the American grid comes from coal. Some facts about coal that we know are that it's stinky, nasty, danger- ous, unsustainable, and a very ridic- ulous way to make power, considering all our modern-day sci- entific advancements. But, since our economic system is presently set up for so much coal use, then it is up to us, as individuals, to figure out ways to lighten our carbon foot- print. Personally using less elec- may help. 1. Don't let computers and other electronic devices go to "sleep." This sucks up energy. 2. A common suggestion, but very important, is switching your light bulbs to CFLs (AKA the swirly ones). 3. Turn off fluorescent lights if you're leaving the room for more than 15 minutes. 4. Turn off incandescent lights and televisions when you leave the room. 5. Unplug devices with power adapters, "wall warts," when not in use. Wall warts use power whenev- er they are plugged in, even if the device is turned off. 6. Line-dry clothing instead of us- ing a dryer, (probably not going to hap- pen).., but you could pretty easily follow these other suggestions. So doing some of these things might require a change in how you normally operate. But, the CHS Key Club is suggesting that it's time for a change! Go Green! Go Cloverdale! G? E~! ~,.:~, ~,,~~ Pictured is Jacob Torres a member of Cloverdale High School Key Club. 8th grader Greg Scaramella drives the lane en route to a lay in off the glass for two points. #10 Junior Varsity sophomore guard Jaclyn Richardson goes up for a left handed lay-up during a home game held at the Herb Nunn Memorial Gymnasium. #11 8th grader Jeremiah Moore in action during a local junior high game held at the Boys and Girls Club. Photos by Charlie Delfino #32 local CYO player Hannah Bireschi shows perfect form while shooting a lay-up. #10 4th grader Drew Edens drives past a defender on his way for a basket during a local CYO game. #10 7th grader Jeff Persons drives to the basket as a Petaluma player attempts to block the shot. Cloverdale PONYTAIL LEAGUE Sign-Ups Early Bird Special $65 ($40 for each additional child) All sign-ups after March 1 (dates to follow) $75 for first child and $50 each additonal child We encourage Early Bird sign-ups due to the organization of teams] For more info call Patty Bird at 326-2562