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Page 6- WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010 CLOVERDALE REVEILLE • CLOVERDALE, CALIFORNIA CLOVERDALE STORAGE 35 INDUSTRIAL DR• (707) 894-3682 DO YOUR SPRING CLEANING EARLY AND SAVE. OUR RATES ARE LOWER THAN MOST. SECOND MONTH FREE ON SELECTED SIZES NO ADMINISTRATIVE FEES • NO DEPOSITS, 24 HOUR ACCESS • ON SITE MANAGER OFFER SUBJECTTO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE I SINK LAW OFFICE TRUSTS, E8TATE8 , REAL PROPERTY THOMAS REED SINK* MARY PAYNE SINK * CERTIFIED SPECIALIST IN ESTATE PLANNING, TRUST AND PROBATE LAW STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA BOARD OF LEGAL SPECIALIZATION 144 SOUTH CLOVERDALE BLVD, CLOVERDALE • (707) 894-3941 $INKLAW@SABER.NET • WWW.SINKLAWOFFICE.COM Facials & Massage Therapy Certified Massage Therapist & Licensed Esthetician . CranioSacral & Therapeutic Massage • Organic Skincare Products • Personalized Facials for all Skin Types TRADITIONAL HEALING ART! Lucia Longo 707-596-0777 • 103 Commercial St. PAClJFI/C WOJR00$ • Brakes JP’;SN , I)PlWCf€ • Tune-Ups All Work • Timing Belts • CV Joints Guaranteed • Oil Change & Lube • Fuel Injection Service • A.C. Repairs & Conversions @ ASE Master Tech 8943614 101 N. Cloverdale Blvd. ,_%hop with us and 5AVE.! Location 449 Center St Healdsburg 707.473.9720 Store Hours Mon-Sat 10ampm Sun 11anl--5pm electronics .:- video games.:, toys €' microwaves vacuums-:, home d6cor designer clothing €- bed & bath €. kitchenware appliances .:. tools .:. purses .:. pet supplies make-up .:. gifts . fumimm.....etc. , For The Whole Family I 1189El"F5 rOslSst. ,i I Mitch Delfino completes first Pac 10 Season for CAL It was around this time last year when the First Annual North/South All Star Game had ended and Clo- verdale's Mitch Delfino met up with long time best friend Jordan Gam- betta in center field to take in the emotions of what would be their last time they represented the home town Eagles. The boys took a few moments to take it all in, to think back at all the success the baseball program had achieved while they had been a part of it. Three consecutive champion- ships, back to back undefeated league seasons, and a regained re- spect for the Cloverdale Eagles baseball program in a whole. The two boys simply sat out there in the grass, seemingly unwilling to give in to the reality that the season was over and that they must move on to see what the future would hold for them. The boys had spent their needed time to reflect and were now ready to grab their gear from the dugout and leave what had been their base- ball sanctuary for several years. It was during that somber walk back to the dugout when Delfino found out that things were about to change for him. Mitch was ap- proached by a player's Dad from the visiting North All Star squad and asked if he would please be in a picture with his son who was a HUGE Cal Berkeley baseball fan. He was asked to sign the program and then asked if he could also be in the shot as he handed the camera to another person and posed with his son and Mitch for the photo. These people seemed genuinely excited to be talking to a future Cal baseball player. Mitch had no idea what Cal baseball even meant to him yet, let alone others. It was the beginning to an exciting first year of Pac 10 baseball and a huge new start to leaming time management skills and being introduced to new and improved study techniques. It was good that Delfino had loved the game of baseball his en- tire life because once he stepped onto the campus in Berkeley, Cal baseball became his new life. 30 plus hours a week lifting weights, running, hitting, conditioning, field work, and cage work. On top of all that the players are carrying a full load of classes which include labs, late night study groups, and an ex- celled semester program that is run through all the UC campuses. The Pac 10 baseball league is one of the most competitive and respect- ed leagues around. This year's NCAA tournament actually includ- ed an unprecedented eight of the 10 teams in the league to participate in the 2010 College World Series play: offs. Cal ended up coming in tied at 5th place in the Pac 10 and opened the tournament the #2 seed in the Norman, Oklahoma division. The life of an incoming "true freshman" comes with an uncertain- ty of where the player may be slot- ted in the teams rankings, etc. The "true freshman" is the player who comes directly out of high school and is fighting for a spot on the team. The majority of these fresh- man are usually asked to red shirt, which means they will practice with the team the entire year but are un- able to play in games or travel with the team. These players become red shirt freshman the following year still having four years of eligibility. Some players are allowed to play and will give up a year of their eli- gibility to be a bench player hoping to get game rime here and there or even come in as a pinch hitter or pinch runner. Mitch was actually told from the beginning he had a shot at the starting job at third base and to plan on playing a lot either way. Mitch ended up playing in 40 of the 56 games while starting 25 of those games includingboth starts in the NCAA tournament at the end of the year. He batted .315 with four doubles, one home run, and 11 RBI's on the season. Mitch had a two run double in his first collegiate at bat against Southern Utah, had a col- lege career high three hits against USC, and hit his first collegiate home run, a two run shot, at Rice University. Cal has sent Mitch to represent them in the Northwoods League in Minnesota. Delfino will spend the entire summer playing for the Will- mar Stingers. He had to sign a con- tract to agree to help put on local clinics during the summer, be a part of the promotion of the league, and many other obligations. The North- woods League is an all wood bat league set up like a minor league program. The players live with a host family, usually travel by bus, and play in front of crowds of 1,000 or more nightly. The Cal baseball program takes care of his expenses and makes sure they have everything they need in- cluding an unlimited supply of wood bats. This is the inaugural sea- son for the Willmar Stingers as they are new to the league. It's been quite a walk from the comfy, secure, center field grass where Mitch and his best friend once sat. He has been all around the country playing the game he loves. He continues on a path of hard work, dedication, and desire to prove that a small town kid can play this great game at the highest level at one of the best schools in the country. Delfino looks forward to what his future might bring, but what he looks forward to even more than that are the few times here and there he can come back home and call his best friend Jordan Gambetta, so the two can simply go hang out. -Charlie Delfino Mitch Delfino delivers a pitch during the recent baseball season he played for the CAL Bears of UC Berkeley. CHS Key Club working on project to support Children's Hospitals By Erika Quezada The Children's Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedi- cated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals. The Chil- dren's Miracle Network is also an international project for Key Club. Our Cloverdale High School club is dedicated to helping with this wor- thy program. We have set canisters in thirty- three of the businesses in Clover- dale in order to raise money that our club will personally deliver to the Oakland Children's Hospital. We also hope that our campaign will help more people to become aware of this program, and all it offers families and children in the bay area who have need of special- ized medical attention. The Oakland Children's Hospital is the closest Children's Miracle Network facility, meeting a high set of standards for excellence in medi- cal service that specializes in meet- ing the needs of hospitalized children. The money theKey Club raises will be used for everything from purchasing specialized sup- plies that work better for small chil- dren, to training for staff working with those children, to helping to supply the needs of the family sup- port system department athe Oak- land Children s Hospital. 1 The canisters will be in he stores until approximately July 15. The Key Club would like to i take this opportunity to thank the thirty- three local businesses who gener- ously allowed canisters tobe placed in their stores. Thank yotfl ] Mitch Delfino, a 2009 Cloverdale High School graduate, at bat. Cloverdale High School Key Clubber, Robert Sedeno, poses with Debbie Lovato, owner of the Imagination Station Day Care. Debbie was willing to place a Children's Miracle Network canister in her business. Children's Miracle Network supports hospitals specializing in care for children with long-term physical ailments. The local Key Club is just beginning a fundraising project in support of CMN, a service partner for the Key Club International organization. Jeannie Griffitts, owner of The Finishing Touches Interior Design Studio, graciously agreed to place a Children's Miracle Network canister in her store. These canisters can be found in 33 locations throughout Cloverdale for the next three weeks. Please consider giving to this very worthy cause whenever you see a canister in a business you are visiting. The Key Clubbers from Cloverdale High School will be personally delivering the money they collect to the Oakland Children's Hospital in a visit planned for early August. Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach to open will be open July 2 Beginning Friday, July 2 the summer dam at Healdsburg Veter- ans Memorial Beach will be installed, and the swim area will be open with lifeguards on duty from 10 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. daily. The park is open from sunrise to 8 p.m. every day, offering lawn and picnic areas, fishing access, public restrooms and outdoor showers. Leashed dogs are welcome on the grass and trails, but not on the beach or in the swim area. Alcohol is not allowed in the park. Sonoma County Regional Parks encourages park visitors to use extreme caution near the Russian River, wear a lifejacket when boating or canoeing, use sunscreen, and drink plenty of water. Day-use parking is $6 per vehicle. A 12-month pass allowing unlimited day-use parking is available for $65, or only $30 for seniors age 60+. Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach is located at 13839 Old Redwood Highway in Healdsburg. For more infor- marion, call (707) 565-2041 or visit www.sonomacountyparks.org. - Donna LaGraffe