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Page 6- WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13, 2010 CLOVERDALE REVEILLE CLOVERDALE, CALIFORNIA Feature Athlete Of he Week: Damon Hernandez By Charlie Delfino This week's Feature Athlete Of the Week is 10 year old Damon Her- nandez. Damon plays QB and line- backer on the Cloverdale Chargers Junior Varsity team and has been a lifelong resident of Cloverdale. He attends 5th grade at Washington School and has already proven at a young age he can hit hard, run hard, and be a leader on his team. Damon has loved football for as long as he can remember, and if you were to watch him out on the field you would never believe this was his first year lacing up the cleats and putting a helmet on an opponent. He has a driven passion to work hard and get better each and every day. Hernandez, whose favorite num- ber is 16, also enjoys baseball, loves to eat cheeseburgers, and says his favorite class in school is PE. His favorite pro athlete is Frank Gore of the San Francisco 49ers. Locally Da- mon said his all-time favorite Clo- verdale High .School athlete is David Whitaker. When asked about his best and Worst sports moments he stated that his best moment was scoring the teams first touchdown of the season and that his worst memory was a tough, losing battle to St. Helena earlier in the year. This Sara Gambetta HS Athlete oftheWeek By Charlie Delfino This week's CHS Player Of The Week is Senior Midfielder Sara Gambetta. Sara had a very productive week scoring four goals and chalking up an assist along the way. She scored two goals in a 6-0 win against visit- ing Summerfield-Waldorf, and came back two days later and scored two goals on the road in a 3- young man leads by example and will leave everything he has out on the field when it comes to the game he loves. His personal goal this sea- son is to "help lead the team to a win every game." A great goal com- ing from a young man starting out his career as a Cloverdale Charger and having dreams of playing foot- ball as a Cloverdale Eagle. Congratulations to this week's Feature Athlete Of The Week, Da- mon Hernandez. Quarterback Damon Hernandez runs for a first down in a recent contest. 0 win at Upper Lake. Sara is a born leader out on the soccer field. She has the uniqu e abil- ity to make others around her bet- .... ter. She has always been a prolific scorer and currently holds the All- Time scoring record for girls soccer at Cloverdale High School. Congratulations Sara Gambetta for being chosen as this week's C.H.S. Player Of The Week. Sara Gambetta, Athlete of the Week. Damon Hernandez Honorable mentions at CHSnamed By Charlie Delfino Ashley Evans and Amy Mora - Girls Soccer. Ashley, a freshman, had a wonderful week at goalie shutting out both Summerfield- Waldorf and Upper lake. She had some really nice saves and did a great job disbursing the ball to her players. Amy, a freshman forward, had a solid week as well scoring two goals, adding an assist, and showing her ability to see the whole field with her great passing skills. These two ladies helped the Eagles sweep their opponents this past week. Andrea Perez- Girls Volleyball. Andrea stepped in when a key Clo- verdale starter left with an injury. Perez played middle, had some key touches off the block, and handled herself very well. She proved that hard work can pay off when called" upon. YaH Sanchez- Girls Cross Coun- try. Yari, a sophomore, was the lead- er of the girls team this week. She had started out the season as the girls fourth runner and with a little motivation and hard work she has worked her way up the ranks and this week was the first girl finisher. Joe Carrillo- Boys Cross Coun- try- Joe is quite the story this season as he is a transfer and due to transfer rules has been put on the JV squad. Although we don't usually have JV players on our lists Joe needs to be because in the first three this year he has already pro- duced Varsity course records. Challenge Day could be a big benefit to schools here Challenge Day was created by Yvonne and Rich Dutra-St. John in 1987 to help teenagers end the sepa- ration and loneliness caused by teasing, bullying, humiliation, and violence in their schools. In 2008 Petahima City School Dis- trict brought this program to their Junior High Schools and High Schools and found along with changing the school climate (reduc- ing teasing and bullying) student truancy and delinquency declined 50% while student academic achievement increased, closing the academic achievement gap; They also found reduction in discipline related to student suspensions of more than 50%. "After viewing the Challenge Day video from Yuba City, I could feel the authenticity of the program. I could see it being easily replicated in Cloverdale. Challenge Day ad- dresses bullying, teasing, and vio- lence with a clear message about how we have so many similarities and need to treat everyone with re- spect. It is a cornerstone for healthy relationships and caring. It is criti- cal for our successful survival. The critical element that Challenge Day has is the student participation, which is critical to the success of changing a culture for the better," states Claudia Frandsen, Superin- tendent of Cloverdale School Dis- trict. Challenge 19ay finds the best suc- cess targeting the 7th grade in jun- ior highs, and the freshman class in high schools. We would like to bring Challenge Day here, this year, to the Washington Junior High 7th grade class, and need your support. If you are interested in finding out more about this program or be- ing part of making this happen please contact Nancy Davies at (707) 894-4087. You can, also, check-out Challenge Day on-line under www.challengeday.org, or view it on, On Demand, MTV "If You Real- ly Knew Me." -Nancy Davies Trojans hand Cloverdale Eagles another tough loss In Friday night's varsity home football game with Lower Lake, Quarterback Beau Gastineau threw a 25 yard touch down pass to Arley Trevizo in the 2nd quarter with 6:26 left in the first half. As far as high- lights go, the Eagles offensive pro- duction was pretty much limited to that single touchdown pass.The point after kick was wide right and the Cloverdale squad had come close to cutting the Lower Lake Tro- jan lead in half 14-6. The Eagles never saw the end zone the rest of the night. Gastineau passed for 64 yards going 6X14 on the night. The Eagles rushing game was silenced by a tough, hard hit- ting Lower Lake defense. The Eagles top two leading rushers were held to a combined 119 yards as Victor Haro rushed for 66 yards on 10 car- ries and Trevizo rushed for 53 yards on 15 carries. Defensively the Eagles have been struggling as well. The Trojans run- ning backs were able to get into the secondary and eat up large amounts of yardage, something that has been happening to the Eagles all year long. The leading tacklers on the night were Victor Haro, who also had an interception, with 13, Juan Galvan and Joey Missamore with 11, and Ulises Valdez with 10. Vin- cent Cordova recovered a fumble. The Eagles, who are 0-5 on the season have been outscored by op- ponents 178 to 86. They have given up 42 points three times and 26 points in two other contests. They have been outmanned in almost ev- ery game this year and yet they al- ways come to play, always play hard, and never give up. The Eagles start league play this Friday against Clear Lake, a team that is also 0-5 on the year. It's been a down year so far for the NCL I South as they have a combined 3-22 record. St. Helena is 1-4, St. Vincent 1-4, Upper Lake 1-4, Cloverdale 0-5, and Clear lake 0-5. The league title is up for grabs,' there are no clear favorites. As far as other mentionable high- lights on the night .... the Eagle Pride Booster Club served up a great menu, announcer Don Good- man was in true form, and most no- tably the Eagles finished a complete home football game without the sprinklers going off. :::::::: Goalie Jose Sanchez about to drive the ball down field. Sara Gambetta on the soccer field. mmm pnmBmn nnJn m mlnIBnmmllll Cloverdale boys'soccer has a 9-2 record DINE The Cloverdale boys' soccer team Jesus Cardenas and Sergio Carde- second goal was blasted from an has extended its record to 9-2. On nas. amazing 40 yards out, assistant Sept. 28, the Eagles defeated Clear Goalkeeper Jose Sanchez made a coach Ron McCallum noted, "It was Lake 3-1 with goals from cousins beautiful save during a penalty kick a beautiful shot into the upper cor- I to help seal the win. ner of the net." In play with St. Helena on Thurs- In October the Eagles had a sec- IP-comeandCe"eb;a?e-"]l day, Sept. B0, the Eagles downed the ond season loss to Roseland Char- I. | Saints 4-2. Jose Gonzalez scored the ter, 1-2 but crushed Upper Lake, 13-0 I II first goal at the four minute mark. on Thursday, Oct. 7. The boys play Sergio Moralas scored an impres- St. Vincent (Oct. 12) and Clear Lake The Clear Lake sive three goals, giving him his sec- at home this week. I ', Our I Year Annwersary I ond hat trick of the season. His game is on Thursday, Oct. 14 ' I changes thru October 1 :I shut outs in a great week - II l'Alr. --.'.ly"l. II Clover dale l adyEagles soccer A lyssa M unson and Sara (2). team had another successful week I! We carry AMSOIL products and we are a K&N dealer!, I bywinningbothgamesthisweek. ;.e On Tuesday, Oct. 5 they defeated 894-9267 I the Summerfield-Waldorf Mus- tangs 6 to 0 at Cloverdale High Open Sat. 8am to 4pm I School. Scoring goals for the Eagles BreakfasL Lunch, Dinner I Featuring: Swedish Pancakes, Burgers & Sandwiches, 1 I Soups, Salads, Pasta, Beef, Pork, & Chicken Dishes ! i i i I I Freshman goalie Ashley Evans I I along with a dominant defensive | I performance by the team in both games, led to the fifth shut out of the | year. Thus far the team has out- | scored their opponents 57 to 21. I | were Sami Acevedo, Andrea Castel- Their record now stands at 11 wins 3 '-'- *'I I"J _-"--.  .'q. I Mon-Fri. 8am - 4:30pm I lanos, Sara Gambetta (2), and Amy losses and 2 ties which sets a new | p,.-- Present this ad when 0rderinq | B Commerce In. (Reuser Business Park) I Mora (2). team record for wins. I I They traveled to Upper Lake on The next games are Oct. 14, 4:30 I I I I Thursday, Oct. 7, to take on the Cou- p.m. at home against Clear Lake, gars and came away with a 3 to 0 Oct. 18, 4:30 p.m. at Ft. Bragg, and victory. Oct. 19, 4:30 p.m. at St. Helena. -Mike Goal scorers for the Eagles were Gambetta Take S. Cloverdale Blvd. exit over the overpass to Asti Rd. make a left on Asti Rd. Make a right on Santana Ln. and a right on Commerce Ln.