It was a good month for winning at tennis, being a junior golfer, marking the journey from kindergarten to high school, writing a winning essay and planning a garlicky event. Catch up with your neighbors here.
They've spent most of their lives together, starting with kindergarten at Cosumnes River Elementary, continuing through Katherine L. Albiani Middle School, and so, at the start of their senior year at Pleasant Grove High School, these long-time classmates got together at the new CRES campus to mark the occasion.
The K-12 roster
After an undefeated season, Rancho Murieta Country Club's 8.0 mixed doubles team, the Mustangs, won the Sacramento Area Tennis Association Championship this month. Pictured after winning against Rollingwood Racquet Club in the final playoff are, front row, from left: Carol Elgin, Kiari Savorn, Captain Wendy Mazzoni, Mike Burke, Val Oushakoff; back row, Denny Elgin, Lew Partridge, Co-captain Doug Prince, Billy Towle.
Captain: Wendy Mazzoni
Co-captain: Doug Prince
Jannelle Atwell, Mike and Kathy Burke, Carolyn and Olen Cole, Denny and Carol Elgin, Jen Keln, John and Tammy O'Brien, Val and Karyn Oushakoff, Lew Partridge, Kiari Savorn, Jasmine Schmeltz, Bill Towle
Girls and golf go together
Rancho Murieta Niners Club hosted the Women's Nine-hole Golf Association's annual Corena Green Classic for girls at the Country Club this month, and 108 girls between the ages of 8 and 17 competing for college scholarships of up to $700. The Rancho Murieta Niners sponsored 16 players. After a morning of golf, the girls joined parents and club members for the awards lunch in the Murieta Room. "Every year it gets bigger and better," said event chair Diane Davey of the tournament, which is in its 20th year. The tournament was one of several held at the club this month for young golfers.
Brooke Johnson begins her college career with a $1,000 scholarship from Entertainment, Theatre and Culture presented by Mike Mann, ETC president at an ETC concert. Brooke wrote the winning entry in this year's essay contest. The topic was, "With the current serious budgetary difficulties facing our schools, is it important to support arts education and the arts in our communities?"
Getting your 'Mangia' on
Gathered to plan this year's Italian Festival -- 1 p.m. Oct. 10 at Lake Clementia Amphitheater -- are, from left, Joe Merino, John Weatherford, Natachia Taylor, Joe Mazzoni Sr. and Leon Sobon.