Rancho Cotate Head Coach Gehrig Hotaling woke up Friday morning one year older. Of course, he wasn’t thinking about being 36 years old, he was thinking about Friday’s North Coast Section Division 3 Championship game against Las Lomas High School. Though he might not get a cake, Hotaling got something much better: an NCS Title.
Rancho Cotate High School’s Coach Gehrig Hotaling is overcome with emotion as he hugs junior Mihalis Santorineos after his team defeats Las Lomas 7-0 in the NCS Championship game. Rancho (no. 2 seed) and Las Lomas (no. 1 seed) played against each other in the NCS Championship game Fri., Nov. 29 at Acalanes High School in Lafayette. This was probably the best birthday Coach Hotaling could have ever asked for: a championship win!
Photo by Jane Peleti
Rancho Cotate High School junior, Dimitri Johnson, leaps on a fumbled ball to recover it for the Cougars during their game against Las Lomas High School Fri., Nov. 29 at Acalanes High School in Lafayette. The teams played against each other in the NCS Championship game with Rancho coming out the victors.
Photo by Jane Peleti
The 24 hours of LEMONS returns to Sonoma Raceway this weekend, Dec. 7 and 8. The LEMONS series is an endurance racing series for cars that cost less than $500 dollars and usually attract around 200 cars per weekend. That’s not a lot of money for a car that is expected to race around the 2.52-mile road course in Sonoma County for hours on end. Required safety equipment for the car and drivers don’t count against the $500 cap nor does any external decorations on the car count. It is not unusual to see pit crews with extra engines and gearboxes in the paddock just waiting to be installed in the cars as failures are almost assured. Spectators are able to walk around the paddock and get up close and personal to cars, drivers and pit crews.
Photo by Cliff Mills
On Dec. 12 University Elementary School at La Fiesta will host their second annual Maker World, a free, family-friendly event that will showcase students’ work in various STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) projects. This year the event will take place on the elementary school campus, in hopes that it will also educate parents on the importance of project-based learning.