October 20, 2021

Showdown between Cougars and West County

  • Rancho wide receiver #11 Ananias Walker came down in the endzone after making the reception over the head of West County safety #11 Ian Hocheder during the first quarter for the games first score. Photo by Robert Grant

  • West County High's #11 Ian Hocheder out maneuvered Rancho's #14 Jacob Pruitt to make a reception follow by a touchdown for the team's first score of the game during the second quarter. Rancho Cotate won the game 63-27. Photo by Robert Grant

Next man up. This phrase started as simple coach speak and has since evolved into the most used saying by coaches and players when talking about injuries. Next man up at its core is about the next guy on the depth chart stepping up. If the starting quarterback is hurt, then the backup steps in or if a running back is hurt, other guys need to step in. For the Rancho Cotate Cougars next man up applied to Salisa Vadrawale, the all-world dynamo. 

 

RP council priorities

On January 26, 2021, the Rohnert Park City Council adopted ten strategic priorities for this year. At their regular meeting of October 12, that lasted over four hours, they moved forward on some of them. These included Climate Change, Serving the Homeless, and Police Accountability. This article is a summary only. For those desiring in depth coverage, the meeting video and various staff reports are available on the city’s website.

 

Events for Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation

Our Wild Watershed: Monarch Butterflies - Protecting Monarchs and Other Pollinators in Your Community Zoom Presentation with Angela Laws, Xerces Society

Sports

Nadav traps ball

Credo traveled to Tech High on Tuesday, Oct 5 for their away conference game.  The Gryphon won the night with a final score of 5-0 and are currently 5-0-1 in league.  Senior Sivan Nadav (#12) traps the ball before defensive player, Briana Rodriguez (junior, #10) could get to it. 

Photo by Tracy Si

Community

Free program inspiring middle school girls in Science & Technology

The Girls Tinker Academy is expanding again in 2021 to include a four-day winter break program for up to 24 middle schoolers. Girls Tinker Academy engages participants in “maker” activities that encourage the exploration and development of technical, mathematical, and artistic abilities. The program is intended for girls including gender-expansive youth currently in 7th-9th grades, but all students are welcome to apply.