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Sierra Roundup

Wolverines Looking For "Ball Security"

Sierra College Announces 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees
By: Mike Ray, Gold Country News Services
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You can believe that “ball security” are two words Sierra College football coach Jeff Tisdel is emphasizing this week as his Wolverines prepare for Saturday’s Valley Conference opener at home against defending champion Fresno City. Game time in Rocklin is set for 1 p.m. “It’s not that we had a whole lot of turnovers but just turnovers at the wrong times,” said Tisdel whose Wolverines went 2-3 in their five pre-season games. "Two of our losses could have been wins if we don’t turn the ball over in the fourth quarter.” Sierra, coming off a big 44-34 victory at Foothill College on Sept. 29, had to play three of its five preseason games away from home. They included long treks to Quincy, Weed and Los Altos. “It will be good to be back home to open conference play,” said Tisdel. “We’ve had some long trips over the last month.” Sierra has been led by quarterback Myles McKee (Tennessee)who has passed for 1,058 yards and 16 touchdowns. His top receivers are Vince Mayle (Inderkum) who has caught 32 passes for 550 yards and 10 touchdowns and Frankie Gomes (Johnson) who has 30 grabs for 451 yards. This year’s Valley Conference race looks to be ultra competitive as four teams – Fresno, American River, San Joaquin Delta and College of Sequoias – all went 4-1 in non-conference action. In addition, Modesto went 3-2. “It’s going to be a tough conference,” said Tisdel. “Every team in the conference is capable of beating any other.” Hall of Fame Class of 2012 Sierra College has announced its inductees for its 2012 Hall of Fame inductions. They include: Darci Brownell, Softball coach. Adrian Hillman, Men’s basketball. Renee Dyer, Swimming. Scott Decker, Swimming and Women’s Water Polo coach. 2007 State Wrestling Championship Team. The new inductees will be honored at a banquet in the school’s Campus Center on Sat. Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. For ticket information contact Matt Folsom at (916) 337-2052. Key Soccer Match Friday Sierra College’s women’s soccer team finds itself in a tight battle in the Big 8 Conference race. Following wins over American River, 2-1, and Modesto, 3-0, the Wolverines were held to a 0-0 draw by Cosumnes River last week. Sierra took a 4-0-1 record into Tuesday's match versus Sacramento City. Coming into this week, the Wolverines were one point ahead of both Diablo Valley (4-1) and Santa Rosa JC (4-1). Sierra plays a key match Friday when the Wolverines host Diablo Valley in Rocklin at 3:30 p.m.