Area roundup: Lots of locals to play in first annual All City Football Classic

By: Journal sports staff
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A ton of foothill players have been selected to compete in the inaugural All City Football Classic. 
The game, which will kick off at 5:30 p.m. at Del Oro High School on Dec. 22, pits north vs. south area players from small schools in the Sac-Joaquin Section.
Players from Bear River, Colfax, Foresthill, Golden Sierra and Placer on the North team include Bear River’s Cody Heard, Dillon Smith, Tevyn Kimble, Jerry Fuhrman, Zach Winter; Colfax’s Cory Wilhelm; Foresthill’s Wes Archbold, Nathan Dickson, Patrick Miles, Tommy Sawyer; Golden Sierra’s Ryan Echeveria, Zander Mishler, Adam Sewell and Placer’s Isaac Brahce, Michael Robinson and Tony Suverkropp. 
Bear River’s Scott Savoie and Terry Logue are coaching the North team. 
Proceeds from the game will benefit the Placer Food Bank and toward scholarships for the players.
The annual Sacramento Optimist All-Star Football game will be played on the same day at Golden Eagle Stadium at noon. 
For more information on the all city game, visit
Model Coaches
Del Oro’s Jill Tooker was named a recipient of the 2012-13 Sac-Joaquin Section Model Coach Award, the section announced Tuesday. Tooker has been a coach at Del Oro for the past 15 years, mostly coaching tennis, and is the third coach at the school to win the award.  The section honored six coaches this year who were positive role models within their schools and communities. For the last three years, Tooker was integral in getting the USTA to host a professional tournament at Del Oro and she helped start the local Women’s Athletic Club.
The Women’s Athletic Club promotes confidence, strength, unity and encouragement through the athletic experience. They concentrate on women’s health, help fundraise for charity and promote school spirit by showing up at events as a club and cheering on participants.
“She is respected by peers, trusted by student-athletes and supported by the community,” Del Oro principal Dan Gayaldo told the section. “Simply put, Jill doesn’t take days off. She consistently projects hope and energy to everyone around her.”
Family cross-country ski programs are available at the Auburn Ski Club.  Teams start up Saturday at  the non-profit ski facility located next to the Boreal Ski Area on Donner Summit off of Interstate 80.  Saturday family program sessions are offered through March. Ski season rentals for kids and adults are available. Visit for more information. In other skiing news, Sugar Bowl is re-opening Thursday through Sunday in the wake of several feet of fresh snow.