Ponderosa High alum, Dr. Vic Vicari defended his title in the 40th annual Great Eppie’s Race held along the American River Parkway trail in Sacramento on Saturday. Vicari, 53, finished the race in one hour, 44 minutes and 34 seconds — faster than his 2008, 2005 and 2003 finishes to win the race for the ninth time. His almost equal to his 2010 and 2002 finishes. Vicari had won the title eight times prior this year’s event. Recently, Dr. Vicari was hit by a mini-van that resulted in being taken to the hospital. “The World’s Oldest Triathlon” consists of a 5.82-mile run and a 12.5-mile bike ride along the American River Parkway trail that ends with a 6.35-mile paddle on the river.
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Former Oak Ridge High alum Austin Collie had a recent workout with the San Francisco 49ers and is under consideration to join the team as a wide receiver. The ex-Trojan star played at Brigham Young University and most recently with the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL.
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Phil Dawson, who played golf in the 1990s for Ponderosa, teamed with three others to win the 2013 Northern California PGA 4-Pro Scramble with a final score of 19-under-par 53. The one-day tournament was held at Somersett Country Club in Reno, Nev.
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Hole in ones:
Manteca’s Adam Bottoroff used a driver to ace the 4-par, 296-yard 10th hole at Apple Mountain Golf Resort.
Dr. Michael Henry of Sacramento used a 52 club to ace the 131-yard 15th hole at Apple Mountain Golf Resort.
Sacramento’s Bob Fletcher used a 6 iron to ace the 170-yard 4th hole at Apple Mountain Golf Resort.