Ten-year-old Sophie Yoder from the Sierra Marlins’ swim program has been selected for the Western Zone Select team that will represent the Sierra Nevada region for the upcoming 2014 Western Zone Age Group Championships Aug. 6-9 in Federal Way, Wash. A recent dual gold medal winner at the JO Championships, Sophie, from Shingle Springs and a former Sierra Shark, was picked from more that 70 applicants. More that 17 different swimming regions will send teams to the championships.
Cameron Park’s Corey Pereira, a former Ponderosa High golfer and current sophomore at the University of Washington, won the prestigious 48th Pacific Coast Amateur championship last weekend at the Pine Canyon Club in Flagstaff, Ariz. Overcoming a rough patch on the first three holes to open the tournament, Pereira played remarkable golf the rest of the way. His second round 8-under-par 62 had him tied for third and he duplicated that result in the third round to take the lead. On the final day, Pereira made the turn at 1-under 34 for a seven stroke advantage and essentially locked up the title with two birdies on the back nine. The winner was a 4-foot putt to seal it. Pereira’s four-round line was 70-62-62-67 to finish -19. He broke an 11 year-old record for lowest gross score and is the sixth Husky to win the title.