Jill McCormick is pretty sure the email came in June. It read something along the lines of, “Hey Coach Jill, I don’t know if you remember me … ”McCormick, the coach of Santa Rosa Junior College’s swim and dive team, knew the sender all right. “I remember him distinctly because he was a big fish that got away,” she said. English, 30, graduated from Santa Rosa High in 2005 as an experienced and decorated swimmer for both club and school teams. But he was done.
It wasn’t the way she finished; it was that she ran the race at all. Gabby Peterson, a runner with innumerable gifts, apparently likes a plan. She likes to walk into a meet with a road map of how things should (hopefully) go and certainly, which events she’ll run. But when the Healdsburg High junior showed up for the annual Big Cat meet at Santa Rosa High March 5 and saw that Sonoma Academy standout senior Rylee Bowen was signed up to run the 800 meters, Peterson threw her hat in the ring.
We’ve been here before. When the ball hit the back of the net three and a half minutes into the 15-minute golden goal overtime, the whistle sounded and there was jubilation. But the cheering wasn’t coming from the Montgomery Vikings’ sideline. It was St. Ignatius that erupted and celebrated and chanted. The Vikings, stopped in their tracks wherever they were when that shot went in, slumped to the ground. The scoreboard read St. Ignatius 3, Montgomery 2. The No.
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Selecting a term
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