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About Restore the Roar

  Restore the Roar was established in the Fall of 2007 by a dedicated by a dedicated and loyal group of McClatchy Alumni to support McClatchy athletics.  In 2009, Restore the Roar was incorporated as a California non-profit corporation.  Since it began, RTR has helped support recognition of CKM athletes and coaches, secured cash and in-kind donations for football pre-game meals and support for athletes study halls.  RTR has broadened its focus by including support for all sports programs and  including parents of current athletes with alumni on the board of directors. 

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Updated March 3, 2015

Lady Lion Hoopster Destiney Lee Signs Letter of Intent to UNLV

Senior, Destiney Le
e, has signed a Letter of Intent to play basketball at the University of Nevada Las Vegas next year.   During the 2013-14 season, She averaged 11 points per game, 9 rebounds per game, and 2 blocks a game for the Lady Lions. She was a key in

McClatchy’s run deep into the playoffs last year and hopes for the same this year.  Look here for more information on Destiney:


February 28, 2015

Lady Lions Hoopsters Beat Pleasant Grove

Move to Semi-Finals at UOP

The Lady Lions Basketball team, seeded #3 in the Division I Sac-Joaquin Section Tournament, defeated  #6 seed Pleasant Grove 70-54 at the McClatchy Gym on Thursday, February 25.  The win was over a team that was the NorCal Division I defending champion.  Junior Gigi Garcia scored 15 points and pulled in 12 rebounds while Sophomore Jordan Cruz scored 17.  An article on the game in the Sacramento Bee is here.

Next stop for McClatchy is the University of Pacific  on Tuesday March 3 where they will meet #2 seed Oakridge, a perrenial basketball power in the section.  The game is at 7:30 PM and directions are here. A win by the Lady Lions send them to the championship at Sleep Train Arena next Saturday, March 7.

You can view the tournamnet bracket here.  GO LIONS!

February 5, 2015



McClatchy Athletic Director Rob Feickert announced that two Lion Soccer stars have signed letters of intent to play soccer at NCAA Division 1 colleges today. Pictured below are Max Vallejo-Wolfe  and Micaela Mercado.  Max will play for St. Marys College of Moraga and Micaela will play for the University San Francisco. GO LIONS!



Embarks on 2015 Hall of Fame Selections

Restore the Roar will be holding it 4th Annual Hall of Fame Dinner on Saturday, October 24, 2015 (note change).  The focus of this year’s dinner will be on the graduates of the 1990’s, although the committee recognizes that there remain many worthy candidates from prior years.  If you would like to nominate a former Lion athlete, you can download a nomination form here.  A list of current inductees is here: lHOF Members

If you are interetsed in helping the committee with selections or the dinner, please contact Bob Sertich at this e-mail

March 3, 2015



McClatchy Athletic Hall of Fame member, Roger Sweaingen, passed away on February 26, 2015.  Roger was inducted into the Hall of Fame with the initial class in 2012.  He was a star athlete at McClatchy in the 1950’s and returned to the school to coach in the 1960’s & 1970’s.  Services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Elk Grove on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 11:00 AM.  Details are in the Sacramento Bee: