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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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Restore the Roar will be inducting 44 former student athletes and 3 coaches into the C. K. McClatchy Athletic Hall of Fame at its third annual inductee dinner on October 11, 2014.   Of the inductees, 28 come from the graduating classes of 1980-89, the focus of this year’s selection process.  There are also 16 athletes from prior years.  The event will recognize three outstanding teams from the 1980’s: 1984 Football team, which won 10 games; the 1985 Wrestling team, which swept the Metro League competition; and the 1988 Lady Lions Basketball team, which captured the first Metro League Championship for McClatchy.

As with the first two classes of inductees, this group reflects superior athletic talent and accomplishment.  Among them are:

•Donald Hair (’85) established the state high school record for touchdowns in football scoring 38 TD’s in 1984.

•Brian Bedford (’83) who not only was an all-city quarterback in football, but also established the national high school record for field goal percentage in basketball.

•Krista Margetich (’88) who was the first women athlete in Sacramento to be named to the Optimist All Stars in both basketball and softball.

•Dion James (’80), who played 11 years in Major League Baseball after a stellar career with the Lions.

•Kevin “KC” Clark (’82) who played four seasons for the NFL’s Denver Broncos after earning accolades at McClatchy and San Jose State.

•Mary Bryte Johnson (’77) who earned two letters and earned the #1 singles spot on the boy’s tennis team.  She later was a nationally ranked amateur tennis player.

•Classmates Karen Henderson (’86) and Shannon Padovan (86) went to be college All-Americans in their respective sports.  Henderson in volleyball at Sac State and Padovan in Softball at SCC.

All of the inductees had stellar athletic careers at McClatchy and many played college or professional sports. 

The three outstanding coaches selected are “Dub” Carter, long time track and cross country coach, Charlie Becker who coached men’s and women’s basketball and served as athletic director, and Bernie Church who built an envied baseball program at McClatchy.

To see a complete list of the inductees go to this link: 2014inductees.pdf Information about and tickets for the dinner also will be available on the website.

The annual inductees dinner will be on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation in Elk Grove.  Details on the dinner will be available after July 15, 2014 on this website.  If you have any questions, e-mail them to




Hall of Fame Dinner on Saturday, October 11, 2014

Reservations due September 5

Event starts at 5:00PM, Dinner at 6:30 PM

The third annual C. K.McClatchy Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation on High Tech Court off Laguna Boulevard near Interstate 5.  This dinner will honor the 47 new inductees and 3 outstanding McClatchy teams.  The dinner menu is the same as last year, prime rib, 1/2 of a baked chicken or vegetarian pasta.  Don Lee (’66) and foundation volunteers put on a wonderful dinner for the guests.  There are also child’s plates for children 10 and under.

HOF Dinner is Full

We have reached our capacity for the 2014 McClatchy Athletic Hall of Fame dinner. We thank everyone for their support.  If you have questions, call Bob Sertich at (916) 441-0657 or e-mail

Updated September 30 2014,

Former Athletic Director and Hall of Fame Member

Mike Nishio Passes Away

Mike Nishio, Class of 1963, passed away on July 16 due to complications from pneumonia.  Mike was an All-City Running Back, coach and athletic director at McClatchy, as well as a 2013 inductee into the CKM Athletic Hall of Fame.  Coach Nishio had several siblings and two children also attend McClatchy.  He was founding member of Restore the Roar.  He was always a bright and smiling face for family, friends and students.  His obituary is here.