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2013 Hall of Fame Inductees

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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Inductee Paul Lewis poses with Leo the Lion and Cheerleaders.  The Cheerleaders an Leo greeted all inductees.

For the entire article on the 2013 Hall of Fame go  Here


Restore the Roar announces 97 candidates that will be considered for induction into the C. K.McClatchy Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014.   The majority of the new inductees will be from the decade of the 1980’s.  There are many outstanding athletes nominated from the 1980’s including football running back Donald Hair who set the state record for touchdowns in 1984, Major League Baseball player Dion James and National Football League player “KC” Clark.  Women standouts include UCSB Track standout Tami Olson Rocco and Karen Henderson, Sac State Volleyball All American and CSUS Hall of Fame Member.  Many athletes from previous years remain on the ballot for possible selection.

Ballots have been forwarded to current Hall of Fame members for their votes.  The HOF Committee will meet again in mid-May to compile votes and make final selectionsfor the 35 inductees.  At that time, teams to be recognized will also be selected.  Final selections will be announced in late May, 2014.  the annual HOF Dinner recognizing the  inductees will be on October 11, 2014.  More details will follow.

The Hall of Fame committee wants to thank allof those who submitted nominations.  The nominees list can be viewed here : NOMINEES.pdf


Posted March 5, 2014

Former Lion Tanisha Kemp ’95

in the MEAC Hall of Fame

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced the five members of its 2014 Hall of Fame Class.   Tanisha Kemp, CKM  class of 1995, who earned a scholarship to play softball at Morgan State in Baltimore, is one of the five. Kemp was a four-time All-MEAC first team and two-time All-American softball player for the Lady Bears. She was named the Morgan State Female Athlete of the Year (1998) and led the NCAA individual statistics in 12 categories and holds 13 Morgan State season and career records.  Kemp holds Morgan State’s career records in batting average (.444), home runs (31), hits (171), doubles (27) and runs scored (149). She holds five season records, including batting average (.515), home runs (11), doubles (12), runs scored (47), hits (55) and slugging percentage (.988).  Tanisha was a standout softball and basketball player at  McClatchy.  Today  she is a middle school teacher in Washington, D.C. Tanisha’s class will be eligible for CKM Hall of Fame in 2015.

The inductees will be enshrined during a brunch on Friday, March 14. The Hall of Fame class will also be recognized during the 2014 MEAC Basketball Tournament, March 10-15 at the Norfolk Scope Arena in Virginia.

More information about Tanisha and the MEAC Hall of Fame are on the MEAC’s Website or in this article in the Baltimore Sun.


Updated April 19, 2014

Golf Fundraising Tournament for Women’s Golf on May 25.

Support the Lady Linksters by playing in a nine-hole two-person scramble tournamentat Land Park Golf Course.  For more information, goto the documents below.

Click here for Scramble Tourney.pdf 

or here for  Donation Letter.pdf

Spring Fund Appeal

Restore the Roar is making an appeal to all alumni for donations to help support McClatchy’s Athletic Teams and the recgonition activities sponsored by RTR.   McClatchy Athletics must raise over $75,000 beyond what the school district and student association provide for support of the teams.  More details are provided in the fund appeal letter which can be downloaded here:2013-14APPEAL.pdf  You can donate on-line by PayPal or credit card using the link on this page.   Restore the Roar conducts only two fundraisers annually, this annual appeal and the C.K.McClatchy Hall of Fame Dinner each Fall.

Lion Wrestling Benefiting from Car Show on May 10

Sac Metro Lions Wrestling Club is holding its 1st Annual Car Show to benefit the Lions wrestling program  The event is on Saturday, May 10 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the McClatchy Circle and will feature classic cars, BBQ lunch and raffle prizes.  Admission for spectators is free. Information about entering a car in the show and other details are on this flier:wrestlingflier.pdf.  Drop on by for an hour to see the classic cars.