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.   DONATE TO RESTORE THE ROAR TODAY! Click Here

The Lady Lions Hoopsters captured the first State Team Title in McClatchy’s history by winning a thrilling two overtime contest against Serra of Gardena, 65-61.  The game was played at Haas Pavilion on the UC Berkeley campus before an estimated crowd of 2500 McClatchy supporters. Junior forward, Gigi Garcia scored 20 points, pulled in 19 rebounds and blocked 6 shots.  Lauren Nubla scored 15 and Destiney Lee added 12.

The Lady Lions became the first girls State Champion in any sport from the Sacramento City Unified School District.  The celebrations continued through the week of April 6 with the Sacramento community honoring the Lady Lions at the following events:

April 7,  Honored at the City Council meeting

April 8,  Honored at the Sacramento Kings Game

April 9,  Honored at the Sacramento City Unified School             Board meeting

April 10,   Lunch-time School Rally with local dignitaries and Victory Parade through the Neighborhood

The Lady Lions also appeared on three local television stations and the subject of numerous Sacramento Bee articles.   Go to the Lady Lions Champions page for the details

Updated July 23, 2015



Title Game Pictures here

Honors Follow Championship

SacBee names Garcia Player of the Year & Kunisaki Coach of the Year plus six more Lady Lions honored as All-City

Junior Lady Lion forward Gigi Garcia has been named the SacBee Women’s Player of the Year after leading the Lions to CIF Division I State Championship last weekend in Berkeley.  Garcia averaged 17.1 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game.  She is also a prolific shot blocker and playmaker.  The article is here.  McClatchy Alum and Coach Jessica Kunisaki has been named SacBee Coach of the Year after directing the Lady Lion team to its finest season in history, a 27-7 record and a state championship banner. In addition to Garcia, Lady Lions Lauren Nubla was named to 2nd Team All-City, Jordan Cruz named to 3rd Team All-City and Destiney Lee, Kristi Wong,  Kelsey Wong and Alex Washington were named Honorable Mention All-City. Seven Lady Lions garnered All-City honors.  Kunisaki is in only her fourth year of coaching and led McClatchy to the Division I NorCal Regional and State Championship.  This is the first girls state championship for any school in the Sacramento Unified District.  Recognizing this team Kunisaki says, “Special team, special year.”  The SacBee story is here.


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2015 Hall of Fame Inductees & Dinner Date Announced

The C.K. McClatchy Athletic Hall of Fame will honor 32 new inductees and 2 honored teams at the annual dinner scheduled for Saturday,  October 24, 2015.  The inductee class brings athletes from 1990-95 for the first time and is headlined by famed Lion coaches Harvey Tahara (Basketball) and Bob Sandoval (Football).  The 1992-93 Lions Section Championship Basketball team also will be honored.  There are inductees from graduating classes of 1940 through 1995. The entire list is here.  If you have contact information on the few honorees we have not loctaed please forward that to our e-mail: golions@restore the roar.org. 

The dinner will be held at the Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation in Elk Grove’s Laguna neighborhood.  Details of the dinner will be available in late August.  Check back here for details or e-mail golions@restoretheroar.org to make preliminary reservations.  Public invitations will be offered when all inductees and honored team members have made their reservations.