Unfortunately, the baseball fence that was fund-raised by the team and put in place in advance of last year's abbreviated season was a total loss.
The CKM Campus was closed for many months. By the time Coaches were able to access the field and assess the situation, the powers of Mother Nature had taken hold. Weeds and roots that went months without attention weaved their way through the piping and fabric, weakening and compromising the home run barrier to the point of no return.
Incredibly and in true Lion Spirit, a new, permanent baseball fence has already been FULLY FUNDED thanks to generous donors and CKM Athletics supporters.
Now, we turn our attention to fully funding a permanent fence for the CKM Softball Field. Coach Chris Abar has long been putting together a strong squad that hammers their way through the Metro League and competes with the top-ranked schools in the region.
Senior Ashleigh Dendas will go down as one of the most accomplished pitchers in CKM Softball history, if not Sacramento history. Her older sister Katelyn Dendas ('18) would have had "20 more home runs in her career" if a fence was in place when she attended CKM, according to Coach Abar.
Like CKM Baseball, CKM Softball had self-funded a fence that was put in place leading up to the 2020 season. It also fell victim to the untamed elements, and sustained further machinery damage in the clean up process.
Now, you can easily, quickly and either publicly or anonymously donate to the fund to build a fence that will result in a better facility for softball, a more level playing field in terms of statistics, and the opportunity to impove the chances of athletic scholarships for CKM Softball players. Click here to donate
Restore the Roar – September 20, 2020
Hello, CKM Community!
We are now a full six months into total-pause-mode on CKM Athletics – a break the size of which the school has never experienced in our illustrious and diverse history, dating back to the 1930s. Recently, we gained some clarity regarding how and when things will return to normal. Our staff, students, student athletes and parents have responded tremendously well in the face of unprecedented circumstances.
Two things are currently of the utmost importance to us.
The first is ensuring the safety of student athletes when high school sports resume.
The second is resuming high school sports as soon as possible. These two concepts go hand-in-hand, as the typical student athlete has a deep desire to play the sports they have been pouring their time, energy and passion into for the majority of their lives. Everyone involved in the McClatchy community wants to make sure the campus population is as safe and protected as possible.
The California Interscholastic Federation released a revised and modified schedule for the 2020-21 High School Sports season that will essentially condense what annually unfolds over the course of 10 months into a span of about 5 1/2 months. It will be uncharted waters, and scheduling could be challenging. But an upbeat, positive outlook is totally appropriate given that CKM students and the community have continuously met challenges with calmness, grace and a steadfast focus on doing what needs to be done to safely continue the things we know and love the most.
When high school sports resume in mid-December, it will represent the Fall Season. What is typically the Winter Sports campaign will be shifted to the spring, and the Spring Sports Schedule will be condensed into the final months and weeks of the school year.
Make no mistake – CKM Lions coaches, parents and players will do what it takes to put the squads in a position to represent with our signature Lion Pride. The successes common to our proud public school that competes on a state-level will continue.
We thank you for taking the time to get updated, and we eagerly look forward to when all can gather in person again to watch some of the best high school sports in the region. Go Lions!
Restore the Roar Head of Media