Kevin Fixler
    Sport Matters

18 October 2010

Tech Bulldogs fall to Fremont in league play

Photo by Roberto Daza

Photo by Roberto Daza

Led by running back Jordan Sanford’s four touchdowns, the Fremont Tigers took down the Tech Bulldogs, 26-7, in opening weekend Oakland Athletic League (OAL) football action this past Saturday at Curt Flood Field.

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15 October 2010

Oakland Tech’s ‘Coach D,’ 15 years in charge, pushes players on football and family

It’s Saturday, a day off for the Oakland Tech football team, but a familiar SUV still sits in the high school’s back parking lot, overlooking the Bulldogs home playing field.

Tech head coach Delton Edwards fills out the driver’s seat of his 2007 GMC Yukon XL and watches through his windshield as the Oakland Dynamites—the Pop Warner football team he grew up playing for—clash with Oak Grove’s visiting elementary and middle school peewees.

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11 October 2010

Gospel choirs rock Oracle Arena with big, sweet music

As one of the last legs on their national tour, Verizon’s “How Sweet the Sound” gospel choir competition came to Oracle Arena this past Saturday.

The nearly packed house was roaring with praise and dancing in their seats to the spirited hymns put to song.

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3 October 2010

For student athletes, defibrillators remain out of reach

Today would have been Nicholas Rotolo’s 24th birthday.

Rotolo, a Berkeley High School student and club hockey player, stood a brawny 6’2″ tall, weighed 220 pounds, and had no apparent health issues. But on February 5, 2004, the 17-year-old suddenly collapsed on the rink at Sharks Ice in San Jose while competing in an exhibition for his San Jose Junior Sharks team.

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1 October 2010

Zach Heckendorf Strums His Way to the Top

Photo courtesy of Zach Heckendorf

Photo courtesy of Zach Heckendorf

At just 18 years old, Cherry Creek High School (Greenwood Village, Colo.) senior Zach Heckendorf has already got the ladies weak in the knees.

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