Pleasanton Weekly

Sports - September 16, 2011

Sports digest

Amador, Foothill win on the gridiron

Lightning halted high school football games in the East Bay last Friday night, necessitating their rescheduling the next day.

"When thunder is heard, or a cloud-to-ground lightning bolt is seen, the thunderstorm is close enough to strike your location with lightning. Suspend play and take shelter immediately," read the guidelines of the National Federal of State High School Associations. Thirty minutes must pass without any lightning for play to resume.

Amador Valley had scored two touchdowns at home against Concord High when play was suspended Friday night at a score of 14-0. When they resumed play at 3 p.m. the next day, the Minutemen scored two touchdowns but didn't make their attempts at 2-point conversions, for a final score of 14-12.

Foothill High prevailed over Novato, 26-16, at a non-conference game.

Shadow Cliffs Triathlon

The 24th season of the Tri-For-Fun Triathlon Series concludes Sunday with the Tri-For-Real Triathlon on Sunday at Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area.

The triathlon has a timed fun run in June and a shorter distance triathlon in August, then ends with Tri-for-Real with official timing, results and awards. The event includes a 700-yard swim in the lake, an 18-mile bike ride, and a 4-mile run on the rolling dirt trails.

Last year's Tri-For-Real record times were Male -- 1:13:33; Female -- 1:25:14; Male Master -- 1:15:56; Female Master -- 1:15:00; Male Team -- 1:15:00; Female Team -- 1:42:02; Co-ed: Team -- 1:42:03.

Entry fee is $75 in advance and $85 on race day. Call (209) 795-7832 or visit


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