Mike Gimenez

Oakmont gets win over Whitney with last minute drive

Oakmont High School struck the decisive blow against visiting Whitney Friday night to pull out a cliffhanger 27-21. With less than 16 seconds remaining in the game, Vikings quarte ...

Super Bowl swamis make their picks

There would be no credibility in Gold Country Media Sports if an attempt wasn’t made to prognosticate the outcome of Super Bowl XLVII. Of course, it would be folly for me to ...

Whitney continues its dominating play at Rio Americano

SACRAMENTO _ Playing in the afternoon on natural turf did nothing to slow down Whitney High’s march through the Capital Football League with a convincing 36-6 win over Rio Americ ...

Trip could be omen for Wildcats

If history repeats itself, and Mike Gimenez hopes it does, Whitney High School’s football team could be months away from winning its second Sac-Joaquin Section championship in f ...

Juniors in demand with supply of talent

Fitting in with Whitney High School’s choir should not be a problem for Jake Rodrigues. All the junior has to do is carry a tune as well as he does a football. That remains to be ...

Whitney quarterback has nowhere to hide

A Pioneer High School fan wasted no time in reminding the Patriots of which player they had to stop. “Get No. 7!” The boisterous fan issued the alert just as Friday night’s ...

Seniors' days are numbered in football

Friday night is the beginning of the end for Jimmy Laughrea and Brant Wright. Their football careers at Rocklin and Whitney high schools, respectively, will conclude one way or ano ...

Loss leaves Whitney to settle for second

Whitney High School’s defense dodged the first bullet Friday night, finally stopping Antelope after the Titans marched 88 yards in 15 yards and drained nearly 10 minutes off the ...

Wildcats prepare for CAL showdown

Mike Gimenez has said all along that the best has yet to come for Whitney High School’s football team. The coach made that remark during the preseason when the Wildcats were 2-3 ...

Coaches' wives fit football into family life

By Cecil Conley Sports Editor Greg Benzel and Jeff Tisdel spend their afternoons surrounded by young men on football fields in Rocklin. Once the two coaches go home, they are out ...

Wildcats hang on for homecoming victory

Mike Gimenez did not want to rain on Whitney High School’s homecoming parade. Even Mother Nature spared the Wildcats by turning off her sprinklers as the floats passed in front o ...

Moore provides power in Whitney's offense

Slow and steady not only wins the race. That is the best description of Isaiah Moore as a running back. The Whitney High School junior is not going to run away from many defenders ...

Wildcats run wild in Saturday matinee

Mike Gimenez played on Saturday afternoons in his days as a quarterback at Colorado State. He would much rather stick to Friday nights as Whitney High School’s head football coac ...

Twenty is make-or-break number

By Cecil Conley Sports Editor Rocklin High School’s football team has allowed just one opponent to score 20 or more points in a game this season. The 29-22 loss to Oak Ridge ...

Whitney dominates in CAL debut

A foot injury forced Jake Rodrigues to the sideline in the second half Friday night. After all the Whitney High School quarterback did in the first half, he deserved a break. Rodr ...