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Sports & Fitness
Best Diamond Anniversary: Sacramento River Cats
We're so glad the Triple A affiliate came to town. In the decade since Raley Field was built and the River Cats relocated from Vancouver, B.C., the team has proven to be a winner in more ways than one: It has captured the title of Pacific Coast League Champions four times, led all of Minor League Baseball in attendance every season and graduated more than 60 players to the majors.
Best Footwork: Nike Fleet Feet Racing Sacramento
Under the direction of coach Chad Worthen, members of Nike Fleet Feet Racing Sacramento consistently place tops in area races from 5Ks to marathons. Dressed in orange and navy, the runners are hard to miss
even flying by you, some at a sub-5 1/2-minute-mile pace.
Best Sports Boosters With Tails: Slamson, Dinger, Monty, Herky and Gunrock
OK, so Herky the Hornet has a stinger instead of a tail. The point is all these larger-than-life mascots can boast a solid history as wholesome ambassadors for their teams at games and other public events.