One of America’s top off-road racers, Paso Robles resident Nathan Woods, died Friday after suffering severe injuries sustained in a crash during practice.
The 32-year-old Woods, a two-time World Off-Road Championship Series champion and ISDE Gold Medalist, was preparing for the opening round of the WORCS this weekend at Honolulu Hills Raceway in Taft.
Woods was immediately air-lifted to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Woods, was reportedly kicked off his bike over a tabletop jump. He reportedly died from internal injuries.
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Woods is survived by his wife, Amanda, and sons Nate and Braxton.
Mission Prep boys basketball wins
Mission Prep’s boys basketball team downed St. Bonaventure 65-51 on Saturday.
The Royals jumped to an early lead and never looked back thanks in part to Zach Allmon, who had 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Andy Rowley, who led the team in scoring with 21 points. Sam Cowitz added seven assists for the Royals (13-9).
Oxnard water polo tourney
Not much went right for the Atascadero High girls water polo team at the Oxnard Invitational.
The Greyhounds went 0-3 in the tournament, falling to Oxnard, La Cañada and Camarillo.
Against Oxnard, Atascadero fell 7-4 and against La Cañada the Greyhounds walked away with a 5-3 loss.
And when the Greyhounds had a slim chance to taste victory, Camarillo proved to be the spoiler. Atascadero took a 7-7 tie into overtime, but then surrendered a goal in the period for the loss.
Bailey Kelly scored five goals on the day, and Sarah Murphy had four. Erin Morey had eight saves in the tournament as well.
Meanwhile, Morro Bay defeated Santa Maria 16-7 and lost 11-5 to St. Joseph.
Megan Long and Emma Jeffries had three goals apiece for the Pirates (3-8) against Santa Maria.
Long had four goals in the loss to St. Joseph.