BRIEFS: FIFA ref to talk with local officials

By October 29, 2010

FIFA World Cup soccer official Veronica Perez will speak Nov. 19 at the VeteransÕ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St.

Perez, a Sacramento resident, has been invited by Davis AYSO to talk about her experience and Òto give any (pointers) she can to any area officials,Ó AYSO spokesman Fred Main says.

There is no charge and Main adds that his organization will urge all of its existing officials Ñ and folks who might be interested in officiating Ñ to attend.

ÒSure, DYSL is invited. Anyone is,Ó Main explained.

Perez, who also officiates Central California Soccer League womenÕs and menÕs matches, was used extensively as an assistant referee in the last womenÕs World Cup.

It should be an interesting night, says Main. Folks are welcome to ask questions and get ideas for being arbiters at area youth games.

Lacrosse registration

Registration for Davis High boysÕ lacrosse opens Monday.

If a student is interested in learning more about lacrosse Ñ signing up to play Ñ itÕs important to register online. By signing up online, registrants will be included future DHS lacrosse correspondence. There are no fees to register and just three easy steps to get started:

** Go to: http://www.davislacrosse.org and on the left side, click on the tab that says ÒRegister Online.Ó

** Scroll to DHS boys JV and varsity and enter your information (note: high school athletes are not required to become U.S. LAX members).

That done, then save the date Ñ Nov. 9 Ñ for a parent/athlete meeting in the Davis High multipurpose room. It begins at 7 p.m.

The Blue Devil tryouts begin Feb. 7.

For additional information or questions, contact Lydia at (530) 574-8013.

Bike Hall induction tickets on sale

Tickets are still available for SaturdayÕs U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame induction ceremony, to be conducted at Freeborn Hall.

This yearÕs inductees are modern competitor Mike McCarthy, sport contributor Dottie Saling, off-road wizard Gary Ellis and pioneer racer George Mallory Hendee.

ÒThe four honorees represent a range of cycling pursuits from off-road to Olympians like McCarthy,Ó Hall of Fame President Dawn Wylong said.

ÒThe U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame is proud to honor these individuals. These individuals were selected because of their accomplishments in the sport of cycling, and their induction into the Hall of Fame will serve as a perpetual reminder of their dedication, support and sacrifice.Ó

In addition to the induction ceremony, a hosted reception and dinner are part of the gala.

Tickets are $125 and tables of eight can be reserved for $800.

Visit http://usbhof.com for additional information. The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame is at Third and B streets in downtown Davis. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Hoops tryouts

Davis Hoops Wildcats AAU basketball tryouts begin in November for boys in grades four through six and girls in grades five and six. Dates, times and locations of tryouts are posted at http://www.davishoops.com.

There is no charge for tryouts, but players must register online and bring a signed waiver form.

Last season, more than 200 Wildcat players participated in competitive tournaments in the Sacramento region.

Teams practice twice a week in Davis and Dixon. Tryouts for middle and high school boys and girls teams take place after the school seasons are completed.

For more information, visit the website or call Carol at (530) 574-7115.

UCD softball givebacks

While playing a few more games to wrap up their fall schedule, the Aggies also are giving back to the community. The UCD squad is set to host a canned food drive and free youth softball clinic that will take place the first two weekends of November.

On Saturday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. the Aggies will host Sacramento City College and Sierra College at La Rue Field in their final fall games.

The festivities also will feature a canned-food drive to benefit the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee. There is no admission charge. Just bring a can of food.

The following Saturday, Nov. 13, UCD teams up with the Davis Youth Softball Association to host a free youth softball clinic at Community Park.

The camp will run from 1 to 3 p.m., with check-in beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Admission is free, but the clinic will be limited to the first 100 individuals in eighth grade and under.

To reserve a spot, contact Aggie assistant coach Alicia Hollowell at [email protected]

Hollowell is a former Olympic and Pac 10 standout picture who played for the University of Arizona.

Hollowell also was involved in the longest combined shutout game in the history of college softball.


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