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BRIEFS: Meet Anibaba on Wednesday

By January 24, 2011

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Davis\’ very own professional soccer player, Jalil Anibaba, will greet fans, take pictures and sign autographs on Wednesday beginning at 4:30 p.m. in an event at Soccer & Lifestyle, 517 Second St.

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Most of the local youth soccer teams will be there and the entire community is invited to meet Anibaba, a former Davis High star who was drafted by the Chicago Fire in the first round of the MLS draft earlier this month.

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Some of the local coaches who helped shape Anibaba into a world-class player also will be on hand to talk soccer.

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Authentic Anibaba Chicago Fire jerseys and Anibaba T-shirts will be available for sale.

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Bicycling Hall of Fame

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George Mount, a 1997 inductee, will be at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St., on Sunday for a talk from 4 to 5 p.m.

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Mount will tell stories and show photos of his days as the first modern American cyclist to race successfully in Europe.

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A Northern California resident since he retired in the 1980s, Mount began bike racing with Peter Rick of Velo Sport in Berkeley during the 1970s.

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The Hall of Fame will open at 3 p.m. on that day and is free to members. Nonmembers will be charged $5 admission. For more information, contact [email protected]

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In addition, the Hall of Fame is open each Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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AquaStarz meeting

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The Davis AquaStarz Synchronized Swimming team will have a parent meeting on Sunday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in the AYSO Building, between the Community Pool and the Veterans Memorial building in

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Community Park. Plans for the spring season, which begins on March 1, will be discussed.

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Athletes who have completed the beginning synchronized swimming course offered by the Davis AquaStarz, or have synchronized swimming experience, are qualified to join the competitive team.

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For more information contact the AquaStarz at [email protected], or visit http://www.aquastarz.org.

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AYSO spring soccer

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Parents can register their children for spring soccer from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31; at the Davis AYSO Building.

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Walk-in registration costs $60 ($30 for U5\’s) and any mail-in registration costs $75 ($40 for U5\’s). There will be a U16/U19 division if enough players register.

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Guaranteed placement on a team requires registration to be received by March 15. Players will be put on a wait list starting March 16.

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The spring season is for children from pre-kindergarten through high school (born between Aug. 1, 1992, and July 31, 2007), and starts April 15, the first Friday after spring break.

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Parents are asked to pre-register online at http://www.davisayso.org (click on Seasons: Spring). Print two copies of the registration form and one copy of the supplemental form. Keep one copy of the registration form, which will be the medical release form to give to the spring coach.

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New players also must show a birth certificate or passport for proof of age.

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Coaches, assistant coaches and referees are also needed. E-mail volunteers@davis

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ayso.net or inquire at walk-in registration. Volunteer application forms cannot be mailed. Officials must verify in person with a photo ID.

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Youth football clinic

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Athletes ages 5-13 can try out football and get instruction from Davis High varsity coach Steve Smyte and his staff, along with the Junior Blue Devil coaches, at a free noncontact clinic on Saturday, Feb. 12.

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The event will be held rain or shine on DHS\’ Halden Field at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. Registration begins at 9:30 and the clinic will run from 10 a.m. to noon.

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Officials from the Davis Junior Blue Devil program will be available to answer questions and accept registration for the upcoming season. For more information about the clinic, contact Mike Goodison at (530) 758-6761 or visit http://www.juniorbluedevils.com

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Youth lacrosse

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The Davis Lacrosse Association has extended registration for the U9 and U11 boys spring season.

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Players born between Jan. 1, 2000, and Dec. 31, 2001, can sign up for the U11 Lightning and athletes born between Jan. 1, 2002, and Dec. 31, 2003, can sign up for the U9 Bantam at http://www.davislax.org.

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Practices will be two hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays and begin in early February. Game play will start in early March and continue through early May. Teams typically have about 16 games scheduled per season.

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The registration cost is $250 and, for insurance purposes, all players must be members of U.S. Lacrosse ($25 annual fee). Scholarship assistance is available.

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Players must obtain their own equipment.

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Information about the Davis Lacrosse Association, the sport, equipment and other items can be found at the website or by contacting Don Aiello at [email protected] or (530) 750-3892.

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Enterprise staff

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