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Sports briefs: Several DHS sports meetings set for next week

DHS track and field coach Spencer Elliott watches a stopwatch as the Blue Devils compete in the 2012 Masters meet. There is an informational meeting set for next week as the squad prepares for the 2013 season. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise file photo

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From page B2 | January 11, 2013 |

The Davis High track and field program will conduct a parent/athlete informational meeting on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the DHS library.

Any athletes interested in joining the team for the 2013 spring season should attend as Blue Devil coach Spencer Elliott will discuss expectations for coaches and athletes, talk about the program, answer questions and distribute roster forms and order forms.

For more information, contact Elliott at selliott@djusd.net or 530-219-4573. Information is also available on www.dhstrack.com.

DHS football

A meeting for all players interested in playing all levels of Davis High football next fall, and their parents, is scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the DHS library.

The talk is mandatory and will outline the program’s academic, behavioral, community and football-related expectations for parents and players as well as introducing a schedule of events for 2013, including the offseason program, and the 2013 Player/Parent Handbook.

Head coach Steve Smyte urges all families interested in being a part of the emerging Devil program to attend.

DHS girls soccer

An information meeting for ninth- and 10th-grade players regarding the tryout process for the 2013 spring season of Blue Devil girls soccer is set for Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in room N-8 at DHS. Parents are welcome to attend.

A separate meeting for 11th- and 12th- graders will be held at a later date.

The tryouts for the younger players is scheduled to begin with conditioning on Feb. 1. Check-in that day begins at 4 p.m.

All sports participation and physical forms must be completed and submitted to the DHS athletic department office and complete baseline concussion testing prior to taking part in the tryouts. Players must also obtain a clearance card and an emergency information card from the athletic department, which should be brought to the first day of trouts.

For more information, contact Blue Devil JV coach Bob Smith at robertsmith90@comcast.net.

UCD softball camp

The Aggie program will host a College ID Winter Softball Camp for girls in grades 8-11 on Saturday, Jan. 19. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at La Rue Field.

Directed by UCD head coach Karen Yoder and assistants Danielle Stines and Vicky Rios, the camp is an opportunity for athletes to display their talents and receive individualized feedback and instruction on all aspects of their game.

For more information or to register, visit www.ucdavissportscamps.com/softball.

DYSA softball

Registration for the Davis Youth Softball Association’s spring season is still open, and families who sign up before Friday, Jan. 25 will avoid a late fee.

To register, visit www.davisyouthsoftball.org and follow the instructions for the 2013 Spring Registration program.

Players that get a friend to sign-up will receive a free glitter headband on Opening Day. After the friend registers, send families should send an email indicating their name and the name of the friend to communications@davisyouthsoftball.org to get the headband.

Yolo Post 77

American Legion Post 77 will host its annual crab and prawn feed on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Yolo County Fairgrounds.

The event is designed to provide support for American Legion baseball as well as other youth sports.

The dinner costs $40 and will begin at 7:30 p.m. following a no-host social hour that starts at 6 p.m.

To buy tickets or get more information on the event, including being involved in the fundraising, call the American Legion club room at 530-662-9772 between 1 and 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

DHS cheer clinic

Davis High cheerleaders will conduct Cheer Clinic 2013 from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Jan. 27, at DHS’ South Gym.

Hopefuls ages 6 to 13 are invited to learn cheers, jumps, tumbling and dance from the award-winning Blue Devil cheerleaders and their coaches.

Cost for the session is $40 in advance and $45 at the event. The fee includes a T-shirt, small group instruction by age, snacks and beverages, and a free ticket to the Feb. 1 DHS boys basketball game, which is Break the Record Night. Clinic participants also will have a chance to perform on the court that night with the Devil cheerleaders.

To learn more and reserve a spot, contact Megan Hupe at 530-753-0424 or meganhupe@gmail.com.

Find more information about the Blue Devil spirit team at www.dhscheer.org.

Football clinic

Potential Davis Junior Blue Devil football players can try out the sport at a free noncontact clinic on Saturday, Feb. 2 at DHS’ Ron & Mary Brown Stadium.

The one-day camp, which is designed for athletes ages 6 to 14, will run from 10 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and athletes are encouraged to bring cleats or running shoes and something to drink.

Prizes will be awarded and athletes can have some with DHS coaches and players, while learning some football.

Football crab feed

Tickets still are available for the annual Davis Blue Devils Football Backers Crab Feed. The event is set for Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St.

Tickets are $45 and may be obtained by contacting Rebecca Foster at oreo2250@yahoo.com or 916-402-1148.

Live and silent auctions highlight the local football program’s big fundraiser, which begins at 6:30 p.m.

The price of admission covers refreshments (including wine and beer for those over 21) and all-you-can-eat crab and pasta. In addition to the auctions, the Backers will have a multi-prized raffle.

Foster says raffle gifts are welcome and can be donated by contacting her. Backers will arrange to pick up the prizes.

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