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Youth roundup: Alcalay captures state title

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Davis Bike Club Junior racer Will Kanz crosses the finish line in the fifth-fastest time in the boys 15-18 division of the 23rd annual Steve Dunlap Memorial Time Trial in Winters. Courtesy photo

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From page B2 | June 12, 2014 |

Davis Bike Club Junior member David Alcalay finished first in his division of the Rock Hopper Classic at Lagoon Valley on Sunday.

Alcalay captured the state championship in the boys 17-18 age bracket for the cross country mountain bike event.

Also Sunday, members of the DBC Junior Race Team competed in the 23rd annual Steve Dunlap Memorial Time Trial in Winters.

Juniors raced either 10 or 20 kilometers based on their age bracket. The individual time-trial event started riders at 30-second intervals.

The time trial started on Putah Creek Road in Winters and went east toward Stephenson Bridge Road. The trek was made harder with rising temperatures and strong winds. On sections of the course, speeds hit more than 30 miles per hour.

The DBC Juniors results include Killian Bush, third place 9-10 boys; Parker Miller, second for 11-12 girls; Jack Hargrove, fourth for 13-14 boys; Su Tuli, second for 13-14 girls; Aliya Traficante, first for 17-18 girls; Will Kanz, fifth for 15-18 boys; Magnus Bush, seventh for 15-18 boys; and David Leon, eighth for 15-18 boys.

Legacy Stampede U13
The Davis Legacy Stampede, a U13 girls team, established its top-10 ranking in Northern California after reaching the finals in last weekend’s Norcal Premier Cross Regional playoffs.

The locals got by Diablo FC Saturday afternoon with aggressive offense from Jordan Davis, Lindsay Vernau and Allie Belafsky, who combined for four goals with two assists from Vernau.

On Sunday, the Stampede was challenged by triple-digit temperatures and two very tough teams. The semifinal featured a barn-burner against the Mountain View/Los Altos Avalanche. The game’s only goal came in overtime when Niya Allen’s blast from the left wing was too much for the keeper to handle, allowing striker Davis to advance the team to the finals by passing in the 1-0 tally.

The Stampede faced Elk Grove for the afternoon final with the mercury reading 105 degrees at kickoff.  Falling behind 2-0 in the second half, the locals somehow fought through the extreme heat and fatigue to tie the game 2-2.  Forward Sophie Karperos knocked in Davis’ shot off the post and soon after Davis followed her own shot, racing to beat the keeper and tap in the equalizer.  But with minutes left, Elk Grove got one more and sealed its victory.

Yasmeen Dmeiri once again led the Stampede defense all weekend long, anticipating attacks and beating the opponents to the ball.  Fellow defender Grace Carlson came up big against the opposing strikers while midfielders Vernau and Lily Byrne worked tirelessly to control the ball, rarely getting a break from the baking sun. Leah Eccles, Sydney Moore, Skye Shaffer, Grace Barger, Julyana Lara and Ainsley Carroll bolstered the midfield and defense with solid efforts while keeper McKenna Lutzker fended off shot after shot.

Davis Rugby Club

The Davis youth Rugby Club kicked off the Summer Rugby 7’s tournaments this past Sunday in Dixon. While the teams struggled in the win column, they gained valuable experience with most kids playing and learning the game for the first time.

The varsity side finished the day with a draw and two loses. The draw came against the Elk Grove side that won the bracket. The Davis farsity was led by Matt Meyers, Marvin Grant, Bailey Murray, Michal Goodison, Ben Gore, Anthony Pedroia, Robert Campos and Ricky Houck.

The Davis JV team was short players so it combined with players from Vacaville JV. The team was led by Davis players Reese Peterson with multiple long runs for tries, Eben Kohn, Jesse Keenan, Chase Jones and Aavineet Johal.

The Rugby 7’s summer series of tournaments continues through June and July. High school players are welcome to participate. Contact Mike Goodison for more information at 530-902-1312. Practices are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Davis High School.
Tennis camp scholarship
Local accounting firm Newman and Associates is offering a one-week scholarship to one of the Davis Tennis Academy’s summer junior tennis camp sessions for one student from each Davis elementary school.

Youngsters interested in earning the scholarship, which can be used anytime from Session 5 (July 21-25) through Session 8 (Aug. 18-22) of the DTA’s summer camp, can find entry forms at www.davistennisacademy.com, where they must answer the question: “Why do you like tennis?”
“I love tennis! One of the ways we try to pay it forward is to help expose young players to the charms of tennis,” said Davis accountant Andrew Newman. “And if all goes well, the kids who come out will have a much greater love for the sport after spending a week with us.”
The deadline to enter is Thursday, June 12.
The camp annually attracts more than 300 young players to the Davis High Tennis Complex, and is directed by longtime DTA head pro Dale Hersch, who is also the veteran coach of the Davis High boys team.
Field hockey camps
The Blue Devil program will put on a free field hockey clinic on Monday along with its 2014 field hockey and conditioning camp, which is set for June 25-July 24.
For the clinic, which runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m., athletes must show up with a parent to sign a participation waiver.
All levels of players are welcome at the field hockey and conditioning camp, which runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Brown Stadium.
Instruction, from DHS coaches and several former and current college players, will include field hockey basics and advanced skills; video breakdowns and chalk talks; baseline fitness testing/re-test; flexibility, speed and agility training; and performance evaluation Included in the cost of $450 is a camp shirt and ball.
For more information, send an email to Devil coach Sandie Marotti-Huckins at sandie@marottiperformancegroup.com.
Summer track and field
Registration is now open for the Davis Community Track and Field Club’s summer sessions, which begin on Monday.
Athletes in grades four and up will receive instruction from the Davis High coaching staff — which will be coming off of another extremely successful Blue Devils season — at three two-week sessions. Additional coaching will come from former DHS athletes and NCAA All-Americans.
Sprint, hurdles and field events will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. at DHS’ Brown Stadium, while distance running is done in the evenings at the UCD track at Toomey Field.
For more information and to register, visit www.dctfc.com.
Lacrosse camps
Registration is now open for the Davis Lacrosse Association’s summer boys and girls camps, which are designed for players of all skill levels — grades two through eight — who are interested in developing and refining their playing skills.
Boys beginner and intermediate camps, which cost $135, are Monday through Thursday, June 19, and July 14-17 and run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A boys advanced camp is set for Aug. 4-8 from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. at a cost of $260.
The girls beginner and intermediate camp, which costs $135, is from 9 a.m. to noon Aug.11-14.
For more information, or to register, visit www.davislax.org.
Boys basketball camp
The Davis High Blue Devil boys basketball camp is set for Monday through Thursday, June 19, in the DHS gym, 315 W. 14th St.
A session for players in fourth and fifth grades runs from 8 a.m. to noon, followed by the sixth- through eighth-graders from noon to 4 p.m.
The camp is designed for young hoopsters to learn the fundamentals of the game through drills as well as team and individual competitions. Future Blue Devils can catch a glimpse of what is necessary to play competitive basketball at the next level, while getting to know the program and staff.
The registration fee is $100 and interested families can go to www.dhsbluedevils.com to download a camp flier.
UCD basketball camp
The Aggie hoops program will host a four-day summer camp for boys and girls ages 4 to 13, beginning Monday.
Boys ages 8 to 13 and girls at parents’ discretion can sign up for the Blue Level camp, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Cost for that session is $215, or $235 with lunch included.
The younger boys and girls, ages 4 to 7, can register for the Gold Level camp, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Cost for that session is $110.
For more information, visit https://ucdavissportscamps.com/mensbasketball.
Grace Valley camp
Sign-ups are now being taken for Grace Valley Christian Center’s Sports and Fitness Camp, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 24-27 at the North Davis Elementary School fields, 555 E. 14th St.
This Christian-based camp teaches children to develop movement skills, increase fitness and learn to compete in a positive, team-oriented way.
Children entering kindergarten through ninth grade (as of fall 2014) may participate. The cost is $80 for one camper, with family rates of $150 for two, $210 for three, $260 for four and $300 for five campers from the same family.
For more information, or for applications, contact camp directors Greg Chapla at 530-753-2252 or Bob Bodine at 707-679-1430. Application forms are available on the church website, www.gracevalley.org.

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