The Davis Catania, a U14 girls soccer team, took third place at the recent 49ers Gold Rush Classic in Auburn.
After a 3-0 loss to the Elk Grove Edge in their opener, the locals turned up the defense to edge the 49er Scream, 1-0.
The next day, Davis got four goals from forward A.J. Schiesari and defender Lexi Kornblum completed the scoring in a 5-0 victory over the Folsom Frenzy. Schiesari also played well in goal, splitting time with Sasha Ballowe, as the Catania defense posted its second straight shutout.
The big local performance was keyed by dynamic play from midfielders like Shailah and Kaelen Arreola-Bittner, Nancy Avoce, Meghan Bobrowsky, Lauren Wienker, Jasmine Brayton, Lizbet Mendoza, Isabella Ainsworth, Elizabeth Stoddard, Sarah Thompson and Anna Sincavage. Meanwhile, Davis’ Odessa Seng and Anna Reisenberg both made plays all over the field.
In the final game of the tournament, the Catania fell behind by three in the first half, but nearly came all the way back before losing to the Roseville Team Titans, 4-2.
Seng and Shailah Arreola-Bittner had the local tallies, while Ballowe and Sincavage played well in front of the Davis goal.
Little League registration
For the first time, Davis Little League is offering juniors-level competition as part of its fall ball program that also includes opportunities for AA, AAA and majors players.
Early bird sign-ups, which go through Friday, are $95. From Saturday through Sept. 3, getting into DLL fall ball will cost $125.
There are no farm or T-ball teams.
All registration must be completed online at https://davislittleleague.sportssignup.com. For additional help, call Karen Yoon at 530-756-1463. For questions regarding juniors play, contact Steve Olney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hot Shots basketball
Tryouts for the Davis Hot Shots basketball program’s fall session begin later this month with boys eighth- and ninth-grade and junior varsity-level squads beginning workouts on Friday, Aug. 30.
The tryouts run from 4 to 5 p.m. at Harper Junior High, 4000 E. Covell Blvd.
Labor Day race
The Golden Valley Harriers’ Labor Day Races, an event that last year raised more than $10,000 for local running programs, is back this year.
On Sept. 2, 5K and 10K races will leave from Davis Commons at First and D streets at 8 a.m., with a 1K kids’ race to follow at 9:30 a.m. The 5K and 10k races will feature official race chip timing and awards go to the top three finishers and top three in each age group. Kids’ race participants will receive a finisher’s medal.
The Labor Day Races not only raise funds for local running programs — last year, money went to high school cross country teams from Davis, Dixon and Woodland, as well as Team Davis, a program for athletes with special needs — the event also is an international cultural exchange with Davis’ sister city of Inuyama, Japan.
For more information or to register, visit www.goldenvalleyharriers.org. Whole Foods Market is sponsoring post-race breakfast fare and participants get a race T-shirt.