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Youth roundup: NorCal Extreme earns a tournament title


NorCal player Dylan Lee, right, drives the puck into the Chico Thunderbird territory during the Extreme 16U squad's championship-game victory at the recent PIHL tournament in Antioch. Courtesy photo

From page B2 | December 26, 2013 | Leave Comment

The NorCal Extreme’s 16U youth roller hockey team went 5-0 and captured a championship to pace the local club at a PIHL Tournament earlier this month in Antioch.

The Extreme 16Us took their first game, 3-1, from the San Jose Tsunami Red as Joe Blakewell, Caleb Hermle and Ricky Pacciorini all had goals for the locals. Blakewell and Pacciorini also dished out two assists each.

Next, NorCal defeated the San Jose Junior Sharks, 2-1, behind scores from Blakewell and Tyler Schafer. Schafer’s late game-winner was assisted by Blakewell.

Extreme dominated its third game against Chico, scoring four goals to post its third victory of the day. Two of the tallies came from Blakewell and two more from Hermle, while Pacciorini and Dylan Lee added assists.

In the semifinal against San Jose Tsunami Blue, the local goals came from Henry Campbell, Ryan Kowta and Blakewell. Lee and Hermle also handed out assists.

NorCal then won the tournament title by beating the Chico Firebirds. Schafer had a goal and an assist and Dalton Byard also scored to power the Extreme to victory.

Throughout the five games, local goalie Nic Leacox saved 93 percent of the shots he saw and the Extreme outshot its opponents, 108-62.

Also at the tournament, NorCal’s 14U squad won two of its five contests.

Despite falling to the San Jose Junior Sharks (3-1) and the San Jose Tsunami Red (6-1), the locals bounced back to defeat the Half Moon Bay Cougars, 3-2, and earn a spot in the quarterfinals.

There, in a rematch with the Cougars, the Extreme ran away with a 7-1 win to reach the semis.

NorCal was finally eliminated in the semifinals, where it lost, 6-0, to the Tsunami Red.

On the day, Noah Bristow led the way for the locals with four goals and three assists, while Sam Blakewell, Brandon Pacciorini and Jack Shields added two goals each. Nick Blakewell and Michael Cognetti tallied one goal and one assist apiece.

Additionally, Thomas Witham, Cole Skoog and Keith Walker all contributed assists for the Extreme.

Hoops camp

The Davis Wildcats will present a two-day basketball camp for kids in second through eighth grades on Sunday and Monday at Davis High.

The sessions will go from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the camp is open to kids of all skill levels. The cost is $100.

Registration may be completed online at, where parents can find additional information about the ongoing program and current team tryouts.

DHS volleyball camp 

The Blue Devil volleyball program will hold several youth sessions next month for boys and girls age 6 through eighth grade.

Instruction will be given by DHS head coach Julie Crawford as well as Devil players.

Interested youngsters can sign up for the three-day All Skills Camp, set for Jan. 2-4 from 9 to 11 a.m. at The Cage. The cost for the three-day camp is $50.

Skill-specific training sessions also are being offered for the cost of $20 each.

Running from 11 a.m. to noon each day, the program will put on a setting clinic Jan. 2, a hitting clinic on Jan. 3 and a defense clinic on Jan. 4.

Players can register on-site, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 2.

For more information, contact Crawford at

City basketball camp

Keep kids busy over the holiday break with the city of Davis youth basketball camp Jan. 2-3 in the Community Gym at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St.

Offered to boys and girls ages 7-13, the camp will concentrate on core fundamentals in a fun and positive environment. Two sessions are offered: half-day (9 a.m. to noon) for $59 or full-day (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) for $79.

Register at the city of Davis Community Services office, 600 A St. (Suite C), or online at For more information, call 530-757-5626.

Little League

Registration for Davis Little League is open online and runs through Jan. 15.

Current registration costs vary — depending on the division in which a child plays — ranging from $100 for T-ball to $280 for junior league. Fees will go up $30 for each level between Jan. 1 and 15.

A new Challenger Division for special-needs players has been added.

Kids ages 4 to 14 are eligible for DLL. League officials require players 9 or older to attend one of the to-be-scheduled January skills-assessment days.

Folks interested in managing in the spring must register as a volunteer by Dec. 31, according to registrar Karen Yoon.

Only online registration is accepted. Visit to sign up or learn more.

Field hockey club

The Mad Cow Field Hockey Club’s spring season, which will include U16 and U19 squads as well as a new Developmental Program for athletes in grades six through eight, will run from January to April.

The club’s focus is to teach and develop players’ stick skills, knowledge of the game, sportsmanship and overall fitness while fostering the athletes’ enthusiasm for field hockey. This is accomplished through practices — both indoors and outdoors on turf — scrimmages and participation in numerous tournaments throughout the spring season.

The club is based in Yolo County and welcomes athletes from other all areas.

Younger players, ages 8-12, can sign up for the Mad Calves program. The cost for that program is $200, while players on the U19, U16 and U14 squads must pay a fee of $475. The fee covers the cost of all practice sessions, equipment and field rental, uniforms, T-shirts, coaching fees, tournament fees and lunch and snacks at tournaments.

All players must complete and turn in registration and waiver forms before they can participate in practices or games.

For more information or to get the forms, email coach Sandie Marotti-Huckins at

Five Starz volleyball

The Five Starz Volleyball Club’s Starlets program is accepting registration for the 2014 season. The Starlets offer an opportunity for young volleyball players who are not able to participate on travel teams but who would like to be a part of a competitive environment.

The program is open to players in grades four through nine, and participants will be split into fourth- through sixth-grade and seventh- through ninth-grade groups.

There are no tryouts for the Starlets program, which is designed to improve each player’s overall skills in a fun and competitive environment.

Beginning Jan. 12, Starlets will practice once a week for 12 weeks. The cost of $300 for all 12 sessions includes a T-shirt.

For more information, email

Enterprise staff


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