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YOUTH ROUNDUP: NorCal takes second in Antioch

By February 23, 2011

The NorCal Extreme, a U14 boys roller hockey club team, took silver at the Amateur Athletic Union’s Junior Olympic qualifying tournament in Antioch last weekend.

In game one, Extreme faced off against the Mission Rampage of San Jose and posted a 5-2 win. Danny Kumata and Ricky Pacciorini scored two goals apiece, with Jack Skoog adding one. Caleb Hermle tallied two assists, while Pacciorini and Kumata had one each.

In its second game, NorCal beat the Mission Mustangs of San Jose, 5-1. Kumata and Hermle had two goals each, Ryan Kowta put in one and Extreme got assists from Kumata and Hermle.

When NorCal faced the Reebok Junior Ducks of Corona next, the two teams played to a 2-2 draw in regulation, before Extreme won 3-2 in overtime. Dalton Byard scored one and Hermle had two, including the winning goal off an assist by Kumata.

In the championship game, Extreme fell to the Delta River Rats, 4-1. Hermle scored on a power play  for NorCal off assists by Kumata and Daniel Rooney.

Goalie Terrence Cheeseboro amassed a total of 71 saves in the tournament.

Youth basketball

Davis Hoops Wildcats AAU basketball tryouts begin this month for eighth-grade girls, while high school freshman, JV and varsity boys and girls tryouts will be in early March.

Workouts for eighth-grade girls start today, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Holmes Junior High, 1220 Drexel Drive.

Tryouts are free and players are encouraged to attend at least two of the three scheduled tryouts for their age group. Each grade fields two teams and participates in competitive tournaments in the Sacramento region. Scholarship assistance is available.

For more information, call Carol at (530) 574-7115 or visit http://www.davishoops.com.

Batting cages

The city operated batting cages in Playfields Park, at Cowell Boulevard and Research Park Drive, will reopen for the season on Saturday weather permitting.

The cages will be open from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The cages also are available for private rental. Contact Lori Conrad at 753-7731 or [email protected] for more information, or go online to http://cityofdavis.org/cs/facility/battingcages.cfm

Girls lacrosse camp

The Davis Lacrosse Association is offering a spring lacrosse camp for girls of all skill levels in grades three through eight.

Beginning next week, the camp will run Mondays and Wednesdays through April 27 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. There are no sessions scheduled for the first week in April.

The cost of the program is $165 and all participants must be members of U.S. Lacrosse through April 30. To register a player or to get more information, visit http://www.davislax.org. For any questions, e-mail [email protected] or call (530) 750-3892.

Football coaches needed

The Davis Junior Blue Devils Football Club is accepting coaching applications for the 2011 season. JBD is Davis’ only contact football program for kids ages 5 to 14 (grades K-8). The club participates in the Sacramento Youth Football League with teams in four separate age divisions. The ability to teach fundamental football skills is highly desired. Coach training will be available.

The deadline for head coaching applications is Tuesday, March 1. Assistant coach applications will be accepted until all spots are filled.

Applications can be found online at http://www.juniorbluedevils.com. Call coach commissioner Mike Goodison at (530) 753-6761 with questions.

Enterprise staff

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