Pioneer Sports Shorts for April 2022

Pioneer Sports Shorts for April 2022

Pioneer Sports Shorts for April 2022
MDSA Diablos U10 win AYSO Select Regional Tournament (Scroll down for story)

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Apr. 13, 2022) — The Pioneer’s Sport Shorts brings you local sports news, special events, fund raisers, tryouts, signups and accomplishments and welcomes your submissions.

Youth leagues, clubs, schools and adult programs are all welcome to send us a rundown on what you’re doing. Include all the necessary details (too much information is better than too little!) and your contact information.

It is as simple as sending an email to us.

Mt. Diablo High Red Devil Classic golf tournament returns for 25th edition

The Red Devil Golf Committee is holding its 25th annual golf tournament on Friday, June 24, at Diablo Creek Golf Course in Concord.  Registration starts at 11 a.m., followed by lunch, golf, dinner and raffle/silent auction.  Proceeds help academic and athletic programs at Mt. Diablo High School. Interested participants should contact Lou Adamo at 212-9332 or email him or Ralph Vallis at 825-7593 or email him.

Download the registration form here.

Oakhurst Orcas coach Castillo returns for 11th year

Oakhurst Orcas Swim Team announced that Jasmine Castillo will serve as their head coach for an 11th season. Registration forms and additional information on the Orcas 2022 program can be found on the team website or email Castillo for more info.

Concord Cup XXVII coming back May 14-15

After being canceled the past two years, the area’s largest annual youth soccer tournament, Concord Cup, returns for its 27th edition at a variety of Concord parks May 14-15. Over 80 Boys and girls club and AYSO teams from under 10 through U19 are already registered to participate. Diablo Valley Wolves, Mt. Diablo Soccer and Concord AYSO co-sponsor the tournament. Visit to register teams now.

Local recreation swim teams taking signups

The local recreation swim scene appears to be ready for a normal schedule of events this year.

To sign up for local teams visit their website:

Kara Kohler wins US World Cup selection rowing regatta

Kara Kohler

With a world cup berth on the line, Tokyo 2020 Olympian Kara Kohler won the women’s single sculls finals in the final day of racing at the 2022 National Selection Regatta 1 in Sarasota, Fla. late last month. Representing Texas Rowing Center, Kohler finished just over four seconds ahead of her TRC teammate, Sophia Vitas. Clayton’s Kohler – a nine-time national team member, two-time Olympian, and 2019 World Rowing Championships bronze medalist in the event – crossed the line in a 7:32, with Vitas, a two-time national team member who rowed in the women’s quadruple sculls at the 2019 World Rowing Championships, finishing second in 7:36.21.

“A lot of nerves going in,” said UC Berkeley and Clayton Valley High School grad Kohler about the finals. “That’s good. It means I still care about the dream. Getting to race side-by-side with my club teammate, Sophia, was really fun. We’ve spent the past (few) months, since the fall when we moved down to Austin, training with each other and finding more speed in the single. I was pretty pleased with that. It was a clean race, and I did what I came to do.”

Listen to Kara Kohler interview on Women in Rowing webinar:

MDSA Diablos U10 win AYSO Select Regional Tournament

MDSA Diablos U10 boys select team won the AYSO Select Regional Tournament (2C & 2D), beating Winters 3-1 in the finals after winning all their qualifying games. Coaches Rich Watkins, Ryan Carone and Avik Raichoudri saw their team win all 16 of their game in select play.

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