Pioneer Sports Shorts for May 2022

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

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (May 19, 2022) — The Red Devil Golf Committee is holding its 25th golf tournament on Friday, June 24, at Diablo Creek Golf Course in Concord. And organizers of the Mt. Diablo High fund-raising tournament hope it is not the last Red Devil Classic. Three former school athletes have run the tournament since its inception but are stepping away from those duties after this year’s Classic.

Doug Schultz, Danny Brown and Ralph Vallis (above from left) are seeking alumni and interested community members to take the reins from them. Registration starts June 24 at 11 a.m., followed by lunch, golf, dinner and raffle/silent auction. Proceeds help academic and athletic programs at Mt. Diablo. Interested participants should contact Lou Adamo at 212-9332 or email at or Vallis at 825-7593 or email

Concord Cup XXVII soccer back on the pitch with 96 teams after long absence

The 163rd and final game of Concord Cup XXVII almost had to end as it did with two 14U girls soccer teams battling through a full game, two overtime periods and then penalty kicks before a champion was declared and the area’s largest youth soccer tournament concluded late Sunday afternoon. It was especially gratifying for the 96 teams in 16 age brackets for girls and boys coming from as far away as Idaho to finally get a chance to play again in Concord Cup.

The tournament was held for the first time in 1994 but had not been able to return since 2019 until last weekend. Diablo Valley Wolves, Mt. Diablo Soccer and Concord AYSO co-sponsor the tournament, which raises funding for the local youth soccer programs. Visit for complete results from this year’s tournament.

Recreation swim season starts up for local teams

The local recreation swim scene will be almost like it was in pre-pandemic 2019 this summer with a full slate of meets for local swimmers starting this month and culminating with the 55th Concord City Championships and Contra Costa County meets on the final two weekends of July. Dana Hills Swim Team of Clayton will be looking to defend its first-ever County championship from last summer along with its Concord title while Gehringer Park will look to make it a threepeat in the City B Division.
For more information on local recreation swim teams visit their website:

Terrapins Swim Team offering summer stroke and racing clinic June 13-July 21

Terrapins coaches Dan Cottam and Doug Reed will be teaching stroke and racing skills for the summer recreational swimmer from June 13 – July 21. The goal is to help participants improve and refine strokes. The sessions are three weeks long on Tuesdays and Thursdays so as not to interfere with rec team Wednesday evening meets. The sessions are split into eight and unders and 11 and overs age groups at Concord Community Pool. For more info on Terrapins Summer Swim Clinic and to register visit

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