Pioneer Sports Shorts for Oct. 2021

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Oct. 20, 2021) — The Pioneer wants to publish your sports news items.

Please let us know about your sports news, special events, fund raisers, tryouts, signups and accomplishments. 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’s as simple as sending an email to

Mt. Diablo High Sports Hall of Fame dinner postponed again

With concerns regarding hosting large events and gatherings, the Mt. Diablo High Sports Hall of Fame has made the decision to postpone its annual induction dinner scheduled for Nov. 6. Chairman Lou Adamo says, “We now plan to honor our very deserving inductees next year on Nov. 5, 2022.” The inductees who have now had their ceremony canceled two years in a row are Jim Wharton, John Capas Morales, Tim O’Connor, Sandi Gomes Yoland and Bob Penny. Adamo also said the status of the school’s annual fund-raising Crab Feed set for Jan. 22 will be updated by Dec. 1.

For any questions regarding the Induction Dinner or Crab Feed feel free to contact Adamo by email or phone 212-9332.

Terrapins offering winter pre-season high school swimming training

The Terrapins Swim Team has announced details for its winter pre-season high school training program. The program offers high school swimmers the chance to get a jump start on their technique and conditioning in preparation for the 2022 high school swim season next spring.

The Terrapins program begins Dec. 13 and runs through Feb. 4. All 90-minute practices Monday through Thursday are at Concord Community Pool. For more information visit website

Clayton Valley Charter hosting flag football program

Clayton Valley Charter High School will host a Be Elite Flag Football Season on 10 consecutive weekends. The co-ed program is open to kindergarten through eighth grade students. There are no tryouts or draft and everyone plays offense and defense. Weekend practices and games are the same day starting in January.

Non-contact environment games are 5 on 5 except seventh and eighth graders play 7 on 7. Coaching is done by student athlete mentors. Fee includes participant’s custom jersey (name and jersey number) and shorts. For registration information contact CVCHS football coach Nick Tisa by email or visit

De La Salle Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony Oct. 24

The class of 2021 with one coach, one team and six athletes will be inducted into the De La Salle Athletic Hall of Fame on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m. on the school campus. The honorees are the late legendary wrestling coach Mark Halvorson, 1994 football team and athletes Noah Merl, Travis Pfeifer, Jason Price, Kevin Simon, Dan Vinson and Brandon Zoetewey. The event is open to the public and registration is available online through the school’s Hall of Fame webpage.

MDSA Diamonds roll through San Ramon Shootout Tournament

MDSA Diamonds roll through San Ramon Shootout TournamentThe goals were aplenty for MDSA Diamonds as they tallied four consecutive shutout victories to take first place in the San Ramon Fall Shootout under 12 girls division at the end of September by scoring 25 goals in four games while allowing none. It was the first-ever tournament championship for the Diamonds. The team includes, front row from left, Sydney Mills, Julianna Sheehy, Emma Forrester, Camila Guerrero, Ruby Hackett; back row, coach Juan Guerrero, Caraline Smith, Charlotte King, Violet Parra, Sophia Urban, Lily Wirth, Giselle Ramirez and Kylie Mingear. Not pictured, coaches Amy Scott and Lindsay Bradburn. Photo courtesy MDSA

Jay Bedecarré
Jay Bedecarré
Sports and Schools Editor at The Concord Clayton Pioneer | | Website

Jay Bedecarré is a long-time resident and writer in Concord and Clayton. He began his newspaper writing career while still a senior at Mt. Diablo High School and he has been part of The Pioneer since its inception in 2003. Jay also operates Bay Area Festivals, presenting events around the San Francisco Bay Area including Bay Area KidFest annually in Downtown Concord.