Pioneer Sports Shorts for September

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Sept. 20, 2022) — The Pioneer wants to publish your sports news. 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) with your contact information. It’s simple. Send an email to

Here are the announcements for September 2022.

Mt. Diablo High Sports Hall of Fame dinner finally coming Nov. 12

After two years of postponements, the Mt. Diablo High Sports Hall of Fame will finally be able to induct its newest class on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Zio Fraedo’s in Pleasant Hill. Chairman Lou Adamo says, “We can finally honor our very deserving inductees.” 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. For any questions regarding the Induction Dinner to contact Adamo by email or phone 212-9332. Proceeds from the dinner help fund girls and boys athletic and academic programs at MDHS.

Queen of All Saints CYO basketball gearing up for 2022-23 season

Boys and girls from third through eighth grade are invited to sign up for the Queen of All Saints CYO basketball program. For more info on the Concord CYO program contact coach Madie at

Concord Recreation programs open fall registration

Opportunities to participate in all sorts of sports and recreation activities are offered in the City of Concord’s Parks & Recreation department Fall Activity Guide listing a lineup of classes, leagues, camps and clinics. There is something for nearly every age. Adults and youth can participate in a wide variety of sports-related activities including basketball, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, pickleball and cornhole. For more information, go to and flip through the interactive digital version of the Fall Guide. The guide is available for pick up in City office lobbies as well as the Senior Center, Willow Pass Center and Centre Concord.

Basketball programs running at All Out Sports in Clayton Gym

All Out Sports League in Clayton is accepting applications for fall league in Clayton Community Gym. Fall league begins with player evaluations this Friday, Sept 16. Leagues games are on Saturdays from Oct. 8 to Nov. 12. For complete information visit

St. Bonaventure CYO cross country, basketball taking registrations

St. Bonaventure CYO cross country registration is open to boys and girls in fourth through eighth grades living within the Saint Bonaventure Parish boundaries. Practices are on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-5 p.m. Call Coach Z 812-3485 or athletic director Joe Sullivan 787-6745 for more details.

St. Bonnies CYO basketball is taking registration online now. The program is for girls and boys in third to eighth grades. Contact Ferd Santos or 270-9390 or assistant athletic director Ashley Kualii (707) 806-8025. Registration is taken online at

Final First Tee of Contra Costa fall program taking signups

Registration is open for First Tee of Contra Costa’s fall session at Diablo Creek Golf Course in Concord. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 5-17. Instruction includes full swing, chipping, pitching and putting. Equipment can be provided to participants. The fall session stated this week through Nov. 5. For more information call 446-6701 or visit

Clayton Valley Charter flag football program starts Jan. 22

Clayton Valley Charter High School hosts its 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. No football experience necessary. One-hour weekend practices are followed by 5v5 non-contact environment games the same day Jan. 22 – March 26. Coaching is 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 at or visit

St. Agnes CYO basketball player evaluations this month

Registration for St. Agnes CYO basketball is being accepted online. Girls and boys in second through eighth grades who live within the St. Agnes boundaries are eligible to play. Player evaluations will be held in September. Visit for complete fees and online registration.