Sports Shorts for April 2023, presented by The Pioneer newspaper

Ygnacio Valley High Hall of Fame, May 20, 2023.

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Here are the announcements for April 2023.

Ygnacio Valley High School ­Athletic Hall of Fame dinner tickets on sale for May 20

The Ygnacio Valley High Athletic Hall of Fame dinner for the Class of 2020 which has turned into the Class of 2023, will finally be installed Saturday, May 20, at Zio Fraedo’s in Pleasant Hill, three years after the original induction date. The inductees are coaches Jack Biglen (football and golf) and Triss Carter (boys and girls cross country and track) and athletes Oliver Hanf (Class of 1987, wrestling, football, track), Jim Mayo (1975, wrestling), Julie Pitois (1989, basketball, softball, volleyball), Eric Lakin (1982, baseball, football) and Chris Iglesias (1980, baseball, football). The school’s founding principal Dr. Ernie Wutzke will be honored as well. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and buffet dinner at 6:30. Visit to reserve tickets.

Concord Cup XXVIII taking team registrations for May 20-21 tournament

The area’s largest annual youth soccer tournament, Concord Cup, returns for its 28th edition at a variety of Concord parks May 20-21 with over 100 teams from California, Nevada and Oregon taking part. Boys and girls club and AYSO teams from under 10 through U19 are eligible to participate. Diablo Valley Wolves, Mt. Diablo Soccer and Concord AYSO co-sponsor the tournament. Visit to register teams and referees now.

Red Devil Golf Classic set for June 23 at Diablo Creek

The Red Devil Golf Committee announced it is holding its annual fund-raising tournament on Friday, June 23, 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 by phone (925) 212-9332 or email or Rudy Perez (925) 408-6790 or

Clayton Valley Athletic Hall of Fame Hosting bocce ball tournament May 6

Clayton Valley High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame is holding its second benefit bocce ball tournament in Clayton at the Ipsen Family Courts on Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Organizers limit the tournament to 16 teams ($400 team entry fee) with a $800 cash prize to the champions and $400 and $200 to the next two finishers. For more information and to register email Herc Pardi at

Terrapins Swim Team offering spring, summer programs for beginning swim team members

Terrapins Swim Club has spring and summer Orange programs scheduled for beginner swimmers six years and older who have completed advance swim lessons and are interested in learning about the swim team experience. The spring program has just started and runs three days a week at Concord Community Pool through June 8. The Orange program for swimmers 6-11 is June 13 to July 25 at 9:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. Swimming must be able to swim the 25-yeard freestyle or backstroke to take part in the program. For more info and to register for Terrapins spring and summer Orange program visit

Clayton Valley Charter football camp June 26-27

Clayton Valley Charter summer football camp happens on Monday and Tuesday, June 26-27 for incoming first through eighth graders at the Concord school. The camp sessions from 4:30-7 p.m. teach the fundamentals of football to young prospective football players. Camp participants will be taught offensive and defensive techniques utilized at Clayton Valley High. Current Clayton Valley players and coaching staff members will tutor campers. SPARQ (Speed-Power-Agility-Reaction-Quickness) training will also be conducted to help arm athletes with the tools they need to become a complete athlete. Each camp participant will receive a camp t-shirt. For more information email coach Nick Tisa at

Local recreation swim teams ready for summer season

The summer recreation swim season is just around the corner. To sign up for local teams visit their website: