Sports Shorts for December 2019

Ygnacio Valley high School announces its 2020 Athletic Hall of Fame class

Five athletes, two coaches and a special award recipient have been elected to the Ygnacio Valley High Athletic Hall of Fame and will be inducted as the Class of 2020 on May 16 at Contra Costa Country Club. Long-time principal Dr. Ernest Wutzke is receiving a special award. 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). Visit for more details and to reserve tickets.

Concord American Little League registration for spring ball open online

Concord American Little League is still accepting registration for its 2020 spring baseball and softball seasons. The league’s website has complete information for t-ball through senior baseball and softball (4-14 years old) and Challenger (4-18 years) programs. Call 472-8940 for more information or register online at

Terrapins Swim Team offering pre-season high school swim clinic through January

Terrapins coaches will be teaching a pre-season high school training program in the afternoon at Concord Community Pool through Jan. 31 (with a holiday break Dec. 21-29). The program is geared to help high school swimmers get ready for their spring season. For more info and to register visit

Clayton Valley Little League player  registration open before January tryouts

Registration for Clayton Valley Little League is open for the spring 2020 season. Baseball programs for players ages four to 15 and softball for girls six to 16 are both open for registration. Tryouts are in January and the season runs from February to June. The CVLL program includes a Challenger Division for players with disabilities and special needs. Players must reside within the CVLL boundaries. Email or visit for complete information and to register.

Diablo FC winter development  soccer program registration open

Boys and girls born between 2009 and 2014 are invited to sign up for the Diablo FC winter soccer development program. Sessions are held on Mondays and Saturdays on Concord-area fields from Jan. 6 through the end of February. Professional coaches from the area’s premier soccer club will focus on technical ball skills and offer small-sided games to supplement training sessions. Visit for details.

Breakfast with Santa Dec. 22 benefiting Northgate High athletics

The Northgate High School athletic department is hosting its 4th annual Breakfast with Santa at Boundary Oak Golf Course on Sunday, Dec. 22. The event will include an all-you-can-eat breakfast, visit with Santa with free photo from 9-11 a.m. The breakfast is from 9 a.m.- 12 noon. Call 938-0900 or visit for more info.

Mt. Diablo High Hall of Fame Crab Feed Jan. 20

The annual Mt. Diablo High School Hall of Fame crab feed will be on Saturday, Jan. 20, at Zio Fraedo’s in Pleasant Hill. Tickets are available for the discount price of $55 until Dec. 31, before increasing to $60. The evening, which benefits the school’s Sports Hall of Fame, includes music, dancing, 50/50 raffle and lots of raffle prizes. For more information call Lou Adamo at 212-9332 or email

All Out Sports Leagues youth basketball, volleyball leagues taking signups

Youth basketball and volleyball leagues are accepting registrations for winter leagues. Winter basketball league begins this week with the spring league commencing Mar. 13. Winter youth volleyball starts Jan. 11. For complete information on All Out Sports programs including camps and clinics, visit

Diablo FC benefit Crab Feed Jan. 31 at Centre Concord

The 18th annual Diablo FC benefit crab feed, raffle and dance is set for Friday, Jan. 31, at Centre Concord. Tickets are on sale for the event that benefits programs for the local competitive youth soccer club affiliated with the San Jose Earthquakes. Visit for more details and to get information on event sponsoring and purchasing crab feed tickets.