Sports Shorts for Oct. 2019

20th annual Halloween Kick or Treat Classic mixes soccer and costume hijinks Oct. 26-27

Concord fields Newhall Park and Krueger Playfields will be the site of the 20th annual Halloween Kick or Treat Classic hosted by Diablo FC on the Oct. 26-27 weekend. The tournament is for under 9 through U12 boys and girls competitive teams. The highlight of the weekend is on Saturday as teams use their imagination to create uniforms designed by the team and parents that do justice to the finest Halloween costumes. For competitive information visit

Chris Mazza notches 1st big league win in  season’s final game for New York Mets

Clayton Valley High grad Chris Mazza won his first major league game on the final day of the regular season as his New York Mets beat the National League East champion Atlanta Braves 7-6 in 11 innings. Mazza was the Mets’ sixth pitcher, coming in with one out and two on in the 11th. He induced a double play to end the inning and then his team rallied in the bottom of the 11th for the win. The 29-year-old made his MLB debut in June and then was optioned to Syracuse in the International League and recalled four times before the end of the season.

11th annual MDSA World Cup soccer kicks off Saturday

The 11th annual MDSA World Cup competition begins this Saturday as the local AYSO program concludes the fall rec season for 38 teams in under 10, U12 and U14 girls and boys age groups in AYSO Region 223. The tournament runs for the next three Saturdays with the championship matches on Sunday, Nov. 3. Top teams from the World Cup qualify for the annual Area 2C Cup in November. For complete World Cup schedule and more information visit

All Out Sports Leagues winter youth basketball, volleyball leagues taking signups

Youth basketball and volleyball leagues are accepting registrations for winter leagues. Basketball league begins Dec. 13 and volleyball Jan. 11. For complete information on All Out Sports programs including camps and clinics, visit their website at ­