Sports Shorts from the Pioneer

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Mar. 12, 2024) — Newest Ygnacio Valley High School Athletic Hall of Fame class honored next Saturday. The Ygnacio Valley High Athletic Hall of Fame dinner for the Class of 2024 will be next Saturday, Mar. 23, at Zio Fraedo’s in Pleasant Hill.

The distinguished group of six athletes and baseball coach Lou Adamo features Bill Piona (Class of 1971, football, baseball), Perry Lange (74, swimming), Doug Swallow (74, tennis), Ryan Carey (91, baseball, basketball, football), Andy Hanf (90, soccer, track, football) and Shauna Adkins Bennett (98, basketball, softball). Visit for more details and to reserve tickets.

Clayton Valley Charter baseball schedules Apr. 13 game at home of SF Giants

Clayton Valley Charter High School baseball will play a non-league game against Freedom of Oakley on Saturday morning, April 13, at Oracle Park, the home of the San Francisco Giants. When purchasing a ticket you also get a free ticket to any Giants game during April.

The Ugly Eagles won the Diablo Athletic Championship last year, reached the finale of the North Coast Section Division I playoffs last spring and earned a berth in the NorCal tournament. Contact coach Casey Coakley by email for info on purchasing tickets.

Concord Cup soccer registration open

Registration is now open for Concord Cup XXIX youth soccer tournament on May 18-19 for girls and boys 10U through 19U teams from AYSO, US Club Soccer and US Youth Soccer programs.

Teams in bronze through silver divisions are invited to participate in the 29th edition of the area’s largest tournament. The discount entry fee rate offer ends March 31. Team applications are open at

Clayton sharpshooter headed for 2nd Elks Hoop Shoot National finals

Jackson Ramirez of Clayton won his third Elks Hoop Shoot State championship and followed up with a Western Regional title last month by sinking all 25 free throws. The Clayton sharpshooter will head to the Chicago area April 20 for a chance at a second National Championship before aging out of the competition.

Local recreation swim teams taking signups

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

Terrapins Swim Team offering spring, summer programs

Terrapins Swim Club has a spring Orange program for swimmers six years and older who have completed advanced swim lessons and are interested in learning about the swim team experience. The spring program runs three days a week at Concord Community Pool Mar. 25 through June 7.

The USA Swimming team is also offering stroke and racing skills clinics for three age groups fron 8 and under through 11 and over in June and July. For more info and to register for Terrapins swim programs visit

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