Sports Shorts, June 2019

Summer @ Carondelet offers camps in 12 sports
Summer @ Carondelet provides a state-of-the-art summer camp experience for children at the campus gymnasium and the new $20 million athletics complex. The Carondelet Cougars offer sports camps with its 12 varsity sports coaching staffs including softball, track and field, basketball, swimming, water polo, cheer/stunt, tennis, golf, cross country, diving, lacrosse and volleyball. Incoming third through ninth graders (girls and coed) are eligible for the camps. Visit for details.

Mt. Diablo High basketball camp this Fri., Saturday
Mt. Diablo High School boys varsity coach Ejon Felder is holding a basketball camp this Friday and Saturday at the Concord school for boys and girls entering second through eighth grades. Campers are grouped by age and skill level and each participant gets a camp t-shirt. The two-day “Strive for Greatness” camp runs from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Visit for more info.

Liberty Gymnastics Level 6 team shines
Liberty Gymnastics Training Center’s Level 6 gymnasts Brooke Boneberg, Savannah Lewis, Samantha Morimoto and Roz Smithwick capped off a stellar season by shining at the State Championships and Regionals. The Level 6 team from Concord placed fifth out of 35 teams at State in Roseville while earning five individual titles. Boneberg won bars and floor exercise, Smithwick was all-round and floor while Morimoto won bars.

The team then travelled to Reno to compete in the Regionals against the best gymnasts from Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah. The Liberty Gymnastics girls won seven individual championships with Smithwick taking all-around, floor and beam, Boneberg all-around and bars and Lewis all-around and bars. Co-coach Bonnie Schreiner said, “I’m incredibly proud of these girls. At Regionals they turned it on big time. It was so cool to see everything come together for them at the big meet.”

Registration open for All Out Sports Leagues summer, fall programs in Clayton
Summer youth basketball and volleyball leagues begin in July while fall adult softball league starts in September. The Clayton summer break basketball camp has three sessions in July starting July 1-3 at Clayton Community Gym. AOSL is taking registration online for all programs. For information on All Out Sports leagues, camps, clinics and other programs, visit

24th annual Red Devil Golf Classic returns next Friday
The Mt. Diablo High School Red Devil golf committee is holding its 24th annual golf tournament on Friday, June 28, at Diablo Creek Golf Course in Concord. Registration starts at 11 a.m., followed by lunch, golf, dinner and raffle/silent auction. Proceeds go to help academic and athletic programs at Mt. Diablo. Those interested in participating in the golf or dinner should contact Lou Adamo 212-9332 or or Ralph Vallis 825-7593 or For more information check

Terrapins Swim Team offering summer stroke and racing clinics, Orange summer session
Terrapins coaches Dan Cottam and Doug Reed will be teaching stroke and racing skills for the summer recreational swimmer. The goal is to help all participants improve/refine strokes. In addition, the sessions will enhance racing skills like starts, breakouts, turns and finishes. The session is three weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The session for eight and unders and 11 and overs is July 2-23.

Terrapins Orange Group summer session is now open for registration. Summer session runs through Aug. 3 at Concord Community Pool. This program is for children new to the swim team experience. Swimmers need to be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle with side breathing. For more info on both programs and to register visit

Concord High senior golfer wins his division at ParaLong Drive Cup competition in Nevada
Concord High School senior John Scott Senz, who was recently named all-Diablo Athletic League golf first team, battled inclement weather that included gale force winds both days and came up with a 269-yard drive to win his division of the 2019 ParaLong Drive Cup at the Sports and Event Complex in Mesquite, Nevada last month.

Concord Cobras football, cheer signups now taken online
Concord Cobras tackle football and cheer programs are taking signups for the fall season online. The football and cheer programs are open to youth six to 14 years of age. For more info on football email or call 917-0785 and for cheer email or call 383-1146. Visit for more info.

De La Salle hosts summer camps through August
De La Salle High School hosts summer camps to provide a fun, skill-building week for boys and girls in June, July and August. Appealing to local youth with a variety of athletic interests, De La Salle will offer sessions for championship football camp, basketball, track and field, lacrosse, archery, wrestling, volleyball, baseball, water polo, soccer, swimming, rugby, theatre/broadcasting and strength and conditioning. DLS Camps are open to K through incoming ninth graders run by De La Salle coaches, alumni and current student athletes. For more info email or visit

Diablo FC presenting free recreation soccer league this fall
Diablo FC is offering a completely free fall recreation soccer program for boys and girls born in 2005 to 2015. The program at Newhall Park in Concord runs 10 weeks from mid-August through October. There is one training session each week and Saturday morning games. Contact coach Chelsea Stewart at or visit for complete information.

Concord High looking to fill 2019-20 coaching vacancies
Athletic director Megan Coddington has listed coaching vacancies for girls varsity and JV basketball, boys JV basketball, girls and boys varsity golf and also a stadium announcer for Minuteman football games. Interested people should submit a cover letter and resume to Coddington at

Head football coach Paul Reynaud is also looking to complete his staff. He has openings for JV head and assistant coaches. Football coaching candidates should contact him at

Walnut Creek Aquanuts offer special summer programs
Walnut Creek Aquanuts are offering “Try It” days to introduce athletes 4-18-years-old to its synchronized swimming program. The 90-minute sessions are held July 1, Aug. 5 and 31 and Sept. 1. Registration is $10 for a session with top WCA coaching staff on hand. The world renowned Aquanuts also offer trainee sessions over the summer and fall, each running 4-5 weeks. The trainee sessions are for ages 4-18 who are new to the sport. Swimmers must be comfortable in deep water and able to swim 25 yards. Registration is open for sessions through September at Clark Memorial Swim Center in Walnut Creek. Registration for both programs can be found at

Not too late to try out for Diablo FC competitive teams
Formal tryouts for Diablo Futbol Club boys and girls for birth years 2001-2013 have concluded. However, the area’s premier youth school club has openings on teams. Contact director of coaching Zach Sullivan at or visit to arrange a tryout.

Clayton Valley Jr. Eagles taking applications for football, cheer
Boys and girls can register until July 15 for the fall Clayton Valley Jr. Eagles football and cheer programs. Football is open to boys and girls 7-14 years old. Cheer age groups are 6-14. Online registration is underway at or email

Concord AYSO accepting fall soccer registrations
Concord AYSO is accepting registrations for its fall soccer program online. The fall season starts Aug. 3 through mid-November. Programs for boys and girls range from Playground (3-year-olds) through 18U. Practices and games are in Concord parks. Registration fee includes a uniform, ball and insurance. Visit to register and get more information.

Clayton Valley soccer camp July 8-11
Clayton Valley Charter High School varsity coach Guillermo Jara is presenting a summer soccer camp July 8-11 for incoming third through eighth graders at Gonsalves Stadium on the school campus. Sessions are held from 9 a.m. – noon. The camp is designed to help develop individual player skills plus an understanding of the game. Jara is a former MLS player with a USSF B license. Campers get a $20 discount by registering by June 15. For more information contact coach Jara by phone 510-517-2230 or email

First Tee of Contra Costa offering summer camps
Registration is still open for many camps offered locally by The First Tee of Contra Costa at Diablo Creek, Buchanan Fields and Boundary Oak golf courses. The camps are open to boys and girls ages 5-14. The next camp begins Monday with three more weekly camps in July. Camps include instruction in full swing, chipping, pitching and putting. Equipment can be provided to campers. For more information call 446-6701 or visit

MDSA fall recreational soccer program taking registrations
Registration for Mt. Diablo Soccer Association’s fall recreation program for boys and girls born 2001-2015 is open. Practice starts after Aug. 1. Games and practices are held at Concord and Clayton fields. The region offers discounts for players who register before June 30 deadline. Email or visit for more info and to register.

Clayton Valley High Hall of Fame inaugural bocce fund-raising tournament big success
The Clayton Valley High School Athletic Hall of Fame recently held a fund-raising bocce tournament at the Ipsen Family Courts in Clayton and raised over $4000 from the 16 teams. Organizers expect to make it an annual event. Ed’s Mudville Grill team was first followed by Members Only, Take It and Mike’s Auto Body in the top four. Avengers won the consolation bracket.