Wednesday Jun 01 2011
Colfax Jr. Falcons warm up
By: Mike Ray, Colfax Record Sports Editor
Although the start of their season is just over three months away, the Colfax Jr. Falcons have started the ball rolling to get their 2011 campaign up and running. This Sunday at Pioneer Days in Meadow Vista, the Jr. Falcons will be hosting a Jamba Juice and sign-up booth for football and cheer participants to register for the upcoming season. Important upcoming dates and times will also be available when signing up. Another big date to circle on the Jr. Falcons calendar is Sept. 25, when the local youth football program will be traveling to see the Oakland Raiders and New York Jets play. The Jr. Falcons will be selling tickets to the game ($55) with $20 of each ticket sold going to the youth grid program. As an added attraction to the Raiders-Jets promotion, the Jr. Falcons will be scrimmaging on the stadium field after the game. For more information, contact Jr. Falcons president Casey McGlothlan at (916) 548-9939 or cheerleader coordinator Shelly Duarte at 346-9757 or 330-3364. Swing a success Last Saturday’s Swing For Olivia Memorial Golf Classic proved to be a success despite some rain dousing golfers the last few holes of the scramble event that was played at Alta Sierra Country Club. The winning foursome of Jim Hunt, Bill Penaluna, Mike Fouyer and Mike Fouyer Jr. posted a score of 63 to nip the second-place duo of Ken Baugh, Mark Hampshire, Dean Campbell and Tom Keatley (64) and the third-place squad of Mike Gibson, Ryan Gibson, Gary Rooker and Duke Barnes (65). Individual winners included Billy Davis, Long Drive; Rob Bassinger (5’8”) Closest-to-the-hole on No. 5; and Mark Hampshire (6’9”) Closest-to-the-hole on No. 12. The big grand prize raffle winner of the Giants-Dodgers four box seats was Dave Woodford. More importantly, over $2,500 was raised for the Olivia Ellis Memorial Scholarship fund that will be awarded each year at Colfax High School. Wright winner Every year at Weimar Hills Middle School, a basketball scholarship, in the memory of Darrell Wright, is awarded to a graduating eighth-grade basketball player. Wright was a longtime Weimar area resident who passed away a few years back and supported youth sports both at Weimar Hills and Colfax High. Called the Darrell Wright-Sly Park Memorial Scholarship, the award goes to a player who best combines traits that include positive attitude, work ethic, sportsmanship, and academic and citizenship achievement. Chris Lange, a member of this past season’s Weimar Hills boys team that posted a record of 23-5 and won its second consecutive Nevada County Athletic League championship, is the 2011 recipient. Where’s opener? Colfax High football coach Tony Martello knows his Falcons will open the season on Sept. 2 against Bradshaw Christian in the California Football Classic, the brainchild of Matt Williams who used to run the “Battle At The Capital” showcase. However, where the game will be played is still a mystery.