Wednesday Sep 19 2012
No crystal ball to forecast PVL soccer race
By: Mike Ray, Colfax Record Sport Editor
Jim Logan has coached soccer long enough to know that every match can sometimes provide one new obstacle after another. You know, kind of expect the unexpected. That’s why, despite an outstanding start to this soccer season by his team, the Colfax Falcons’ head coach is taking a wait-and-see approach to the upcoming Pioneer Valley League soccer race that begins next week. “I think it could come down to a lot of different teams,” said Logan about trying to pick the contenders in this year’s league chase. “Lincoln looks strong once again and I think Placer will be solid. Foothill, Center and Bear River are all kind of unknowns that you can’t count out.” A year ago, the Falcons had their shares of ups and downs as Colfax posted a 7-8-5 overall mark and a 3-3-4 PVL record. Colfax missed out on the playoffs, thanks mostly to its four league ties and a pair of one goal losses. This year, Logan is hoping to get Colfax back into the post season for the first time since 2006 when the Gary Thompson-coached Falcons led by Devin Ginty, Jeff Sinclair and Brazilian foreign exchange student Galdao Guilherme helped Colfax finish 13-6-2. The Falcons should find out where they stand right away in the PVL race as they host Lincoln Monday at 3:30 p.m. in a key league opener. “It’s been a long time since Colfax has been in the playoffs,” Logan said. “That’s definitely one of the team’s goals.” Golf fundraisers October will be a big month for local area golf fundraisers. The 7th annual Lady Falcons basketball golf tournament is set for Sunday, Oct. 14, at Black Oak. The best ball four-player scramble tournament tees off at 8 a.m. Cost for the tourney is $85 per player, which includes a barbecued chicken lunch following the tournament. To RSVP as a single or foursome contact Dave Campbell at 681-6709. Another four-player scramble also slated next month for Monday, Oct. 29, at The Ridge in Auburn is the first Gold Run CHP Squad Club Golf Classic. The tourney will tee off at 8 a.m. with golf fee at $90 per player. Hole sponsorships are also being accepted for $100. To sign up or for more details, contact Officer Chris Nave at 389-2205 or at email@example.com. Grid picks Only Lincoln losing to Wheatland kept the “expert” from another perfect PVL week. Last week’s 7-4 slate leaves the season mark at 33-10. This week: Lincoln 27, Mesa Verde 8 – Zebras take “Thursday Night Special.” Bear River 14, River Valley 13 – “Dinged” Bruins should prevail on road. Placer 38, Yuba City 20 – Honkers come to Auburn 4-0. Leave 4-1. Center 33, Rio Linda 30 – Cougars are “sleeper” team in PVL. Elsewhere: Del Oro 24, Grant 21; Nevada Union 30, Elk Grove 21; Granite Bay 28, Pittsburgh 14; Pleasant Grove 33, Roseville 10; Inderkum 17, Rocklin 12.