Seeking soccer alums

Sports Chatter
By: Mike Ray
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Colfax High boys soccer coaches Jim Logan and Robert Ruzette are calling out to all former Falcon soccer players to be aware that the school’s annual varsity-alumni scrimmage is coming up.
“We have a lot of e-mail addresses but everyone now uses their phone, Twitter or Facebook,” said Ruzette.
For the record, the alumni-varsity scrimmage will be played at CHS on Saturday, Aug. 21 at 5 p.m. with free admission.
Hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks and drinks will be sold.
Players interested should bring their own shin guards but a jersey will be provided.
Players can contact Ruzette at (530) 401-7692 or visit the soccer team’s website at
‘Dogs are free
It’s hard to believe that former Colfax High soccer standout Bradlee DeShane is beginning her senior season playing for the Fresno State women’s team.
DeShane, a 2007 CHS graduate who helped the Bulldogs to a Western Athletic Conference championship and a NCAA tournament bid in 2008, kicks-off her final hurrah for the Bulldogs Friday in a 1 p.m. match versus California in Berkeley.
Deshane’s closest local appearance this season will be on Sept. 19 when the Bulldogs play at Sacramento State. In a different offering in collegiate athletics, all admission to Fresno’s home matches are free to the public.
Still hoopin’
Rebekah Calvert is trying to live her dream of playing women’s professional basketball. This summer Calvert was a member of the Mission Rec Center team in the prestigious San Francisco Bay Area Pro Am League.
Each summer the Pro Am League brings together the top current collegiate and former college standout players in the Bay Area.
Calvert, a 2003 Colfax High graduate who played at Sierra College, Mesa State in Colorado and William Jessup flew to Washington D.C. this week to compete in a women’s pro hoops combine for a shot to play professionally in Europe.
“You have to go for it,” said Calvert. “It’s a once in a lifetime chance that I can’t pass up.”
Blast from the past
Aug. 14, 1976: Nevadaco Realty meets Hair Razor, the Hot Shots battle Nevada Pacific and Nelda’s plays Whiskey Drummer in first round match ups of this weekend’s 1st annual Colfax Recreation Women’s Softball Tourney….the Colfax swim team held its awards picnic with Monte Hernandez, Lori Booth and Peri and Keri Berkler all grabbing awards…In men’s Nevada County fast pitch action, Millscraft TV handed the Colfax Fireballs, a 2-1 setback, their first loss of the second half. Phil Shimmin out dueled Colfax’s Jim Woodford who gave up just three hits and fanned eight batters.
Mike Ray is Colfax Record sports editor.