Wednesday Jul 27 2011
Tourney title goes to Post 84
By: Mike Ray, Colfax Record Sports E
The Post 84 American Legion baseball team of Auburn had an outstanding summer season but recently found itself all dressed up with nowhere to go. The Post 84 squad, bolstered this summer by seven players from Colfax High, came out of nowhere to win the District 10 tournament title in three straight games at Grass Valley. The tourney win then qualified Auburn for last week’s Area I tournament at Placerville, the last stop before the American Legion State Tournament in Yountville. But because of vacations, jobs, and other unforeseen conflicts, Auburn was forced to withdraw from the Area tourney because they only had nine players. According to a Legion post-season tournament rule, a team must have 12 players — nine on the field and three on the bench — to start a game. Colfax High Falcons who helped augment Auburn’s roster this season were Ryan Glazner, Devon Loomis, Dave Campbell, Michael Moore, Sam Guzman, Gary Root and Adam Tricomo. Weimar Hills girls hoops clinic coming up Area elementary school girls basketball players wanting to get a jump on the fall season can sign up for the Weimar Hills Lady Warrior Clinic which is set for Aug. 17-19 at Sierra Hills School in Meadow Vista. The clinic, which will be under the direction of Weimar Hills girls coaches Bill Shinn and Jill Kirkland, will run daily 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for girls in fifth and sixth grade and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. fir girls in seventh and eighth grades. Cost is $25. Interested girls can pick up clinic registration forms in the Weimar Hills school office after August 10. Football season tickets available The Colfax High Football Boosters have started their membership drive for the 2011 season. Included among Booster Club membership are season ticket packages for all Colfax football varsity and JV home games. Levels of membership for the club include Green ($40), Silver ($60), Gold ($100) and Falcon ($150). Included among the packages are admission to regular season home games, Booster Club t-shirts or sweatshirts, coffee and snacks at halftime of games and e-mail updates of team activities. A child pass can be added to the membership package for only $20. Meanwhile, a reserved seat for all regular season games and an assigned seat for playoff game costs $70. Contact Booster Club President Glenn Young at 400-6008 for information. Blast from the past July 25, 1963 — Mike Goeller raised his season batting average to .630 by going 3x4 and driving in four runs as the Colfax Babe Ruth league team defeated the Auburn Outlaws, 6-4. Winning pitcher Bill Irons fanned 10 batters and also teamed with Mike Hill for a double play. Chuck Tritten also delivered two big hits….The Colfax Fireballs spotted O.K. Pool Hall an early 2-0 lead but rallied for a 5-2 Nevada County Softball Association win. Winning pitcher Bud Barnes allowed just four hits.