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Post 775 steps up for DO girls sports

By: Mike Ray, Sports Chatter
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In this new era of school district cutbacks and budget restraints, nationwide, supporters of high school athletics are doing all they can to help fundraising efforts in a bid to keep prep sports afloat. Things are no different at Del Oro High, and in a bid to help the girls sports programs at the local high school, American Legion Post 775 is stepping up in a big way. On Saturday, May 21, Legion Post 77 will be hosting a “Tee Up & Support Del Oro Lady Eagle Sports” golf tournament on the Hills Course at Lincoln Hills. The tourney format will be a four-person scramble, which will begin with check-in at 6:30 a.m. and get going with a shot gun start at 8 a.m. Entry fee for the tournament is $100 per golfer and includes green fees, range balls, golf cart, magnetic ball marker and barbecue dinner following the event at the Loomis Memorial Hall. Sponsors who would like to register for the $500 package receive entry for four golfers and a sponsor tee sign. Persons wanting to attend the barbecue dinner and not play golf can do so for $15, while kids ages 8 and under can have hot dogs, hamburgers and all the trimmings for $8. The tournament will have plenty of raffle prizes, a putting contest, and prizes for the tournament winners and a long drive award. To sign up or reserve a foursome contact either Tom Millward at 652-0273 or Russ Kelley at 652-6836. GEPB night at Raley After dealing with more than enough inclement weather over the past month, the Golden Eagle Pony Baseball season is off and running with a total of 32 teams playing in five divisions for the 2011 season. Games are played nightly at the Loomis Park and H.Clarke Powers School. The GEPB is currently selling tickets for its “Golden Eagle Pony Baseball Night” with the Sacramento River Cats at Raley Field. The date is Saturday, May 7, when the River Cats take on the Sky Sox at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are selling for $19 and $7 with GEPB receiving a portion of the sales. For more information, contact briellekruger@sbcglobal.net. Playoff change-up You might need a scorecard to follow teams from the Sierra Foothill League that qualify for the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section’s spring playoffs. For the first time, the SFL’s girls softball, baseball and girls soccer teams will compete in Div. II with teams from the Capital Valley Conference and Metro League in playoffs that will have brackets seeded, not pre-determined. In boys volleyball, however, the Sierra Foothill League’s representatives will vie in Div. I with squads from the Delta River and Delta Valley leagues. The SFL’s boys tennis teams that qualify for the post season will compete in an expanded Div. II, which will include squads from the CAL, CVC, TCC, VOL, SCAC, Metro and Western Athletic Conference. In golf, the top teams and individuals from the SFL will play foes from the Metro and Sierra Valley Conference in Div. II play at Haggin Oaks on May 9.