High school-aged girls are invited to a college soccer showcase and identification session Saturday at Trione Fields in Santa Rosa.
Santa Rosa United is hosting the event, but it is open to all high school-aged female soccer players.
Coaches from colleges and universities including San Diego State, Santa Clara, University of Arizona, Cal and San Francisco State are scheduled to run sessions and coach players.
The cost is $140 per player and will be held rain or shine. Register at www.srunited.com. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-7627.
Morales exits El Mo job
After four years at El Molino, Tomas Morales is on the move. Morales, who moved over from the El Molino boys’ soccer team to coach his daughter, senior Anamaria Morales and the girls’ soccer team to the best finish the Lions have posted in years, is leaving the position. The Lions, playing in Division 3, went to the North Coast Section semifinals where they lost 3-0 to eventual runner-up, St. Vincent.
El Molino athletic director Mike Roan is taking applications for the position. Those interested should call 824-6513 or email Roan at email@example.com.
Big stuff on the mats
There will be wrestling galore in Sonoma County the next two Saturdays. This Saturday, Windsor will host the King of the Mat Tournament and then Jan. 30, it’s the Puma Classic at Maria Carrillo.
Spallino bounces back
Windsor senior wrestler Anthony Spallino took the long road en route to his third place finish in the 197-pound class at last weekend’s Tim Brown Memorial in Sacramento.
Spallino lost his second match in the two-day tournament and was relegated to the consolation bracket. From there, he had to win eight matches to claim the bronze medal.
“First time in Windsor history something like that happened,” coach Rich Carnation said. “Anthony was lackluster in his first two matches and it cost him. That loss woke him up and he sailed through the consolation bracket and beat the wrestler that beat him along the way.”
Gold for DuCharme
Also in Sacramento, Dominic DuCharme picked up a gold medal in the 170-pound division and defeated two-time state champion Israel Saavevra of Granite Bay. Two other Empire wrestlers — Windsor’s Beau Colombini (160) and Ukiah’s Nic Iverson (285) — also took home blue ribbons. Cardinal Newman had a good showing with Jake Butler finishing third in the 134-pound class and Nathan Levinson taking sixth at 147.
Kerry Benefield and Howard Senzell contributed to this report.