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Sports - February 17, 2012

Sports digest

Cross-town rivals on court tonight

The Amador Valley High Dons vs. the Foothill High Falcons varsity boys basketball game takes place at Amador tonight, beginning at 7 p.m.

At Amador, students are celebrating a purple and gold Halloween, encouraging students to dress up in the school colors that day and wear them to the game that night.

The girls varsity basketball cross-town game was scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 16, at Foothill.

AVHS in soccer playoffs

Amador Valley boys soccer team played in the first round of the North Coast Section Division 1 boys bracket, facing Newark Memorial High at Newark on Wednesday evening, after the Weekly went to press.

Amador's record in the East Bay Athletic League this year was 11-11-2.

The winner of the game goes on tomorrow night to play the winner of Dougherty Valley High vs. Richmond.


Foothill High wrestlers prevailed over Pittsburg in the 2012 NCS Dual Team Wrestling Championships held last weekend. The Falcons lost in the next round to De La Salle, which went on to win.

In the consolation bracket, Foothill defeated Newark Memorial, then faced College Park High of Pleasant Hill, which won the contest and went on to beat Castro Valley for the win.

Next the Falcons go to the East Bay Athletic League Championships being held beginning at 10 a.m. tomorrow at De La Salle. Foothill's time was not yet announced but Amador Valley is scheduled for 9 p.m.

Boosters offer scholarships

Foothill Athletic Boosters will award $1,000 scholarships to four graduating senior student-athletes who can best articulate and describe the positive impact that participation in athletics at Foothill High has had on their lives. Applications for these scholarships are at and the school counseling office.

To be eligible, athletes must be a graduating Foothill High senior; have participated in a sport for a minimum of one season; have a minimum GPA of 2.0; and be enrolled in a college or vocational training program by Jan. 8, 2013. A coach must complete the acknowledgement portion of the application for each sport in which you participated.

Applications require a one-page typed essay describing the role athletic participation at Foothill High School has played in your life, along with a copy of your first semester report card and the application. Submit it on or before April 20 to Foothill Athletic Boosters Scholarship Committee, c/o Counseling Office, Foothill High School.

Scholarship award winners will be announced at the Senior Award in the spring. Last year's scholarship winners were Chris Dotson, Anissa Mendez, Sara Quero and Christina Jayson.