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Would you like to play basketball with a team from the Grass Valley area? Want to learn how to play championship basketball and get training tips from Ruthie Bolton, former Sacramento Monarchs All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medal winner?

If you are a girl going into the seventh grade this September, the Cheetahs want to hear from you.

Team training is based on Bolton’s advanced system that teaches the inside secrets of practice and play used by the Sacramento Monarchs and U.S. Olympic teams.



You’ll have the inside track to becoming a winner and play with the top girl basketball players in the area.

The Cheetahs are an AAU basketball team that plays in tournaments and leagues in the greater Sacramento and Reno, Nevada region.




Girls should have a positive attitude, be team players and athletic, with a desire to excel. Tryouts are held this spring and summer on a weekly basis. You are encouraged to come out and play. Call manager, Bob DeMatteis, at 477-6062 to learn more.

Ultimate Frisbee tourney starts today

Bitney Springs Charter High School’s Air Traffic Control Ultimate Frisbee team is hosting the fourth Grass Burn tournament today, Sunday and Monday.

Twelve teams from Northern California will compete, including Alameda Community Learning Center, Vacaville High School, Terra Nova High School, Miramonte High School, Hercules High School, Acalanes High School, California State University at San Francisco, Del Campo and Redwood high schools, Downtown College Prep, Ananda School, a team from Grass Valley and Nevada City, and host Bitney Springs.

About 170 total players are expected.

The games will be played on the softball field at Nevada Union and just up the hill on Sierra College’s Rotary Field.

Today, the pool play will last from 9 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. The playoffs and championship match will be Sunday, and Monday is a tournament open to the public from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday’s tournament is only on NU’s softball field.

Little League squad has spotless mark

Grass Valley Little League’s major-division Athletics are undefeated at 14-0 with six games remaining in the regular season.

Thursday the A’s defeated the Penn Valley Yankees 15-6.

Cody Gardner’s impressive batting average of .676, with five homers and 23 RBIs, has helped lead the A’s to a team batting average of .419. Sammy Dardick is batting .625 and has 12 RBIs.

The team’s four 11-year-olds – Gardner, Kyle Eysteinsson, Morgan Monigold, and Gabe Harris – are headed to this weekend’s 11-year-old tournament at Bear River.

The A’s also have three 10-year-olds, including Zane Davidson, Logan Gardner, and Nick Eccarius.

Note: To submit Little League scores, standings or statistics, e-mail davidp@theunion.com or call 477-4240.

– The Union staff- The Union staff


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