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YOUTH SOFTBALL: Local softball teams shine during fall season

The NCGSA 10U championship team was comprised of, from left, Ally Vieira, Trinity Bryan, Maddie Matson, Cassidy Craig, Sofia Sinisi, Gretta Barrieau, Laney Enriquez, Sarah DeSart, Payden McClendon, Sophia Edwards, Leslie Russell, Kaylee Vieira and Trinity D’Andrade. Back row: coaches Chris Vieira, Jeremiah DeSart (head coach), Micheal Barrieau and Adam Matson.
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The Nevada County Girls Softball Association recently wrapped up a stellar fall season at all levels.

At the 10-and-under division, the NCGSA team dominated its regular season schedule, going 11-1 and earning the No. 1 seed at the season-ending Down N Dirty Tournament in Rocklin. The NCGSA team swept through the competition, going 4-0 at the tourney to win the NorCal 10U fall season Silver Division Championship.

The NCGSA 10U championship team was comprised of Ally Vieira, Trinity Bryan, Maddie Matson, Cassidy Craig, Sofia Sinisi, Gretta Barrieau, Laney Enriquez, Sarah DeSart, Payden McClendon, Sophia Edwards, Leslie Russell, Kaylee Vieira and Trinity D’Andrade. The team was led by head coach Jeremiah DeSart and assistant coaches Chris Vieira, Micheal Barrieau and Adam Matson.



At the 12U level, the NCGSA team started the fall season by earning first place in the Silver Division at the Lolapalooza Tournament in Rancho Cordova. The victory put the team in the gold division for the regular season, where it went 2-5-3 against some stiff competition. The team earned the No. 5 seed in the season-ending Down N Dirty tournament and reached the third round before being eliminated.

The 12U team was led by head coach Christine Cox and assistant coach Joe Green.




The NCGSA also sported a combined 16/14U team which made it to the semifinals at the season opening Lolapalooza Tournament and went 5-6-1 during the regular season. At the Down N Dirty Tournament, the team earned its way into the semifinals, but came up just short of advancing to the title game. The 14/16U team was coached by Mike Modglin and Jhana Pezzino.

Coming up

For the first time the NCGSA is offering a “B” League in the spring at the 10U, 12U and 14U levels. The “B” League was designed to provide the more advanced player a local alternative to travel “A” ball teams. The “B” League team will play in a series of tournaments throughout Northern California. Tryouts for the “B” League team are scheduled for Nov. 15 and Nov. 22 at Nevada Union. Early Registration for the NCGSA’s standard recreational spring season opens Dec. 1. For more information about the NCGSA visit http://ncgsa.org.


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