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Pleasanton Weekly

Sports - April 5, 2013

Sports digest

Excelling on the mat

Foothill High's Dennis Golcher was named the North Coast Section wrestling honor coach of the year, and was recognized at the NCS wrestling finals held at Newark Memorial High School in February. NCS picks one wrestling coach each year from its 169 schools.

Golcher wrestled as a student at Amador Valley High School, and began to coach at Dublin High School in 1985. He coached at Amador Valley from 1986 to 1999, and came to Foothill in 2007.

He has been East Bay Athletic League tournament director for 12 years, the NCS assistant tournament director for 11 years, and was the NCS dual team tournament director in 2012. Golcher is employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in computer science.

This season, coached by Golcher and Bennie LaFever, Foothill varsity wrestling won the EBAL title, while JVs had an undefeated regular season. Rookie wrestler Rachael Butler, a sophomore, earned fourth place at the state level after a second-place ranking at the NCS girls wrestling championships.

Register for PJFL Football

Pleasanton Junior Football League (PJFL) is holding registration for the 2013 Contact Football, Flag Football and Cheerleading season. Contact football and cheerleading is for boys and girls in grades 2-8; flag football is for boys and girls in grades 2-12. Everyone plays in PJFL. There are no tryouts and there are no cuts.

Contact players practice three times per week beginning in early August and play games on Saturdays at the Pleasanton Sports Park beginning in early September. Flag players practice once a week beginning in mid-August and play games on Saturdays at Hart Middle School beginning in mid-September. Cheerleaders practice two times per week beginning in late June and cheer on Saturdays at the Pleasanton Sports Park beginning in early September.

For more details visit PJFL.com.

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