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Escalon Sports Shorts

Rotary All Stars

Brothers Bo and Blue Capps, recent graduates of Escalon High and standout players on the gridiron, were both selected to play in the 32nd annual Bob Green North/South Rotary All-Star Football Game.

Blue Capps also was involved in this past weekend’s 44th annual Central California Lions Club All-Star Football Game in Tracy. The South defeated the North by a 30-17 final and Escalon head coach Mark Loureiro said Blue went out late in the game with shoulder pain and will not suit up for the Merced game, though brother Bo is expected to play. He will be on the North squad with players from other Sac-Joaquin Section schools, while the South squad will be made up of Central Section schools. The game will be played at Veterans Stadium in Merced with kickoff at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, log onto


Swim Lesson Sign-Ups

The first session of swimming lessons at the Escalon Community Pool wraps up this week, and it was a successful opening two weeks. Levels 1 through 3 each had 20 participants, with seven swimmers in Level 4, four in Level 5, two in Level 6 and four in the Mommy and Me class, for a total of 77 registered.

Session 2 starts on Monday, June 26 and runs through July 7; no class on July 4.

Levels 1 and 3 are full while Level 2 has openings in morning session, evening is full. Levels 4, 5 and 6 all have openings in both morning and evening sessions. Mommy and Me and Adult classes are open as well. To register or for more information on the lessons and levels visit the Recreation Department or go to the city website at The Escalon Community Pool is open Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for the summer. Cost is $2 per person per day and swim passes can also be purchased at Escalon City Hall on McHenry Avenue.