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Sports Shorts 7-25-18

Flag Football Sign-Ups

Escalon Youth Flag Football will be offered through the city’s Recreation Department. Sign up now for the new Escalon Youth NFL Flag Football program, a fun, non-contact football experience for boys and girls, ages 5 to 14. The season will run from Oct. 20 through Dec. 8. Games will be played on Saturdays at Hogan-Ennis Field. Divisions are based on the child’s age as of Sept. 1, 2018. Divisions are 7U for ages 5 to 7; 10U for those ages 8 to 10; 14U for those 11 to 14. Cost is $65 for EUSD residents and $75 for non-residents for all divisions. Last day to register is Sept. 14; late fees apply after Sept. 8. Register online at For more information, call 209-691-7372.


Bat Talk And Walk

Meet some misunderstood wildlife creatures through the Bat Talk and Walk at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. Offered at various times, the wildlife area is at 45211 County Road 32 B, Davis. Each year, from June through September, the Yolo Basin Foundation offers “Bat Talk and Walk” tours. The tour begins with a 45-minute indoor presentation on bat natural history, after which attendees are shuttled to the outdoor viewing area to witness firsthand the spectacular aerial performance of the Mexican free-tailed bats. There are several dates scheduled and pre-registration is required at For more information, contact Corky Quirk at


Enjoy The Outdoors

San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation offers paddleboat rentals on the weekends, noon to 7 p.m., at Oak Grove Regional Park on Eight Mile Road in Stockton. Life jackets are provided. Tent camping is available seven days a week at Westgate Landing and Stillman Magee regional parks; call 209-953-8800 and take option 1 to secure your site.