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The South OC Patriots youth tackle football team will play for their division’s championship Dec. 5. Photo: Courtesy
The South OC Patriots youth tackle football team will play for their division’s championship Dec. 5. Photo: Courtesy

San Clemente Times

Youth Football

The South Orange County Patriots, a Dana Point-based youth tackle football team that draws players from San Clemente, recently finished first in the Midget Division and will play in their league’s championship game Dec. 5 at St. Paul’s High School in Santa Fe Springs at 12:30 p.m.

The Patriots went 6-2 this season under the guidance of first-year head coach Mikki St. Germain, a San Clemente resident and the first female head coach in program history.

The team, which practices at Dana Hills High School, draws players from as far north as Laguna Hills and as far south as San Clemente.

The team includes: Mitch Messier, Spencer Robertson, Owen Carlton, Logan St. Germain, Alex Thurston, Brendan Jacob, Dayton Deal, Jacob Pesicka, Cole Flynn, Ikaika Leite, Eric Coronado, Jaxon Cochrun, Logan Lopez, Grant Olbricht, Dean Westerberg, Patrick Leavey and Carter Sestak.

Youth Basketball

Registration for The Boys & Girls Club of the South Coast Area’s 2016 basketball season is now open. The league will feature both boys and girls divisions for children ages 6-17 and run from January through March.

The league, which is geared toward building skills and sportsmanship, will have games take place Monday through Friday, with practices and games taking place on the same day.

Cost to join the league is $85 for non-Boys & Girls Club members and $30 for members. Jerseys are provided. All skill levels are welcome.

For more information on the league, or to register, visit or contact Johnny Martinez at

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