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06/13/2020 - AMA Youth Football & Cheerleading Registration Now Open
Angels Camp, CA...Register at Coppello Ballpark in Angels Camp 8am - 1pm Every Saturday thru August 22nd. First Practice on Monday August 24th.

06/06/2020 - AMA Football & Cheer Season is ON! Sign Ups this Saturday at Copello Park
Angels Camp, CA...Great  news from AMA..."As of now we are going to have a Football/Cheer season! It will be shorter than normal and start about a month later than usual, BUT we are on track to play!!! (This is subject to change)  We will be having sign ups on-site Saturday’s at Copello from 8-1. We will be following social distancing recommendations and have easy-ups set up with a table underneath. They will be set up to allow a coach at one end sign up forms at the other while keeping the 6 foot distance. We will be taking measures to sanitize the table area and pens for your safety.

Forms are also available to be filled out and submitted online if you prefer to sign up that way!

Please reach out if you have any questions.

Football - Ruben Acevedo - (209) 743-8482
Cheer - Jessikah Hilmanofski - (209) 743-1741

If you are interested in coaching, please fill out the coaching application on our website and it will be forwarded to the Coaches manager for"
02/22/2020 - Try It & Like It XC Skiing at Bear Valley Adventure Company
Bear Valley, CA...Our cross country skiing guests enjoy an extensive trail system with 70+ kilometers of groomed paths over 3,000 acres. We have 38 carefully groomed trails for track and skate skiing, a trailside Meadow Cafe, and three warming huts throughout the trail system. There are also two kids' ski trails, and a groomed downhill practice area. The elevation of 7,000 to 7,800 feet guarantees first to open (usually mid-November) and last to close (usually mid-April) among Sierra Nevada cross country centers.

Ski trails are open from 9am to 4:30pm daily and the purchase of a trail pass or season pass is required to access.

Event occurs on 01/26/2020 from All Day to .
02/15/2020 - The Big 2020 AMA Crab Feed is February 15th. Get Your Tickets Now!!
Angels Camp, CA...The Big 2020 A.M.A Crab Feed is February 15th . Tickets $50 per person - All you can eat crab, Tri Tip Available. No Host Bar @ 6:00 Dinner @ 7:00! Door Raffle & 50/50 prizes. Live Music by "Copper Holdings" Mark Twain Hall, Calaveras Fairgrounds. Proceeds benefit youth sports provided by A.M.A. Questions, call 209-736-0334

AMA Mission
Angels – Murphys – Arnold Booster’s Club (AMA) was developed and will continue to operate as a volunteer organization aimed at promoting and encouraging equal access to athletics for youth in the Angels, Murphys and Arnold vicinities. AMA athletic programs are designed to educate, encourage and enable youth of all backgrounds and abilities to develop athletic skills, sportsmanship, respect, and team camaraderie. AMA further strives to maintain a safe and disciplined environment for the personal development of each athlete. It is the goal of AMA to generate positive changes in the lives of youth and provide inspiration for both participants and volunteers as they work together toward these goals.

About AMA
AMA stands for Angels – Murphys – Arnold, and has been a strong force supporting kids sports programs since 1971. Much of AMA’s success should be credited to the original founders. Around the end of 1969, a few men, Larry Ziehlke, Millard Smallin and Dan Miller, were trying to put a football team together for the kids in the community. In moving forward with their ideas, these men were joined by Ray Shires, Terry Erickson, Don Peirano and Bob Sanders to form the AMA Booster’s Club in 1971. After a great deal of hard work and dedication, the first Pop Warner Football Teams were fielded. These men inspired the local community to donate to their youth sport program. For the community, it was a matter of pride to be able to contribute to AMA. One contributor, Dave Copello, took interest in AMA and offered to help this organization. Subsequently, Dave Copello donated six acres to build softball fields for the girls, since little league already had a place to play. In order to begin development on Copello Park, many volunteers came forward to donate their time and equipment. Mother Lode Engineering, Fletcher Construction, Sutton Construction, Hydrox Inc., George Reed Inc., Baileys Masonry, Wayne Segale General Contractor and Ray Shires Excavating were the pioneers of contributions that helped build Copello Park. In 1974, Dave Copello passed away, but not before he saw most of Copello Park completed. His legacy is still with us as he left AMA 5/7 of his estate.

Along with donations to the Club, AMA has maintained many types of fundraisers throughout the years. In the mid-70’s, AMA began the tradition of parking cars at the Fair as well as other events such as the Mountain Aire Concerts, the Camel Races, the Harvest Festival, the Renaissance Fair and most recently the Ironstone Vineyard Concerts. Currently, AMA carries on the tradition of parking cars at the Fair as well as the Bret Harte FFA Oysters ‘n Oinkers event. Fair Parking and our Annual Crab Feed are the principal fundraisers that benefit the maintenance and improvements for Copello Park, as well as purchasing insurance, sports equipment, uniforms and other necessary operational items.

As the Club evolved over the years, AMA has sponsored the annual Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament organized by Dave Cosgrave, the AMA Wrestling Tournament under the direction of Mike Burke, and the Girls Ponytail Softball League under the direction of Bill Fish, with significant help from Darlene Sanders and Sharon Canepa.

AMA benefits youth of ages between 6 to 15 years old. These activities have included such sports as basketball, cheerleading, football, ponytail softball, snow sports, soccer, summer softball, swimming, volleyball and wrestling. Over the years, AMA has supported many youth activities such as high school – middle school – grammar school sports programs, the Jr. Livestock Auction at the Fair, local Jr. Olympics, Special Olympics, Academic Decathlon’s, the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts, FFA, 4-H, Little League, MACTA Tennis and more. AMA also has a Scholarship Program that benefits past AMA participants for college; (8) $500.00 scholarships yearly.

What is so remarkable about AMA is that it operates solely on volunteers. Not only are there nine directors, (three from the Mark Twain School District - three from the Vallecito School District - three At-Large), there are also commissioners, coaches, spouses and other volunteers that make these programs possible. Copello Park was built by and has been maintained by volunteers since 1971.

AMA’s mission is to involve youth in sports related recreational activities. Through our sports programs, we have seen many lives change for the better. Our youth learn respect, safety, sportsmanship, team play, fundamentals and skills needed to become successful athletes, future leaders within our community, and upstanding individuals. With the help of donations, fundraising and volunteers, we can continue to support and improve our youth programs.

Current Directors
Shawna Davis - President
Monica Parker - Vice-President / Director of Events
Darren Diebold - Treasurer / Director of Concessions
Nicole Bain - Secretary / Director of Football & Cheer
Jeremy Wood - Sergeant at Arms / Director of Parking
Jon Bernasconi - Historian / Director of Ponytail Softball
Ronnie Davis - Director of Copello Park
Nic Valente - Director of Wrestling
Chelsie McDaniel - Director of Basketball
Melissa Walraven - Executive Secretary

Current Commissioners
Becca Kane - Commissioner of Youth Basketball
Kim Paulden - Commissioner of Cheer
Paul Paulden - Commissioner of Football
Jessica Day - Commissioner of Wrestling
Nichole Willis - Commissioner of Ponytail Softball
Bob Barnett - Commissioner of Copello Park

Past Directors
Larry Ziehlke, Dan Miller, Millard Smallin, Terry Erickson, Ray Shires, Bob Sanders, Don Peirano, Bill Fish, Myron Jones, Don Fitzgerald, Paul Sherrow, Mike Bradford, John Franklin, Kay Wallace, Bob McReynolds, Mina Peirano, Nick Lucero, Jack Johnson, Bob Owen, John Rice, Doug Brown, Rick Soracco, Ward Redman, Pete Daniels, Mike Croshaw, Mike Ziehlke, Jon Kitchell, Jody Brunz – Exec. Sec., Gary McGeorge, Bob Monsen, Don Dorsey, Tom Tuthill, Fred Artiaga, Rick Darby, Ralph Emerson, Shawna Davis – Exec. Sec., Harry Williams, Tina Croshaw – Exec. Sec., Darla Rehling – Exec. Sec., Doug Dryer, Jim Sherrow, Clayton Carpenter, Mike Ziehlke (2x), Dave Barnes, Steve Ziehlke, Bryan Gross, Rob Dunn, Todd Sherrow, Bob Barnett

Contact Information: AMA Booster’s Club, Inc., PO Box 664, Altaville, CA 95221
11/15/2019 - Calaveras Football Thanks the Seniors Event Tomorrow Night
Valley Springs, CA...Calaveras Football came to an abrupt end on Wednesday and assuming some folks around the county might be free Friday night due to that, stop by Brew’gers this Friday night to congratulate the 2019 Calaveras Football Team on a hard fought season. All players, coaches, family, students, alumni and general public who have supported us since the beginning we hope to see you there. Please help share this as it’s short notice of course. Thank you again for your continued support.

From Calaveras High School....

"Due to an unfortunate clerical error, the 2019 Calaveras Football season has come to an end. Unknowing to coaches and administrators in the Calaveras Football Organization an ineligible player played in the closing minutes of our first round playoff game this past Friday night. Therefore, Calaveras has been forced by the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section to forfeit the aforementioned contest ultimately ending the 2019 Football season for Calaveras Football.

First and foremost, we sincerely apologize to the the Calaveras Senior Football Players for this tragic mistake. As Football coaches we will be able to coach under the lights again, but for those seniors, they may never be under the bright lights again. Due to a minor infraction, these student athletes received the harshest punishment imaginable. It’s a ruling that truly does not match the infraction committed. Most of you seniors will never play this game again and we are truly sorry it ended this way.

Secondly, we would like to apologize to the parents, supporters and alumni of Calaveras Football. You’re unwavering support throughout the season for our players and coaches leaves us forever grateful. The moments experienced this season by these young men will be memories they carry with them for life. Thank you for the time and effort you put forth this season we are truly blessed as a coaching staff to have such a supportive community.

To close, the Calaveras Football Coaching Staff will do everything in its power to ensure something like this never happens again. Although we disagree with the results of this decision, we understand the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section’s stance in this matter. However, the error of a few must not infringe on a student athletes opportunity to pursue and achieve academic and athletic excellence.

Thank you to everyone involved in the Calaveras Football Program and the Calaveras Football Community for your continued support."
10/26/2019 - The 1st Annual Pre-Winter Dust-Off Event is Today at Bear Valley Adventure Company!
Bear Valley, CA...On Saturday, October 26th the Bear Valley Adventure Company is hosting the 1st Annual Pre-Winter Dust-Off Event with new gear, clothing, discounts, educational clinics, ski swap and a special one-day season pass sale (for those who missed the Spring Pass Sale ;-) Visit the store and checkout new ski equipment from Rossignol, Salomon, and Fisher, plus new apparel from Patagonia and Sherpa. Discounts on last winters clothing and gear too!

Educational Clinics:
Physical Ski Conditioning at 10 AM
Ski Waxing at 12 PM
Avalanche Awareness from the Dodov Foundation at 2 PM
All clinics are free and last about an hour

XC Ski & Snowshoe Swap
BVAC wants to help your gear to find a new home. All items must be in good working order and no older than ~5 years. Bring items between 9-10 AM and pick up any unsold items by 5 PM. No commission collected from BVAC.

Special 1-Day Season Pass Sale*:
Adult - $295 (in-store); $305 (online); $335 (regular)
Senior - $220 (in-store); $230 (online); $250 (regular, 60+ yrs)
Super Senior- $85 (in-store); $90 (online); $95 (regular, 70+ yrs)
Junior- $110 (in-store); $120 (online); $125 (regular, 13-17 yrs)
Child- $85 (in-store); $90 (online); $90 (regular, 7-12 yrs)
Child – FREE 6 & under 

B.V. Coop Members
Adult & Senior- $130 (in-store); $140 (online); $150 (regular)
Super Senior- $60 (in-store); $70 (online); $75 (regular)
Junior & Child- $60 (in-store); $70 (online); $75 (regular)

*- season passes will also be available to print and pickup

Bear Valley Adventure Company is A year-round mountain resort located at 7,100’ elevation in Bear Valley, California. Featuring one of the largest cross country ski areas in California with 35 trails for 65 kilometers of groomed track and skating lanes, rental and retail shop, lessons, trailside lunch café, sledding hills open daily and tubing hills open weekends/holidays (note: only rental sleds/tubes allowed) during the winter. Featuring over 100 miles of USFS single track and trails for mountain biking, excellent, high mountain road biking, hiking, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and fishing on 4 nearby lakes during the summer. Located on all-weather Highway 4 (Ebbetts Pass) which is a designated National Scenic Byway, situated between the Mokelumne and Carson Iceberg Wilderness areas.

XC Skiing, Snowshoeing, Sledding and Tubing

Mountain and Road Biking, Flatwater Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Hiking, Fishing and Camping
10/26/2019 - Join Nickolay Dodov Foundation For FREE Avalanche Safety Presentation
Bear Valley, CA...Join Nickolay Dodov Foundation For FREE Avalanche Safety Presentation with one of our AMAZING Educators Paul Henrickson!... This a great learning event for all of you who live and play on the snow!... We are looking forward to see you all there!... Spread the word!!!

OCT 26
Avalanche Safety Presentation
Bear Valley Adventure Company
2 PM – 3 PM

Bear Valley Adventure Company
1 Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley, California 95223
10/05/2019 - The 2019 Bear Valley Fat Tire Festival is October 5th
Bear Valley, CA...The Bear Valley Fat Tire Festival celebrates the awesome mountain bike trails and terrain in our backyard. This action-packed day is all about having fun with other mountain bike enthusiasts, riding great trails, and enjoying good food and brew. Festival participants can expect fun guided rides, exhilarating shuttle descents, lunch, games, and prizes. Basically, we are excited to share the Bear Valley trails with you.

Nestled in the heart of the Central Sierra between the Mokelumne and Carson-Iceberg Wilderness areas, Bear Valley Cross Country & Adventure Company is located on all-weather Highway 4 / Ebbetts Pass, a designated National Scenic Byway.

On December 1, 2018, Bear Valley Cross Country, Inc. was purchased by Bear Valley Adventure Company, Inc. (doing business as Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company), a subsidiary of Bear Valley Mountain Cooperative. The new company has a passion for both winter and summer sports and adventures with guests of Bear Valley Cross Country & Adventure Company. Their mission is to promote and offer quality year 'round people-powered recreational opportunities to fellow outdoor enthusiasts. Bear Valley Cross Country is currently the only cross country ski area in California to be owned by a Cooperative and it's members. For information on becoming a member, please visit

During the winter season, Bear Valley Cross Country boasts an extensive trail system of over 3,000 acres. Amenities include 35 trails carefully groomed for track, skate skiing and snowshoeing, ski school, the Meadow Cafe, a complete rental, demo and retail facility, 4 Trailside Huts, a sledding/tubing facility and a variety of special events and races. The elevation of 7,000 feet to 7,800 feet guarantees first to open (usually mid November) and last to close (usually mid April) status among Sierra cross country centers.

During the summer season, Bear Valley Cross Country converts to Bear Valley Adventure Company with bike, flatwater kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals, sales, and repair, retail clothing and accessories, mini-mart, fishing and camping supplies, a variety of special events and races, and is your connection to all of Bear Valley's summer adventures.

Bear Valley Village offers a variety of lodging options, all walking or skiing distance from the trails. From ski in, ski out cabin rentals to family friendly condos, and a classic ski lodge you will find a nice place to stay. Bear Valley is only 3 hours from many parts of the Bay Area. With no stop lights for over 35 miles and little traffic and no avalanche areas, Highway 4 (now a National Scenic Byway) is an easy driving route to your next winter recreation adventure.

Nearby Bear Valley Mountain Resort, one of California's finest mid-sized snow sport destinations, has all the amenities you come to expect at a modern area including 8 lifts and nearly 2,000 vertical feet on super scenic runs.
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