PHOTOS Sounders FC vs Black Oaks Coed


Thanks to our friends with Sounders FC for the fun two-game series. Lotta oaks out there. 😉 Read more of this post

Action Shots – Photos from Spring League April 25, 2015

Action-Shots-Spring League-2015Here are more pix from Jennings Park on April 25, 2015, photos of the following Black Oaks Youth Soccer Teams: U9 Golden Angels, U7 Academy, U16 Black Oaks FC, and U9 Titans. If you see a photo you like and want a higher resolution image, email me at  Volunteer photographers are always welcome.   Below is an image gallery of 56 photos.

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Spring League 2015 has Arrived [PHOTOS]

spring league photos of youth soccer

April 11, 2015 was our first big home stand for the Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club at Jennings Park in Santa Rosa.  This is a slideshow from three of the games: U10 Boys Thunder, U11 Lady Oaks, and U15 Boys Black Oaks.  I was so proud to see our club grow and our players improving their skills against some tough competition; if it were only possible to get photos of all the players and teams?! Volunteer photographers are always welcome.  If you see a photo you like and want a higher resolution image, email me at (Right-click and copy the link or save the image.)  Congratulations to all of our players, parents, coaches and managers for putting on an excellent display of soccer, sportsmanship and community.  Also, thanks to our board members and volunteers for getting the club ready for spring.  Finally, thanks to Carmen, Veronica, Rosa and Black Oaks Thunder for the great food concessions.  It was a great time, watching soccer and eating good food.  Good luck with the rest of the season!

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Thistle Edges Black Oaks 1-0

Black Oaks v Thistle Masters League Soccer Santa Rosa August 12Many said it was one of the best games to watch for some time as Thistle showed up ready to play the first place Black Oaks. The Black Oaks were playing without key starters Jay and Tommy out due to injuries, but have hung in there with a deep bench; they also were given a boost by the return of attacking midfielder Dylan Schwartz back from break.  Thistle playing with former Black Oaks Peter Meechan, Matt Dunkle, and Alex Melo were well-organized in back with Mountain Matt in goal and Brian Heacock sweeping.  While the first half came to a 0-0 draw dominated by cautious midfield play, the second half opened up with both teams going for the win and getting great chances.  The Black Oaks threatened several times only to see Thistle strike back dangerously on occasions.  On one of these counterattacks towards the 90 minute mark, striker Alex Melo’s lunging volley from a floating back-post cross made the difference.  Melo, who had several dangerous forays, played for the Black Oaks Open Team about ten years ago.  Thistle continues to plague the Oaks in big games, matching up well and drawing in many recent meetings.  Today however they snatched a dramatic late-game win, which has to be a big disappointment for the Oaks who held the run-of-play for much of the game.