SCL championship time for Sonoma swim, track squads; softball Lady Dragons fall at 1st-place Analy
Senior Raymond Mellinger readies to throw the discus during the early season South County Invitational at Rancho Cotate High School in Rohnert Park.
On the heels of their Sonoma County League dual-meet seasons, the Sonoma Valley High School boys’ and girls’ varsity swim and track and field teams are currently competing in the SCL championships at the Santa Rosa Swim Center at the Ridgway Pool and Windsor High School, respectively.
The SCL track and field trials and junior varsity championships were held yesterday – results not available at presstime – with the varsity finals slated for all day tomorrow, Saturday, May 14, while the swimming trials take place today, followed by tomorrow’s league finals.
Last year, Sonoma’s varsity softball girls shocked would-be SCL-champion Analy on its home field late in the season. But this year the defending-champion Lady Tigers delivered a quick statement in making sure there would be no repeat of a Sonoma upset.
On Tuesday in Sebastopol, current SCL first-place Analy erupted for six first-inning runs and went on to defeat the young Lady Dragons 10-1 behind its pitching ace Nicole Ochoa’s three-hitter.
Pacing Sonoma were freshman Samantha Richards’ single and RBI, and junior Megan McNeilly’s and frosh Lindsey Rocha’s single each.
The Lady Dragons hosted longtime SCL rival Casa Grande in their home finale yesterday – results not available at presstime – and will end their regular season this Tuesday, May 17, at league foe Windsor.