Sonoma golf boys tripped, track teams host tomorrow
By Steven Serafini
Mar 21, 2011 - 04:50 PM
Senior Danny Maggioncalda (front) receives the baton from freshman teammate Nick Fitzpatrick for the anchor-leg of the Dragon boys’ second-place 400-meter relay team at the recent South County Invitational at Rancho Cotate High School.
Battling both the dampening weather and a longtime Sonoma County League rival on the road, it turned out to be a rough journey as Sonoma Valley High School’s boy golfers dropped a 232-241 decision to Petaluma in Friday afternoon’s rescheduled SCL match at the Rooster Run Golf Club in Petaluma.
Pacing the Dragons were senior A.J. Vitorelo’s nine-hole round of 41, junior Tyler Johnson’s 43, junior RAB Byrd’s and sophomore Brian Hurley’s 47 each, and freshman Dario Minatta’s 61.
The Dragon golf boys are currently on spring break and return to SCL action on Thursday, March 31, when they host El Molino at the Sonoma Golf Club.
While all-weather tracks usually enable meets to be held in rainy weather, sometimes it’s just too wet and limited to compete, which was the case for Sonoma’s track and field athletes on Saturday in Santa Rosa.
The Dragons were slated to compete in Piner’s Gold Rush Relays, but with the wet weather resulting in four events being canceled, they had to by-pass participating.
But Sonoma’s boys’ and girls’ teams did pick up nonleague home dual-meets when poor track conditions at Cardinal Newman in Santa Rosa created the venue switch, with the Dragons hosting both Newman and Ursuline at 3:45 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, March 23, at Schantz Track.