Sonoma soccer girls kick off 2011 fall sports action
Lady Dragons host today, Thursday, gridders, spikers to scrimmage
The defending SCL co-champion Sonoma soccer boys’ assistant coach Mike Linder oversees the recent annual Dragon boys’ soccer program’s fundraising camp at the high school field.
With just a week of practice, the Sonoma Valley High School 2011 fall sports season was kicked off by the varsity girls soccer team, which played in the Piner Tournament in Santa Rosa over the weekend – results not available at presstime.
The soccer Lady Dragons will continue nonleague action this week by hosting Maria Carrillo today and Cardinal Newman – formerly the student-athlete girls from recently closed Ursuline – on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 4 p.m. on the high school field.
Sonoma’s soccer boys will open their season by again competing in the annual Tamalpais/Santa Rosa-hosted annual Bay Cities Invitational this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26 and 27, before hosting nonleague Ukiah at 4 p.m. at the high school field on Wednesday, Aug. 31.
The Dragon soccer boys will host fellow Sonoma County League co-champion Analy in their SCL opener on Friday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. on the high school field.
Sonoma’s varsity and junior varsity teams will travel to Santa Rosa High School’s Ernie Nevers Field for their annual home-and-away preseason scrimmages against the Panthers this Friday, Aug. 26. The jayvee gridders will begin at 6, followed by the varsity scrimmage at 7:30 p.m.
After a bye the weekend of Sept. 2, the Dragon gridders will kick off their 2011 season by hosting nonleague Terra Linda on Friday, Sept. 9, at Arnold Field.
Sonoma’s volleyball program will send its varsity, jayvee and freshman teams to scrimmage in the annual Napa Jamboree this Saturday, Aug. 27.
The Lady Dragon spikers will then open the nonleague portion of its schedule next Tuesday, Aug. 30, against Tamalpais in Mill Valley, before hosting Justin-Siena of Napa on Thursday, Sept. 1, in Pfeiffer Gym, with the frosh starting at 4, the jayvees beginning at 5, and the varsity playing at 6:30 p.m.
Sonoma’s cross country boys’ and girls’ teams hold their annual Cross Country Alumni Meet on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 5:30 p.m. on the Maxwell Farms Regional Park course, with all former cross country Dragons or Sonoma athletes, as well as any runner wanting to participate, welcome.
The Lady Dragon golfers tee-off their season playing Analy in their SCL opener in Sebastopol next Tuesday, Aug. 30, with the Sonoma tennis girls opening their SCL schedule at Petaluma on Thursday, Sept. 8.
Sonoma’s water polo boys’ and girls’ teams were to have their new head coach in place yesterday, with an update on the Dragons’ fall program appearing in this Friday’s, Aug. 26, Index-Tribune.