Sports briefs – 03.22
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS of Sonoma Valley will hold its final sign-up session for girls’ volleyball in grades three through eight from 5 to 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Maxwell Clubhouse – Maxwell Farms Regional Park, 100 Verano Ave. For costs and more details, call athletic director Dwayne Kilgore at 938-8544, ext. 112, or visit www.bgcsonoma.org.
NUESTRA VOZ SOCCER Club is holding 2011 season sign-ups for under-11- through under-19-year-old boys’ and girls’ age-group teams from 3 to 7 p.m. this Saturday, March 26, at the Sonoma Charter School, 17202 Sonoma Highway, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, at the Nuestra Voz Center, 200 Fuente Lane. Birth certificates are required to register. Nuestra Voz Soccer Club tryouts are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, at the Flowery Elementary School field, 17600 Sonoma Highway. For costs, age-group tryout times, or more details, call 939-9369.
THE LADY DRAGONS Spring Volleyball Camps for girls in high school grades ninth and 10th, and middle school grades seventh and eighth, will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays, from April 4 to May 4, at Sonoma Valley High School’s Pfeiffer Gym. For ninth- and 10th-graders, the high school camp will run from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and is for advanced players to gain more detailed skill experience. The middle school camp for seventh- and eighth-graders takes place from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. and provides intermediate skills instruction for girls who have played organized volleyball and wish to prepare for high school and improve their skills. To register for the camps, or for costs and more details, contact Sonoma head varsity coach Mindy Neves at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE VALLEY OF the Moon Trap Club will hold its seventh annual Jim Meehan Memorial Trap Shoot and Barbecue at the club’s South Burndale Road site (27000 Burndale Road) on Saturday, April 30, with competition for men, women and juniors. The trap benefit event starts at 9 a.m. and the barbecue lunch, silent auction and raffle prizes and the awards presentation – including a commemorative silver belt buckle awarded to the winner of each event by class and high overall – begins at 11 a.m., with no-host beer and wine. All the proceeds will be donated to the the Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association and Sonoma Valley 4-H. Entry fees for the shoot and lunch are $50 for adults and $35 for juniors (ages 16-and-under) – lunch only is $20 and children under-12-years-old are admitted free. Eyes and ears protection is mandatory. Donation tickets can be purchased at Steiners Tavern, 465 First St. W.; and Town Square, 482 First St. E. For more details, call Lynette Meehan at 484-1654, or Fred Mertens at 481-9525.
SONOMA VALLEY TENNIS Association will hold its Spring QuickStart program – under the direction of USPTA Pro Sam Levy – for ages 6-to-8 from 10 to 11 a.m., and 9-to-12-year-olds from 11 a.m. to noon, at the Maxwell Farms Regional Park courts (weather permitting) from Saturday, March 26, through Saturday, April 30. To register, or for more details, call Lisa Biddle at 803-1707. Also, STVA will hold a free adult tennis clinic, with beginning and re-entry instruction, directed by Levy, at the Maxwell Park courts from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Saturday in April – tennis shoes are required, while rackets and balls will be provided. SVTA will hold its Rally For The Cure Round Robin Doubles Tennis Tournament to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research – under the direction of USPTA pro Christi Hays – from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the Maxwell Park courts. A lunch and auction will follow the tourney at the George Ranch Clubhouse. Tournament registration begins in April. For more details, or to donate auction items, contact Kathy Kennett at email@example.com.
SONOMA VALLEY SLOWPITCH Softball will start its spring season for the coed league on Tuesdays, and the men’s leagues on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, in the beginning of May. For more details, all team managers can call Kevin Dwelly at 815-3536.
SONOMA BOCCE BALL Association, with more than 180 members, will start league play on Wednesday, April 13, at the bocce courts south of the gazebo in Depot Park, with three nine-week sessions ending on Wednesday, Nov. 2. New members are welcome to sign up for league play, with the annual membership cost being $20 a person. The SBBA is looking to establish a Saturday league. Anyone who wants to learn more about the game of bocce can participate in open play on Friday and Saturday mornings, weather permitting, at 10 a.m. Anyone interested in joining the bocce club, or for more details, call (John) 938-2101, (Ken) 938-2626 or (Ginette) 935-3337.
VALLEY OF THE Moon Pétanque Club will again be holding monthly tournament and picnic events, and is currently offering free lessons in the sport at the Henri Maysonnave Memorial Courts in Sonoma’s Depot Park on Wednesday mornings (weather permitting) at 10 a.m. Anyone interested in joining the VOMPC, or for more details, can call 343-9465 or visit www.vompc.org.
THE FOURTH ANNUAL Sonoma Valley High School Dragon Hall of Fame ceremony is slated to take place on Saturday, May 7, at the Lodge at Sonoma. For those wishing to make donations to the Dragon Hall of Fame – a registered nonprofit organization – interested in purchasing tickets to the event, or for more details, call Bob Kruljac at 483-1856.