SCL triumph for Dragon golf boys, thinclads impress
Even though their first Sonoma County League win came by way of a forfeit, the Sonoma Valley High School golfing boys turned in one of their better five-player-team rounds and showed they still would’ve won last Thursday’s dual-match at the Sonoma Golf Club by solidly beating Piner’s incomplete four-player line-up.
For the Dragons, sophomore Christian Ballard led the way with a nine-hole low-round score of 42, followed by sophomore Cyle Gusse’s 45, junior Dario Minatta’s and sophomore Brett Sullivan’s 46 each, and senior Craig Gusse’s 50.
While on this week’s spring break, the Dragon boy golfers will host tough nonleague foe Ukiah at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at the Sonoma Golf Club.
On Friday, Sonoma’s varsity track and field boy and girl athletes hit the road for a nonleague tri-meet against Montgomery and host Windsor, and, while no team scores were kept, numerous standout individual results were recorded, and there were a lot of Dragon winners.
Leading the Lady Dragons were senior Ali Romano’s first-place long-jump finish at 13 feet, 10 inches; sophomore Mackenzie Albrecht’s 400-meter first in 62.64 seconds; senior Hannah Cenci’s 3,200 first in 12 minutes 5.94 seconds and 1,600 second in 5:49.19; and junior Sachi Spaulding’s pole-vault first at 6-6, high-jump second at 4-4 and triple-jump third at 26-11.
Sonoma’s girls were also led by senior Raquel Paz’s discus second at 65-2; freshman Renee O’Donnell’s shot-put second at 24-0; the third-place 400 relay team of Romano, Albrecht, junior Maren Peterson and frosh Isabel Garon in 53.35; junior Itzel Macedonio-Santiago’s pole-vault third at 6-0 and long-jump fourth at 10-10; Peterson’s 100 fourth in 13.74; and Garon’s pole-vault fourth at 6-0.
Leading the Dragon boys were two-event winner frosh Edwin Reyes’ 200 and 400 first places in 23.52 and 52.29, respectively, and 100 fourth in 11.84; senior Chris Tose’s 3,200 first in 10:18.91 and 800 and 1,600 seconds in 2:07.72 and 4:35.43, respectively; senior Jonny Amandoli’s 100 first in 11.65 and shot-put third at 38-9; junior Owen Ljung’s 800 first in 2:01.68 and 1,600 third in 4:38.29; senior Ari’El Encarnacion’s high-jump second at 5-10; junior Keegan Ginter’s 3,200 third in 10:39.48; and senior Dan Dwyer’s pole-vault third at 11-0 and long-jump fourth at 17-0.
Sonoma’s track and field teams are currently on spring break.