Spring Dragons competing in swimming, golf, tennis, softball
G&W Relays, alum meet Wednesday at Schantz Track
By the end of the week, Sonoma Valley High School’s 2013 spring sports seasons will be in full bloom, with the boys’ golf and tennis, girls’ softball and boys’ and girls’ swim teams currently competing, and the boys’ and girls’ track and field squads set for their start.
Sonoma’s defending Sonoma County League champion tennis boys, who defeated nonleague Justin-Siena 7-1 in their preseason opener last week, battled former longtime SCL rival Casa Grande, now a member of the North Bay League, but were edged 5-2 in Petaluma on Tuesday.
The Dragons’ two wins were provided by senior Stephen Montano, who upended Battaglia 6-1, 2-6 and a 10-5 superset tiebreaker at No. 2 singles; and senior Connor Griggs-Demmin, who blanked Carballal 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles.
Sonoma’s losses included senior Sean Hall’s 4-6, 5-7 to Halligan at No. 1 singles; sophomore Caleb Horowitz’s 4-6, 4-6 to Udomsak at No. 4 singles; senior Griffin Hill’s and sophomore Magnus Forsythe’s 1-6, 6-3, 4-10 superset tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles; senior Peter Gray’s and junior Sachin Naidoo’s 2-6, 1-6 at No. 2 doubles; and freshmen Sam Sondheim’s and Chris Angel’s 2-6, 1-6 at No. 3 doubles.
The Dragon boy netters start their title defense when they host longtime rival Petaluma in their league opener at 3:30 p.m. today on the high school courts, with Piner coming to town for an SCL match at the same time this Thursday, Feb. 28.
Sonoma’s track and field teams will hold their annual season-opening intra-squad Green and White Relays and Alumni Meet starting at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Schantz Track.
Again, Sonoma alumni are invited to participate in the event, and anyone interested can contact Linda Patterson at 933-4010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sonoma’s boys’ and girls’ swim teams opened their Sonoma County League season with a pair of convincing wins over visiting Piner Friday afternoon at the Sonoma Aquatic Center.
The Lady Dragons routed Piner 124-25, while the Sonoma boys defeated the visiting Prospectors 94-54 – full results not available at presstime.
Next up for the Dragon swimmers are home meets in the SAC pool at 3:30 p.m. this Friday, March 1, against visiting SCL rival Petaluma.
The varsity softball Lady Dragons are currently playing their nonleague schedule and will host Pinole and Middletown in a 10 a.m. and noon doubleheader, respectively, this Saturday, March 2, on the high school field.
Sonoma’s boy golfers wrap up their nonleague schedule this week, and will open their SCL season at 3:30 p.m. next Tuesday, March 5, when they host El Molino at the Sonoma Golf Club.