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Deets Winslow memorial set for Saturday

Following the death of Roger “Deets” Winslow, who was recently killed in a boating accident at Lake Berryessa, there has been an outpouring of shock, grief and tributes in response to the tragedy that took the life of the Sonoma Valley High School wrestling legend as both an athlete and longtime successful coach.

The football Dragons are into their second week of preseason workouts for the 2014 campaign, with Sonoma’s six other fall sports programs starting their practice sessions yesterday. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Fall Dragon sports preseason underway

With the football program into its second week of preseason workouts, Sonoma Valley High School’s six other fall sports programs – girls’ volleyball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, boys’ and girls’ cross-country, boys’ and girls’ water polo and girls’ tennis and golf – began their 2014 practice sessions yesterday. ••• Sonoma’s girls tennis team is directed… Continue Reading >>

The District 53 tournament champion Sonoma Little League Majors Division 9-to-10-year-old all-star team consisted of (front row, from left) Coop Verdu, Gianni Natuzzi, Dom Girish, Robby Sangiacomo, Joey Fiorito, Anders Mathison, Gavin Rognlien, Bennett Steiger, Jasper Ray, Adam Duffield, Madden Edwards, Ashton Kirby; and (back row, from left) coach Craig Ray, manager Mike Sangiacomo, coach Marco Girish. Marc Ray/Special to the Index-Tribune

Little League D53 all-star champ Sonoma 9-10s

The Sonoma Little League Majors Division 9-to-10-year-old all-star team recently captured the District 53 tournament title and recorded a victory in the junior sectionals before being eliminated. Comprising the district-champion Sonoma all-star 9-10s – directed by manager Mike Sangiacomo and coaches Craig Ray and Marco Girish – were Adam Duffield, Madden Edwards, Joey Fiorito, Dom… Continue Reading >>

DEETS WINSLOW, who led the Dragons to nine SCL titles and one NCS Redwood Empire Duals crown in 20 years, instructs Dragon wrestler Giordi Serafini, working on techniques with assistant coach Kyle Baird at the 2010 SCL Championships. Steven Serafini/Index-Tribune

Reflections on the life of Deets Winslow

Wrestling communities in the Valley and throughout Northern California were jolted by the tragic death of Roger “Deets” Winslow, who was killed in a boating accident last Saturday, Aug. 9, at Lake Berryessa in Napa County.