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Dragon HOF induction set for Saturday at Hanna Center

Sonoma Valley High School’s seventh annual Dragon Hall of Fame banquet and ceremony will be held Saturday afternoon, May 10, at Hanna Boys Center, located on Arnold Drive and Agua Caliente Road, and the popular event is close to being a sellout. This year’s event, which begins at 12:30 p.m., will honor one coach and… Continue Reading >>

SVHS, Hanna pair earn All-Empire

Two Sonoma Valley High School winter athletes recently received All-Empire recognition by The Press Democrat, as did one winter and one fall athlete from the Valley’s Archbishop Hanna High School. In wrestling, Sonoma senior Harris Meglen earned All-Empire second-team honors after claiming a Sonoma County League weightclass title and, as a ninth seed, taking home… Continue Reading >>

Hanna baseball Hawks win 7th straight; sports, rec camps offered at Hanna

Following the success of their Bridge School League champion and postseason North Coast Section Division-6 semifinalist basketball team, and individual league champion and NCS medaling wrestlers, the Archbishop Hanna High School’s baseball boys are currently having a standout spring season. On Tuesday, the Hanna Hawks swept a double-header from Laytonville and have extended their winning… Continue Reading >>

La Salette tops Murphy’s, wins Jack Benny men’s hoops playoffs title

In last Sunday’s Sonoma Valley Men’s Recreational Basketball’s Jack Benny (39-and-over) Sunday Night League playoffs title game at the Altimira Middle School gym, La Salette used its team depth, height and focused determination to build a daunting 33-point halftime lead that left Murphy’s Irish Pub reeling in its wake. Facing a near insurmountable comeback trail,… Continue Reading >>

Junior Hannah Herrick fired a five-inning, 10-run-rule no-hitter in leading the Lady Dragons to an SCL shutout victory over Piner last Thursday at the high school field. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Lady Dragon Herrick no-hits Piner, seniors honored, baseball hosting twice

  With junior ace Hannah Herrick pitching a near-perfect game, and senior Amber Rose and junior Shawny McVeigh sparking a 13-hit attack, Sonoma Valley High School’s varsity softball girls overwhelmed Piner for a 14-0 five-inning, 10-run-rule Sonoma County League victory last Thursday at the high school field. In the Lady Dragons’ regular-season home finale, Herrick… Continue Reading >>

Boyz II Men top Ravens for BGCSV hoops title

In flight to what seemed like a sweep of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley Sunday Night Men’s Recreational Basketball 25-years-and-older league crowns after winning the regular-season title and their opening game of the playoffs, the soaring top-seeded Ravens were grounded in the title game. In the recent BGCSV playoffs championship showdown at… Continue Reading >>

Sonoma’s Jayce Ray, seen batting for the University of Washington during the 2013 season, recently became the second player signed by the Sonoma Stompers, following the signing of his former SVHS teammate Tommy Lyons. Vince Albano/Special to the Index-Tribune

Valley’s Lyons, Ray 1st players signed by pro Sonoma Stompers

One of the pro-playing hopefuls who recently participated in the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball’s highly attended league-wide open tryout session at Sonoma’s Peterson Field was the Valley’s Tommy Lyons, who said after the tryouts, “This is an opportunity that really allows dreams to come true for local guys.” Well, earlier in the week, the… Continue Reading >>

Ferraris take over Sonoma Raceway, Sonomafest arrives next week

With the opening of its 2014 Big O Tires major events season less than a month away, Sonoma Raceway continues warming-up for the arrival of historic cars, NASCAR, NHRA, Indy and World Touring by hosting a variety of Valley race weekends. Starting today and running through tomorrow, Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27, the… Continue Reading >>

Sonoma’s Rick Taggesell, seen competing recently at the Sonoma Aquatic Center’s pool, won the 100-yard freestyle event and anchored the boys’ victorious 400 free relay team during the Dragons SCL dual-meet win over Healdsburg last Thursday. Steven Serafini/Index-Tribune

Sonoma boys out-swim ’Hounds, girls upended at Healdsburg

Back to full strength after pulling out a hard-fought Sonoma County League dual-meet win the week before minus four of their top competitors, the Sonoma Valley High School varsity boy swimmers racked up another road win, while Sonoma’s girls’ team fell short of a second straight SCL victory. Opening and closing their league dual with… Continue Reading >>