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The CYO Division-3 champion St. Francis sixth-grade hoops boys’ team consists of (front row, from left) Luke Sendaydiego, Andrew McKale, Ezra Alberson, Reed Hewitt and Zach Johnson; and (back row, from left) head coach Charlie DeTorres, Brady Armitage, Dante Cavaz, Alex Sperry, assistant coach Dave Johnson and ball-boy Anthony DeTorres. Not pictured: Cedric Oltramare. Submitted photo

St. Francis 6th-grade hoops boys snare CYO title

After an 0-2 start, the St. Francis Solano sixth-grade basketball boys won eight of their next 10 games, including two playoff victories en route to claiming the CYO Division-3 crown with a nail-biting 38-36 triumph over St. Vincent’s in the final. Comprising the CYO champion St. Francis sixth-grade hoops boys  – directed by head coach… Continue Reading >>

Dragon boy golfers fall to El Mo, netters to Analy

A pair of tough Sonoma County League golf and tennis home outings on Tuesday didn’t go Sonoma Valley High School’s way, with the tennis boys being upended by first-place Analy, while the boy golfers dropped a 212-226 decision to El Molino on the Sonoma Golf Club course. Pacing the golfing Dragons were junior Christian Ballard’s… Continue Reading >>

Pro Stompers post baseball schedule, begin ticket sales, today

Putting all the pieces in place for the rebirth of professional baseball in the Valley, the Sonoma Stompers Baseball Club is releasing its schedule for its inaugural 2014 Pacific Association of Professional Baseball League season, as well as beginning season ticket sales, today. In their season opener on Tuesday, June 3, the Sonoma Stompers will… Continue Reading >>

Comprising the CYO Division-2 basketball champion St. Francis fifth-grade girls’ team were (from left) assistant coach Regan Andel, Tatyana Morrow, Megan Hanson, Sophie Lucchetti, head coach Rob Lucchetti, Sophia Riebli, Emma Routhier, Liberty Gilliland, Emilee Atkinson, Jenna Walker and assistant coach Brian Hanson. Submitted photo

St. Francis 5th-grade girls capture CYO title

The St. Francis Solano CYO fifth-grade girls’ basketball team recently posted a 10-2 record and, after rallying from behind to win its playoff opener, claimed the CYO Division-2 basketball championship by routing St. Peters (Cloverdale) 22-2 in the final. Comprising the CYO Division-2 hoops champion St. Francis fifth-grade girls – directed by head coach Rob… Continue Reading >>

Sea Dragon trio swim Pacific Jr. Olympics

In the competitive world of youth swimming, one of the highest achievements for age-group swimmers is the Junior Olympic Championships, which are held a few times each year in multiple locations across the country. Last month, three Valley athletes represented the local USA swimming club, the Sonoma Sea Dragons, battled some of the best swimmers… Continue Reading >>

Comprising the MSSL-champion Presentation School eighth-grade girls’ hoops team are (from left) coach Mike Minigan, Natalie Gulrajani, Annie Neles, Aria Schuler, Hannah Porter, Megan James, Alexia Lema, Mary Minigan and Catherine Flaherty. Submitted photo

Presentation 8th-grade girls claim MSSL crown

In the recent basketball championship game of the Middle School Sports League – comprised of private and charter schools in Sonoma County – the Valley’s Presentation School eighth-grade girls capped their undefeated season by claiming the MSSL hoops crown. Playing Valley neighbor Sonoma Charter School in the title game on their home court, Presentation pulled… Continue Reading >>