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The CYO basketball playoffs Division-2 champion St. Francis Solano seventh-grade girls’ team consisted of (front, from left) Annika Ginter and Annie Neles; and (back, from left) coach Tobin Ginter, Sofia Vitale, Hannah Rose McNeely, Mikaela Zeiter, Tessa Freudenberger and coach Christine Neles. Not pictured: Julia Sangiacomo. Submitted photo

St. Francis 7th-grade girls snare CYO title

The St. Francis Solano seventh-grade girls’ basketball team recently posted a 9-1 record and edged St. Mary’s 24-22 in the CYO playoffs championship game to capture the Division-2 title. Comprising the CYO champion St. Francis seventh-grade hoops girls, coached by Tobin Ginter and Christine Neles, were Tessa Freudenberger, Annika Ginter, Hannah Rose McNeely, Annie Neles,… Continue Reading >>

La Salette, Murphy’s face off for men’s Benny hoops title

There will be a new playoffs champion in the Sonoma Valley Men’s Recreational Basketball’s Jack Benny (39-and-over) Sunday Night League after La Salette and Murphy’s Irish Pub emerged victoriously from the first round of playoffs at the Altimira Middle School gym. In last Sunday’s opening-round action, free-throw shooting took center stage in the outcomes of… Continue Reading >>

The CYO Division-4 champion St. Francis eighth-grade basketball boys consisted of (from left) Coach Justin Garrett, Kyle Conway, Anthony Costanzo, Tyler Garrett, Trent Garrett, Chris Bruton, Max Gustafson, Nace Momsen and Dylan Samaniego. Submitted photo

St. Francis 8th-grade boys claim CYO D4 hoops crown

The St. Francis Solano eighth-grade boys’ CYO basketball team recently went undefeated through the regular season and playoffs en route to capturing the Division-4 title. Averaging 41.6 points a game, while yielding just 20.8 points a game, the St. Francis eighth-grade boy cagers compilied a 12-0 record, which included a 62-32 victory in the playoff… Continue Reading >>

Sonoma’s Mitch Hood slides safely into home plate during the Dragons’ shutout SCL win over El Molino Friday night at Arnold Field. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Sonoma boys cage Lions, Lady Dragons stumble at Analy, host today, Thursday

Following the Sonoma Valley High School varsity softball girls’ Sonoma County League road troubles Friday afternoon, Sonoma’s varsity baseball boys made themselves quite comfortable at home in a Friday evening SCL outing. With senior Mitch Hood delivering his second consecutive mound masterpiece, a two-hitter, and the top four batters in the lineup providing six hits,… Continue Reading >>

Junior Amanda Gillion, seen doing the backstroke leg of the girls’ 200-yard individual medley event during an earlier meet, was on two relay winners and had individual first- and second-place finishes last Thursday. Steven Serafini/Index-Tribune

Dragon boy, girl swimmers edge combined Clear Lake, Kelseyville squads

In last Thursday’s pair of hard-fought Sonoma County League dual meets in Rohnert Park, the Sonoma Valley High School varsity boys and girls’ swim squads pulled out impressive under-manned and razor-thin dual-meet wins, respectively, over combined Clear Lake-Kelseyville teams. Down four swimmers, the six Dragon boys who competed, including juniors Andre Alcantar and Adam Curry,… Continue Reading >>

Ravens face Boyz II Men for BGCSV hoops title

After two rounds of playoff action in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley Sunday Night Men’s Recreational Basketball 25-years-and-older league, it’s all come down to the top two seeds reaching the championship final. In the April 6, BGCSV playoffs semifinals, the top-seeded regular-season champion Ravens nipped fourth-seeded Envolve Late 90s Altimira Wolf Pack… Continue Reading >>

Sonoma’s Jimmy Flatt, pictured pitching in an earlier Sonoma game at Arnold Field, followed fellow senior teammate Mitch Hood’s one-hitter with one of his own in leading the Dragons to Tuesday night’s SCL victory in Healdsburg. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Sonoma boys down ‘Hounds on Flatt’s 1-hitter, host El Mo tonight

On the heels of getting a near-perfect pitching performance from one senior right-hander, the Sonoma Valley High School varsity baseball boys got a second straight mound masterpiece by another right-handed senior en route to capturing impressive back-to-back Sonoma County League victories. After Sonoma’s Mitch Hood’s complete-game, one-hit shutout of Piner last Saturday evening at Arnold… Continue Reading >>