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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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>