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Dragon golfing boys club Piner; Ballard, Minatta co-medalists

After dropping a Sonoma County League decision heading into last week’s spring break, the Sonoma Valley High School golfing boys’ came out swinging Tuesday at the Santa Rosa Fairground Course and got back on the winning track behind a pair of medalists. Both senior Dario Minatta and junior Christian Ballard each posted the identical low-round… Continue Reading >>

Senior Dan Deely (No. 15), seen in action on the road during Sonoma’s recent 2013 fall season, was an NFF scholarship winner for his football achievement, scholarship and citizenship. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Deely NFF scholarship winner

Another honor was earned by Sonoma Valley High School senior Dan Deely, whose stellar 2013 season as quarterback and defensive back helped the Dragons snare a second-place Sonoma County League finish and a berth in the North Coast Section Division-3 playoffs. At the recent National Football Foundation Hall of Fame dinner and awards ceremony in… Continue Reading >>

Sonoma’s Nico Grossi, one of the junior shooters supported by the Valley of the Moon Trap Club, holds the belt buckle he claimed last month for his marksmanship victory at the Martinez Gun Club. Submitted photo

Grossi marksmanship winner

As one of the junior shooters supported by the Valley of the Moon Trap Club, Nico Grossi, a Sonoma Valley High School freshman, competed in the youth division at last month’s Martinez Gun Club trap-shooting event and, with keen marksmanship, won the “D” division Doubles Championship. Grossi, in his third year of junior shooting for… Continue Reading >>

The CYO Division-1 basketball champion St. Francis fourth-grade boys’ team consisted of (front-kneeling, from left) Dominic Girish, Brett Armitage, Tyler Oda, Adam Duffield; (middle row, from left) Giancarlo Guererro, Gavin Rognlien, Anders Mathison, Rollo Benstead, Bennett Steiger, Robby Sangiacomo; and (back row, from left) Assistant coach Nikolai Mathison, head coach Marco Girish, assitant coach Mike Sangiacomo. Submitted photo

Seven of 11 St. Francis CYO hoops squads win titles

Capping a highly successful 2013-14 season with with 11 teams in grades four-through-eight qualifying for the playoffs, Sonoma’s St. Francis Solano’s CYO basketball program achieved a postseason title bonanza with eight squads reaching the finals and seven champions being crowned. With seven teams claiming titles, St. Francis had the best CYO showing of all the… Continue Reading >>

Sonoma Raceway hosts charity-themed weekend

Sonoma Raceway will be the weekend scene for two annual charity events. Drag-racing fans will be going head-to-head against racers from the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series at the 12th annual NHRA Tour de Charity taking place tomorrow, Saturday, March 22, on the Valley raceway’s kart track. The Tour de Charity is hosted by… Continue Reading >>

BGCSV men’s hoops reaches season finales

It’s been a fun and action-packed return of men’s hoops at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley as the Sunday Night Men’s Recreational Basketball 25-years-and-older six-team league has reached the final night of its regular-season games. Heading into Sunday’s, March 23, BGCSV men’s league regular-season finales, the Ravens are still unbeaten with a… Continue Reading >>