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JANET CAIN runs to an age-group first-place finish at the recent 2013 National Marathon Championship for U.S. women in Minneapolis.

Cain recovers to amaze as an elite runner

The storied career of Sonoma’s master marathoner, Dr. Janet Cain, has covered many paths en route to an imposing record of achievement made all the more impressive by the physical handicaps she has had to overcome.

Hanna soccer Hawks soar to title, postseason playoffs

Pulling together for a thrilling title-season ride, the Archbishop Hanna High School’s soccer team powered into the postseason before their inspirational journey fell just short of competing for the ultimate prize – a sectional title. Leading up to their season-ending North Coast Section Division-3 quarterfinal loss to Drew on their recently completed new field on… Continue Reading >>

Sonoma ready to wrestle

On the winter sports heels of basketball, the Sonoma Valley High School’s wrestlers, who have been working out and honing their on-mat skills for three weeks, are primed and ready to join the hoops teams in starting their 2013-14 season. After this Thursday’s, Dec. 5, three-team scrimmage at Casa Grande in Petaluma, the wrestling season… Continue Reading >>

Senior Kayten Mak (left) and her freshman sister Jenna Mak, who makes a dig as the team’s libero during a match in Pfeiffer Gym, were all-league standouts for the SCL-champion Lady Dragons. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Another banner volleyball season for Sonoma

It was another banner fall season for Sonoma Valley High School’s varsity volleyball girls, who won both their third-straight Sonoma County League championship and SCL Tournament title, before posting back-to-back North Coast Section victories before falling to powerful Bishop O’Dowd in the NCS Division-3 semifinals. Though they just short of the NCS Division-3 title match… Continue Reading >>

Season ends for Sonoma Bocce’s2013 fall leagues

With more than 250 members filling 10 leagues, both the Sonoma Bocce Ball Association’s fall campaign and 2013 season recently came to an end at the bocce courts south of the gazebo in Depot Park. The top finishers of the SBBA fall season include the Tuesday evening league winning Happy Hour team comprised of captain… Continue Reading >>

Tickets available for Sonoma Raceway’s 2014 schedule

With another successful motorsports season in the books, Sonoma Raceway recently announced its 2014 major events schedule, which will be again highlighted by NASCAR, NHRA, IndyCar and World Touring weekends. Historic car racing again opens and closes Sonoma Raceway’s 2014 major event season with the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival on May 17 and 18, and… Continue Reading >>

The Lady Dragons (middle) are off and running at the start of the recent SCL championship meet on the Spring Lake course in Santa Rosa. Steven Serafini/Index-Tribune

Dragons ready to run NCS

It’s postseason time for Sonoma Valley High School’s varsity cross-country boys and girls, who recently had second- and fifth-place finishes, respectively, at the Sonoma County League championship meets on the Spring Lake course in Santa Rosa. The Dragon runners, directed by head coach John Litzenberg and assistant coach Julie Niehaus, will compete in the North… Continue Reading >>