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Sonoma sweeps in soccer, girls tennis; golfers, netters hosting

Stepping up in their Sonoma County League matches, Sonoma Valley High School’s varsity soccer boys’ and girls’ teams and the tennis girls’ squad registered shutout wins at home and on the SCL road. Sonoma’s soccer boys – who have a bye Wednesday, Sept. 25, and then host longtime league rival Petaluma at 4 p.m. on… Continue Reading >>

SONOMA SENIOR DEFENDERS Cordell Kenniston (left, No. 5), Austin Bailey (middle) and Dan Deely (right) bring down a San Marin runner during the Dragons' nonleague loss to San Marin Saturday in Novato. (John Holden/Special to the Index-Tribune)

San Marin slaps 1st loss on Dragons

After back-to-back wins to open head coach Bob Midgley’s inaugural season, the Sonoma Valley High School varsity football boys played their third straight, and definitely toughest, nonleague Marin County team on a warm and windy Saturday afternoon in Novato.

SONOMA HEAD COACH Mindy Neves and her varsity girl spikers are determined to successfully defend their SCL title and serve up a league championship three-peat. (Steven Serafini/Index-Tribune)

Lady Dragons take aim at title 3-peat

When juniors Mackenzie Albrecht and Delaney Swanson were freshmen, they got an early taste of being champions as the Sonoma Valley High School varsity volleyball girls, under the direction of head coach Mindy Neves, claimed a share of the 2011 Sonoma County League crown and they both earned all-league.

Junior Tristan Mertens shakes a defender after catching a pass from senior quarterback Dan Deely and turning it into a 19-yard touchdown during the Dragons’ nonleague victory over Terra Linda last Friday night at Arnold Field. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Dragons at San Marin Saturday

Going for their third straight win, and a sweep of Marin County teams, to open the first season under the direction of new head coach Bob Midgley, Sonoma Valley High School’s varsity football boys travel to Novato tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 14, for a 2 p.m. nonleague battle against San Marin. In their season opener, the… Continue Reading >>

Valley seventh-grader Bear Messinger sits with Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry after earning a spot and participating in the recent four-day Pebble Beach Basketball Training Camp. Submitted photo

Bear in Curry hoops camp

  Earning a spot and participating in the recent four-day Pebble Beach Basketball Training Camp, Valley seventh-grader Bear Messinger received some valuable hoops instruction from one of the NBA’s top players and best-ever shooters in Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry. Messinger and the other fortunate campers learned shooting skills and the personal perspectives on… Continue Reading >>


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