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Sonoma’s Amber Rose signs on as a scholarship softball player for Humboldt State University in the SVHS library on Wednesday as (clockwise, from left) her mother Cami, Lady Dragons head coach Dean Merrill, Sonoma co-athletic director Bob Midgley, SVHS vice-principal Paul Tuohy and her father Dave witness the event. Steven Serafini/Index-Tribune

Rose to play softball for Humboldt State

Overcoming a serious knee injury that wiped out her sophomore season after a promising freshman year, Sonoma Valley High School senior softball standout Amber Rose turned in an outstanding junior campaign that sparked interest in her playing at the next level. Rose, a power-hitting centerfielder with speed and a strong arm, signed with Humboldt State… Continue Reading >>

Inaugural ‘Laps for Charity’ set for January at Sonoma Raceway

Motorsports fans who’ve always wanted to feel the excitement of experiencing Sonoma Raceway’s famous road course from the inside their own vehicle will get their opportunity next month, when the Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities hosts its first-ever Laps for Charity event. The inaugural Laps for Charity event is slated for Saturday, Jan. 18,… Continue Reading >>

Dragon JV, frosh hoops teams see nonleague clashes

While the varsity basketball teams are playing their packed preseason nonleague schedules, Sonoma Valley High School’s junior varsity and freshman hoops squads are also staying busy with plenty of nonleague on-court action. Sonoma’s jayvee hoops girls, coached by Jann Thorpe, used a late fourth-quarter rally to upend a good visiting Napa team 43-39 before competing… Continue Reading >>

The Valley’s highest-attended motorsports event, NASCAR’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 weekend, is one of the highlights of Sonoma Raceway’s 2014 racing schedule. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Sonoma Raceway offers 2014 ticket opportunities

With the holiday season in full bloom, there are an abundance of gift ideas, which, if motorsports is on the list, makes Sonoma Raceway’s 2014 major events schedule, again highlighted by NASCAR, NHRA, IndyCar and World Touring weekends, the place to look. Historic car racing will again open and close Sonoma Raceway’s 2014 major event… Continue Reading >>