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Stompers inaugural season close to first pitch

With spring training underway, and the inaugural Pacific Association of Professional Baseball season on the horizon, the independent minor league Sonoma Stompers Baseball Club is currently playing exhibition games in preparation for its season opener. The Stompers will start the 2014 season on Tuesday, June 3, when they face the 2013 PAPB division champion San… Continue Reading >>

Empire athletic, scholar honors for quartet of Dragons

For their standout final seasons both on the field and court, and in the classroom, four Sonoma Valley High School seniors were honored recently at The Press Democrat’s 20th annual Redwood Empire Athletes/Scholar-Athletes of the Year banquet in Santa Rosa. Receiving the athlete of the year award for the Lady Dragons was Sonoma County League… Continue Reading >>

Junior Shawny McVeigh (right) chases a Pinole Valley runner from third base toward home plate during the Lady Dragons’ NCS Division-3 opening Wednesday in Pinole. Steven Serafini/Index-Tribune

Lady Dragons season concludes with NCS loss to Pinole Valley

Taking a postseason road trip down the East Bay and over the Carquinez Straight to the Ellerhorst Elementary field in Pinole to open the North Coast Section Division-3 championships on Wednesday, the Sonoma Valley High School varsity softball girls were ready to face a familiar, and competitive, preseason foe. With the game just unfolding, and… Continue Reading >>

Sonoma’s Vinny Albano (right), who recently received first-team all-league honors as a center-fielder, dives back into the first-base bag on an attempted pickoff play during the Dragons’ SCL Tourney first-round loss to Petaluma last Wednesday night at Arnold Field. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Sonoma boys NCS 13th D3 seed, open Wednesday at Pinole Valley

With the regular season and postseason Sonoma County League Tournament in the books, the Sonoma Valley High School varsity baseball boys hoped for the best from the North Coast Section Division-3 seeding meeting after their less than satisfying third-place SCL finish and first-round exit from the league tourney. Knowing, with their 12-13 overall record, but… Continue Reading >>

Seven softball Lady Dragons all-league, Rose, Richards 1st-team

In the wake of their Sonoma County League season, which ended with a 9-3 record and a second-place tie, seven Sonoma Valley High School varsity softball girls recently received SCL all-league honors. Lady Dragon senior center-fielder Amber Rose and senior second-baseman Samantha Richards were repeat SCL all-league first-team selections. For the regular season, Rose batted… Continue Reading >>

History opens Sonoma Raceway season, popular NASCAR next

It was another historical start to Sonoma Raceway’s 2014 Big O Tires major events season when 350 vintage and historic race cars traversed the famous 12-turn, 2.52-mile road course over the weekend in the 28th annual Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival, setting the stage for the Valley’s biggest spectator-attended event. The popular NASCAR Toyota/Save Mart 350… Continue Reading >>


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