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The District 53 tournament champion Sonoma Little League Majors Division 9-to-10-year-old all-star team consisted of (front row, from left) Coop Verdu, Gianni Natuzzi, Dom Girish, Robby Sangiacomo, Joey Fiorito, Anders Mathison, Gavin Rognlien, Bennett Steiger, Jasper Ray, Adam Duffield, Madden Edwards, Ashton Kirby; and (back row, from left) coach Craig Ray, manager Mike Sangiacomo, coach Marco Girish. Marc Ray/Special to the Index-Tribune

Little League D53 all-star champ Sonoma 9-10s

The Sonoma Little League Majors Division 9-to-10-year-old all-star team recently captured the District 53 tournament title and recorded a victory in the junior sectionals before being eliminated. Comprising the district-champion Sonoma all-star 9-10s – directed by manager Mike Sangiacomo and coaches Craig Ray and Marco Girish – were Adam Duffield, Madden Edwards, Joey Fiorito, Dom… Continue Reading >>

DEETS WINSLOW, who led the Dragons to nine SCL titles and one NCS Redwood Empire Duals crown in 20 years, instructs Dragon wrestler Giordi Serafini, working on techniques with assistant coach Kyle Baird at the 2010 SCL Championships. Steven Serafini/Index-Tribune

Reflections on the life of Deets Winslow

Wrestling communities in the Valley and throughout Northern California were jolted by the tragic death of Roger “Deets” Winslow, who was killed in a boating accident last Saturday, Aug. 9, at Lake Berryessa in Napa County.

A procession of IndyCars navigate Sonoma Raceway’s 12-turn, 2.38-mile road course during last year’s GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma, with eventual champion Will Power leading the way for Team Penske. The Verizon IndyCar Series weekend in the Valley is slated for Aug. 22 through 24. David Bolling/Index-Tribune

IndyCar week away from Sonoma Raceway

The 17th race on the Verizon IndyCar Series 18-race schedule, the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma, will makes its 10th annual run at Sonoma Raceway the weekend of Aug. 22 through 24. Defending his Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma title on the Valley’s world famous 12-turn, 2.38-mile road course is three-time champion Australian Will… Continue Reading >>

Fall Dragons join gridders with preseason workouts Monday

Following the first week of Sonoma Valley High School’s preseason football practice sessions, five other Dragon fall sports programs are ready to begin preparing for the 2014 campaign. Sonoma’s girls’ volleyball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, boys’ and girls’ cross-country, boys’ and girls’ water polo and girls’ tennis and golf start their preseason workouts Monday, Aug.… Continue Reading >>

Wine Country Horse Racing, stakes races wrapping up

The popular Wine Country Horse Racing’s 78th Sonoma County Fair season on the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds dirt-and-turf race surfaces wraps up this weekend and features three more stakes races. Today’s post time is 3:15 p.m. and the stakes race is the Wine Country Debutante (six furlongs) for two-year-old fillies, while 1:15 p.m. is the post… Continue Reading >>