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Six Sea Dragons swim in 10U Pacific meet, SAC summer programs

Facing some of the best young athletes in Northern California at the recent Pacific Region swimming championships for the 10-years-old-and-under age group in Salinas were a half-a-dozen swimmers representing the Valley’s USA swim club, the Sonoma Sea Dragons. At the championships of the large Pacific region – spanning Northern California from San Mateo in the… Continue Reading >>

Winslow, Sherwood wrap stellar youth wrestling seasons

It’s been a stellar youth wrestling season for a pair of Valley middle-school boys, Tyler Winslow and Ryan Sherwood, who recently completed their mat campaigns grappling at one of the highest-level events, the Reno World Nationals. For the Altimira seventh-grade standout Winslow, the season has been a busy one in which he compiled an undefeated… Continue Reading >>

Valley men’s Jack Benny hoops league champion LaSalette consisted of (from left) Aaron Smith, Aaron Locks, Rick Cantor, Manuel Azevedo (LaSalette Restaurant owner), Don Fowler, Kenton Lewis, Mike Glasbrener, Kim Batchelder, Mike Kellison and Marc Traverso. Submitted photo

LaSalette sweeps Jack Benny men’s hoops titles

In the wake of recently claiming the Sonoma Valley Men’s Recreational Basketball’s Jack Benny (39-and-over) Sunday Night League regular season crown, LaSalette put together an impressive postseason run that culminated with winning the playoffs championship and earning the league title sweep. The 2014 champion LaSalette men cagers consisted of Manuel Azevedo (LaSalette Restaurant owner), Kim… Continue Reading >>

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 >>