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Sonoma’s Wayne Mehl takes a second-place age-group finish at the World Championship Ironman held in Las Vegas in September. Submitted photo

Mehl ranked world’s top 75-79 triathlete

He is definitely an “iron man” in every sense of the word when it comes to being a high-level triathlete in any age group. But when it comes to the master triathlete age groups of 60 years old and over, the challenges of the grueling sport of three disciplines – running, biking and swimming –… Continue Reading >>

Sonoma’s Justin Ring wards off a Ukiah defender during the Dragon boys’ season-finale loss to the defending REL champion Wednesday at the Sonoma Aquatic Center’s pool. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Dragon runners leave Elsie behind, water polo boys split, season ends

With senior Owen Ljung and sophomore Madeline Libbey leading the way, respectively, the Sonoma Valley High School varsity boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams left Elsie Allen in the dust en route to their Sonoma County League dual-meets sweep Wednesday afternoon at the Maxwell Farms Regional Park course. The Sonoma boys outran the visiting Lobos on… Continue Reading >>

Soccer Dragon teams earn wins over El Mo, boys honor 10 seniors

Heading into the final week of the Sonoma County League season, the Sonoma Valley High School varsity soccer boys and girls began mounting momentum for the postseason, which they are on track to reach, by posting solid SCL victories over El Molino. It was senior night Wednesday evening at Arnold Field and the second-place Sonoma… Continue Reading >>

The cars make their way through the esses during this year’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 that was eventually won by Martin Truex Jr. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Sonoma Raceway sets NASCAR’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 weekend

With the recent release of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule for 2014, Sonoma Raceway will be hosting for the 26th consecutive year, the Toyota/Save Mart 350 weekend, which will take place Friday through Sunday, June 20 to 22. This past June, Martin Truex Jr. took the checkers for his first-ever win in Sonoma, and… Continue Reading >>

Sonoma’s Tristan Mertens gallops toward the end zone for the third of his three touchdowns Saturday afternoon at Piner. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Dragon gridders claw way to win over Piner

Junior wide receiver Tristan Mertens caught three touchdown passes and senior quarterback Dan Deely scored two more on the ground as the Sonoma Valley High Dragons came back from a 21-7 deficit Saturday and beat Piner 32-30.

Sonoma junior Graham Herder (left, No. 24) trips up an Analy runner during the Dragons’ recent SCL-opening loss at Arnold Field. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Dragons resume SCL Saturday at Piner

After playing their final nonleague opponent, the Sonoma Valley High School varsity football boys, who turned in a standout team effort in rallying for a 21-14 win over John F. Kennedy in Richmond last Friday, will resume their Sonoma County League schedule tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 12. The Dragons travel to Santa Rosa for a 2… Continue Reading >>