On the winter sports heels of basketball, the Sonoma Valley High School’s wrestlers, who have been working out and honing their on-mat skills for three weeks, are primed and ready to join the hoops teams in starting their 2013-14 season.

After this Thursday’s, Dec. 5, three-team scrimmage at Casa Grande in Petaluma, the wrestling season starts with the annual Novice Tournament, where Sonoma’s junior varsity and first-year wrestlers will compete at Analy in Sebastopol this Saturday, Dec. 7.

The varsity Dragon grapplers will then host a nonleague tri-match with Justin-Siena and Archbishop Hanna High School at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, in Golton Hall.