SONOMA VALLEY HIGH School’s Dan Deely and Vinny Albano have combined their senior project efforts into producing the popular Home Run Derby taking place on Saturday, April 19, at Arnold Field, with the money raised going toward improvements and restoration of Arnold Field, and for the Dragons’ baseball program. The senior project Home Run Derby is for ages 6-to-12-years-old attempting to homer from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; ages 13-to-17 from 3 to 5 p.m.; and ages 18-and-over from 5 to 8 p.m., with costs being $5 for eight swings and $10 for 10 swings. The fundraiser also includes prizes for the winners, a barbecue, and a raffle. For more details contact Deely at 299-7974.


SONOMA VALLEY YOUTH Football and Cheer Junior Dragons online registration is underway for grid ages 6-to-12-years-old, and cheerleaders ages 5-to-12, at The season runs from July through November. For costs or more details, contact Tricia Baker at


SONOMA VALLEY TENNIS Association, along with Kiwanis Club of Sonoma Plaza, Rotary Club of Sonoma and the Bodil Sorenson Junior Tennis Memorial Fund, are sponsoring a free junior tennis program for ages 6-to-15-years-old for beginners and returning players every Saturday in April and May at the Maxwell Farms Regional Park courts (weather permitting). The free tennis program – under the direction of SVTA’s USPTA pro Felipe Monroy – starts Saturday, April 5, with level-A ages 6-to-11 going from 3:30 to 4:30, and level-B ages 12-to-15 taking the court from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. For more details, contact Monroy at 916-879-0212.


SONOMA VALLEY HIGH School’s varsity and junior varsity girls’ softball teams are holding a “huge parking lot sale” fundraiser to benefit the Lady Dragons’ softball program from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, March 22, in the SVHS parking lot.


SONOMA BOCCE BALL Association will begin its 12 spring leagues on Sunday, March 30, and is taking sign-ups for new and existing members wanting to play in 2014, with openings in the Monday morning league. The membership cost is $20 a person for the year, and anyone wanting to register can contact (John) 938-2101, or (Ginette) 935-3337.


SONOMA VALLEY BABE Ruth Baseball Association is still holding registration for all players 13-to-15-years-old on or before April 30, as well as accepting letters of intent, including a resume of coaching experience, to manage or coach during the 2014 season, with letters forwarded to S.V.B.R., P.O. 2113, Sonoma, CA 95476. To register or for more details, contact Mario Alioto at 318-6945.


SONOMA VALLEY HIGH School’s seventh annual Dragon Hall of Fame banquet and ceremony will be held for the third straight year at Hanna Boys Center, 17000 Arnold Drive, on Saturday, May 10. For Dragon Hall of Fame ticket information, to make donations or for more details, contact hall of fame committee member and SVHS alumnus Bob Kruljac at 483-1856.