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Sonoma hosting SCL hoops, wrestle openers

Junior Hanna Lemaire scores for the Lady Dragons during a recent nonleague game in Pfeiffer Gym. Bill Hoban/ Index-Tribune

Junior Hanna Lemaire scores for the Lady Dragons during a recent nonleague game in Pfeiffer Gym. Bill Hoban/ Index-Tribune

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Ending a daunting preseason with a Cactus Jam closing victory in Arizona for a 5-8 nonleague record, the Sonoma Valley High School varsity basketball girls are now focusing on their Sonoma County League campaign, which begins with a major challenge.

The Lady Dragons open their 2014 SCL season hosting a longtime rival in defending champion Petaluma this Wednesday, Jan. 8, in Pfeiffer Gym, with the junior varsity playing at 6, and the varsity tipping off at 7:30 p.m.

Sonoma’s girl cagers will then host SCL foe El Molino next Friday, Jan. 10, starting with the jayvees at 4, and the varsity game slated for 5:30 p.m.

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The defending league champion Sonoma varsity wrestlers will also open their SCL season this Wednesday, Jan. 8, when they host longtime rival Healdsburg in a 6 p.m. dual match in Golton Hall.

Before they begin the SCL mat action, the Dragon grapplers will compete in the Demolition Day Tournament at AA Staggs High School in Stockton tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 4.