Sonoma Sports Briefs

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Little League umpires needed

The Sonoma Little League season begins March 23, and they are still in need of umpires to oversee the games. Prospective umpires should attend a training class on March 17, from noon to 2 p.m. at Teeter Field. There is a some compensation for umpires. Contact Mike Brown, league president, at to sign up.

Bocce championship

Entries are being taken for a bocce tournament from Nancy Dito Tournament of Cities, to compete in Champion Bocce City of the North Bay. The event will take place at the Depot Park bocce courts, May 3-4, from noon to 4 p.m. Entry fee is $200 per team; call Nancy Dito at (415) 608-5792.

Girls golf coach wanted

Sonoma Valley High School is seeking a Girls Golf Coach for the 2019-20 season. Interested applicants can contact Athletic Director, Mike Boles, by email at

Tennis for kids at Maxwell Park

Valley kids from 6 to 14 can learn to play tennis during a 6-week Saturday program at Maxwell Farms Regional Park, beginning April 6 and running until May 11. Kids will be separated by age into small groups for instruction. Sessions start at 3 and 4 p.m.

Register online at or call (916) 879-0212 for information.

Tennis for adults at Maxwell Park

Adults interested in learning tennis or returning to the sport can sign up for Friday classes at Maxwell Farms Regional Park, from April 5 to May 10. Classes run from 6 to 7 p.m.

Register online at or call (916) 879-0212 for information.

Sonoma Speed Festival

The Sonoma Speed Festival has announced its first-ever event from May 30 to June 2, 2019, at Sonoma Raceway. The event will feature 10 invited race groups spanning the history of motorsports from the Brass Era to the modern age competing on the track. Over 220 vehicles will be in attendance and significant attendees will be announced in the coming months. For drivers interested in participating in this year’s event, the deadline to apply for entry is Feb. 28. To request an application, go to

Hit the Road Jack

The annual Hit the Road Jack footrace from the Sonoma Plaza will take place this year on June 2. However they are not planning their usual half marathon this year, though will continue with the 3.5k and 10k races. For registration and information visit

Napa-Sonoma Half Marathon

The annual Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon, which will take place on July 21 this year, has sold out for the ninth year in a row. More than 4,000 athletes from 47 states and 17 countries will race on this scenic course.

The course starts at Cuvasion Estate Winery and ends at the Sonoma Plaza. Runners can still register to participate in the new Rosé 5k, on Saturday, July 20. To register visit

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