Cross country: Sophomore Adam Tovar, the only member of the SVHS cross country team this year, competed in the Eye Opener Invitational at Schollenberger Park in Petaluma on Saturday September 25. He came in fifth among the region’s sophomores with a time of 5:30 p.m. and 23rd. in total in the field of 253 finishers on the three-mile flat course.

“Adam had a fantastic race, already showing great progress in his pace early in his cross country career,” said coach John Litzenberg. The coach himself finished first in the Open / Coaches race on the same course with a time of 17:49.

This week, SVHS hosted the VVAL cross country meet at Maxwell Farms Regional Park on September 29, despite there being only one runner in the mix. Tovar was 17th of 42 finishes in 17: 00.5, slashing his last competition time on the Maxwell course by nearly two minutes. The winning time was 3:43 pm, by Drake Newell of Petaluma.

Tennis Girls: The Dragon Nets claimed their first victory on Sept. 21 over Casa Grande, 4-3, and followed it two days later with a sweep from Napa, 7-0. Rating:

Singles: Sophia Vogt (SV) d. Zariel Robles 6-0, 6-1; Solana Staes (SV) d. Kayla Fuqua 6-0, 6-0; Rosie Houghton (SV) d. Kaelin Paringit 6-1, 6-0; Camille Phillips (SV) d. Madeline Kroll 6-3, 6-6 (7-1).

Doubles: Grace Utnehmer-Natalie Wetzel (SV) d. Julia Bui-Isabella Graffigna 6-1, 6-0; Sierra-Glorianna Pine Ring (SV) d. Georgia Morris-Ella Surberg 6-0, 6-0; Keira Sheldon-Peyton Rosa (SV) d. Daniela Lopez-Jessie Jessup 6-1, 6-1.

From SVHS coach Mary Kate Dreyer: “I was happy to see our second consecutive victory. I hope my players are catching up to their pace.

The tennis team took a day off earlier this week, September 28; their most recent match was on September 30 against Petaluma in Petaluma, the results are too late for press time. They will serve and then return to SVHS on Tuesday, October 5 against Justin-Siena.

Golf girls: The Dragon golfers have had a difficult season, having had to abandon their last two games because less than five girls showed up to play. Health is often, but not always, the reason. Sonoma totals for recent games:

September 21 vs. Justin-Siena: Naomi Aho 77, Erin Nicholson 77, Kerry James 62, Esmerelda Tellez 77, Bella Steinley 68.

September 23 vs. Petaluma: Naomi Aho 67, Abby Sparks 72, Audrey Clark 63, Miki Borgnis 73.

September 29 against American Canyon: Miki Borgnis 78, Audrey Clark 60, Maya Suazo 78, Natalie Broderick 76.

Soccer: The Sonoma Valley Dragons meet the Justin-Siena Braves on Friday, October 1 for the Homecoming Game. JV teams play at 4:30 p.m., college at 7:00 p.m., broadcast live on SonomaTV.org or their YouTube channel. To purchase tickets, go to gofan.co/app/school/CA23061.


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