The St. Apollinaris CYO third-grade boys basketball team took the championship on Sunday, Feb. 25 by beating St. Rose of Santa Rosa 24-19. 

The team enjoyed an undefeated season, going 10-0 in the regular season and winning all five of its tournament games to take the championship.

The St. Apollinaris players are James Bickford, Joseph Bosetti, Brendan “Bear” Cruise, Garrett Erickson, Colton Forster, Marc Galles, Nathan Graziani, Raymond Larson, Brendan Peterson, John Post and Remy Troussieux.

They were coached by Kyle Erickson and Ray Graziani.

Napa Valley Soccer Club looking for coaches

The Napa Valley Soccer Club, a competitive club for youths 10 to 18 years of age, is looking for coaches for the 2007-2008 season.

All interested coaches new and returning need to apply for a position by completing a coach/trainer application.

Applications can be obtained from Dennis Sweeney, or by e-mailing Fawn Lustig at, or by calling Cathy Adams at 224-7871.

Tryouts for boys and girls 11-under and 12-under begin March 17-18.

NVBF orientation, clinics March 3

The Napa Valley Bocce Federation starts March 3 at 11 a.m. with an orientation program and bocce clinics for intermediate and beginner players for its spring fever league at Crane Park in St. Helena.

The NVBF’s spring fever league starts March 4 at Crane Park. It’s limited to eight teams per night. The cost is $150 per team and the format is three games to 10 with open rules. The playoffs are in May and June.

Checks are to be made payable to NV Bocce Federation, P.O. Box 134, Rutherford, CA, 94573.

For more information, call Steve Castellano at 963-4493.

Kiwanis Club 5K Run March 4

The Greater Napa Kiwanis Club 5K Run, which is held in conjunction with the Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon, is March 4 at 8 a.m.

The race starts and finishes at Vintage High School (1375 Trower Ave.) and is held on a certified USA Track & Field-sanctioned course.

Awards will be presented to various age divisions for male and female runners. Registration is $20 for those ages 16-and-under and $25 for adults.

Checks are to be made payable to Kiwanis and sent to 3367 California Blvd., Napa, CA 94558. Proceeds benefit education and local charities.

To pre-register, or for more information, call 255-7503 or fax 255-5002.

NorCal Golf Show March 2-4

The Northern California Golf Show is March 2-4 at the San Mateo County Expo Center. It will feature:

• Giveaways — The first 1,000 each day receive a free sleeve of Bridgestone balls. All attendees get a one-year Golf Magazine subscription plus a free round from Mt. House Golf Course. Clubs, gear, trips to Hawaii and Bandon Dunes and much more will be given away all weekend.

• Free lessons — Award-winning swing seminars from 2004 PGA Teacher of the Year Ben Alexander from Pebble Beach and legendary golf guru Eddie Merrins, former UCLA coach and teacher to PGA pros and Hollywood stars.

• Demo area — Try the latest clubs, including Callaway, Bridgestone, Nike, Ping, Cleveland, Taylor Made and more.

For more information, go to

Patriots coaches needed; deadlines March 9, 30

The American Canyon Patriots are seeking football and cheer coaches for the 2007 season. Contact Dave Seward at 332-7941 by March 9 if you are interested in coaching football.

Football coaches interviews will be held the week of March 12. If you are interested in coaching cheer, contact Danielle Dodson at 971-0136 by March 30. Cheer coaches interviews will be announced at a later date.

Napa Valley Express Softball tryouts March 11

Napa Valley Express Softball will be holding its first tryout for the 10s and 12s teams for the 2007 season.

Tryouts are scheduled for March 11 at the Vintage High School varsity field beginning at 9 a.m. Potential players are asked to check-in at 9 a.m. and will begin at 9:30 a.m. Pitchers and catchers will be asked to stay after for approximately half an hour.

All players must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or they will not be allowed to try out. In case of rainout, tryouts will be moved to the following weekend, March 18, at the same times.

For more information, visit or contact Dave Price at 255-6050.

Napa Track Club season begins March 12

The Napa Track Club is currently enrolling returning athletes ages 8 to 17 for the conditioning phase of its spring season. This six-week program will begin on March 12 at Harvest Middle School’s all-weather track.

The club is also seeking volunteers with track and field experience who would be interested in providing coaching assistance.

NTC strives to provide a quality experience with a high coach-to-athlete ratio. Without additional coaches, the club will be unable to expand its current roster to accommodate new participants.

The Club had a highly successful 2006 season, with seven individuals qualifying for the Junior Olympics national finals.

Additional details and contact information are available at

Saints sign-ups start March 13

Sign-ups for Napa Saints football and cheer start March 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at PB & J’s, 849 Jackson St., 4A, and continue April 14, from noon to 4 p.m.

Sign-ups are also May 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Napa Town Center Rotunda.

There will also be a cheer clinic at the Harvest Middle School gym.

Information on the cheer clinic is available on the organization’s Web site,

Patriots sign-up deadline March 15

The American Canyon Patriots football and cheer program is holding early sign-ups until March 15. The cost is $185 for football and $140 for cheer/dance. To register, visit

Regular registration will be held at the American Canyon Community Services Department office, 100 Benton Way, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 7 and 21, May 5 and 19, and June 2 and 16.

For more information, call 334-3676.

Youth mini-golf at Napa Golf Course starting March 17

The city of Napa’s Community Resources Department is offering spring mini-golf for boys and girls, ages 4 to 7. A four-week, 50-minute a week session on Saturdays for mini-golfers will cover sportsmanship, putting, chipping and full swing in a fun, yet safe environment.

All equipment and rules have been specially designed for this age group. The fee is $37 per player.

Spring Session 1 is March 17 to April 7, from 11 to 11:50 a.m. Spring Session 2 is March 17 to April 7, from noon to 12:50 p.m.

For more information, call Kelly Bullock at 257-9529.

Bay to Breakers early registration through March 22

San Francisco will hold its 96th annual internationally-known footrace, the ING Bay to Breakers 12K, on May 20 starting at 8 a.m. at the intersection of Howard and Main streets.

Runners are treated to live music as they make their way 7.46 miles west across the peninsula to the finish line at Ocean Beach.

Early registration through March 22 is $39 for adults, or $33 for children under 18.

Standard registration, from March 23 to May 17, is $44 and $39, respectively. The fee includes a race T-shirt. Seeded and sub-seeded applications must be postmarked by April 30.

For more information, visit, call (415) 359-2800 or e-mail


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