Marty James

Local runners complete S.F. Marathon

NOTES AND QUOTES for a Friday in the Napa Valley
2010-07-30T00:00:00Z Local runners complete S.F. MarathonBy Marty James Napa Valley Register
July 30, 2010 12:00 am  • 

Rebekah Bunger of Napa and Gregory Lane Hunter of St. Helena each completed the San Francisco Marathon on Sunday.

Bunger finished the 26.2-mile race in a time of 3 hours and 52 minutes. This is the third time this year that Bunger has broken her personal record.

She placed fifth out of 24 runners in the 19-and-under age group, 213th of 2,050 for women, and 1,265th of 5,955 finishers overall.

Hunter completed his 17th consecutive San Francisco Marathon in a time of 3 hours, 50 minutes and 38 seconds. Hunter placed 1,209th overall.

He has now completed 92 marathons overall and his time qualified him to compete in the 2011 Boston Marathon, which will also be his 17th consecutive race in Beantown.


Matt Yourkin pitched seven innings of four-hit ball, giving up just one run, in a no-decision for the Fresno Grizzlies in their 2-1, 10-inning win over visiting Tacoma in a Pacific Coast League game Wednesday.

Yourkin, a two-sport athlete (football-baseball) at Napa High, walked two and struck out four in the starting appearance. He faced 27 batters and threw 102 pitches, 70 for strikes.

He also picked a runner off of first base.

Yourkin has gone 2-2 with a 2.49 ERA, walking only nine while striking out 47 over his last eight starts. 


Quinn Hirsohn of Napa won two matches in the boys 14 open division of a U.S. Tennis Association Northern California event last week.

Hirsohn beat Laurence Atkins of Oakland in the quarterfinals, 6-1, 6-0, and beat Maksim Tsukanov of Pacheco in the semifinals, 6-4, 6-2.


The website, goodold, went live on Wednesday.

There will be news articles on games played by the Napa Jets and Napa Pirates from late 1940s, which will be included when the  website is updated in early September, according to John M. Ward, the founder of the site.

Ward has secured a team photo of the Basalt Blues from 1943, but would like to add team pictures of the Napa Braves, Napa Merchants and Napa Pioneers. 

Ward can be reached by calling (650) 342-0683 or by e-mail at john@


The Reno Muckdogs won the title of the 44th annual Joe DiMaggio World Series, beating the Sierra Sundevils in the finals at Wooster High School Tuesday, 8-7.

The Muckdogs advanced to the finals with wins over the Vallejo Spartans (6-1), Pacifica (17-1) and the Sundevils (5-4).

Eight teams were in the World Series, including San Carlos, South City PAL, and the Tri-County Gamblers.


The 2010 UC Berkeley football season opener against visiting UC Davis will kick off at 1 p.m. from Memorial Stadium on Sept. 4 and will be televised by Comcast SportsNet California.

The announcement brings the total of scheduled television broadcasts on the Golden Bears’ 2010 slate to five, with additional game times and television information for other contests expected to be announced at later dates.

The Bears have a seven-game home schedule in this, the final season for Cal in the current configuration of Memorial Stadium. 

For ticket information, call (800) GO BEARS or visit


The Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League unveiled their new team uniforms for the 2010 season at the Grand Hall of the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Quarterback Daunte Culpepper and running back Cory Ross represented the Mountain Lions, who will have gold, black and white uniforms.

Mountain Lion tickets are available at or by calling (916) 383-LION (5466).

The season kicks off Sept. 18.

E-mail Napa Valley Register Executive Sports Editor Marty James at or call 256-2223.

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