Patrick Kiser and Brandon Washington, graduates of local high schools, were named to the California Community College Football Coaches Association’s Region III All-State first team for Solano Community College of Fairfield.

Kiser, who is from Vintage High School, is as freshman left tackle who made the offensive team.

“He didn’t give up a sack all year. For a freshman, that’s unreal, especially for as much as we threw the ball,” Solano coach Floyd Burnsed told the Fairfield Daily Republic, a daily newspaper.

Washington, a sophomore cornerback who played on Napa High’s 2007 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship team, was chosen to the defense.

Solano, the Bay Valley Conference champion which went 9-2, finished the 2010 season ranked No. 13 in Northern California and No. 25 in the state.

Washington, a team captain, tied for fourth in the state with five interceptions, leading a Solano team that had a state-best 38 takeaways.

Burnsed was chosen as the Region III Coach of the Year.

Solano ended the year with a loss to San Jose City College in the Living Breath Foundation Bowl at Monterey Peninsula College.

There are a number of other Napa Valley players in the Solano program.


Vicky Deely made her first start of the 2010-11 season for the UC Davis women’s basketball team and had eight points and 10 rebounds, but the Aggies lost their Big West Conference opener Friday to Cal State Fullerton, 58-56, last week.

Deely, who starred at Justin-Siena, had seven offensive rebounds in 24 minutes for the Aggies (10-3 overall). They had their 13-game winning streak on Hamilton Court end. Davis also had its four-game winning streak snapped.


Taylor Willis started both games of the Posada Royale Best Western Holiday Classic for the UC Santa Cruz women’s basketball team over the New Year’s weekend.

The Napa High graduate had four points, three assists, two rebounds and a steal in 21 minutes in the Banana Slugs’ 52-49 loss to Wesleyan University (CT) in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Willis played 26 minutes in a 71-42 loss to Cal Lutheran, contributing four points, three rebounds and one assist.

——— named Folsom quarterback Dano Graves, who passed for 3,702 yards and 62 touchdowns, as its Player of the Year.

Lucas Dunne (running back, De La Salle-Concord) is the Offensive Player of the Year; Viliami Moala (defensive tackle, Grant-Sacramento) and Puka Lopa (defensive end, Grant), are the Defensive Players of the Year; and Eric Billeci (California-San Ramon) is the Coach of the Year.

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

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