Napa High School’s Ryan Imhoff has been recognized by NorCal for his play on Lakeshow Pump N Run, a sponsored travel youth basketball team.

Imhoff, who will be a senior in the fall, plays in open-division summer showcase tournaments for the Walnut Creek-based team.

“It’s just a pleasure for me to watch him develop,” said Cary Noble, who coached Imhoff on the 707’s Finest Basketball Club Elite 15’s three years ago. “He’s always been a good player and a hard worker.

“Ryan is a special kid. Schools are showing a lot of interest in Ryan. He’s on the map.”

The 6-foot-4 Imhoff was named honorable mention All-Monticello Empire League, despite missing half of the league season due to injury, this past year.

Playing guard and wing positions, Imhoff was named to the All-Napa County team in March after averaging 23.6 points per game in MEL play and 19.0 points per contest overall. He also averaged 5.0 rebounds and 5.6 assists in MEL games.

Lakeshow coach Joe Fuca told “He is 6-foot-4 and can stroke the three-pointer from any spot on the court. Ryan is also a smart defender who can really play the passing lanes. He rebounds on both ends and is very dependable in scoring when it counts.”


American Canyon High School head football coach Ian MacMillan is the guest of the KVON “SportsVine” on Saturday.

The hour-long show, hosted by Terry Simpkins, Mark McLeod and Charles Kennedy, airs from 9 to 10 a.m. on KVON 1440 AM.


It’s been a busy summer for Napa Valley tennis players, as they have been entered in U.S. Tennis Association-Northern California events.

Rachael Carston of Napa won in the finals of girls 18 singles, beating Erin Wang of Auburn, 6-1, 6-1.

Carston lost in the semifinals of a tournament to Daisy Hayward of Benicia.

Cooper Jacklich of Napa lost in the semifinals of boys 18 singles to Thomas Purcell of Vallejo, 5-7, 7-5, 1-0 (8).

Jacklich won in the quarterfinals, 7-5, 7-5, over Siddharth Kurkure of Los Altos Hills.

Magaly Otero of Napa won in the quarterfinals of a National Tennis Rating Program women’s 3.5 singles event, beating Nicki Capachi of Sacramento.

Heather Burnham of Napa lost in the quarterfinals, 7-5, 6-2, to Marina Wills of Benicia.

Aabjeet Grewal of American Canyon won in the semifinals of boys 14 singles, 8-1 over Shohruh Latipov of Walnut Creek.

Napa players all won matches in the semifinals of boys 12 singles.

It was Luke Bollinger over Nichola Chen of Oakland, 8-3; Bryce Burnham over Mathias Giomi of Menlo Park, 9-7; Andrew Diana over Cadell Traya of Windsor, 6-4, 6-1; and Samuel Seifer over Remy Sirimongkolvit of Piedmont, 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (5).

——— has selected Mater Dei-Santa Ana as the 2012-13 State School of the Year.

The annual award is for overall athletic excellence during the school year.

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

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