Marty James

Marty James

Jason Anthony, a Justin-Siena High School graduate who played golf for the Braves and Napa Valley College, advanced from stroke play qualifying to match play and got to the quarterfinals of the 2017 Northern California Golf Association Amateur Match Play Championship at Spyglass Hill, located at Pebble Beach, last week.

Anthony, who plays out of the Olympic Club in San Francisco, tied for 26th place in qualifying after shooting rounds of 72 and 74 for a 146 total. Anthony moved on to match play after two playoff holes.

Anthony had wins in the Round of 32 and Round of 16. He lost in the quarterfinals to Isaiah Salinda of the Olympic Club, 2 and 1.

Salinda, a Stanford junior who is from South San Francisco, won the title with a 1-up victory over Shintaro Ban in the 36-hole final on Friday.

Ban is a senior at UNLV and plays out of Boulder Ridge in San Jose.


A meeting of the Marin-Sonoma-Mendocino Conference, to discuss the addition of American Canyon, Napa and Vintage high schools, will be held Tuesday in the ACC Room at Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa at 3 p.m.

Napa, Vintage and American Canyon were each accepted into the CIF North Coast Section at a board of managers meeting in April.

Each school received unanimous approval during a vote of the board of the managers, which consists of school district superintendents, league commissioners and presidents, principals and athletic directors.

The move takes effect for the 2018-19 school year and returns Napa and Vintage to the North Coast Section, where they were members through the 1975-76 school year.

In January, the Napa Valley Unified School District submitted a request on behalf of Napa, Vintage and American Canyon to leave the Sac-Joaquin Section, the second largest of California’s 10 athletic sections.

Napa and Vintage left the NCS’s North Bay League following the 1975-76 school year and have been in the SJS since the 1976-77 school year. American Canyon has been a member of the SJS since it opened.

The Marin-Sonoma-Mendocino Conference currently consists of three leagues: Marin County Athletic League, North Bay League and Sonoma County League.

There is a possibility the conference could be renamed the Marin-Napa-Sonoma-Mendocino Conference.


The Napa Junior Championship, a Junior Golf Association of Northern California event, was played on Aug. 5 at Napa Golf Course at Kennedy Park.

Adrian Davis won the boys 14-18 and 16-18 divisions, shooting 74.

Jacob Aaron won the boys 14-15 division, shooting 76. Kael Hoang won the boys 12-13 division, carding a 76.

Anitra Khoth won the girls 12-18 and 15-18 divisions with a 73.

Kathryn Robinson won the girls 12-14 division with a 77.


Kris Negron of Napa is batting .287 with 102 hits (16 doubles, 10 triples, 12 home runs) and 57 RBIs in 112 games for the Reno Aces. They are the Triple-A Pacific Coast League affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.


Tyler Cravy, a former Napa Valley College star, is 6-4 with a 5.36 earned run average in 38 games as a relief pitcher for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. They are the Triple-A Pacific Coast League affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Cravy has three saves.

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Executive Sports Editor Marty James has been with the Napa Valley Register since 1979. He is a member of the Associated Press Sports Editors, California Prep Sportswriters Association, and the California Golf Writers Association. He was inducted into the