Marty James

Marty James

Jonathan De Los Reyes of Sacramento was the Division I winner and Greg Isom of Vallejo won Division II at a Player$ Golf Tour event at Eagle Vines Golf Club in Napa on Sunday.

De Los Reyes won a sudden death playoff after shooting 70. Ian Maxwell of Danville (70) was second and Kyle Souza of Sonoma (71) was third.

Isom shot 70 and finished ahead of Gladys Gesicho of Turlock (71) and Joe Graham (74) of Napa.

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Cristie Kerr, who is an honorary member of Silverado Resort and Spa, will play for the United States team in the Solheim Cup. Kerr is on the roster for captain Juli Inkster’s team.

The Solheim Cup is Aug. 18-20 at Des Moines (Iowa) Golf and Country Club.

Annika Sorenstam is the captain for the European team.

Kerr is one of 10 automatic qualifiers for the United States, and qualification is based standings.

The U.S. beat Europe two years ago in Germany and has a 9-5 record in the series that dates to 1990.

Kerr is 10th among LPGA Tour money leaders with $862,417 through 16 tournaments. Kerr is also fourth in the LPGA Solheim Cup standings.

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Coach Tony Prescott’s North Bay Basketball Academy team, based in Napa, is No. 9 in thebballhub.com NorCal Power 10 final spring and summer rankings. It’s for teams in the 14-and-under age division.

The team consists of players who will be incoming freshmen at area high schools in the fall.

Prescott and Andy Viera are the team’s coaches.

Prescott is a 1990 Vintage High School graduate who was honored by Chico State as one of its “100 Players for 100 Years.” During his two years, the Wildcats were 38-20.

Prescott, a point guard-shooting guard from Napa, was recognized for his outstanding play during the 2014-15 season. It was in celebration of the 100th anniversary of men’s basketball at Chico State.

He played his freshman year at Yuba College-Marysville and his sophomore year at Diablo Valley College-Pleasant Hill.

He scored 475 points, averaging 15.8 points and 30.4 minutes per game, his first year, at Chico State.

He was even better his senior year, scoring 506 points, averaging 19.5 points and 36.3 minutes per game.

Chico State had all kinds of success with Prescott on the floor – winning the Northern California Athletic Conference regular season title and the conference’s Shaughnessy playoffs during the 1992-93 season. The Wildcats also reached the second round of the West Regional of the NCAA Division II Championship Tournament.

The following year, with Prescott as a team captain and starting each game, they tied for the NCAC regular season title with San Francisco State and reached the second round of the conference’s Shaughnessy playoffs.

Prescott was honorable mention All-NCAC and Chico State’s Defensive Player of the Year as a junior. He was first-team All-NCAC and the Wildcats’ MVP as a senior.

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The California Interscholastic Federation announced last week the addition of Cici Robinson and Kaydi Kochi to its staff.

Robinson joins the state office as a CIF director and Kochi is the new social media content coordinator.

Robinson will oversee several state and regional championships, including girls volleyball, tennis, basketball, badminton, and swimming and diving, as well as assist member schools with all CIF educational programs, the state office said. Most recently, Robinson was athletic director and a P.E. teacher at Folsom High School.

Kochi will oversee the CIF’s digital presence on social media, facilitating CIF initiatives and sponsorship activations as well as graphic design, video and multimedia, the state office said.

Email Napa Valley Register Executive Sports Editor Marty James at mjames@napanews.com, follow him on Twitter at @marty_nvr, or call 256-2223.

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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