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Ryan Imhoff, a senior forward from Napa, has been named one of 13 finalists for the 2018 Small College Basketball Bevo Francis Award, Carroll College (Helena, Montana) announced.The award honors the player of the year among the 1,100 college basketball teams that are affiliated with NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA Division I, NAIA Division II, United States Collegiate Athletic Association and National Christian College Athletic Association.

Imhoff, a 2014 Napa High School graduate, was named as the National Association of Basketball Coaches NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Player of the Year. He was also named as a first-team NAIA Division I All-American.

Carroll’s season ended with a 64-62 loss in overtime to Our Lady of the Lake University at the NAIA National Tournament on March 16. Carroll won Frontier Conference regular-season and tournament championships and finished the season at 28-6 overall.

Imhoff was named as the Frontier Conference Player of the Year. A two-year team captain, he averaged 19.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.4 steals per game for 34 games during the 2017-18 season. He also averaged 32.4 minutes per game.

Imhoff was a seven-time Frontier Conference Player of the Week during the past season.

He was named as the NAIA National Player of the Week after leading the Saints to two wins during the final week of the regular season, the association announced.

He scored 1,953 points during his four-year career at Carroll.

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Ashlee Whittemore, a junior guard at Justin-Siena, is among the nominees from the CIF North Coast Section for the 39th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Girls Basketball Team.

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Julia Grimm, a Vintage High graduate, placed in two events for the host Sacramento State women’s track and field team at the Mondo Team Challenge on Saturday at Hornet Stadium.

Grimm, a transfer from Santa Rosa Junior College, was third in the javelin (136-00) and 12th in the high jump (5-2 ¼).

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Josh Jackson, a Justin-Siena graduate who played two years of basketball for Prolific Prep Academy of Napa, scored 22 points for the Phoenix Suns in a 117-107 loss to the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Sunday.

Jackson, a rookie, played 35 minutes and also had five assists and two rebounds.

Jackson is averaging 12.8 points on 42 percent shooting, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game after 75 games.

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The CIF on Monday named Ben Krongard (Francis Parker School), Natalie MacEwan (El Camino Real Charter High School), Nicholas Kull (El Dorado High School) and Sachi Land (Aptos High School) as the recipients of the Spirit of Sport Award for 2018 winter and spring, respectively.

The Spirit of Sport Award recognizes student-athletes who are active in school and community service while also exhibiting leadership qualities.

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

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