Marty James

Marty James

The Napa Valley College men’s basketball team will be at home on Thursday for scrimmages against Canada College-Redwood City and Santa Rosa Junior College.

Napa Valley will scrimmage Canada at 6 p.m. and will scrimmage Santa Rosa at 8 p.m.

The scrimmages are open to the public. There is no admission charge for students. It’s $3 for adults.

The Storm begins the 2017-18 season on Nov. 3.

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A proposal to group Napa, Vintage, American Canyon, Justin-Siena, Sonoma Valley, Petaluma and Casa Grande-Petaluma into a league together starting with the 2018-19 school year goes before the CIF North Coast Section Board of Managers at its meeting on Oct. 3 at Mira Vista Golf and Country Club in El Cerrito.

A North Coast Section alignment committee unanimously voted to approve a proposal to group the schools into a league together starting with the 2018-19 school year. If approved, the seven-school league will be part of the Marin-Sonoma-Mendocino Conference.

The alignment committee, at its meeting at the North Coast Section offices in San Ramon, voted 5-0 to accept the proposal.

Napa, Vintage and American Canyon high schools were each accepted into the North Coast Section at a board of managers meeting in April. The Marin-Sonoma-Mendocino mid-cycle alignment includes the Napa Valley Unified School District schools, starting with the 2018-2019 school year.

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Dr. David Goodwill’s racing season came to an end on Saturday night at Madera Speedway.

Goodwill, a Napa dentist, qualified third-fastest in his Villa Lane Dental midget race car. He followed that up with a third-place finish in his heat race.

Goodwill was running mid pack in the 30-lap main event with three laps to go when his car suffered engine damage.

“It never really ran right,” Goodwill said. “(The engine) finally started coming around and then it started tightening up.”

Another Napa team, Arata Racing, fared better. Maria Cofer qualified seventh-fastest in the Storck’s Garage midget. She was fourth in her heat race and finished sixth in the main event.

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The fall season has started for Kathleen Scavo and the University of Oregon women’s golf team.

Scavo, a junior, tied for the individual overall lead at 7-under-par 137 after rounds of 69 and 68 at the East and West Match Play on Sunday at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wisconsin.

Oregon then lost in match play to Wisconsin in the semifinals, 4-1, on Monday. Scavo is a Justin-Siena High School graduate.

Oregon lost 3-2 to Ohio State on Tuesday and finished fourth.

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