Marty James

Marty James

Prolific Prep Academy of Napa has been selected to play in the 16th annual Chick-fil-A Classic Holiday Basketball Tournament. The tournament, which will have 16 teams, is Dec. 20-23 at Richland Northeast High School in Columbia, South Carolina. The brackets will be announced in November.

The tournament will also have Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia), Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nevada), The Rock School (Gainesville, Florida), Providence Day (Charlotte, North Carolina), Huntington Prep (Huntington, West Virginia), Paul VI (Fairfax, Virginia), Westside (Macon, Georgia), Cannon (Concord, North Carolina), Westtown (West Chester, Pennsylvania), Cox Mill (Concord, North Carolina), Corner Canyon (Draper, Utah), Porter Gaud (Charleston, South Carolina), Lower Richland (Hopkins, South Carolina), W.J. Keenan (Columbia, South Carolina), and Gray Collegiate (West Columbia, South Carolina), according to the event website, chick-fil-aclassic.com.

The tournament will have two eight-team brackets.

The Chick-fil-A Classic Holiday Tournament features nationally ranked and defending state champion teams, and more than 30 nationally ranked players who are scheduled to participate, according to the event website.

Prolific Prep’s season last year ended in the semifinals of the Grind Session National Championships in March in Phoenix, with the Crew losing 66-64 in overtime to Hillcrest Prep at Arizona Christian University.

Prolific Prep was listed in the CBS MaxPreps.com Independent Top 10 Rankings last year.

Prolific Prep, now in its fourth year as an academy, plays a national tournament schedule. The Crew went 29-3 last year. The three losses were by a combined six points.

The Crew will play a 36-game schedule. They will again play in the Grind Session, a circuit of elite high school events throughout the country.

Prolific Prep’s players are all attending Napa Christian Campus of Education.

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Rico Abreu of Rutherford finished sixth in the 30-lap feature race on Saturday at the World of Outlaws’ Wine Country Classic at the Calistoga Speedway.

Abreu earned $2,400 and was also 13th in qualifying.

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Scott McCarron, a Vintage High School graduate, continues the PGA Tour Champions season at this week’s PURE Insurance Championship at the Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course starting on Friday.

McCarron tied for 30th at last week’s Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship at the Bear Mountain Golf Resort in Victoria, British Columbia.

McCarron is second on the Charles Schwab Cup money list ($2,281,445), first in eagles, second in birdie average, third in putting average, fourth in scoring average (68.88), and sixth in driving distance (295.6).

He is also fourth in the tour’s all-around ranking.

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