Marty James

Marty James

For the first time in many years, Vintage High School is ranked as a football team.

The undefeated Crushers (4-0 overall), who continue their nonleague season Friday at Vanden, are No. 25 in this week’s Sac-Joaquin Section Rankings.

Vintage is coming off a 24-21 win over Lincoln-Stockton last week. The Crushers came back from 14-0 and 21-17 deficits. James Robert ran for 109 yards on 14 carries and scored two touchdowns – the first on a 14-yard run and the other on a 4-yard pass from Isaiah Garcia.

Garcia, who accounted for 121 yards of total offense, scored on a 4-yard run and had a two-point conversion run.

Abdeil Ballines kicked a 43-yard field goal.

Friday’s game is at 7:30 p.m. at George A. Gammon Field in Fairfield.

Folsom (5-0) is No. 1 in the poll and is followed by No.2 Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills (4-0), No. 3 Granite Bay (5-0), No. 4 Central Catholic-Modesto (3-0), No. 5 St. Mary’s-Stockton (3-2), No. 6 Manteca (3-1), No. 7 Sacramento (3-1), No. 8 Del Oro-Loomis (3-2), No. 9 Oakdale (3-1) and No. 10 Jesuit-Carmichael (2-2).


Napa’s Tony Prescott, who starred in basketball as a point guard and shooting guard, was inducted into the Chico State Athletic Hall of Fame with the Class of 2017 on Saturday during ceremonies at Bell Memorial Union.

Prescott is a 1990 Vintage High graduate who led Chico State to back-to-back Northern California Athletic Conference titles during the 1992-93 and 1993-94 seasons. The Wildcats were 38-20 in Prescott’s two years.

Prescott ranks sixth in Chico State history with a career scoring average of 17.52 points per game. He is also 10th in career steals (88) and free throw percentage (.842).

He was named as a second-team All-NCAC selection and the Wildcats’ Defensive MVP as a junior.

As a senior, he was a team captain and received first-team All-NCAC and team MVP honors.

He works as the Napa regional director for the North Bay Basketball Academy.


Scott McCarron’s third-place finish on Sunday at the PGA Tour Champions’ Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach was his fifth top-10 finish in his last seven starts and the 11th of the season.

McCarron, a Vintage High graduate and former Napa resident, had rounds of 63, 72 and 68 for a 12-under-par 203 total. He earned $144,000.

The event was played at the Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course.

McCarron is second on the Charles Schwab Cup money list ($2,425,445).

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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