Napa High School graduate Ryan Imhoff was named to the Preseason All-Frontier Conference team for the Carroll College (Helena, Montana) men’s basketball team, it was announced last week.

Imhoff, a senior guard, led the Saints in scoring (17.4) and rebounds (6.2) last year. Carroll (29-6 overall) won Frontier Conference regular-season and tournament championships. Carroll advanced to the quarterfinals of the NAIA Division I National Championships at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri.

Imhoff was second on the team in assists (99) and steals (41).

He was named first-team on the All-Frontier Conference team and received third-team honors on the NAIA All-America team. He ranked in the NAIA top-50 in seven different statistical categories. His field goal percentage was 11th in the country at .545.

Imhoff was also named to the conference All-Academic team last year.

Carroll opens the season on Saturday at home against Yellowstone Christian College at the PE Center.

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Scott McCarron began the PGA Tour Champions’ Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, opening with an even-par 72 in the first round on Friday at Dominion Energy Charity Classic at The Country Club of Virginia in Richmond, Va.

The event takes place at the James River Course. It’s the first of three tournaments in the second annual Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs.

McCarron, a Vintage High graduate, is second in the Schwab Cup standings.

With $2,434,895 in earnings, this is McCarron’s most lucrative season of his professional golf career.

“It’s a new week and you’ve got to go out there and play well,” McCarron said in a pre-tournament interview on Tee-Scripts.com. “So I’ve got confidence because I’ve played well.”

McCarron, a member of the Crushers’ Athletic Hall of Fame, made a 10-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole and defeated Tom Byrum to win the Dominion Charity Classic, the second event in the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, last year.

“It always feels good to come back to a golf course that you’re defending champion and you won at,” said McCarron. “You know, you see your picture in the hotel when you walk in, kind of reminds you and gives you some of those good feelings that you had last year.

“Each week is different. It’s a year ago. But when you come to a golf course you’ve won at, you definitely have a lot of confidence.”

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Josh Jackson started at forward and scored 11 points on 4-of-10 shooting for the host Phoenix Suns in Wednesday’s NBA regular-season opener, a 124-76 loss to Portland. Jackson, a rookie, had two rebounds in 32 minutes.

Jackson, a Justin-Siena graduate who played two years of basketball for Prolific Prep Academy of Napa, was 1-of-2 on 3-point shooting.

“Josh’s speed, his attention to detail, how he pursues on defense,” Suns coach Earl Watson said on nba.com. “He’s in every moment.”

“I’m happy to be a starter as a rookie,” Jackson said.

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Kathleen Scavo led the University of Oregon women’s golf team, tying for 23rd place at the Stanford Intercollegiate at Poppy Hills Golf Course at Pebble Beach earlier this week.

Scavo, a Justin-Siena graduate, finished at 9-over 222 after rounds of 75, 69 and 78.

“All of our players had some good stretches of great golf this week – especially Kathleen with her 69,” coach Ria Scott said on the Oregon website.

Scavo is a junior.

UCLA won the team title. Oregon was 10th.

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Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo junior outside hitter Adlee Van Winden was named as the Big West Conference Volleyball Player of the Week on Monday after tallying 18 kills, seven digs and seven blocks in the Mustangs’ 3-1 win over UC Santa Barbara.

Van Winden, a Vintage High graduate, had a .375 attack percentage.

Cal Poly (17-2 overall, 7-0 Big West) has won its last 12 matches in a row.

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Zack Sims tied for 43rd place for the Holy Names University men’s golf team at the Otter Invitational, which was held earlier in the week at Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside.

Sims, a Napa High graduate, had rounds of 74, 82 and 69 for a 9-over 225 total.

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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