Marty James

Marty James

Jack Squires of Napa won his first international medal by placing second in the high jump in the men’s 70-74 division at the North and Central and Caribbean Championships of World Masters Athletics in Toronto.

Squires won the silver medal after clearing a height of 4 feet, 5 1/4 inches at York University’s York Lions Stadium. The track and field meet was held Aug. 11-13.

David Montieth of Connecticut took the gold medal and Norm Frable of Utah won the bronze medal.

Last February, Squires placed in three events at the USA Track and Field National Indoor Masters Championship Meet in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Squires ran the first leg on the winning 4x200-meter relay team in the 70-74 age group non-club division at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

He also finished fourth in the high jump (4-3) and was seventh in the 60-meter dash (9.75 seconds).


Bruce Johnston, the owner of the Napa Silverados, is my guest in September on Napa Valley TV-Channel 28. The half-hour show, “Register Sports with Marty James,” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. and Mondays at noon on Napa Community Public Access TV.

The Napa Silverados will play their inaugural season in the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs, an independent league based in Northern California, starting in June of 2018.

The Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs, founded in 2013, is a four-team league, consisting of the Sonoma Stompers, Vallejo Admirals, San Rafael Pacifics and Pittsburg Diamonds. Each of the teams plays an 80-game schedule, with the season running from June through August. Forty of those games are home games.

Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs is not affiliated with Major League teams.

Johnston is in negotiations with Napa Valley College to try and secure Storm Field for the Napa Silverados to use starting next year. Johnston, a Napa resident for the last 10 years, is in discussions with NVC about trying to secure a lease agreement to use Storm Field.

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The NBA champion Golden State Warriors’ 2017-18 season will feature a franchise-record 31 national TV appearances on ABC, ESPN and TNT, the league announced this week.

Six of those games are scheduled on ABC, 12 on TNT and 13 on ESPN.


The San Jose Sharks’ 2017 Sharks Fan Fest, a benefit for the Sharks Foundation, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24 at SAP Center, the team announced.

Fan Fest will feature players and coaches from the Sharks, Sharks alumni, team broadcasters and personalities, autograph sessions, photo booths, and Q & A sessions, the team said in a news release.

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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