Marty James

Wagoner earns most inspirational Aggie award

2013-05-23T23:45:00Z Wagoner earns most inspirational Aggie awardMarty James Napa Valley Register
May 23, 2013 11:45 pm  • 

Senior catcher JJ Wagoner of Napa was named as the most inspirational player for the 2013 season for the UC Davis softball team at the program’s annual awards banquet. She was also recognized as one of the Aggies’ four graduating seniors.

The Napa High School graduate made 36 starts and played in 44 games this year, batting .273 with 27 hits and five RBIs. She had a .974 fielding percentage.

UCD won eight of its last 12 games and ended the season with a 25-27 record.

Wagoner was a three-time All-Monticello Empire League first team-honoree for Napa.


St. Helena’s Richard Hoppe, a senior, and Justin-Siena’s Isabel Jennings, a sophomore, are the Family Drug Athletes of the Week for May 12-18.

Hoppe was honored as the Redwood Empire Small School Boys Athlete of the Year by the Santa Rosa Press Democrat at the newspaper’s 19th annual Athlete and Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards ceremony at the Friedman Center.

Hoppe is a three-sport athlete who plays football, basketball and baseball.

Jennings won the CIF North Coast Section Class A title in the long jump for the second year in a row and ran on the Braves’ winning 4x400 relay team in the meet at Montgomery-Santa Rosa. As a team, Justin-Siena finished second.

“Isabel did a really good job bouncing back from a tough Marin County Athletic League meet and successfully defended her section title in the long jump,” said Braves’ coach Brandon LaRocco. “She also ran a great third leg on the relay.”


Justin-Siena sophomore Kathleen Scavo tied for fifth, shooting 77-74 – 151, at a U.S. Women’s Open sectional qualifying at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City earlier this week.

Only the top three finishers advance to the U.S. Women’s Open Championship at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y., June 27-30.

Scavo missed out on one of the three qualifying spots, but earned an alternate spot. She beat out Sara Banke of Danville in a sudden-death playoff to earn second alternate.

Scavo, who is a Benicia resident, plays golf for Justin-Siena and was named as the Marin County Athletic League Player of the Year last year, as Justin-Siena won the league title. The Braves placed second at the CIF North Coast Section Division I Tournament of Champions and tied for third place at the Northern California Golf Association/CIF NorCal Regional Championships.

Scavo, one of the top junior players in Northern California, went on to tie for 26th at the CIF State Girls Golf Championship at Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga in San Bernardino County.


Devin Caldwell of Napa completed the 2013 college softball season, batting .288 in 57 games for San Jose State. Playing second base, she made 50 starts and had 44 hits with three doubles, two triples and 13 RBIs. She had a .974 fielding percentage.

San Jose State (42-17 overall) had its season end with a 5-2 loss to San Diego State in the NCAA Tempe (Ariz.) Regional.

Caldwell went to Napa High.


Hailey Breakwell batted .269 in 52 games with 10 home runs and 37 RBIs this year for the Idaho State softball team. The former Justin-Siena star had 43 hits with seven doubles and a triple. Playing shortstop, she had a .911 fielding percentage for the Bengals (29-23 overall).


Gregory Lane Hunter of St. Helena completed his 22nd consecutive Bay to Breakers 12K (7.5 miles) race, held last Sunday in San Francisco, in an official time of 1 hour, 4 minutes, and 23 seconds. Hunter finished 2,028th out of 22,467 overall and 12th out of 140 in his age division.

It was the 102nd running of the Bay to Breakers.


San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh will drive the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray pace car to lead the pack of 33 racers to the start of the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 Sunday.

Harbaugh, who took the 49ers to the NFC championship in 2012, is no stranger to Indianapolis. He was a quarterback for the Colts from 1994 through 1997. During his time with the Colts, he was named AFC Player of the Year and named to the Pro Bowl in 1995.


De La Salle-Concord won the Northern California Golf Association/CIF High School Boys Championship on Monday at Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club in Patterson (Stanislaus County). The Spartans posted a team score of 373, 13-over par, in an event where the top five scores of a six-man team are recognized.

Archbishop Mitty-San Jose was second at 382 and Stevenson-Pebble Beach was third with a 386.

The top three teams advance to the state finals, to be played at Quail Lodge Golf Club in Carmel on June 5.

Ryan Maund of Foothill-Pleasanton took medalist honors with a 4-under par 68. Maund and eight other players, who are not part of a team, advance as individuals for the state championship.


Golden State Warriors forward David Lee received All-NBA third team honors for the 2012-13 season. The All-NBA selection is the first of Lee’s career.

Lee played in 79 regular-season games this season, averaging 18.5 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 36.8 minutes per contest, while shooting 51.9 percent from the field.


Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara, the final stop of USA Swimming’s 2012-13 Arena Grand Prix Series, will feature more than 500 top U.S. and international swimmers, including a number of Northern California-based standouts. It takes place May 30-June 2 at the George F. Haines International Swim Center.

The Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara is the sixth and final stop of the 2012-13 Arena Grand Prix Series.

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