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Bragging Rights: John McMenamin

BRAGGING RIGHTS: On the morning of Feb. 11, Napa’s John McMenamin finally caught a 19-inch striped bass in the Napa River at Cuttings Wharf using cut anchovies bought at the Fisherman Barn at Cuttings Wharf.

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NVGFA softball sign-ups under way; volunteers and umpires needed

The Napa Valley Girls Fastpitch Association is taking online sign-ups and is also looking for volunteers to help with coaching, keeping score, or in other ways behind the scenes. Visit at for more information.

Paid umpires are also needed. Email Cathy Sapata at or or call 486-9945 for more information.

Napa Junior Golf League under way

Napa Golf Course at Kennedy Park will offer the Napa Junior Golf League, a month-long introduction to golf that allows players ages 7-15 to compete in nine-hole league matches in a two-person scramble team format.

Participants will learn directly from David Knox, the PGA Director of Instruction at Napa Golf Course during one-hour group practices Feb. 20, 22 and 27 and March 1, 6, 8, 13 and 15. On-course matches will be Feb. 18 and 25 and March 4, 11 and 18.

The registration fee is $275 per player and includes a golf shirt, golf cap, ball mark repair tool and bag tag. The league has room for up to 36 golfers. Some prior golf experience is preferred, but the league is for beginners as well. Golf equipment is not required, but encouraged if the junior player has clubs.

To sign up or for more information, contact David Knox at or 916-533-4108.

Skyline Swimmers training Sundays at NVC

The Napa Valley Swim Team has a new program for adult swimmers and triathletes, Skyline Swimmers, that meets from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Sundays at the Napa Valley College pool.

It is for adult swimmers of all ability levels, whether they want to improve overall fitness, swim just for fun, develop better technique, or train for triathlons or swimming competitions.

The Skyline Swimmers are coached by experienced swim coach and professional triathlete Emily Cocks.

Each workout costs a drop-in fee of $15 (discounts available for multiple sessions) with no monthly fees, ongoing charges, or other commitment.

All attending swimmers must be registered with US Masters swimming or USA Triathlon. Members of masters’ teams and other training groups are very welcome to drop in.

For more information, contact Cocks at For information on any of the NVST youth programs, call 257-7946, email or visit

Napa City Golf Group invites new members

Napa City Golf Group is accepting new members for its 2018 season. The group will play one Saturday a month at a Bay Area course and will also play once in Carson City, Nev.

The group, which has been in existence since 1968, includes both men and women and it’s for golfers who like to see a variety of courses in a mildly competitive social golf experience. Membership is $55 for anyone with an active NCGA card, $19 for junior members, and $65 for those establishing or reactivating their NCGA memberships.

Email Cory Roche at to sign up or for more information.

Casual Tennis Napa plays Tuesdays and Saturdays

Connect with other tennis players – casual, non-competitive, rally, volley, scoreless, just for the fun of it.

Casual Tennis Napa meets Tuesday and Saturday mornings, weather permitting. For the current meeting time and location, check Casual Tennis Napa’s Facebook page or send a message directly to