Bragging Rights: Justin Doughty

BRAGGING RIGHTS: A fishing trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on the charter boat “Cheers” netted five dorado up to 22 pounds for, from left, Justin Doughty, his uncle, Greg Edwards, his cousin, Anthony Edwards, and his father, Brian Doughty.

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John’s March Against Stomach Cancer at Sonoma Raceway Jan. 20

Sonoma Raceway will open its 12-turn road course to walkers and runners as it hosts John’s March Against Stomach Cancer on Saturday, Jan. 20. The seventh annual event will support the fight against one of the leading causes of cancer deaths worldwide.

John’s March, which has raised more than $90,000 over the past six years, benefits No Stomach For Cancer, a global advocate for stomach cancer awareness, early detection, treatment and prevention (nostomachforcancer.org), and enjoy a symbolic “march” around the raceway’s 2.52-mile road course.

The event is named in honor of the raceway’s longtime spokesman John Cardinale, who passed away in 2013 after a two-year battle with the disease, becoming one of nearly 723,000 people who will die from stomach cancer in the world each year.

Participants and donors are encouraged to raise awareness and increase their impact by registering and creating a John’s March team page at crowdrise.com/johnsmarch2018. Registration is $40 per person and includes a T-shirt and light refreshments afterward.

For those looking for more of challenge, 5K and 10K race distances will be also marked with timers. A shorter, less hilly course will be available for those who do not wish to complete the full 2.52-mile circuit. Children and pets are welcome, but not scooters or skateboards. Participants can bring pictures of loved ones affected by gastric cancer to share on the Warrior Wall, which will honor those affected by the disease.

Registration the day of the event begins at 7:30 a.m. and the March begins at 9 a.m. Advance registration is not required. For more information, contact Diana Brennan at dbrennan@sonomaraceway.com or 707-933-3918.

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 casualtennisnapa@comcast.net.

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 emilycocks@gmail.com. For information on any of the NVST youth programs, call 257-7946, email napavalleyswim@yahoo.com or visit napavalleyswim.com.

Napa Valley Swim Team accepting new members

The Napa Valley Swim Team is currently accepting new members, ages 6-18, for its year-round competitive swimming program.

Memberships are available for all levels of the program and less experienced swimmers are welcome. NVST offer several new choices with once and twice per week options with its Novice ($60 and $75 per month) and Junior Varsity ($80 and $100 per month) programs.

Prospective swimmers should be able to swim at least 25 yards of backstroke and freestyle with side breathing.

The Napa Valley Swim Team is a nonprofit USA Swimming program.

For more information or to arrange a placement evaluation, call 257-7946 or email napavalleyswim@yahoo.com.

NVST is on Facebook and its website is napavalleyswim.com.

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