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Napa Valley Sports Capsule: Wiffle ball tournament Feb. 11 a fundraiser for SHHS softball and baseball

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The St. Helena High School softball and baseball programs present the Saints Wiffle Whacker Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the baseball field starting at 9 a.m.

All proceeds will benefit the school’s softball and baseball programs.

Wiffle Ball is a variation of baseball and softball. Three players — one pitcher and two fielders — defend a cone-shaped field that is marked with specific distances for singles, doubles, triples and home runs.

There is no baserunning. Runs are scored after the appropriate number of bases are accumulated to score a run. For example, two doubles equals one run with a runner on second base.

The tournament is open to any competitors of high school age or older. The entry fee is $175 per team. Each team must have a minimum of three players and a maximum of five.

Checks should be made payable to SHHS Softball & Baseball. Visit forms.gle/WdTADa8qaTH28Tgx8 to register. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 3.

For more information, contact SHHS Athletic Director Brandon Farrell at bfarrell@sthelenaunified.org or (815) 499-6601.

St. Helena Warriors 38, Del Sur Mortgage 19

The Warriors won during Saturday's Optimist Youth Basketball middle school division action at Napa Valley College.

Latif Basile scored 15 points for St. Helena and Rutherford Soper pitched in 8.

The division will finish its regular season this weekend, Jan. 21-22, at NVC with games starting at 9 a.m. each day. The playoffs will be Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and Feb. 5.

Prolific Prep in boys hoop tourney in San Pablo Jan. 21-22

The Prolific Prep of Napa Christian boys will compete in the eighth annual Crush in the Valley Basketball Showcase, co-hosted by Salesian College Prep High School and NextMax Inc., Jan. 21-22 at Contra Costa College in San Pablo. Contra Costa coaches Miguel Johnson and Marshall Collins and athletic director John Wade also helped make the tournament possible.

Some of the best high school players and teams from around the country will compete.

Saturday’s matchups are:

Albuquerque Prep (N.M.) vs. Veritas (Calif.), 8:45 a.m.

Our Saviour Lutheran (N.Y.) vs. Trinity International (Nev.), 10:30 a.m.

Folsom vs. Moreau Catholic, 12:15 p.m.

Bishop O’Dowd vs. Grant, 2 p.m.

Clovis North vs. Monterey Trail, 3:45 p.m.

Prolific Prep vs. Dream City Christian (Ariz.), 5:45 p.m.

Salesian vs. Centennial, 7:30 p.m.

Redondo Union vs. Vanden, 9:15 p.m.

Sunday’s matchups are:

Golden State Prep Grey (Napa) vs. TBA, 9 a.m.

Golden State Prep Black (Napa) vs. College Prep Academy (Calif.), 10:45 a.m.

Trinity International (Nev.) vs. Albuquerque Prep (N.M.), 12:30 p.m.

Dream City Christian (Ariz.) vs. Our Saviour Lutheran (N.Y.), 2:15 p.m.

Veritas Prep (Calif.) vs. Prolific Prep, 4 p.m.

Prolific Prep was No. 1 in the SBLive/Sports Illustrated Power 25 national high school boys basketball rankings of Jan. 2, it was announced in a report at news.scorebooklive.com.

Prolific Prep went 3-0, beating Combine Academy, Word of God and Cannon, to win its bracket championship at the John Wall Holiday Invitational in North Carolina.

“The undefeated Crew have steadily climbed their way to the top since entering the season ranked No. 6 in the country,” the report said.

Aden Holloway, Trey Green, Michael Nwoko, Yves Missi and Tyran Stokes were recognized in the report for Prolific Prep. Holloway was named as MVP of the tournament and Green and Stokes joined him on the all-tournament team for Prolific Prep, which has since won two more games to improve to 19-0.

According to news.scorebooklive.com, “the Power 25 is a collaboration between SBLive and Sports Illustrated.”

Prolific Prep was No. 2 in the ESPN High School Boys' Basketball Top 25 of Jan. 2, as announced in a report at espn.com.

Here's a look back at sports happenings on this date in history, Jan. 12.

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