Local Report

Legends Hoops has youth basketball openings

Legends Hoops has openings on its summer youth basketball teams, which are holding practices at Grace Church of Napa Valley, 3765 Solano Ave, Napa, with a focus on defense, teamwork, game skills and conditioning.

Incoming sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade boys are practicing through Aug. 9 on Mondays and Fridays, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and Wednesdays, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The team also has four Saturday tournaments. Interested players must RSVP online. New players will be accepted after attending a practice session for skill assessments. Visit bit.ly/2LEmRRm for more information.

The Lady Legends program is for girls entering the sixth and seventh grade. The team will practice from at 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 8, and also has four Saturday tournaments. Interested players must RSVP online with new players attending a practice session for skill assessment. Visit bit.ly/2L7brGa for more information.

Legends is a local nonprofit AAU youth basketball organization dedicated to providing quality instruction, training and competitive development at an affordable cost using. It has a coaching staff with college coaching experience.

Contact Legends recruiter and teams manager Cliff Sherlock at interrace@gmail.com for more information

Coaches needed at Calistoga

The Calistoga Junior/Senior High School is looking to fill several coaching vacancies for next school year.

The school is looking for head and assistant coaches for the varsity boys and girls soccer teams, as a well as a head soccer coach at the junior high. The school is also looking for a sideline cheer coach and an assistant varsity football coach.

All opening positions are posted on edjoin.org and will remain posted until filled.

Napa High boys basketball camp July 16-19

The fourth annual “Grow Our Game Basketball Camp will be held July 16-19 at Napa High, with the reigning Vine Valley Athletic League boys champions’ coaching staff and current and former Napa High boys and girls players instructing.

It will be open to all students going into the fifth through eighth grades in the fall.

Sessions will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day. The fee is $125 per participant; scholarships are available, and there is a discount of $25 for each additional sibling.

Each camper will receive individual skill development and instruction on fundamental defensive and offensive concepts, ball movement, and how to become a great teammate. Each will receive an individual feedback form on the final day, a camp T-shirt, a mid-morning snack, and water.

Email Zack Cook at zcook@nvusd.org for more information.

Casual Tennis Napa plays three days a week

Connect with other tennis players casually, just for the fun of it. Casual Tennis Napa meets Saturday mornings, Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings, weather permitting. For the current meeting time and location, check Casual Tennis Napa on Facebook or email casualtennisnapa@comcast.net.

Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon & Rosé 5K July 20-21

More 5,000 runners from all 50 states and 15 countries will hit the pavement at the 16th annual Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon & Rosé 5K the weekend of July 20-21.

It will be a two-day event for the first time. The 5K starts at 8 a.m. that Saturday at Sonoma Plaza, 453 1st St. East, where it will also finish. The 13.1-mile half-marathon starts at 7 a.m. Sunday at Cuvaison Winery, 1221 Duhig Road, Napa, and finishes at Sonoma Plaza.

The course runs through the Carneros region, passing vineyards, ranches, wineries and the Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area, before entering spectator-lined streets in downtown Sonoma for the final stretch.

Seventy-percent of the entrants are women, and 20 percent are first-time half-marathoners.

The American Cancer Society has joined seven charities as a national featured charity partner this year as part of its DetermiNation program. Charities have raised over $25 million for their causes through the Napa 2 Sonoma Half Marathon over the history of the event.

There will be a Health & Fitness Expo from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Participants will be invited to join family and friends to savor wines from more than 35 wineries at the post-race Wine Tasting Festival on Sunday afternoon.

Bands will perform each day at the Grinstead Amphitheater in Sonoma Plaza. Runners ages 21 and older receive a complimentary Smirnoff Spiked Seltzer at the post-race party.

Visit bit.ly/3276cvi for more information.

‘Brother Can You Spare a Dime’ trips to Giants games continue July 21

For the 61st year, the “Brother Can You Spare a Dime” community baseball outings program is again taking groups of special and deserving youngsters, senior citizens and the general public to San Francisco Giants baseball games for the 2019 season.

A group of tickets each game are donated free of charge to a local youth organization and the remaining tickets are sold to Napa seniors and local Giants fans.

Motor coach transportation is provided for the entire group along with refreshments and entertainment on the road.

The remaining games are July 21 against the New York Mets, Aug. 11 against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sept. 15 against the Miami Marlins, and Sept. 29 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

For more information or to request tickets, call Ryan Gregory at (707) 337-4962.

Vintage Cheer & Dance Camp July 27

The Vintage High School Cheer & Dance Summer Camp will be from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at the gym.

It is open to boys and girls ages 4-14. Participants should each bring lunch and a water bottle and dress in athletic attire – shorts, shirt or tank top, socks, shoes with laces, longer hair secured in a ponytail, and no chewing gum or jewelry. Each participant will receive a new camp T-shirt.

There will also be a morning-only option. The first 25 who register will each receive a free water bottle and backpack.

Contact Angie Ruiz at vhscheeranddance@gmail.com or 280-9323 to sign up or for more information.

Register staff

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