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Napa’s Barry Logar shot 73-73 — 146 and tied for 15th at a U.S. Amateur qualifying Monday at Richmond Country Club. Only the low three scores advance to the 2011 U.S. Amateur Championship at Erin Hills Golf Course in Erin, Wis., on Aug. 22-28.

There were 70 players in Monday’s qualifier.

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Dr. David Goodwill, a Napa dentist, won the main event in his Miyamo sprint car during a Northern California Modified Association racing program Saturday night in Madera.

Goodwill also qualified with the fastest time.

His next race is at 99 Speedway in Stockton later this month.

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Greg Maddux, the first pitcher in major league history to win the Cy Young Award for four consecutive years (1992–1995), is the pitching coach for the Las Vegas Titans. The junior American Legion team played in the 2011 Tri-State American Legion Regional at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville.

Maddux is the only pitcher in major league history to win at least 15 games for 17 straight seasons. In addition, he holds the record for most Gold Gloves with 18. He is one of only 10 pitchers ever to achieve both 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts.

Maddux finished his career with a 355-227 record, a 3.16 earned run average, and 3,371 strikeouts. He is eighth on the all-time career wins list.

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Calistoga High’s Nicole Taylor, who pitched and played first base, has been named as the Small School Softball Player of the Year by the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

Taylor was the Pitcher of the Year on the All-Napa County team for Calistoga (17-3 overall), which won the North Central League II South championship and advanced to the CIF North Coast Section Div. V playoffs. She threw nine shutouts and had a 0.44 earned run average. She also batted .633 with 39 RBIs.

The All-Empire small school team also has Danielle Martin, catcher, Calistoga, first team; Krystal Castillo, shortstop, Calistoga, second team; Diane Meyer, center field, St. Helena, second team; and Lindsey Taylor, second base, Calistoga, honorable mention.

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Joe Bosetti of Napa shot a 79 and finished fourth in the boys 12-13 division of the Micke Grove Junior Classic on Aug. 5. The Junior Golf Association of Northern California event was played at Micke Grove Golf Links in Lodi.

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St. Helena’s Brian Begerow was named first-team on the Santa Rosa Press Democrat’s All-Empire Small School baseball team.

Begerow was the Player of the Year on the All-Napa County team after going 5-5 with two saves and a 3.01 ERA as St. Helena tied for the North Central League I South title. He struck out 62 batters in 692⁄3 innings.

The All-Empire team also has Alex Quirici, St. Helena, second team, and Danny Brink, St. Helena, honorable mention.

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Vintage High Athletic Director Cam Neal is the guest of the KVON “SportsVine” on Saturday. The hour-long show, hosted by Terry Simpkins, Mark McLeod and Charles Kennedy, airs from 9 to 10 a.m. on KVON-1440 AM.

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High school sports participation in California is on the rise, according to the 2011 CIF Sports Participation Survey. Up by 2.9 percent since the previous survey in 2009, an additional 21,006 student-athletes are competing in California high school athletic programs; 757,733 boys and girls combined.

“The increased growth and interest in high school athletic participation is encouraging even during these hard economic times when some of our schools are forced to reduce their sports programs,” CIF Executive Director Marie M. Ishida said on the organization’s website. “Athletics is an integral part of the high school experience and as more student-athletes decide to compete, the CIF will continue to foster the best possible experiences for all participants.”

Collectively, track and field experienced the largest increase (9.8 percent) for both boys and girls for a combined 9,122 new participants. Additionally, cross country also registered notable growth (9.4 percent increase) from 2009 for a combined 4,564 total increase of boys and girls competing.

The CIF’s 1,517 member schools participated in the survey as part of the National Federation of State High School Associations nationwide survey that measures the number of students competing in sports in the country.

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Matt Yourkin took the loss for Fresno on Aug. 4 as the Grizzlies fell to the host Iowa Cubs, 5-2, in a Pacific Coast League game.

Yourkin (8-6), a Napa High graduate, pitched six innings and gave up six hits and three runs, struck out three and didn’t walk anyone. He faced 24 batters and threw 91 pitches, 60 for strikes.

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The Fresno State women’s soccer team was selected to finish the 2011 season in third place by the Western Athletic Conference coaches.

The season is set to start Aug. 19 on the road against Texas A&M.

Rachel Pickett, a defender from Napa, is in her senior year for the Bulldogs. Pickett is a Napa High graduate.

E-mail Napa Valley Register Executive Sports Editor Marty James at mjames @napanews.com or call 256-2223. 

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