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Marty James

Marty James

Adlee Van Winden and Torrey Van Winden each picked up two wins for the Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo beach volleyball team as the Mustangs won matches Saturday over host Cal State Bakersfield, 5-0, and Loyola Marymount, 3-2.Playing in the No. 1 spot, Torrey Van Winden and Tia Miric had wins against Bakersfield, 25-23, 21-8, and Loyola Marymount, 21-9, 21-9.

Playing in the No. 3 spot, the team of Adlee Van Winden and Taylor Nelson won their match against Bakersfield, 21-12, 21-11, and Loyola Marymount, 22-20, 21-17.

The Van Windens are Vintage High School graduates and are from Napa.


Emily Oestreich (11-4) got the win for the University of Illinois softball team as the Illini beat Purdue, 10-2, in a Big Ten Conference game last week in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Oestreich, a 2015 Vintage High graduate who is from Napa, started and allowed two runs (both earned) on five hits, and walked one in four innings.

Oestreich transferred to Illinois after two years at Lake Land College of Mattoon, Ill.

She earned National Junior College Athletic Association All-America honors as a pitcher for Lake Land the last two years. She finished her career for Lake Land with school records for wins, strikeouts, starts, innings pitched, strikeouts per seven innings and shutouts.

Oestreich was named as a second-team NJCAA All-American in 2017 was a third-team All-American in 2016.

Oestreich had a stellar career at Vintage, helping coach Rick Robben’s Crushers to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I title – a first for the school – as a sophomore in 2013. Oestreich also played for coach Saanen Kerson at Vintage.

She was a four-time All-Monticello Empire League selection and finished her high school career, posting an 81-12 record and 668 strikeouts.


CIF North Coast Section and Sac-Joaquin Section schools are listed in the Cal-Hi Sports State Softball Top 20, which was released on March 22.

Foothill-Pleasanton (4-0) is No. 4, Sheldon-Sacramento (4-0) is No. 7, Amador Valley-Pleasanton (3-0-1) is No. 8, and James Logan-Union City (0-1) is No. 20.

Benicia (0-0-1), Concord (3-2), Freedom-Oakley (1-0), Granite Bay (4-0), Oakdale (8-0) and St. Mary’s-Stockton (1-0) are listed as teams on the bubble.


Sierra Canyon and Windward won open division titles to highlight the 2018 CIF State Basketball Championships at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.

The state finals were played on Friday and Saturday.

Sierra Canyon beat Sheldon in the open division boys game, 75-62.

Windward won the open division girls game, 58-47, over Pinewood.

In other state finals:

* Division I girls: Serra beat Sacred Heart Cathedral, 70-54.

* Division I boys: Chino Hills beat Las Lomas, 73-68.

* Division II girls: Redondo Union beat Pleasant Valley, 57-42.

* Division II boys: Crossroads beat Alameda, 59-53.

* Division III girls: West Campus beat Sunny Hills, 75-47.

* Division III boys: Pleasant Valley beat Notre Dame, 70-65.

* Division IV boys: View Park beat Stuart Hall, 74-62.

* Division IV girls: Rolling Hills Prep beat Priory, 57-53.

* Division V girls: Sierra Pacific beat Lowell, 52-26.

* Division V boys: Santa Clarita Christian beat Argonaut, 78-66.

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Executive Sports Editor

Executive Sports Editor Marty James has been with the Napa Valley Register since 1979. He is a member of the Associated Press Sports Editors, California Prep Sportswriters Association, and the California Golf Writers Association. He was inducted into the