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Evolve volleyball clinics Oct. 14, 21, tryouts Nov. 3-4

The Evolve Volleyball club will hold clinics for players ages 12-18 from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at Vintage High School’s main gym, and from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 21 at Napa High’s Messner Gym.

Players will be separated into appropriate age groups.

At Vintage High School on Nov. 3, for players ages 14-15 there will be registration and a parents meeting from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m., and tryouts from 2:15 to 4 p.m.

On Nov. 4 at Vintage, for players ages 16-18, signups and the parents meeting will be from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. and tryouts from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The same day, parents will register players ages 11-13 and meet from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m., and players will try out from 2:15 to 4 p.m.

Visit evolvevbnapa. to register or for more information.

Big Game XLVII football tickets on sale

Napa High School, which hosts Big Game 47 on Oct. 26, announced that tickets are now on sale and can be purchased between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at NHS, 2475 Jefferson Street, and Vintage High School, 1375 Trower Avenue, until noon Oct. 25. On game day, tickets will be sold at 2 p.m. at Memorial Stadium, 1340 Menlo Ave. The Bank of Marin, 600 Trancas St., will sell tickets during business hours until noon Oct. 25. Due to a cap on ticket sales, spectators are urged to buy their tickets prior to game day.

On Oct. 26, Memorial Stadium’s gates will open for entry at 4 p.m. A ticket does not guarantee a seat.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for those age 60 and older, and $5 for all students K-12. Middle school and/or elementary school students are to be accompanied by an adult.

Napa High students with a Super Punch will receive a free ticket, which must be picked up at the Activities Office. Those without a Super Punch will be charged $5. All ticket sales are cash-only. Personal checks, credit cards and debit cards will not be accepted.

Only CIF, VVAL, and Napa High Athletic Booster passes will be honored. Napa Booster Pass and Reserved Seating holders can pick up their tickets at the NHS main office before noon Oct. 25. Vintage Booster Pass holders must purchase a ticket, but VHS reserved seating will be honored.

Napa High fans must enter through the Napa gate and Vintage High fans must enter through the Vintage gate; there will be no crossing over once inside the stadium, and there will be no in-and-out privileges. A portion of the stadium will be reserved for student rooters and band. All middle and high school students must present school ID upon entry. No bags, backpacks, coolers, thermoses, liquids, drones, bikes, skateboards, scooters and dogs (service dogs OK). Purses allowed and subject to search. No seat saving with blankets. A ticket does not guarantee a seat.

Napa Valley Baseball Club tryouts Oct. 13

The Napa Valley Baseball Club will hold tryouts for players ages 13-14 at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at Cleve Borman Field in Yountville. The tryout at the Veteran’s Home of California ballpark will have sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders combined. Email Mike Odell at for more information.

Optimist basketball signups continue Oct. 13

Napa’s Optimist Youth Basketball league embarks on its 40th year of providing a low-cost developmental and instructional program striving to be fun and instructional for all local youth. The program is focused on participation and dedicated to the development of skills and sportsmanship by all who sign up.

In 1979, the league started with 40 players on four coed teams. Last season, more than 350 players on 40-plus teams participated. The season runs from mid-November through March, depending on grade level. Teams are divided into girls and boys leagues separated by grade level.

Those interested in playing this winter can sign up by visiting and downloading a registration form can be filled out and mailed with a check to the address at the bottom of the form.

In-person registrations will be in the Napa Valley College main gym from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 13, 20 and 27, and from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19 and 23.

For more information, call Parker Hall (11th-12th Grade Boys) at 252-0739, Rich Beck (9th-0th Grade Boys) at 226-2220; Jake Wilson (7th-8th Grade Boys) at 738-8115, Matt O’Byrne (6th-8th Grade Girls) at 226-2060, or Warren Stone (6th-8th Grade Girls) at 226-8201.

Open gym badminton at ACMS continues Oct. 15

The City of American Canyon Parks and Rec Department has been holding open gym badminton for ages 5 and older, with skills sessions for young or beginning players, at the American Canyon Middle School gym from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Remaining sessions are Oct. 15, 22, 24 and 29; Nov. 5, 12 and 19; and Dec. 3, 10 and 17.

There are six courts available. Racquets and birdies will be supplied. Feather birdies are not available, but can be brought to the sessions.

Monthly enrollment is available at the Parks and Rec office, 100 Benton Way. Anyone age 18 or younger must have a parent or guardian sign a consent waiver at registration.

PA4YS Shootout benefit golf tournament Oct. 19

The inaugural Parent Advocates 4 Youth Sports Shootout is Oct. 19 at Cypress Lakes Golf Course in Vacaville.

The entry fee is $95 per person and includes golf, range balls, lunch, tri-tip and chicken dinner, and awards.

The scramble-format event is a fundraiser for PA4YS, which was started three years ago and is a rapidly growing organization that provides low-cost athletic opportunities for youth in the 707 area code. Sponsorships are available. Visit for more information.

Crush Cancer Napa Valley 5K Walk/Run Oct. 20

The eighth annual Crush Cancer Napa Valley 5K Walk-Run is at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 in Yountville.

Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. at Yountville Town Plaza, 6516 Washington St.

The mission is to assist cancer patients during treatment. It supports the urgent needs of those impacted financially during treatment by providing help with basic necessities and resource support.

The event will also include a silent auction, wine, and small bites.

Visit crushcancernapa to register. For more information, call (707) 738-7224.

Casual Tennis Napa plays Saturdays and Tuesdays

Connect with other tennis players, casually and just for the fun of it.

Casual Tennis Napa meets Saturday and Tuesday mornings, weather permitting. For the current meeting time and location, check Casual Tennis Napa’s Facebook page or send a message directly to casual

Skyline Swimmers meet Mondays, Wednesdays at NVC

The Napa Valley Swim Team offers a program for adult swimmers and triathletes, the NVST Skyline Swimmers.

The group 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. It convenes from 6 to 7:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Napa Valley College pool.

Skyline Swimmers are coached by experienced swim coach and professional triathlete Emily Cocks. Each workout has a drop-in fee of $10, or a monthly fee of $60. All attending swimmers must be registered with US Masters swimming.

Email Cocks at for more information on the Skyline Swimmers. For information on any NVST program, email or call 257-7946, visit or find NVST on various social media sites.

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