Documentary shines light on running club inside San Quentin
KTVU's Greg Lee spoke to Christine Yoo, the director of the documentary "26.2 to Life," and Jonathan Chiu, a man who ran five marathons while he was incarcerated inside San Quentin State Prison. The documentary makes its San Francisco Premiere this weeek at the San Francisco DocFest on Thursday.
A Dip Into San Rafael’s Aquatic Past
It’s a summer morning in June at the San Rafael High School pool and there are close to sixty kids between the ages of 5 and 9 in the water. They are cheering, screaming, and crying, and most importantly, swimming. This is San Rafael’s Pacific Coast Marlins Learn to...
Season opens for Sonoma Stompers
Sonoma’s very own Stompers baseball team opens a two-month season with an in-county rivalry match-up with the Petaluma Leghorns on May 31 at Arnold Field. General Manager Eduardo (Eddie) Mora-Loera is excited to have Orlando León Jr. on the mound for the Stompers. León, a junior at the U of Hawaii Hilo, was an All-Star in the CA Collegiate League last year for the local team. 2022 was the Stompers’ first year in the CACL. “Having college players, not professionals,” says Mora-Loera, “was a learning curve for everyone.”
NorCal Softball: Historic seasons end for Casa Grande, Cardinal Newman
The historic campaigns for the Casa Grande and Cardinal Newman came to a close on Tuesday in their first round games of the NorCal playoffs. The Gauchos, who won their first section in 20 years over the weekend, fell at top-seeded Willow Glen in a close contest in Division 2 of NorCals while the Cardinals, who captured their first section title in program history days earlier, lost at top-seeded Ponderosa in Division 3.
Top Storylines to Watch For During NASCAR Race Weekend in Sonoma
The stars of NASCAR are back in wine country next weekend, June 9-11, to deliver a thrilling race weekend in 2023. Here’s a look at five can't-miss storylines fans should keep an eye on at NASCAR weekend in Sonoma:. Larson’s Pole to Lose. 2021 Toyota/Save Mart 350 winner...
Encinal’s Magical Run Ends; Lose to Pinole in Championship
Given the pitching talent both teams had, the Div. III North Coast Section Softball Championship game between #1 Pinole Valley and #10 Encinal High School was expected to be a low-scoring affair. However, the Spartans’ bats came alive early, en route to a 6-1 win at Diablo Valley College on May 27.
NCS softball playoffs: Casa Grande, Cardinal Newman, Cloverdale advance to section title games
It was a banner day for local softball teams Tuesday as Cardinal Newman, Casa Grande and Cloverdale — the last three from Sonoma County still alive in the postseason — all won their North Coast Section semifinal games to punch their tickets to this weekend’s section championships.
Marin rowers race toward nationals
As the end of the school year rapidly approaches, the grand conclusion of the rowing season at Marin Rowing Association (MRA) draws closer and closer. Unfortunately for seniors, attending nationals also means skipping graduation, posing what, on paper, would be a difficult choice. However, the decision is quite clear for...
Bulldog Pride: A History of School Spirit
Imagine it is a warm August day, you and all of your friends are crammed into the bleachers covered in red and white from head to toe for the Welcome Back Rally. You are seniors and it is your turn to do the Bulldog Grunt. The cheerleaders are in front of your grade in formation and then it starts. The cheerleaders chant, “Bulldogs in the front let me hear you grunt!” Your classmates surrounding you erupt with a grunt of excitement. As the cheer goes on, you are positive that the seniors have been the loudest and will win once again. That is what rallies should feel and look like but as of recent years this has not been the case. Instead of the entire grade cheering and coming together to work towards a common goal, people are still divided. People are still choosing to opt out of school spirit, not aware of the greater effects of this.
Richmond’s ‘Rocky’ victorious at USA Powerlifting Masters World Cup
Upon hearing the name “Rocky,” a certain heavyweight boxer springs to mind, but Richmond’s Rocky is a master powerlifter, and like his Hollywood namesake, he’s earned the top prize. On Sun., May 21, Richmond’s Royce “Rocky” Saunders took home first place at the USA Powerlifting Masters...
Seniors share their highlights from their time in high school
(Visited 10 times, 10 visits today) This is junior Emma Clement’s second year on the JagWire staff. This year she is a Mill Valley News editor-in-chief, in addition to being a writer for the newspaper. When she is not working on journalism, Emma enjoys reading, drawing/painting, watching TV shows, spending time with friends and family and listening to music. She is also involved at Mill Valley as the Youth for Refugees president, Model UN co-president, the Women’s Empowerment Club...
De La Salle golf is dominant once more, wins CIF-Northern California title by 13 strokes
The best team on De La Salle's campus in Concord may continue to be its golf team. The Spartans, coming off one of the most dominating seasons in state history, showed the 2023 team isn't far behind, if at all, after taking Monday's CIF Northern California championship by 13 strokes at ...
Sonoma Raceway Honors Greg Biffle as NASCAR Legend for NASCAR Weekend
Sonoma Raceway announces an upcoming tribute to legendary NASCAR driver Greg Biffle before the highly anticipated Toyota/Save Mart 350. Greg Biffle, a name synonymous with speed, skill, and success, has etched his place in the annals of NASCAR history. Throughout his career, Biffle amassed an impressive collection of victories. With...
Golden Gate Fields has 8th horse death of year
ALBANY, Calif. (AP) — Carolina Mia, a 6-year-old mare, was euthanized after a race at Golden Gate Fields on Sunday, the eighth horse death at the track this year. The number of deaths at the track matches that of Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, where an eighth horse died a week earlier. Two horses were euthanized after injuries on the day of the Derby.
Scelzi Dominates: Picks Off Third NARC Victory of Season at Petaluma
PETALUMA, CA – Dominic Scelzi continued to build on his incredible NARC 410 Sprint Car Series momentum leading all 30-laps at Petaluma Speedway. It was Scelzi’s second-straight win of the season, giving him three series triumphs on the campaign for his Scelzi Enterprises/Whipple Superchargers/Red Rose Transportation #41 Maxim team.
50 years later: How a 10-year-old became 1st woman to win Bay Area's iconic Dipsea Race
At just 10 years old, Mary Etta Boitano Blanchard became the first woman to win Bay Area's iconic Dipsea Race in 1973, and has been a trailblazer for all the women following in her footsteps. Now at 60 years old, she has no plans to stop running.
Richmond student-athlete is golden for Cal Bears
A student-athlete from Richmond is in the midst of a fantastic season at Cal that is putting him in a great position for a future professional career. We were at Nicholl Park in November 2020 when Rodney Green Jr., then a senior at El Cerrito High, signed a letter of intent to play for the UC Berkeley baseball program. A baseball recruiting coordinator for the Cal Bears had reportedly learned about Green, a speedy 6-3 outfielder, from a San Pablo barber. That turned into a Golden opportunity for the Bears.
NCS softball roundup: Sonoma Valley hangs on for big 1st-round upset
The first round of the North Coast Section softball playoffs wrapped up Wednesday with one local team scoring a major first-round upset. Sonoma Valley, the No. 11 seed in Division 3, got out to a big lead and then hung on for dear life in a one-run win at No. 6 San Rafael. It’s the Dragons’ first playoff victory since 2019.
Mike Joy will Race Historic Trans Am at Toyota/SaveMart 350
Legendary NASCAR on FOX Broadcaster Mike Joy will be racing in the Historic Trans Am Series during NASCAR weekend in Sonoma alongside his son Scott. Equally as comfortable in the driver’s seat as the broadcast booth, Joy will go from behind the wheel on Saturday to in front of the camera on Sunday June 11 for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Cup Series race which airs at 12:30 pm PT.
Archie Williams track sprints into playoff run
On Saturday, May 6, the Marin County Athletic League (MCAL) hosted the track and field championships at San Marin High School. Archie Williams competed in the preliminary meets for the championships Thursday, May 4, and many athletes qualified for the championships. This wraps up a successful MCAL track and field season for the Falcons, with 10 athletes getting on the podium for MCAL in their respective events.
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