Two of Windsor’s star wrestlers signed letters-of-intent to continue their careers in college.
Anthony Spallino, who finished eighth at the CIF State Wrestling Championships in Bakersfield, will be going to Colorado School of Mines.
Dominic DuCharme, who finished third in the state, is headed to CSU Bakersfield.
Four Bear Cubs moving up
Four members of the Big 8 Conference-champion Santa Rosa Junior College men’s soccer team are set to play for four-year colleges next season. Jared Robbins, who played high school soccer at Analy, and David Mwinga, who played for Maria Carrillo, are headed to McPherson College in Kansas. McPherson is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics program. Joviny Carlino, who played at Windsor, is headed to Division II Texas A&M International University.
They join teammate Nick Klimenko, a Casa Grande grad and 2015 Junior College Men’s Scholar All-American, who will play Division II soccer at Cal State Los Angeles next season. All are scheduled to sign their letters of intent today.
All we hear is ‘no, no, no’
Sonoma Academy isn’t the only school with a no-hitter streak this season. St. Vincent is not far behind.
The Mustangs baseball team had three consecutive no-hitters this month. Dominic Pedersen’s 11-strikeout gem against Upper Lake came last Friday. Other pitchers on the Mustangs’ roster are: Liam Galten, Trevor Bovard, Jack Romano, Bradley Leach and Jake Pullan.
Panthers’ switch pitcher
Santa Rosa High’s Jacob Ambriz can pitch with either hand when he’s on the mound. The ambidextrous junior also plays third base.
“He’s a little bit stronger throwing right-handed but his ball has more action when he throws from the left side,” coach Paige Dumont said. “He throws in the low to mid-70s.”
Ambriz uses a six-finger glove when he pitches and that enables him to field better whether he’s throwing right- or left-handed.
“It’s been fun watching him increase speed as he’s matured,” Dumont said. “As a freshman, he was only throwing in the 50s.”
Galloway aims for 500
St. Vincent baseball coach Gary Galloway will be going for his 500th coaching victory today when the Mustangs play at home against Calistoga. Game time is 4 p.m.
De La Montanya SSU-bound
Sonoma Academy pitcher Dylan De La Montanya has committed to playing baseball at Sonoma State University next year.
De La Montanya, a 6-1, 190 right-hander, was one of five local athletes named to the MaxPreps all-state small schools baseball team last year. He led the NCL II in strikeouts (128) and wins (11) and tied for first in ERA (1.45).
He was also a first-team All-Empire pick by The Press Democrat.
In seven starts his season for the 6-3, 3-0 Coyotes, De La Montanya is 5-1 and has only allowed one earned run in 29 innings, for an ERA of 0.24. He has struck out 51 while walking only nine.
Cross country opening
Montgomery has an opening for a cross country coach. To apply, contact athletic director Dean Haskins at 484-0271.
Kerry Benefield, Lori A. Carter and Howard Senzell contributed to this report.