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Would Section Change Be Good For NHS Athletics?

Would Section Change Be Good For NHS Athletics?

Kyle Foster, Sports Editor
June 5, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Napa,CA-Napa is an area people try in their lives to visit, it’s a tourist destination. The only problem with Napa? It’s a geographically strange area for most teams to visit. Every year there’s rumors that swirl that the Indians will soon be moving to the North Coast Section from the Sac-Joaqu...

Player Profile: Robert Mitchell

Player Profile: Robert Mitchell

Will Shull, Reporter
June 1, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

When Napa High School freshman Robert Mitchell was just 2 years old,  swimming was something he learned to do. By the age of 5, he was swimming competitively, and hasn’t looked back since. It was the feel of the water that drew him to the sport. To this day, it is the single best reason to get in ...

Napa’s Season Ends at the Hands of St. Mary’s

Napa’s Season Ends at the Hands of St. Mary’s

Kyle Foster, Sports Editor
May 22, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Sacramento,CA-After losing to Bella Vista-Fair Oaks it was win or go home for Indians. Unfortunately St. Mary’s beat the Indians to end their season 10-0.   The Rams had the offense going all game long. The game ended after five innings due to the mercy rule.   The first run of ...

Broncos Big Inning Subdues Indians

Broncos Big Inning Subdues Indians

Kyle Foster, Sports Editor
May 22, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Sacramento,CA-After Friday's postponement due to weather the CIF Sac-Joaquin section division 2 softball playoffs resumed Saturday at the Sacramento Softball Complex. Bella Vista beat the Indians in this one 6-0.   The game was scoreless through the first three innings until the Broncos erupted ...

Napa Upsets Vanden in Softball Playoff Opener

Napa Upsets Vanden in Softball Playoff Opener

Kyle Foster, Sports Editor
May 19, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Sacramento,CA-The CIF Sac-Joaquin section playoffs started Wednesday night for Napa and Vanden-Fairfield with the number 14 seed Napa upsetting the three seeded Vanden.   Napa started the scoring early in this game, leading 2-0 after an inning. They got two runs in the top of the first. It all star...

Horns No-Hitter, Home Run Leads Vintage Past Napa in Final Baseball Big Game

Horns No-Hitter, Home Run Leads Vintage Past Napa in Final Baseball Big Game

Kyle Foster, Sports Editor
May 12, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Yountville,CA-It was the final Big Game baseball of the season and regular season finale Wednesday after at the Veterans Home of California. Vintage got the win 7-0.   This game was scoreless after the first four innings. The first run came on a passed ball which scored Juan Carlos Lopez-R...

Vintage Comes From Behind to Win Final Softball Big Game

Vintage Comes From Behind to Win Final Softball Big Game

Will Shull, Reporter
May 12, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

As many high school sport seasons come to an end, for us Indians and Crushers, It means Big Game time. Going into their final Big game of the year, the Indians were down in the 3 game series against the Crushers 2 games to none. “There was some pressure on our girls”, Napa varsity Head Coa...

MacNichols Homerun Powers Vintage past Napa in Second Baseball Big Game

MacNichols Homerun Powers Vintage past Napa in Second Baseball Big Game

Kyle Foster, Sports Editor
May 10, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

NAPA,CA-It was the second Big Game of the season Monday afternoon. The game wasn't close as Vintage won 12-1 in a mercy ruled five inning game.   The Crushers (17-7-1 overall, 12-2 Monticello Empire League) did most of their damage with a 10 run second inning.   “We haven't...

Swim Season Recap

Swim Season Recap

Audrey Palmer, Reporter
May 10, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Napa High’s swim team had a successful season with lots of wins. Both of the Junior Varsity Girls and Boys were undefeated throughout the whole season. Varsity practiced everyday weekday from 4:00 to 6:00. The first half an hour of their practice was dryland which is stretching and work with elasti...

A Year in Indians Athletics

A Year in Indians Athletics

Kyle Foster, Sports Editor
May 10, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

NAPA,CA-It’s been another great year for sports at Napa High. There’s been three Monticello Empire League titles won, four National Letter of Intents signed, and a ten peat.   Fall Sports   The fall sports season had two of the three MEL titles. Boys soccer went an amazing 18-1...

Winners and Losers from the NFL Draft

Winners and Losers from the NFL Draft

Will Shull, Reporter
May 2, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

As some of you readers may or may not know, the NFL Draft was last night, April 28th. The draft marks a possible new beginning for teams that did not make the playoffs last year. How the draft system works is the team who got last place in the previous year gets first pick. This continues so for...

Indians Lose 2nd Big Game Soccer Meeting

Indians Lose 2nd Big Game Soccer Meeting

Dustin Damwyk, Sports Editor
April 29, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Napa High Indians (5-9-2)  faced off against crosstown rivals Vintage Crushers (9-7-2) for the 2nd Big Game soccer meet of the year. The Crushers came in after a 4-0 loss against league leader Will C. Wood, and the Indians came in with a loss as well against Rodriguez . The Indians fell against the ...

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