PDPreps Insider: Tiny school’s mixed reviews on bigger gym

Archbishop Hanna High School's basketball team had never played a game at Sonoma Valley High before last week. Read Article →
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black points to pitcher Brandon Morrow as he and pitching coach Darren Balsley run the staff through pick off drills prior to a spring training game against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

PDPreps Insider: Rancho grad Brandon Morrow hopes to pitch for new team

Brandon Morrow seeking rotation spot with Padres; Cardinal Newman boys set sights on state basketball title and more. Read Article →
Brady Scott (U.S. Soccer Development Academy)

PDPreps Insider: Petaluma freshman soccer player Brady Scott going places

Petaluma freshman Brady Scott was named to US Soccer’s U16 national team for a trip to Holland to play a series of international 'friendlies.' Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Gunnar Walker and Montgomery's Joel Seitz reach for the rebound during a game held at Montgomery High School, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

PDPreps Insider: League tourneys, Analy alumni softball and more

This week's league basketball tournaments, an Analy alumni softball event and updates on Marina Beckwith and Peter Parrick. Read Article →
Casa Grande coach Trent Herzog addresses his players at a recent practice.
Credit: John Burgess / Press Democrat

PDPreps Insider: Impressive college track for Casa Grande football players

Casa Grande football coach expects as many as five of his players to sign with college programs Wednesday. Read Article →
Lobos head coach Madison Lott shouts words of encouragement to his players during a preseason practice in August. (PD File, 2014)

PDPreps Insider: More schools seek football coaches

Santa Rosa and Elsie Allen looking for head coaches, college scholarship news, and more. Read Article →
Windsor's Irvin Correa, right, throws Rancho Cotate's Isaiah Barragan during their match at 172 pounds on Wednesday in Rohnert Park. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

PDPreps Insider: Wrestling kicks into high gear

News on league play in basketball, wrestling and more from around the Empire. Read Article →

PDPreps Insider: Ukiah basketball coach replaced

For the first time in 37 years, Ukiah has a new boys basketball coach. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's goalie Claire Howard catches the ball during a game held at Maria Carrillo High School, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Insider: Maria Carrillo’s impressive goalie

Just as impressive as Puma girls' offense was play of goalkeeper Claire Howard. Read Article →
The Elsie Allen varsity baseball team fields only 10 players, but they have finally found some success this year. The junior varsity join the varsity so they have enough players for a practice scrimmage. (John Burgess/The Press Democrat)

Lobos trying to round the bag

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El Molino Seeks Girls Soccer Coach

Posted By Press Democrat Staff Writer Michael Coit: El Molino High is seeking a varsity girls soccer coach. The girls soccer vacancy is a result of head coach Tomas Acuna seeking a lesser role with the team, though he still plans to assist the program. Applicants should have experience coaching soccer at the high school […] Read Article →

Montgomery baseball tournament moved back 1 day

All games still planned with championship and consolation finals Friday at Montgomery High School. Read Article →
SRJC’s Andres Torres, top, defeated Silverio Esparza of West Hills College on Saturday to reach the state gold medal match. (Photo by JOHN SACHS / For The Press Democrat)

PADECKY: No bragging rights for state wrestling champ

BOB PADECKY THE PRESS DEMOCRAT You pick, Andres. You just won the state wrestling championship in your weight class. You get to choose. Where do you want to eat? That’s what the SRJC wrestling coaches asked Andres Torres Saturday night. Granted, it was late at night and the SRJC team was traveling through the San […] Read Article →

American River dashes SRJC dreams of another state soccer title

Quicker than you can say penalty kick, dreams of a second consecutive state title for the Santa Rosa JC women’s soccer team ended Tuesday afternoon on its home turf.

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Maria Carrillo Turns To New Leader On Offense

Julian Gonzalez is working on his passing game to complement strong running as the junior takes over for All-Empire player Sam Atoe, now at San Diego State. Read Article →

Montgomery Hall of Fame Golf Tournament and Dinner

The inaugural Montgomery Hall of Fame includes seven athletes: Mel Gray (class of 1967); Tom Fitchie (1969); Steve Tiedeman (1969); Bob Borowicz (1975); the late Lex Murray (1977); Christina Bell (1993); and Sara Bei (2001). Two coaches also will be honored, Russ Peterich and Marie Sugiyama. Read Article →

Taylor Young joins ranks of Empire swimmers headed for U.S. Olympic Trials

In the summer following just her second year of high school, Taylor Young has joined an impressive list of Empire swimmers qualifying for next year's U.S. Olympic Team Trials. Read Article →

Coming soon: All-Empire baseball and softball teams

The final four 2011 spring sports All-Empire teams — large- and small-school baseball and softball — will be revealed beginning Thursday on pdpreps.com. Read Article →

Former Ursuline coach hired at SRJC

Phil Wright, a former coach at Ursuline High, has been named head coach of women’s softball at Santa Rosa Junior College. Read Article →

Kiwanis All-Star Game updates

Click through for updates from Saturday night's Kiwanis All-Star football game at Santa Rosa High. Read Article →

All-Stars to tee it up

Click through to see the complete North Bay League and Sonoma County League rosters and general information for Saturday night's annual Kiwanis All-Star Football Game at Santa Rosa High. Read Article →

Spring sports all-league, All-Empire teams coming soon

Starting Saturday, The Press Democrat will publish the all-league teams and PD All-Empire teams and players of the year for Empire spring sports. Read Article →

Kenwood Footrace results

Valencia’s Jeffrey Jackson posted a time of 32:45.2 to win the 10K main event in the 40th annual Kenwood Footrace. Read Article →

SRJC women’s basketball team honored at state capitol. Watch it here.

Assemblymember Michael Allen honored the state champion SRJC women’s basketball team in a ceremony at the state capitol on Thursday. Click through to watch the ceremony. Read Article →

SRJC Camp For Prep Quarterbacks

The camp is open to incoming freshmen up to just graduated players. Sessions run Monday, Wednesday and Friday from June 20 through July 1. Read Article →

Empire Mizuno 18-1 girls qualify for volleyball nationals

The Empire Mizuno 18-1 volleyball team has earned a bid to the 32nd annual Girls’ Junior National Championships set for June 25-July 4 in Atlanta. Read Article →

Cousins To Lead Healdsburg High Girls’ Basketball

Brian Osborn and Jimmy Gonnella, cousins who grew up in Santa Rosa, take over from Jackie Sellards, who stepped down to spend more time with her family. Read Article →

Noles takes El Molino boys’ hoops post

Leading the El Molino boys’ basketball team next season will be Ruben Noles, who resigned as head coach for Elsie Allen High after last season. Read Article →

Small School All-Star baseball game set

Fresh off the section playoffs, top senior baseball players from the NCL I North and South will meet in an all star game Wednesday. Read Article →

Point Arena falls in NCS baseball

Point Arena, playing its first NCS championship baseball game, gave up four runs in the first inning and never recovered, losing the Division VI title to St. Bernard’s, 10-1. Read Article →