Gabby Giddings, middle and teammates Rachel Ibrahim, left and Angela Higerida of the Windsor Jaguars practice a press break during practice Tuesday March 3, 2015. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

NCS girls basketball playoffs: Jaguars turn to their cubs

Windsor is making a playoff run with four varsity freshmen and a senior leading the pack. Read Article →
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Benefield: Rancho Cotate wrestler Vickie Espinoza bounces up off the mat

Espinoza came up short of her own expectations at CIF, but isn't giving up. Read Article →
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CIF girls wrestling: Rancho Cotate’s Vickie Espinoza finishes 2nd

Junior made it to finals but fell to reigning champ in her weight class. Read Article →
Windsor's Dominic DuCharme, top, during a January  meet. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

North Coast Section wrestling: 4 from Empire claim titles

Two from Windsor join Newman, El Molino wrestlers in victory. Read Article →
Tom Kirkpatrick guides the Windsor football team in spring conditioning, Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Padecky: Windsor High School’s Tom Kirkpatrick a gentleman coach

Tom Kirkpatrick points to everyone except to himself. Always has. Always will. Read Article →
Montgomery's Eric Poulsen goes up to the basket as Northgate's Jeremy Moniz defends during the game held at Montgomery High School, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.  (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NCS boys basketball tournament: Vikings take control in 59-49 win

Montgomery will host Dublin Wednesday at 7 p.m. Read Article →
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NCS girls basketball roundup: Short-handed Panthers fall to Clayton Valley 67-63

Forced to play without its starting center, Santa Rosa turned in a valiant effort but lost. Read Article →
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NCS girls basketball tournament: Late comeback boosts Windsor to 57-54 win

After only taking the lead with a minute remaining, Windsor held on to win. Read Article →
Windsor's Beau Colombini, top, during the King of the Mat wrestling tournament in January 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school wrestling: Windsor boys advance; Empire girls at state

Eight Windsor High School wrestlers advanced in NCS championships Friday. Read Article →
Convent of Sacred Heart's Ariana Abdulmassih shoots as Sonoma Academy's Clara Spars, center, and Savannah Stoughton, right, defends during the game held at Sonoma Academy, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

NCS girls basketball tournament: End of the road for Sonoma Academy

Sonoma Academy had its stellar season come to an end Wednesday night with 54-36 loss. Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Kylie Oden looks to pass as Liberty's Jamesha Green defends during the game held at Santa Rosa High School, Tuesday, February 24, 2015.   (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

NCS girls basketball: Santa Rosa wins to cap big night for NBL

Santa Rosa, Montgomery, Ukiah, Windsor all win in first round of NCS playoffs. Read Article →

NCS boys basketball: Montgomery takes care of Arroyo, 60-48

Erik Poulsen leads No. 2-seeded Vikings with 25 points. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Maria Carrillo’s Netherda draws interest in Berkeley

All-Empire Large School Defensive Player of the Year is heading to Cal as a "preferred walk-on." Read Article →
Devin Murray practices with her Santa Rosa teammates Monday in preparation for the start of NCS playoffs. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat)

For Santa Rosa’s Devin Murray, the old feeling is back

Santa Rosa's Devin Murray thought her career was over but doctors OK'd her return. Read Article →
Ukiah High School wrestler Harmonie Roberts, Thursday Feb. 19, 2015 during practice. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Sister act on Ukiah High School girls wrestling team

Ukiah is building a powerhouse in the sport, and the Roberts sisters are supplying much of the fuel. Read Article →
In this 2011 file photo, Rancho Cotate wrestler Kayla Aggio shows off her CIF state championship belt and  US Nationals medal.
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Former Rancho Cotate wrestler Kayla Aggio not satisfied with All-American status

Even though Aggio competed in a college championship match last weekend and earned All-American status for the third time, she still wasn’t satisfied. Read Article →
Montgomery's Matt Hyman goes up for a shot as Cardinal Newman's Justin Botteri defends during Friday's game at Santa Rosa JC.
Credit: Crista Jeremiason  / The Press Democrat

Newman boys down Monty in NBL final

Montgomery and Cardinal Newman tipped off in the North Bay League Tournament championship game Friday, and the game was every bit as intense as expected. Final score: Cardinals 47, Vikings 45. Read Article →

SCL boys basketball: Piner pulls off upset of Elsie Allen in final

Prospectors hold off Lobos in final quarter for 65-60 victory. Read Article →

NBL girls basketball: Cardinal Newman rolls to tournament title

Cardinals cruise 71-30 for their 17th consecutive victory. Read Article →

High school girls basketball: Petaluma captures 3rd SCL tournament title in a row

The Petaluma team held off the Sonoma Valley Dragons 37-33 Thursday. Read Article →
Elsie Allen's Jalen Busby drives past Sonoma Valley's Cyle Caselli to the basket for two during the game held at Elsie Allen High School, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

SCL boys basketball tournament: Elsie Allen breezes past Sonoma Valley to reach title game

Lobos win 60-37 to set up matchup on Friday hosting No. 2 Piner. Read Article →
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High school boys basketball roundup: Cardinals, Vikings reach NBL finals

Cardinal Newman and Montgomery won opening-round games in the NBL tournament Wednesday. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Hailey Vice-Neat reaches for the rebound during the game held at Cardinal Newman High School, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school girls basketball roundup: Cardinal Newman trounces Montgomery 80-53

Cardinal Newman raced to its 16th win in a row Tuesday night Read Article →
Sonoma Academy's Savannah Stoughton in 2014. (PD File)

Sonoma Academy girls stay undefeated in NCL II

Sonoma Academy’ routs Tomales 50-15 on Senior Night. Read Article →
Michael Septimo works out with his team during practice at Montgomery High School, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Vikings’ Michael Septimo driven to win after basketball absence (w/video)

When Septimo went down, so did the Vikings' fortunes. But he's back, and so are they. Read Article →
Windsor's Beau Colombini, top, during the King of the Mat wrestling tournament in January 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school wrestling: Windsor continues win streak at NCS team battle

The Jaguars won their fourth consecutive Dual Team Championship Saturday. Read Article →
Alex Netherda. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire large schools football defensive player of the year: Alex Netherda

Maria Carrillo High’s Alex Netherda is the large schools All-Empire football Defensive Player of the Year. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Jamon Roberts grabs a rebound while Casa Grande's Will Crain grabs his arm in the first half on Friday night. (Photo by John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

High school boys basketball: Cardinal Newman, Montgomery share NBL crown

Teams needed road wins Friday to share the NBL title, and both came through. Read Article →
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High school boys basketball roundup: Elsie Allen claims first basketball title

Lobos capture sole possession of SCL regular-season championship by defeating Sonoma Valley. Read Article →
2014-15 All-Empire small schools football offensive player of the year Jack Preston of St. Helena High School. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire small schools football offensive player of the year: Jack Preston

Preston was a throwback, a two-way offensive threat. Read Article →