Zac Tiedeman, Montgomery's new varsity boys basketball coach, played for the Vikings from 2003-06.
(Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Former Montgomery star Tiedeman is Vikings’ new coach

Zac Tiedeman always longed to coach the varsity team at his alma mater. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate wrestler Vickie Espinoza, right, wrestles against Monica Mason of New York at USA Wrestling's Junior Women's Dual Team Finals on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in Fargo, N.D. (JOHN SACHS / Tech-Fall)

Rancho Cotate wrestler Vickie Espinoza grapples with top talent

Incoming senior makes it to title match at national event. Read Article →
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Petaluma softball star Joelle Krist
 on MaxPreps all-state team

A number of local athletes have earned statewide honors for their play this spring. Read Article →
Piner’s varsity team takes the field before a 2013 game. Piner is the only school in the North Bay and Sonoma County leagues without lights on its field.  (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat file)

Piner parents revive push for football lights

High school is only one in Santa Rosa district without lighted field. Read Article →

Andrews, Gabbert named to all-state baseball team

Maria Carrillo, Petaluma grads named to Medium Schools All-State Baseball Team. Read Article →
Sonoma Academy's Rylee Bowen runs in the girls 1600-meter race during the 2015 CIF Track & Field Championships at  Clovis on Saturday.  (Crista Jeremiason/ The Press Democrat)

Rylee Bowen competes at international meet

Sonoma Academy cross country and track star finished last among 14 runners. Read Article →
Middletown High School student Gracie Pachie. (Pachie family photo)

Middletown’s Gracie Pachie is queen of the rodeo

Gracie Pachie isn’t just any beauty queen. Read Article →

All-Empire large school baseball team

The 2015 All-Empire large school baseball team. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo senior Clayton Andrews, All-Empire Large-School Baseball Player of the Year. 
(John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire Large-School Baseball Player of the Year Clayton Andrews

Andrews' ability to put the ball in play is only one of his many talents. Read Article →
Sonoma Academy's Rylee Bowen runs in the girls 1600-meter race during the 2015 CIF Track & Field Championships at  Clovis on Saturday.  (Crista Jeremiason/ The Press Democrat)

Rylee Bowen to represent US in Colombia

Sonoma Academy student named to USA Track & Field youth national team. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate senior Justin Zinnerman, the 2014-15 All-Empire boys track athlete of the year. (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire boys track athlete of the year Justin Zinnerman

After battling ankle injuries early, Zinnerman found his groove and excelled. Read Article →
Allison Scranton

All-Empire Girls Track Athlete of the Year Allison Scranton

Petaluma's Scranton grabbed fourth place at state in discus. Read Article →
Petaluma senior Joelle Krist, the 2014-15 All-Empire large school softball player of the year. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire large school softball player of the year Joelle Krist

Krist hit a phenomenal .529, knocked in a mind-boggling 46 runs and banged six home runs. Read Article →
Windsor senior Ruth McQuown, the 2014-15 All-Empire girls badminton player of the year. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire girls badminton player of the year Ruth McQuown

It took only three years for Ruth McQuown to become the best prep female player in the county. Read Article →
Santa Rosa High School junior Oliver Staten, the 2014-15 All-Empire boys badminton player of the year. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire boys badminton player of the year Oliver Staten

Oliver Staten won every regular season match he played for Santa Rosa High in 2015. Read Article →
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All-Empire boys swimmer of the year Stefan Keller

Keller did serious damage to NBL competition this year. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo junior Piper Brockley, the 2014-15 All-Empire girls swimmer of the year. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire girls swimmer of the year Piper Brockley

Brockley is fully focused in the pool. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo senior Michael Danielski, the 2015-15 All-Empire boys golfer of the year. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire boys golf player of the year Michael Danielski

Consistently booming fairway drives, an improved short game and an even-keeled disposition made for a successful mix that guided Maria Carrillo senior Michael Danielski to a stellar 2015 season. Read Article →
Oral Roberts' Anthony Sequeira, right, is greeted at the plate by teammates Matt Whatley (19) and Matt Brandy, center rear, after hitting a three-run home run against Arkansas in the ninth inning of a game at the Stillwater Regional of the NCAA college baseball tournament in Stillwater, Okla., Friday, May 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Former Petaluma players Comstock, Sequeira picked in draft

The men were picked by the Diamondbacks and Phillies, respectively. Read Article →

Phillies draft former Petaluma star Sequeira

Anthony Sequeira, an All-Empire selection by The Press Democrat during his junior and senior seasons at Petaluma High School, was drafted out Oral Roberts University in the 23rd round of the MLB Draft on Wednesday by the Philadelphia Phillies Read Article →
Sonoma Academy's Rylee Bowen runs in the girls 1600-meter race during the 2015 CIF Track & Field Championships at  Clovis on Saturday.  (Crista Jeremiason/ The Press Democrat)

Bowen, Carter to run at Brooks Invitational

Two of Sonoma County’s brightest track stars have been invited to the Brooks Invitational meet in Seattle on June 20. Freshmen Rylee Bowen of Sonoma Academy and Kirsten Carter of Santa Rosa High will compete in the mile and 400 meters, respectively. Read Article →
Petaluma's Allison Scranton shows off her medal after taking fourth place in the girls discus during the 2015 CIF Track & Field Championships held at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis.  (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

State track championships: Scranton sets record in discus

With a monster toss, Allison Scranton left her mark on the Redwood Empire record books Saturday, besting the area discus record by more than four feet. Then she did it again. Read Article →

NCS D6 baseball championship: Tomales loses to St. Bernard’s

Logan Thrap struck out 13 as St. Bernard’s Catholic defeated Tomales, 6-0, to claim the North Coast Section Division 6 championship Saturday in Eureka. Read Article →

Kiwanis All-Star baseball game is Sunday

Seniors from the NBL and SCL will put on their uniforms for the final time today when the Kiwanis All-Star baseball game is renewed at Sypher Field on the Santa Rosa JC campus. Read Article →
Petaluma's Allison Scranton advanced to the final round of the discus with a throw of 135 feet, 9 inches.

Carter, Scranton, Bowen advance to state track finals

Freshmen Rylee Bowen and Kirsten Carter, as well as senior Allison Scranton, all advanced to Saturday’s finals of the CIF Track and Field Championship in Clovis. Read Article →
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High school baseball: Tomales ready to play for NCS title

Twenty Redwood Empire teams made the North Coast Section baseball playoffs this year, but only one remains standing: Tomales, which finished in the middle of the NCL II with a 6-6 record and was 10-8 as the NCS Division 6 playoffs began. Read Article →
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NCS softball: Clear Lake downs St. Vincent 14-4 to reach section final

No. 1 seed advances to Friday's Division 5 title game. Read Article →
Clear Lake coaches Rick Moreno, left and Derek Brodnansky give a quick team talk, Friday May 29, 2015 after a workout  at Clear Lake High School in Lakeport. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

NCS baseball roundup: Clear Lake stays unbeaten with 2-1 victory

Undefeated and top-seeded Clear Lake pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the seventh. Read Article →
Sonoma Academy's Rylee Bowen (PD file).

NCS track and field: Redwood Empire freshmen Rylee Bowen, Kirsten Carter among those headed to state meet

The future of Redwood Empire running arrived at UC Berkeley’s Edwards Stadium on four skinny legs. Read Article →
Petaluma High School softball players earlier in May. (PD File)

NCS softball: Petaluma falls to Livermore 2-0

Trojans came up on the bad end of a small-ball showdown. Read Article →