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High school baseball roundup: Casa Grande continues hot streak in 8-0 win against Cardinal Newman

Casa Grande, playing its best ball of the season, gets sixth consecutive victory. Read Article →
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SCL baseball: Analy capitalizes on Piner errors in 10-5 win

The visiting Tigers won a slugfest in a game where both starting pitchers did not have their good stuff. Read Article →

Small School Bridge League: All-league basketball teams

All-league teams are selected by coaches. Read Article →
Mendocino High School's Julian Kenton-Braden bats during an exhibition game in Granada, Nicaragua. The Mendocino baseball team traveled with the non-profit group Baseball Without Borders to Central America to play ball and donate baseball equipment to local players. (Photo by Juan Bustos)

Benefield: Mendocino players went to give but were enriched in Nicaragua

A spring break trip to Nicaragua taught the boys lessons that can't be learned in the classroom. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Brandon Bone uses body language as he putts during an NBL golf match at Foxtail Golf Club in Rohnert Park, Thursday April 16, 2015. Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

NBL boys golf: Season heads down to the wire

Fight for top spot has evolved into powerhouse Montgomery against upstart Windsor. Read Article →
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High school softball roundup: Rancho Cotate bounces back from loss with 13-2 win

Rancho Cotate came up with its best offensive display of the season. Read Article →
Windsor’s Max Brown tags Casa Grande’s Joey Markham out at first during the game held at Windsor High School on Wednesday. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school baseball roundup: Pumas stay perfect in NBL with 4-0 victory against Ukiah

Carrillo’s Clayton Andrews turned in best pitching performance of season in NBL. Read Article →
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Santa Rosa boys, Montgomery girls sweep badminton matches

Santa Rosa’s badminton team edged host Montgomery, 8-7. Read Article →
The varsity boys take off on their mountain bikes during the NorCal High School Cycling League's Five Spring Farm Round Up, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Competitive mountain biking not a typical high school sport

The speeds are fast and the competition robust, but the mood can be decidedly light. Read Article →
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PDPreps Insider: Petaluma tops NBL lacrosse standings

Petaluma High School sits atop the standings midway through the first official season. Read Article →
Santa Rosa High badminton player Liam Galbraith, a junior, was The Press Democrat’s All-Empire Player of the Year in 2014. (PD File)

Controversy over players blocked from Santa Rosa High badminton team

Would-be players for the Panthers squad were turned away because of late paperwork
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Former Montgomery head coach Tom Fitchie disputes a referee's call during a basketball game in 2014. (PD File)

Padecky: Tom Fitchie an indefinable basketball coach

Go ahead, try. Try to put Tom Fitchie in a box. Try to define him neatly. Read Article →
Ukiah's Devin Kirby pitched a complete game against Cardinal Newman, Friday, April 10, 2015. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

High school baseball: Ukiah Wildcats claw back, defeat Cardinal Newman 8-3

Ukiah trailed 3-2 in the seventh inning with two outs before rallying. Read Article →
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High school baseball roundup: Maria Carrillo shuts out Montgomery 5-0 to stay perfect in NBL

Maria Carrillo remains the only unbeaten team in the North Bay League. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate's Alec Wong beat Santa Rosa's Xander Sugarman in straight sets on Thursday, April 9, 2015. (Photo by John Burgess)

High school tennis roundup: Rancho Cotate’s Alec Wong wins but Cougars fall to Santa Rosa

Wong won his 26th consecutive NBL match on Thursday but his team wound up losing. Read Article →
Jessica Valencia of Montgomery applies the tag on Sarah Knight of Cardinal Newman.  (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2015

High school softball roundup: Montgomery rallies to beat Newman

Montgomery softball rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh and went on to defeat Cardinal Newman, 6-5, in nine innings Wednesday. Read Article →

North Bay League all-league boys basketball, 2015

All-league teams are selected by coaches. Read Article →
In this November 2014 file photo, Sonoma Academy's Rylee Bowen takes first place in Division 5 with a time of 18:36 during the 2014 CIF State Cross Country Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno. 
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PD Preps Insider: Bowen wins 3,000m at Stanford

Locals put on a fine showing at the super-competitive Stanford Invitational track meet last weekend in Palo Alto, highlighted by Rylee Bowen’s victory in the 3,000 meters. Read Article →
Analy runner Spencer Vogel is tagged out by Petaluma catcher Clay Gallagher during the 5th inning of their game at Petaluma High School on Saturday, April 4, 2015 . (BETH SCHLANKER / The Press Democrat)

High school baseball roundup: Petaluma rallies to defeat SCL foe Analy 7-4

Early-season showdown between two of Sonoma County League’s best teams. Read Article →
Casa Grande's Blake Berry turns two as Montgomery's Nick Smith slides into second during the game held at Montgomery High School, Friday, April 3, 2015. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

High school baseball roundup: Casa Grande defeats Montgomery 15-6

Casa Grande scored six times with two outs in the third inning to start rout. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Bethany Devault slides safely into second as Santa Rosa's Tyler Kelley is late on the tag during the game held at Maria Carrillo High School, Thursday, April 2, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school softball roundup: Defending NBL champs Maria Carrillo defeats Santa Rosa 12-2

Pumas off to perfect start in effort to repeat as North Bay League champs. Read Article →
Windsor's Justin Rosales slides into second with a steal as Santa Rosa's Marcus Hollingsworth, left, awaits the throw. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

High school baseball: Windsor outlasts Santa Rosa in wild 16-12 victory

Jaguars and Panthers combine for 28 runs (15 unearned), 21 hits, 13 errors, 20 stranded baserunners, 10 pitchers, 17 strikeouts, 12 walks and six hit batsmen. Read Article →
Petaluma’s Brie Gerhardt is 
hitting .500 with 11 runs and five RBIs through six games. (BETH SCHLANKER / The Press Democrat, 2014)

PD Preps Insider: Mendocino baseball going to Nicaragua; Gerhardt headed to Lehigh

Mendocino’s baseball team will play three games and donate equipment to athletes in the Central American country. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's  Alejandro Serrano Osoba gets handcuffed during his first single match with Montgomery's Jay Schlesinger, Tuesday March 31, 2015  at Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa.  (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2015

Boys tennis: Singles sweep leads Newman past Montgomery

Cardinal Newman maintains its position atop the North Bay League standings. Read Article →
Sonoma Academy's Sebastian McCullogh checks Bryan Christenson. The Windsor High boy's lacrosse team beat Sonoma Academy, 6-5, on Friday, March 27, 2015. (Photo by John Burgess/The Press Democrat)

North Bay League launches lacrosse as official school sport

This spring, NBL is first local league ever to offer lacrosse. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman center fielder Alex Roeser in 2014. (PD File photo)

High school baseball roundup: Cardinal Newman gets win in Arizona tournament

Cardinal Newman defeated Bonneville of Idaho 5-0 Friday. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Jo Bynum and Andrew Vaughn during a March 18 game. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school baseball: Maria Carrillo rallies to beat Casa Grande 4-2

Maria Carrillo scored all its runs in the sixth inning. Read Article →
Analy’s Nolan Alvarez, left, congratulates teammate Devon Ogston after he scored the first run of the game during the A.L. Rabinovitz Tournament held Wednesday at Montgomery High School. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

High school baseball: Analy captures Rabinovitz tournament with 8-7 win

Analy has now won the Rabinovitz trophy three times in the past seven years. Read Article →
Analy's Devon Ogston tags Piner's Dylan Currin out at second after a fly ball during the A.L. Rabinovitz Tournament held at Montgomery High School on Tuesday.  Analy defeated Piner 1-0. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

A.L. Rabinovitz Tournament: Petaluma, Analy to meet in title game rematch

The two SCL schools will face off Wednesday to decide the championship. Read Article →
Former Casa Grande star Gretchen Harrigan, right, and Sacramento State teammate Hallie Gennett, left, force a turnover by Cal's Penina Davidson in a Dec. 3 game. (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)

PD Preps Insider: Former Casa Grande girls standout on quest for NIT title

Gretchen Harrigan, the All-Empire girls basketball player of the year when she played at Casa Grande, is helping lead Sacramento State on its quest for a National Invitation Tournament trophy. Read Article →