El Molino running back Eddie Taylor (8) holds off Lower Lake linebacker Robert Calderon (23) during a  game at Forestville on September 5.
Credit: Alvin Jornada / For The Press Democrat

PREP FOOTBALL: El Mo ahead of schedule

The El Molino football team has already matched its number of wins from last season, as the Lions turn their eyes to Sonoma County League this week. Read Article →
Analy's Kerr Johnson Jr. tries to dive forward for a first down during the Tigers game against Analy in Santa Rosa on Friday, September 19, 2014. (Conner Jay / The Press Democrat)

Football: Analy handles Montgomery in road contest, 42-21

There is little doubt the Tigers are the Empire’s best after easy road win at Montgomery. Read Article →

Friday Prep Football Roundup: Petaluma routs Jefferson, 42-7

Petaluma, Middletown, Willits, St. Helena among Friday's winners Read Article →
Montgomery’s Taylor Ziemer, seen here during a game against Windsor last season, had two goals and an assist in Tuesday’s win against Casa Grande. (CONNER JAY / The Press Democrat, 2013)

Girls soccer: Montgomery, Carrillo open NBL play with wins

In other action: Rancho Cotate beats Windsor, Analy routs Healdsburg, while St. Vincent and Sonoma Academy played to a 2-2 draw in NCL II action. Read Article →

PD Preps Week 3 football rankings

Which teams are atop the PD Preps football rankings this week? Read Article →

Boys soccer roundup: Santa Rosa beats Cardinal Newman 2-0

Andres Garcia, Eric Leon score for Santa Rosa in North Bay League opener Read Article →
Windsor's Gedi Tavares kicks off after a Jaguars touchdown against Miramonte last Friday.
Credit: Alvin Jornada / For The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Insider: Fort Bragg QB on fire

Fort Bragg's Kaylor Sullivan set a state record with eight touchdown passes in the first half of an Oct. 6 victory over Encina of Sacramento. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Jordon Brookshire breaks away from the Clayton Valley Charter defense to score a touchdown. (Conner Jay / The Press Democrat)

Turnovers too much for Cardinal Newman to overcome

Intensity couldn't help Cardinal Newman against Clayton Valley Saturday. Read Article →

Saturday’s high school football roundup

Piner, Cloverdale both come up short. Read Article →
soccer

Soccer roundup: Roseland University Prep tops St. Vincent 3-1

Who won, who lost on area soccer fields Wednesday. Read Article →
Analy goalkeeper Alex Coronel makes a save during Tuesday's game at Montgomery. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Boys soccer: Montgomery eases past Analy 3-1

The Vikings controlled Tuesday's game from the beginning. Read Article →

High school soccer: Healdsburg boys remain unbeaten

Greyhounds stand at 5-0-2 after 11-0 win over Clear Lake Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: 2-way players make the plays

Several players stood out Friday during Healdsburg-St. Helena football game Read Article →
Cloverdale's Luke Bernardi puts a stiff arm out to break past St. Vincent's Scott Jepsen and score a touchdown on Saturday, September 6.
Photo: Conner Jay / Press Democrat)

Benefield: Bernardis lead Cloverdale to win

The junior tandem of cousins carried the Eagles on its shoulders. Read Article →

Saturday’s high school football roundup

Mendocino, Anderson Valley win big Read Article →

Football: Casa Grande struggles against Napa

Gauchos still winless 
as Indians beat second 
NBL team in as many weeks Read Article →
Lower Lake halfback Mason Sanders (10) gets swept off his feet by El Molino defensive back Eddie Taylor (8) during their game in 
Forestville on Friday night.
(ALVIN JORNADA / For The Press Democrat)

Football: El Mo rolls past Lower Lake 28-6

Lions' quarterback finishes with four TD passes; Trojans can’t avoid penalty flags. Read Article →
Middletown’s Cody Chorjel will play tight end and wing back in addition to anchoring the Mustangs’ defensive line. (Alvin Jornada / For The Press Democrat, 2013)

NCL I football preview: Expect to see stars in unexpected places

A couple of key players among the NCL I's teams will be shuffling duties this season. Read Article →

Empire prep girls tennis enters league play

Both the North Bay League and Sonoma County League open play Thursday Read Article →
Tomales High School running back Willy Lepori fights for yardage against the Hoopa Valley Warriors on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (Photo by John Burgess, The Press Democrat)

NCL II football preview: Three-team fight in four-team league

St. Vincent, Calistoga favorites of four-team league, but don't forget Tomales Read Article →

Volleyball Roundup: Analy rallies from 2 sets down

Down two sets, Analy comes roaring back to beat Cardinal Newman on the road. Read Article →
Senior Preston Salmans, an All-Empire selection last season, has helped Mendocino to 
20 consecutive victories. (Photo by Alvin Jornada, The Press Democrat)

NCL III football preview: Mendocino loaded again in 2014

Preston Salmans, Kyle Moore return to eight-man team that went undefeated last season. Read Article →
Casa Grande vs. Analy Football

PD Preps Football Rankings: Week 1

Two teams are tied atop the PD Preps large school football rankings after Week 1 Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Newman defense loosens up

Cardinal Newman coach Paul Cronin thought the turning point for his team Saturday was when his senior defenders relaxed a bit and started having fun. Read Article →

Saturday football roundup: Undisciplined effort dooms Piner against Del Norte

Other winners Saturday include Cardinal Newman, Cloverdale, Mendocino, Anderson Valley Read Article →

Cardinal Newman races to 56-32 victory in opener

Cardinals overcome early turnover to score final 28 points at Honor Bowl Read Article →
Tomales defensive back Jacob Sampietro tips the ball away from Hoppa's Jarod Fullerton in the first quarter. (Photo by JOHN BURGESS, The Press Democrat)

Friday football roundup: Maria Carrillo defeats Redwood, 21-14

Other winners Friday included Windsor, El Molino and Tomales. Read Article →
Analy’s Xavier Freeman (2) makes a catch in front of Casa Grande’s Jaleel Lawson during Friday night’s game in Sebastopol.
Alvin Jornada / For The Press Democrat

Football: Analy routs Casa Grande in showdown of league champs

Tigers jumped to 40-0 lead at halftime Read Article →
The Gauchos offensive line returns five starters this season: from left, Greg Poteracke, Peter Parrick, Julian Lopez, Brendan Jackson and Tanner Shimek. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

Casa Grande football lays it all on the line

Gauchos expect its massive offensive line to be key to success this season. Read Article →
Casa Grande coach Trent Herzog addresses his players at a recent practice.
Credit: John Burgess / Press Democrat

Football preview: Big shoes to fill at Casa Grande

Experienced line will help ease the departure of JaJuan Lawson. Read Article →