Sonoma Valley's Delaney Swanson, left, goes up to block against Analy's Abby Groth during the game held at Analy High School, Tuesday, October 21, 2014. (Photo by Crista Jeremiason, The Press Democrat)

CIF State Volleyball: Sonoma Valley’s next big chapter

Dragons host Christian Brothers in a playoff game Tuesday. Read Article →
Casa Grande's Casey Longaker tries to break free from Maria Carrillo's Blake Gleeson during the game held at Maria Carrillo High School, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NCS football: Casa Grande bests Maria Carrillo, 17-14

Two touchdowns in fourth quarter pushed Gauchos to the win. Read Article →
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NCS football roundup: Analy outduels Acalanes, 48-41

Analy advanceds to semifinal game of NCS Division 3 with victory. Read Article →
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NCS volleyball roundup: Sonoma Valley beats No. 1 team

Third-seeded Sonoma Valley pulled an upset Saturday to win the NCS Division 3 title. Read Article →
Casa Grande's Matt Salazar runs in a tight pack during the first mile of the North Coast Section Cross-Country Championships Division 2 race at Hayward High School on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

NCS cross-country championships: Casa Grande boys take title

Gauchos win first cross-country section title in school history. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate's Chris Taylor-Yamanoha tries to push past Las Lomas High School's Lincoln Kiragu during the game held at Las Lomas High School, Friday, November 21, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason, The Press Democrat

NCS Football Roundup: Rancho Cotate pulls off Division 3 stunner

Cougars upset Las Lomas 
behind Carlos Franco’s 175 yards,
three touchdown passes by Gunner Mefferd Read Article →

North Bay League All-League Boys Soccer, 2014

All-league teams are selected by coaches. Read Article →

Sonoma County League All-League Girls Soccer, 2014

All-league teams are selected by coaches. Read Article →
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NCS volleyball roundup: Sonoma Valley will face top seed in championship

Dragons to face Campolindo; Healdsburg, Anderson Valley also advance to final matches. Read Article →
Healdsburg High School's Hailey Roux, left, hits as Hannah Chapman, center and Julia Somers, right, block during volleyball practice Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

5 Empire volleyball teams hoping to net a title

Five local teams will play in Wednesday's semifinal round of the NCS volleyball tournament. Read Article →
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Empire tennis hopefuls ousted in NCS tournament

Empire tennis players won opening round matches at Tuesday's North Coast Section tournament before losing in the quarterfinals later in the day. Read Article →

NCS football: Big first-half run propels Casa Grande

After falling behind early, Gauchos steamroll Miramonte 48-6 Read Article →
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NCS football playoffs: Cardinal Newman pounds Novato in win

The game wound up being as hard-fought as you would expect. Read Article →
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NCS soccer roundup: Sonoma Academy girls go undefeated to grab title

The top-seeded Sonoma Academy girls’ soccer team beat St. Vincent 5-1 on Saturday in the NCS Division 3 final. Read Article →

Friday’s NCS playoffs roundup: St. Helena wins big; Petaluma, Kelseyville, Lower Lake out

St. Helena came alive in the second half and defeated visiting South Fork, 45-18, in a North Coast Section Division 5 playoff game Friday night. Read Article →
El Molino High School varsity cross-country runners Brady Lane, 18, left, a senior, and Brian Schulz, 16, right, a sophomore, during a run over Wohler Bridge in Forestville, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Loyalty of the Lions

El Molino cross-country runner puts sportsmanship first to help teammate on the course. Read Article →
Tomales High School coach Leon Feliciano talks to his team earlier this season. (Photo by The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Insider: Tomales coach Feliciano steps down

After 19 years as head coach, Leon Feliciano is hanging up his whistle. Read Article →

Fort Bragg’s request denied by NCS

McKinleyville will not be removed from the football playoffs Read Article →
Casa Grande football coach Trent Herzog directs his team during practice, in Petaluma on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.  (Photo by Christopher Chung, The Press Democrat)

NCS football: Casa Grande fights back for playoff spot

Eighteen Redwood Empire teams will be kicking off their playoff drives this weekend. None of them have taken a stranger path than Casa Grande. Read Article →

Santa Rosa up for NCS tennis challenge

Santa Rosa High will begin a quest for a Division 1 North Coast Section crown. Read Article →

Anderson Valley wraps up perfect football season with NCL III title

Anderson Valley wrapped up a perfect season Saturday night by defeating Mendocino, 50-30, in the Redwood Bowl in Boonville. Read Article →
Ja’Narrick James breaks clear of the defense in a game with the West County Tigers in their Pop Warner midgets championship season of 2010. (Photo by Jim Deis)

Benefield: West County’s youthful Tigers learned how to roar

Four years ago, Jim Lewis coached a group of eighth-graders to the Pop Warner midgets championship while having under his tutelage some of the brightest stars in the current local prep football constellation. Read Article →

SCL cross country: Sophomores run the show

El Molino’s Schultz,
 Petaluma’s Parratt
 win individual titles. Read Article →
Analy's Ja'narrick James runs the ball during the game held at Petaluma High School, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Analy rules SCL again

The victory was Analy's 20th in a row in Sonoma County League play. Read Article →

Football roundup: Fourth-quarter touchdown lifts Cardinal Newman

Cardinals earn automatic berth in NCS playoffs with 23-20 victory over Windsor Read Article →

El Molino holds off Piner at goal line for 15-12 win

The Lions held off a rallying Piner team to win 15-12 Friday night. Read Article →
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Water polo playoffs: Oswald leads Ukiah boys to first NCS win

Ukiah boys beat Piedmont, but Cardinal Newman boys, Ukiah girls come up short. Read Article →
Xavier Freeman (2) and Ja'Narrick James (20) star for the second-ranked Analy Tigers. (Photo by Alvin Jornada, for The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Football Rankings: Week 10

Which teams top the large- and small-school rankings? Read Article →
Fort Bragg quarterback Kaylor Sullivan. (Photo by John Burgess, The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Insider: Fort Bragg’s Kaylor Sullivan dominating the competition

Fort Bragg quarterback Kaylor Sullivan is setting records and leading the Timberwolves to the verge of an NCL I championship Read Article →

Football roundup: Casa Grande rolls past Santa Rosa

Gauchos' 39-0 victory is their third in past four games Read Article →