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A look at Empire college softball stars

The Press Democrat checks in on six former Empire stars excelling at the college level Read Article →
Matt Nadolski led Campbell in four offensive categories in 2014. (photo by Will Bratton / Campbell University Athletics)

Former Casa star Nadolski bounced around until finding home at Campbell

Matt Nadolski finished 2014 season as Campbell’s top power hitter. Read Article →

A look at Empire college baseball stars

A look at how various Empire players are performing in the college baseball ranks Read Article →

C.J. Banaszek loses battle with leukemia

Petaluma youngster served as inspirational figure to Casa Grande football team Read Article →
Cardinal Newman graduate Keaton Dunsford will transfer to Princeton in 2015 after completing a year at Phillips Exeter Academy, a college-prep school in New Hampshire. (Conner Jay / The Press Democrat, 2013)

Former Newman QB Dunsford offered spot on Princeton football team

Keaton Dunsford will spent a year at an East Coast college-prep school before transferring to Princeton in 2015. Read Article →
Peter Hoge of  Maria Carrillo, the All-Empire Large School Baseball Player of the Year.  (KENT PORTER / Press Democrat)

All-Empire Large School Baseball: Hoge stepped up his game

Maria Carrillo senior worked on becoming a pitcher for the Pumas. Read Article →
Clear Lake junior Cole Brodnansky (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire Small School Baseball: Clear Lake’s Brodnansky a student of the game

The junior catcher helped Clear Lake capture the NCL I title and a playoff win. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo graduate Dante Hay (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire Boys Track & Field: Pumas’ Dante Hay ends season on high note

The Maria Carrillo grad earned multiple first-place finishes. Read Article →
Brittney Veler (CRISTA JEREMIASON/PD)

All-Empire large school softball: Pumas’ Brittney Veler is the ‘real deal’

The Maria Carrillo star does it all for the NBL champion. Read Article →
EDENS

All-Empire small school softball: Cloverdale’s Teanne Edens led with strong arm, booming bat

Pitcher threw 20 complete games to propel the Eagles to the tops of the Empire ranks. Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Claudia Rohrs (photo by Christopher Chung, The Press Democrat)

All-Empire girls badminton: Claudia Rohrs always put her team first

Senior star helped 
propel Santa Rosa High powerhouse. Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Liam Galbraith (PD photo).

All-Empire boys badminton: Santa Rosa standout Liam Galbraith made remarkable strides

In less than a year, the Santa Rosa High student went from novice to the top prep badminton player in the Redwood Empire Read Article →
Analy senior Jon Knox poses underwater with teammates during practice with the Neptune Swimming club. Photo: Crista Jeremiason/ The Press Democrat

All-Empire boys swimming: Jon Knox quieted his doubts

Analy's Jon Knox is our 2014 All-Empire swimmer of the year. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate tennis player Alec Wong (photo by Crista Jeremiason, The Press Democrat)

All-Empire boys tennis: Alec Wong’s season a smash

Rancho Cotate sophomore went unbeaten in NBL singles competition Read Article →

Empire roundup: Kiwanis all-star game on July 19

41st annual football event using north-south format instead of SCL vs. NBL Read Article →
Montgomery golfer Nick Rogers (Photo by Christopher Chung, The Press Democrat)

All-Empire boys golf: Montgomery’s Rogers the clear choice for Player of the Year

Rogers will play golf at SRJC rather than head directly to a four-year university. Read Article →

Empire roundup: Former St. Vincent hockey star named to All-America team

Capping a standout run for the Air Force Academy hockey team, Adam McKenzie was named to the Capital One Academic All-America at-large second team. Read Article →

Cardinal Newman to host wrestling camp

Cardinal Newman wrestling coach Francisco Manriquez will be overseeing a pair of summer wrestling camps at his school on June 27-28. Manriquez will be assisted by Ricky Alcala, a Division I All-American wrestler, and Hector Sandoval, a JC All-American. Read Article →

Former Casa Grande athlete to host softball camps in Petaluma

Ashley Ludlow will hold camps in late June Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Track star picks graduation over state meet

Casa Grande's Caleb Lundquist will skip CIF championships in Clovis Read Article →
baseball

Vikings’ Long drives in winning run to lead NBL past SCL

The North Bay League edged the Sonoma County League 1-0 Sunday. Read Article →
Casa Grande's Nicholas Rauch races to a second-place finish in the boys 1,600 meters at Saturday's Meet of Champions at Cal. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

NCS track & field: Casa Grande’s Rauch heading to state meet

Gauchos standout among several Empire athletes to qualify for CIF meet. Read Article →

NCS track: Sophomores excel at Class A meet

Willits’ Will Smith, St. Helena’s Julia DeVencenzi grab two wins and are headed to Meet of Champions Read Article →

NCS Division 4 softball: Cloverdale can’t hold on in 6-4 loss

The Eagles couldn't close out at home against Moreau Catholic, who rallied to score four unanswered runs and win the NCS matchup. Read Article →

NCS playoffs: Casa Grande’s baseball title hopes dashed on the road

The Gauchos were shut out by Washington in the Division 2 tournament. Petaluma lost to College Park. Santa Rosa's softball team lost to Granada. Read Article →
St. Vincent shortstop Ursyla Baumgarten scores from second on a double-steal attempt. Baumgarten also had a home run.
(JOHN BURGESS / The Press Democrat)

NCS softball: St. Vincent turns on power, defeats Calistoga 9-4

The Mustangs are seeking a third straight championship. Read Article →

NCS roundup: Maria Carrillo softball team bounced

Empire softball, baseball teams struggle on the road Read Article →

NCS playoffs: Empire teams turning a few heads after upsets

Quite a number of teams are still in the hunt for a baseball or softball section title. The journey gets tougher as many of them will have to hit the road for the next game. Read Article →
Healdsburg’s Bianca Nicastro, third from right, finishes first in the 400 meters final at the SCL track finals at Elsie Allen on May 17.
(JOHN BURGESS / The Press Democrat)

Healdsburg’s Nicastro overcomes brutal Achilles injury

Healdsburg standout is back on track after an Achilles injury last summer. Read Article →

NCS softball: Maria Carrillo surges past Dublin 4-2

Hannah Chew's blast sparked the Pumas' four unanswered runs. Maria Carrillo will face Cardondelet in the next round of the Division 2 playoffs. Read Article →