Clear Lake High School senior Jared Strate takes batting practice in the team's batting cage on the old football field (the goal post has been standing for 50 years or more) which has always doubled as the baseball field, Friday May 29, 2015 in Lakeport. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Clear Lake baseball, softball teams have small-school power

Players have formed a special bond and it shows on the field. Read Article →
Santa Rosa High School’s Kirsten Carter, center, easily wins the girls 200-meter dash Saturday in the NCS Redwood Empire track meet. (John Burgess / PD)

NCS track and field championships: Santa Rosa’s Kirsten Carter advances in 2 events

Freshman won her preliminary heats in both the 200- and 400-meter dash events. Read Article →
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NCS softball playoffs: Analy, Rancho, Newman lose on Friday

Albany scored the only run of the game in unorthodox fashion on Friday as the Cougars eliminated visiting Analy from the NCS Division 3 playoffs. Read Article →

NCS baseball: Cloverdale beats El Molino, 1-0

Cloverdale pitcher Chris Harms dominant in opening-round victory Read Article →

NCS softball: Cardinal Newman scores four runs in seventh inning to win 8-7

Sarah Holly scores the winning run on a head-first slide with one out. Read Article →

Tuesday NCS baseball roundup: Casa’s Joaquim blanks Campolindo

Casey Longaker belted a three-run homer in the first inning and Chris Joaquim pitched a shutout as Casa Grande defeated visiting Campolindo, 3-0, in the opening round of the NCS Division 2 bracket on Tuesday. Read Article →

Tuesday NCS softball roundup: Rancho blasts four homers in 12-6 win

Rancho Cotate belted a season-high four home runs while getting a road win over Pinole Valley, 12-6, in the first round of the North Coast Section Division 2 playoffs on Tuesday. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman batter Bryce McChinak lays down a bunt against Concord in Tuesday's first-round NCS playoff game.   (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

Cardinal Newman falls 2-1 in baseball playoffs

Cardinal Newman’s season came to a sudden and surprising end on Tuesday as the heavily favored Cardinals, seeded No. 2, lost to visiting 15 seed Concord 2-1 in the first round of the NCS Div. 2 baseball playoffs. Read Article →
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PD Preps Insider: Cal-Hi Sports honors for Barbosa, Vice-Neat, Flores

Cal Hi Sports, the state’s top authority on high school athletics, was kind to the Redwood Empire in doling out basketball honors recently. The popular web site selected three local girls for recognition. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Cal Clamar pitched during the NBL championship game held at Santa Rosa Junior College, Friday, May 22, 2015. Cardinal Newman defeated Casa Grande 2-0. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

NBL baseball: Cardinal Newman defeats Casa Grande 2-0 for tournament title

Cal Clamar pitched shutout; Newman capitalized on fielding error to score only runs. Read Article →
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SCL roundup: Petaluma wins softball title; Sonoma Valley claims baseball crown

Trojans rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Analy, 8-7. Read Article →

Newman needs 10 innings to beat Maria Carrillo 5-4

The Cardinal Newman Cardinals came up with two runs in the seventh inning against visiting Maria Carrillo on Wednesday to send the contest into extra innings, then scored again in the bottom of the 10th inning to outlast the Pumas 5-4 and reach the championship game of the NBL Tournament. Read Article →

Casa Grande drops Ukiah, runs win streak to 15 in a row

Chris Joaquim allowed no earned runs in six innings of work and the Casa Grande baseball team ran its winning streak to 15 consecutive games Wednesday with a 5-2 win over Ukiah to reach the title game of the NBL Tournament. Read Article →

Analy tops Sonoma Valley, reaches SCL tournament final

Crystal Gevas contributed three hits to help Analy turn back Sonoma Valley 6-2 and reach the final of the SCL Tournament today against Petaluma. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider (Dissa & Data): El Molino boys volleyball in NCS semifinals

El Molino High School will be the scene tonight of the region’s biggest boys volleyball match of the year when the Lions take on Berean Christian in a North Coast Section Division 3 semifinal. Read Article →
Analy’s Lani Auva’a swims the girls’ 100-yard backstroke during the NCS swimming and diving championships held Saturday at Concord Community Pool. (Crista Jeremiason / PD)

NCS swimming championships: Analy, Maria Carrillo girls among qualifiers for state

The Redwood Empire will be represented at next week's first-ever state swim tournament. Read Article →
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NCS badminton: Empire players fall on Saturday

Windsor’s Ruth McQuown and Montgomery’s Karen Cai won Division 1 opening-round matches in Saturday’s North Coast Section badminton tournament at Newark Memorial High. Read Article →
Petaluma's Allison Scranton (PD File, 2014).

SCL track and field championships: Analy boys, Petaluma girls win

Sonoma Valley’s Amy Stanfield collected three blue ribbons. Read Article →
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NCS lacrosse: Cardinal Newman girls, Petaluma boys fall in quarterfinals

University High outscores Cardinal Newman 14-4; Marin Catholic bests Petaluma 13-5. Read Article →
The Casa Grande baseball team in action earlier this week. (PD File)

High school baseball roundup: Casa Grande secures NBL title

Casa Grande wrapped up its second NBL title in three years. Read Article →
The Maria Carrillo softball team. (PD FIle, 2014)

High school softball roundup: Pumas reach NBL postseason with win

Victory improved Carrillo’s record to 8-6 in league, good enough to make playoffs. Read Article →
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High school baseball roundup: Casa Grande clinches tie for NBL crown

The Casa Grande Gauchos limited Cardinal Newman to three hits Wednesday. Read Article →
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High school softball roundup: Vikings seeking postseason spot

Montgomery continued its late-season surge Tuesday by defeating Windsor, 11-5. Read Article →
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Analy swimmer disqualified from SCL championships due to wrong swimsuit

Analy lost the boys 200-yard freestyle relay because of a disqualification and saw the boys’ team championship slip through their paws. Read Article →
Ukiah High School wrestler Harmonie Roberts during practice in February. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat)

PDPreps Insider: Ukiah’s Harmonie Roberts holds her own in wrestling’s U.S. Open

Our 2014-15 Girls Wrestler of the Year long ago proved she can grapple with the toughest girls in the state. Sunday in Las Vegas, Roberts showed she’s ready to take on grown women. Read Article →
Montana Pawek of Maria Carrillo competing in the boys' 50-yard freestyle during the 2015 North Bay League championships held Saturday at the Santa Rosa Junior College Quinn Swim Center. May 9, 2015. (Erik Castro / for The Press Democrat)

NBL swimming championships: Maria Carrillo boys, girls win titles

Pumas capped undefeated NBL dual-meet regular season with league titles. Read Article →
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NCS boys tennis: Cardinal Newman duo claim crown

Doubles team of Tom Broffman, Connery Gschwend won first place in tournament. Read Article →
Sonoma Valley's Jack Lewis swims the breast stroke during the boys 200-yard medley relay at the Sonoma County League swim championship finals held at the Petaluma Swim Center, Friday, May 8, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

SCL swimming championships: Sonoma boys edge Analy for title

It’s official. Sonoma Valley swimming is back. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Alejandro Serrano Osoba during a match in March. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

NCS tennis tournament: Cardinal Newman boys vie for titles

Cardinal Newman will be well represented Saturday in the NCS finals. Read Article →
Ukiah played against Maria Carrillo, Thursday, May 7, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school softball roundup: Ukiah captures NBL title

For the first time in 18 years, Ukiah is the North Bay League softball champion. Read Article →