St. Vincent's George Sammon (33) runs through the Calistoga defense, chased by Calistoga's Dylan Alvarado in 2013. 
(ALVIN JORNADA / The Press Democrat)

In numbers crunch, NCL II disbands

Calistoga, Tomales and Upper Lake to join others in 8-man football next fall. Read Article →

North Central League II All-League Girls Soccer, 2014

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

North Central League II All-League Boys Soccer, 2014

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

North Central League I All-League Girls Soccer, 2014

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

North Central League I All-League Boys Soccer, 2014

All-League teams are selected by coaches Read Article →
Rancho Cotate High player Moziah Ward (5) gets strong defense from Petaluma's Ben Sanderson (12) during a game at Rancho Cotate in Rohnert Park Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (Erik Castro / for The Press Democrat)

Boys basketball roundup: Petaluma defense holds against Rancho

Petaluma defeated Rancho Cotate, 54-40. Read Article →

PDPreps Insider: New boys soccer coach for Newman

Cardinal Newman’s new boys’ soccer coach is not an unfamiliar name around campus. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Justin Botteri goes up for the rebound against Saint Mary's Nyjahl Thompson during the championship game of the Rose City Tournament held at Cardinal Newman High School, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Boys basketball: Cardinals comeback surprises St. Mary’s in Rose City Tournament

Cardinal Newman was able to rally and defeat visiting Saint Mary’s in the championship game. Read Article →
In this 2011 file photo, Montgomery's Alec Kobre goes up for a shot vs. Woodcreek.  
Credit: Crista Jeremiason / Press Democrat

Benefield: Kobre hasn’t lost shooting touch

UOP recruited Montgomery grad, former SRJC player for his shooting. Read Article →
Windsor’s Chaise Noles, left, goes to the basket as Maria Carrillo’s Devin Lehrer defends during the
Redwood Empire Invitational Basketball Tournament game Friday at Healdsburg High School. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school boys basketball: Healdsburg, Windsor, Willits alive in REIBT

Healdsburg boys team overcame a halftime deficit for the win. Read Article →
Arizona's Scooby Wright stands with his trophy after being awarded the Chuck Bednarik Award as the defensive player of the year at the College Football Awards on Thursday.
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Scooby Wright wins Bednarik Award

Award is given to the nation’s defensive player of the year. Read Article →

Healdsburg basketball tournament on hold until Friday

The heavy rains in the region forced postponement today of all games in the REIBT boys and girls basketball tournament at Healdsburg High School. Read Article →

Sonoma County League All-League Boys Soccer, 2014

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

Small School Bridge League All-League Boys Soccer, 2014

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

(UPDATE) Boys basketball: Rose City Tournament suspended until Friday because of storm

The boys basketball tournament begins Thursday Read Article →
The Rancho Cotate girls varsity basketball team watches the junior varsity girls finish their game at Rancho Cotate High School, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: It’s a whole new season for Rancho Cotate basketball teams

Rancho Cotate is hoping to do a lot of surprising this season. Read Article →
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Boys basketball roundup: Analy routs Rancho Cotate for first win

After beginning the season with three losses, Analy broke into the win column in a big way. Read Article →

PDPreps Insider: Ukiah basketball coach replaced

For the first time in 37 years, Ukiah has a new boys basketball coach. Read Article →
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Empire basketball roundup: Elsie Allen defends its title in Stokes Invitational

Elsie Allen’s boys basketball team defeated Sonoma Valley, 44-31. Read Article →
Montgomery Vikings' Michael Septimo scores in the second half of the game against Folsom on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at Montgomery High School. ( Photo by Charlie Gesell )

Montgomery holds its own but falls in Viking Classic final, 55-45

Folsom, spotted host Montgomery a first-half lead Saturday night before storming back. Read Article →
Analy's Grant St. Martin (31) makes an inbound pass amid some distraction from Cardinal Newman fans in a 2013 game.
Credit: Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat

Benefield: Root for the home team — with class

Is rowdy cheering good fun or low class? Part of the high school experience or something that has no place on campus? Read Article →

Empire basketball tournaments scores and schedule

Scores and schedules for local tournaments under way this week. Read Article →
St. Helena's Kyle Lemieux, center, protects his quarterback Jack Preston from pressure from Salesian's Donovan Hedrick during the game held at Alhambra High School in Martinez, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NCS football: Saints come up just short

St. Helena was a heavy underdog, but wound up just a touchdown short. Read Article →

Empire basketball tournaments scores and schedule

Scores and schedules for local tournaments under way this week. Read Article →
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St. Helena football: A chance of reign

Saints will be upholding a long and impressive tradition Friday. Read Article →

Empire basketball tournaments schedule

Scores and schedules for local tournaments under way this week. Read Article →
St. Helena High School's head football coach Brandon Farrell, fourth from left, talks to his offense during practice at St. Helena High School, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: St. Helena faces biggest challenge yet vs. Salesian

Salesian is the No. 1 seed. St. Helena is No. 3. The teams will square off Friday. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Justin Botteri, left,  goes up for the rebound against Marin Catholic's Sam Newsome during the game held at Cardinal Newman High School, Tuesday, December 2, 2014. (Photo by Crista Jeremiason, The Press Democrat)

Boys basketball: Cardinal Newman rallies in second half to beat Marin Catholic, 60-51

Connor Rubattino leads Cardinals with 24 points; Justin Botteri adds 15, eight rebounds Read Article →
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CIF volleyball: Anderson Valley bested in title game

San Francisco Waldorf captured the CIF NorCal Division 6 championship Tuesday. Read Article →
Sonoma Academy's McKenna Sell, left, and Rylee Bowen, center, warm up with the team prior to the race. The Sonoma Academy girls cross country team took third place overall in Division 5 during the 2014 CIF State Cross Country Championships held at Woodward Park in Fresno, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Insider: Local athletes not done running

The CIF state cross country meet was last weekend, but some of the area’s top high school runners don’t want their seasons to end. Read Article →