Cardinal Newman's Justin Botteri shoots over Cloverdale's Jayson McMillan during the game Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NCS boys basketball: Cardinal Newman rolls to easy win over Cloverdale

Cardinal Newman came out focused and defeated Cloverdale 69-39. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Kylie Kiech is fouled as she drives to the basket between Justin-Siena's Haley Weaver, left, and Catherine Cronwall, right, during the game held at Cardinal Newman High School, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NCS basketball playoffs roundup: Anderson Valley pulls off
 upset over St. Elizabeth

Anderson Valley’ pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the tournament so far. Read Article →
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CIF girls wrestling: Rancho Cotate’s Vickie Espinoza finishes 2nd

Junior made it to finals but fell to reigning champ in her weight class. Read Article →
Windsor's Dominic DuCharme, top, during a January  meet. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

North Coast Section wrestling: 4 from Empire claim titles

Two from Windsor join Newman, El Molino wrestlers in victory. Read Article →
Tom Kirkpatrick guides the Windsor football team in spring conditioning, Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Padecky: Windsor High School’s Tom Kirkpatrick a gentleman coach

Tom Kirkpatrick points to everyone except to himself. Always has. Always will. Read Article →
Montgomery's Eric Poulsen goes up to the basket as Northgate's Jeremy Moniz defends during the game held at Montgomery High School, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.  (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NCS boys basketball tournament: Vikings take control in 59-49 win

Montgomery will host Dublin Wednesday at 7 p.m. Read Article →
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NCS girls basketball roundup: Short-handed Panthers fall to Clayton Valley 67-63

Forced to play without its starting center, Santa Rosa turned in a valiant effort but lost. Read Article →
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NCS girls basketball tournament: Late comeback boosts Windsor to 57-54 win

After only taking the lead with a minute remaining, Windsor held on to win. Read Article →
Windsor's Beau Colombini, top, during the King of the Mat wrestling tournament in January 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school wrestling: Windsor boys advance; Empire girls at state

Eight Windsor High School wrestlers advanced in NCS championships Friday. Read Article →
Alex Garcia, 17, right, a wrestler from Archbishop Hanna High School, practices with Dalton Elster, 17, from Sonoma Valley High School, on Wednesday, Feb.25, 2015. (BETH SCHLANKER / The Press Democrat)

NCS wrestling tournament: Archbishop Hanna senior Alex Garcia eyes victory

Garcia, a senior, is the No. 1 seed at 132 pounds. Read Article →

NCS basketball tournament: Wednesday’s scores

Wednesday's scores from the NCS basketball tournament. Read Article →
Tom Bonfigli's Cardinal Newman basketball team will enter the NCS playoffs as the top-seeded team among Division 4 boys. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

NCS basketball tournament roundup: Cardinal Newman boys give coach win No. 700

Coach Tom Bonfigli reached career win No. 700 Wednesday night. Read Article →
Cloverdale's John McMillan watches his shot reach its target during their first-round NCS Division 4 playoff game against Fortuna in Cloverdale, Wednesday, Feb. 25. (Jeremy Portje / For The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Hot-shooting tandem leads Cloverdale boys to 49-33 victory

Cloverdale Eagles upset the visiting Fortuna Huskies Wednesday in front of a raucous home crowd. Read Article →
Convent of Sacred Heart's Ariana Abdulmassih shoots as Sonoma Academy's Clara Spars, center, and Savannah Stoughton, right, defends during the game held at Sonoma Academy, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

NCS girls basketball tournament: End of the road for Sonoma Academy

Sonoma Academy had its stellar season come to an end Wednesday night with 54-36 loss. Read Article →

NCS basketball: Tuesday night’s scores, Wednesday’s schedule

Tuesday's first-round NCS results and Wednesday's schedule for Redwood Empire teams. Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Kylie Oden looks to pass as Liberty's Jamesha Green defends during the game held at Santa Rosa High School, Tuesday, February 24, 2015.   (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

NCS girls basketball: Santa Rosa wins to cap big night for NBL

Santa Rosa, Montgomery, Ukiah, Windsor all win in first round of NCS playoffs. Read Article →
Elsie Allen's Bradley Greiner, right, tries to dribble past  Miramonte's Ryan Anderson during their game in Santa Rosa on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.   (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

NCS boys basketball: Dream season ends for Elsie Allen

Elsie Allen’s record-setting season came to a disappointing end Tuesday night with a
 58-41 defeat against Miramonte. Read Article →

NCS boys basketball: Montgomery takes care of Arroyo, 60-48

Erik Poulsen leads No. 2-seeded Vikings with 25 points. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Maria Carrillo’s Netherda draws interest in Berkeley

All-Empire Large School Defensive Player of the Year is heading to Cal as a "preferred walk-on." Read Article →
Devin Murray practices with her Santa Rosa teammates Monday in preparation for the start of NCS playoffs. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat)

For Santa Rosa’s Devin Murray, the old feeling is back

Santa Rosa's Devin Murray thought her career was over but doctors OK'd her return. Read Article →
Elsie Allen  coach Matt Kasch, center, player Vinny Chavez, left, and other members of the baseball team work on field maintenance after practice. (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

Kerry Benefield: Elsie Allen baseball and the discomforts of home

The infield of Lobo field is an undulating patch of grass with deep divots and wide dead spots where no grass grows. Read Article →

NCS basketball: First-round schedule for Redwood Empire teams

First-round games for Redwood Empire teams in the NCS tournament. Read Article →
Tom Bonfigli's Cardinal Newman basketball team will enter the NCS playoffs as the top-seeded team among Division 4 boys. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

NCS seedings: Newman gets No. 1 slot in boys tournament

44 local teams of various size and gender among those receiving good news. Read Article →
Ukiah High School wrestler Harmonie Roberts, Thursday Feb. 19, 2015 during practice. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Sister act on Ukiah High School girls wrestling team

Ukiah is building a powerhouse in the sport, and the Roberts sisters are supplying much of the fuel. Read Article →
In this 2011 file photo, Rancho Cotate wrestler Kayla Aggio shows off her CIF state championship belt and  US Nationals medal.
Credit: Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat

Former Rancho Cotate wrestler Kayla Aggio not satisfied with All-American status

Even though Aggio competed in a college championship match last weekend and earned All-American status for the third time, she still wasn’t satisfied. Read Article →
Montgomery's Matt Hyman goes up for a shot as Cardinal Newman's Justin Botteri defends during Friday's game at Santa Rosa JC.
Credit: Crista Jeremiason  / The Press Democrat

Newman boys down Monty in NBL final

Montgomery and Cardinal Newman tipped off in the North Bay League Tournament championship game Friday, and the game was every bit as intense as expected. Final score: Cardinals 47, Vikings 45. Read Article →

SCL boys basketball: Piner pulls off upset of Elsie Allen in final

Prospectors hold off Lobos in final quarter for 65-60 victory. Read Article →

NBL girls basketball: Cardinal Newman rolls to tournament title

Cardinals cruise 71-30 for their 17th consecutive victory. Read Article →

SR United soccer team claims state title

The Celtic U-12 boys club team is state champion after a run of finishes including seventh, fourth and second in the last three years. Read Article →

High school girls basketball: Petaluma captures 3rd SCL tournament title in a row

The Petaluma team held off the Sonoma Valley Dragons 37-33 Thursday. Read Article →