Piner quarterback Tony Martignoli. Monday Aug. 18, 2014 at Piner High School in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Saturday football roundup: Tony Martignoli throws 4 TD passes, guides Piner past Elsie Allen

Piner spotted Elsie Allen first-quarter lead before rallying to 43-9 win Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Fahestus Chomba, right, breaks up a pass intended for Montgomery's Marcus Johnson during their game in Santa Rosa on Friday, September 26, 2014.   (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

Football: Montgomery beats Maria Carrillo on kick return, 30-23

In a tale of two halves, the Montgomery High School football team held off a late surge from Maria Carrillo to beat the Pumas 30-23, Friday night in Santa Rosa. Read Article →
Piner's offense and defense practice in August at Piner High School in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Saturday’s games: Pin-point Okiyama on target for Piner

Piner gets the spotlight Saturday in Empire high school football. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate's Joey Trono breaks through the grip of Casa Grande's Kaleo Garrigan during the game held at Rancho Cotate High School, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Rancho Cotate wins big as NBL play begins

Cougars scored six touchdowns in the first half while defeating defending NBL champions Casa Grande, 45-10, Friday night. Read Article →

NCL I football: Big first half propels Middletown

Wyatt Hall finishes with 243 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lead Mustangs to 54-6 win over Willits Read Article →

Friday football results

Friday night's football scores from around the Redwood Empire. Read Article →
The St. Helena High School football team take the field during practice at St. Helena High School, Thursday, Sept.  25, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NCL I: Small league,
 but big action

NCL I looks highly improved in 2014 — and competitive — with three 3-0 teams. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo preseason football practice

Friday’s high school football previews

Here's a look at Friday's slate of high school football games. Read Article →
Windsor vs Cardinal Newman Soccer

Windsor keeps pressure on in girls soccer win

Windsor defeated Cardinal Newman, 1-0, in NBL match Wednesday. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: League play set to kick off

North Bay League and Sonoma County League football games get under way this weekend. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman vs. Maria Carrillo Volleyball

Pumas’ volleyball dominance continues

It doesn’t look like the Maria Carrillo volleyball dynasty will be ending any time soon. Read Article →
Analy's Madison Beckett tees off against Healdsburg at Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club, in Santa Rosa on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.   (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

Strong girls golf teams in Empire

Led by a large contingent of returning standouts, Empire prep girls golf is strong at the midpoint of the season. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Megan Sullivan, right, kicks the ball away as Montgomery's April Gomez, pressures her during the game at Maria Carrillo High School on Monday.(Press Democrat photo / Crista Jeremiason)

Benefield: Carrillo shuts out Montgomery in 4-0 win

If possession is nine-tenths of the law, Pumas wore the big star badges Monday. Read Article →

Saturday football roundup: Piner rolls against Burton, 54-0

Tomales also beats Balboa, 16-14 Read Article →
El Molino running back Eddie Taylor (8) holds off Lower Lake linebacker Robert Calderon (23) during a  game at Forestville on September 5.
Credit: Alvin Jornada / For The Press Democrat

PREP FOOTBALL: El Mo ahead of schedule

The El Molino football team has already matched its number of wins from last season, as the Lions turn their eyes to Sonoma County League this week. Read Article →
Analy's Kerr Johnson Jr. tries to dive forward for a first down during the Tigers game against Analy in Santa Rosa on Friday, September 19, 2014. (Conner Jay / The Press Democrat)

Football: Analy handles Montgomery in road contest, 42-21

There is little doubt the Tigers are the Empire’s best after easy road win at Montgomery. Read Article →

Friday Prep Football Roundup: Petaluma routs Jefferson, 42-7

Petaluma, Middletown, Willits, St. Helena among Friday's winners Read Article →
Rancho Cotate's Mo Ward takes the ball in for a touchdown in the first half of Friday's game against American Canyon in Santa Rosa. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Football: Rancho Cotate routs American Canyon 56-22

The Cougars made short work of the visitors from American Canyon in Rancho Cotate's home opener. Read Article →

Saturday football previews

Piner, Tomales, Laytonville, Round Valley all play Saturday. Read Article →
Analy’s Xavier Freeman (2) makes a catch in front of Casa Grande’s Jaleel Lawson during Friday night’s game in Sebastopol.
Alvin Jornada / For The Press Democrat

Friday’s high school football previews

Here's a look at Friday's slate of high school football games. Read Article →
Montgomery’s Taylor Ziemer, seen here during a game against Windsor last season, had two goals and an assist in Tuesday’s win against Casa Grande. (CONNER JAY / The Press Democrat, 2013)

Girls soccer: Montgomery, Carrillo open NBL play with wins

In other action: Rancho Cotate beats Windsor, Analy routs Healdsburg, while St. Vincent and Sonoma Academy played to a 2-2 draw in NCL II action. Read Article →

PD Preps Week 3 football rankings

Which teams are atop the PD Preps football rankings this week? Read Article →

Boys soccer roundup: Santa Rosa beats Cardinal Newman 2-0

Andres Garcia, Eric Leon score for Santa Rosa in North Bay League opener Read Article →
Rincon Valley Christian's James Leng, right, boots the ball away as The Bay School's James Fowler pressures him during Monday's game in Santa Rosa. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Boys soccer: Multitalented Leng will help Eagles soar (w/video)

James Leng balances opera singing with his duties as a Rincon Valley team co-captain. Read Article →
Windsor's Gedi Tavares kicks off after a Jaguars touchdown against Miramonte last Friday.
Credit: Alvin Jornada / For The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Insider: Fort Bragg QB on fire

Fort Bragg's Kaylor Sullivan set a state record with eight touchdown passes in the first half of an Oct. 6 victory over Encina of Sacramento. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Jordon Brookshire breaks away from the Clayton Valley Charter defense to score a touchdown. (Conner Jay / The Press Democrat)

Turnovers too much for Cardinal Newman to overcome

Intensity couldn't help Cardinal Newman against Clayton Valley Saturday. Read Article →

Saturday’s high school football roundup

Piner, Cloverdale both come up short. Read Article →

Football roundup: Montgomery gets 18-7 win at Dublin

By HOWARD SENZELL FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Montgomery, with Charles Stone running for two touchdowns and the defense putting in a stellar performance, defeated host Dublin, 18-7 on, Friday night. Dublin intercepted a pass for a touchdown on the third play of the game and was shut out after that. After falling behind 7-0, Stone […] Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Nico D'Amato misses a tackle on Antioch's Kenneth Wilson Jr. during Friday's game in Santa Rosa. (Conner Jay / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Santa Rosa’s got the fighting spirit

Even though the Panthers are 0-2 to start 2014, they aren't going down without a fight. Read Article →
Windsor's Dmitri Acken dodges a tackle by Miramonte linebacker Clayton Stehr. (Press Democrat photo / Alvin Jornada)

Windsor rolls at Miramonte, improves to 3-0

By PHIL BARBER THE PRESS DEMOCRAT ORINDA — A 2-0 start was great news for Windsor, but wins over Granada and Benicia were a little different from Friday night’s assignment. This was Miramonte, one of the top football programs in the Bay Area and the reigning North Coast Section Division 2 champion, and it was […] Read Article →