Volleyball: Sonoma Valley nears SCL perfection

Dragons move within three matches of perfect season in league after win over Analy Read Article →
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Santa Rosa Panthers end NBL tennis drought

By HOWARD SENZELL FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Breaking a drought of more than 20 years, Santa Rosa’s tennis team captured the North Bay League title Tuesday with a 6-1 victory over visiting Casa Grande. Santa Rosa concluded league play with a 12-2 record to take the title outright over runner-up Cardinal Newman (10-4). After speaking […] Read Article →
All-Empire Large School Football Player of the Year: Casa Grande's JaJaun Lawson

PD Preps Insider: Catching up with Gaucho grads

Two key cogs in Casa Grande’s drive to the 2013 NBL football title are both redshirting this season at Division I colleges. Read Article →
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Week 8 football rankings: Who sits at No. 1?

Check out the latest rankings and see if your school made the cut. Read Article →
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Girls golf: Curry, Catarozoli win medalist honors

Santa Rosa, Petaluma golfers earn top scores in 
NBL and SCL tournaments. Read Article →
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Saturday’s football roundup: Point Arena unbeaten in NCL III play

Point Arena remains unbeaten in NCL III play with 54-34 victory over Upper Lake. Read Article →

Football: Maria Carrillo rallies to stun Rancho Cotate 34-28

“This game is a really big turning point for us,” said Maria Carrillo senior running back Alex Netherda Read Article →
Petaluma's Michael Devincenzi bobbles the ball after intercepting it, but regains control as El Molino's Lani Gaspar tries to take him down during the game held at Petaluma High School, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Trojans battle back to win SCL showdown with El Molino, 49-26

Petaluma won its Homecoming game but took a pretty circuitous route to get there. Read Article →
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Football roundup: Brookshire leads way in Newman’s victory

Cardinals QB passes for two touchdowns, runs for two more in 48-7 victory over Casa Grande Read Article →
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Boys soccer roundup: Rancho Cotate stays atop NBL by beating Panthers

Rancho Cotate still atop NBL standings after 3-1 victory over Santa Rosa. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate's Chris Taylor-Yamanoha runs the ball during a game riday, Sept. 19, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

2-way players can benefit football teams

Teams across the Redwood Empire are known for utilizing athletes on both sides of the ball. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Caiti Wiesner blocks a Santa Rosa shot at the net.

Carrillo closing in on volleyball title

Maria Carrillo continued its march toward a 10th consecutive crown Tuesday. Read Article →
Montgomery players loosen up before their home game Friday against No. 1-ranked Windsor. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat)

Week 7 football rankings: Who sits at No. 1?

Check out the latest rankings and see if your school made the cut. Read Article →
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Saturday’s high school football roundup: Analy dominates SCL rival Piner

The Tigers scored 22 points in the 1st quarter en route to a 50-14 weekend win. Read Article →
Windsor quarterback Jalen Roman breaks into the clear. (Press Democrat / Kent Porter)

Windsor struggles but stays perfect

10-7 grind-it-out victory over Montgomery was no masterpiece. Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Kalei Aukai stops Maria Carrillo ball carrier Seth Vernon, Friday Oct. 10, 2014 at Maria Carrillo High School in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Friday night football roundup: Rancho beats Newman in OT

The Cougars got the ball first in the extra period and scored on a fourth-and-goal from the 6. Read Article →
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Saturday’s high school football previews

Here's a look at Saturday's slate of high school football games. Read Article →
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Benefield: Homecoming magic sparks St. Helena

Maybe it was the crown they gave Davon Browne at half time that changed the momentum of the game. Read Article →

Friday night football scores

Scores from around the Empire. Read Article →
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Friday’s high school football previews

Here's a look at Friday's slate of high school football games. Read Article →
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Girls soccer roundup: Analy downs Piner, stays unbeaten in SCL

Sami Zepponi scored two goals in the Tigers' 5-0 victory over the Prospectors Wednesday. Read Article →
No. 4 Rancho Cotate hosts No. 3 Cardinal Newman on Friday. (Photo by Crista Jeremiason, The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Football Rankings: Week 6

Check out the latest rankings and see if your school made the cut. Read Article →
Becky Nelson is escorted out by family friend and Montgomery soccer player Carson Wyatt during a special ceremony in tribute to women with breast cancer held between the boys and girls soccer games at Montgomery High School, Tuesday, October 7, 2014.(Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Beautiful Game steps up for breast cancer awareness

Montgomery High defender Carson Wyatt saved the day Tuesday night, but it wasn’t on the soccer field. Read Article →

Volleyball roundup: Santa Rosa tops Casa Grande in 5 games

Other winners Tuesday: Maria Carrillo, Montgomery, Cardinal Newman, Sonoma Valley, Healdsburg Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Piner short-handed in loss to Petaluma

Three Piner starters were academically ineligible to play when the Prospectors took on the Trojans last Friday. Read Article →
St. Vincent's George Sammon during a September football game. (CONNER JAY/ PD FILE)

Saturday football roundup: Sammon leads St. Vincent with 5 touchdowns

St. Vincent, Tomales, Mendocino all romp in small-school Saturday action. Read Article →
Windsor's Hunter Hanson, left,  protects his quarterback Jalen Roman, right, during the game held at Windsor High School, Friday, October 3, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason, The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Windsor makes it look easy

There was a moment in the fourth quarter Friday night that defined the dominance of the Windsor Jaguars. Read Article →

Friday football roundup: Manning helps lift Santa Rosa to first victory

Santa Rosa beats Ukiah; Analy, Rancho Cotate, Rincon Valley Christian all win big Read Article →

Football: Newman pulls away from Maria Carrillo 42-28

In a high-scoring second half, the Cardinal Newman football team pushed for a late lead, eventually beating Maria Carrillo 42-28, Friday night in Santa Rosa. Read Article →

SCL football: Petaluma wears down Piner

Trojans use triple option to their advantage to emerge with 23-12 victory. Read Article →