PD Preps Insider

There has been nothing up and down about Jack Stafford’s season. Read Article →

College and high school results for Monday, Oct. 20

Here's how teams in Sonoma, Lake & Mendocino counties performed this Monday. Read Article →

College and high school results for Saturday, Oct. 18

Here's how teams in Sonoma, Lake & Mendocino counties performed this Saturday. Read Article →
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Friday night football scores

How teams fared around the Redwood Empire. Read Article →
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Prep sports schedule, Oct. 14-18

What's happening on North Bay playing fields this week. Read Article →
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Preps sports schedule, Oct. 6-11

What's happening on local playing fields this week. Read Article →

Humbling trip for Analy: Tigers lose at McClymonds, 55-14

Entering a hostile environment and facing a McClymonds team that is big, fast and aggressive, Analy was run off the field in a 55-14 loss. Read Article →

College and high school results for Monday, Sept. 22

Here's how teams in Sonoma, Lake & Mendocino counties performed this Monday. Read Article →
Santa Rosa High School senior and aspiring cyclist Tommy Lucas takes a break atop Los Alamos Road while training around Santa Rosa on Friday.
Credit: Conner Jay / Press Democrat

Benefield: Lucas gets European seasoning (w/video)

Considered the top 17-year-old cyclist around, Tommy Lucas made two trips to Europe this summer with the USA Cycling junior national team. 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

Football: Analy routs Casa Grande in showdown of league champs

Tigers jumped to 40-0 lead at halftime Read Article →
Petaluma’s Brendan White (5) hurdles over Santa Rosa’s 
Carter Lindstrom-Drake during the first half of Friday’s game.
(Erik Castro / For The Press Democrat)

Football: Petaluma squeezes by Santa Rosa 13-12

Trojans blow 13-0 lead, but Panthers comeback falls short on failed conversion Read Article →

Saturday’s high school football previews, Week 1

Newman opens season against prominent Nevada high school Read Article →
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High school football previews, Week 1

Today’s top high school football games Read Article →
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PDPreps Insider: 1st-time football player is one to watch

He has never donned pads for a high school football game, but Analy’s Malcolm Jenkins qualifies as a “player to watch.” If his name sounds familiar, it’s probably because of his exploits on the basketball court. Jenkins was a first-team All-Empire selection after leading the Tigers (and ranking among the top scorers in the region) […] Read Article →
Piner quarterback Tony Martignoli. Monday Aug. 18, 2014 at Piner High School in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Football preview: Piner looks to extend improvement trend

New QB Tony Martignoli can throw deep passes well. Read Article →
Linebacker Richard DePaz (14) springs forward to deliver a blow to the blocking sled at Elsie Allen’s preseason practice. 
(JOHN BURGESS / The Press Democrat

Football preview: Elsie Allen taking 2014 one step at a time

Lobos' goal for season is building a foundation. Read Article →
Kerry Benefield, The Press Democrat's new local sports columnist.

Benefield: Sports is about the cheering

I didn’t cry when the final whistle blew on my last college soccer game. What I remember feeling was relief. It had been a long time. I was ready to hang it up. About six months later, relief was replaced by something else I wasn’t ready for. I was coaching an under-14 girls soccer team […] Read Article →

High school football: Cardinal Newman to forfeit nine practices

Cardinals held spring practice eight times after its school year ended in late May; Middletown also held three unauthorized practices Read Article →
Taylor Stroud finished the 2014 season with the second-best ERA in the Big Sky Conference.
BOB SOLORIO / Sacramento State Athletics

Stroud finishes college career on high note

Former Montgomery star found ways to pitch around injury, earn conference honors throughout college Read Article →

California Haze holding U16 tryouts in late August

The California Haze Junior Olympic fast-pitch U16 A-level softball team will host tryouts for its fall tournament team in August. Read Article →
Former Rancho Cotate star Brent Gillespie led Youngstown State 
to its first NCAA tournament victory in school history.
(Youngstown State athletics)

Rancho grad Gillespie helped Youngstown State reach NCAA tourney

NCAA Tournament berth fuels Gillespe's fire to earn another appearance Read Article →
Casa Grande's Daniel Greisen, right, takes on Rancho Cotate's Hector Hernandez, left, during the South's football practice held at Rancho Cotate High School in preparation for the Kiwanis All-Star Football Game held on Saturday.

(Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Sonoma County’s best back for Kiwanis All-Star Football game

All-star game will divide players into teams from north, south parts of Sonoma County Read Article →
Petaluma's Allison Scranton won the SCL shot put title and also plays basketball for the Trojans.
JOHN BURGESS / The Press Democrat

All-Empire girls track: Allison Scranton’s success revolves around work ethic

Trojans' discus thrower is also one of the Empire's best hoops players. Read Article →
Petaluma High School's Riley Scott. 
(CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire girls swimming: Petaluma’s Scott doesn’t do the norm

Trojans' Scott doesn't follow typical Empire swimming path. Read Article →
SRJC Basketball Practice

SRJC men’s basketball: Kobre bound for UOP

The state tourney MVP is one of a number of players headed to four-year programs. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate high jumper Justin Zinnerman hit a 6-9 at the NCS Meet of Champions despite tweaking his ankle on a previous jump.
(CHRISTOPHER CHUNG / The Press Democrat, 2013)

State track meet: Rancho’s Zinnerman ready for high jump

The Rancho Cotate star is looking for more after his NCS title last week. Read Article →

NCS Meet of Champions: Scranton, Bertsch bound for state

Petaluma field star and Santa Rosa high jumper will compete in Clovis next week Read Article →

Are you going to the World Cup? Tell us

Can we get this in today’s paper and online over the weekend? Whether you are traveling for the globe’s most popular sporting event or will take in the games locally, we’d like to hear about your plans. To share your stories about the Cup, which kicks off June 12, contact Staff Writer Kerry Benefield, 526-8671 […] Read Article →
Petaluma junior Allison Scranton won the shot put title at the Sonoma County League meet earlier this month.
JOHN BURGESS / The Press Democrat

Petaluma’s Scranton looks to reach state track and field meet

Petaluma star digs for title shot while at the same time, playing on traveling hoops team. Read Article →
Kayla Aggio, top, grapples with an opponent during a match against Midland University in the Oklahoma City Dual tournament last October.
RICH TORTORELLI / Oklahoma City University Athletics, 2013

Padecky: Rancho Cotate grad Aggio peaking while grappling tragedy

145.5-pound titlist at nationals, Aggio will wrestle at U.S. World Team Trials. Read Article →