Petaluma's Allison Scranton shows off her medal after taking fourth place in the girls discus during the 2015 CIF Track & Field Championships held at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis.  (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

State track championships: Scranton sets record in discus

With a monster toss, Allison Scranton left her mark on the Redwood Empire record books Saturday, besting the area discus record by more than four feet. Then she did it again. Read Article →

NCS D6 baseball championship: Tomales loses to St. Bernard’s

Logan Thrap struck out 13 as St. Bernard’s Catholic defeated Tomales, 6-0, to claim the North Coast Section Division 6 championship Saturday in Eureka. Read Article →

College and high school results for Saturday, June 6

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

Kiwanis All-Star baseball game is Sunday

Seniors from the NBL and SCL will put on their uniforms for the final time today when the Kiwanis All-Star baseball game is renewed at Sypher Field on the Santa Rosa JC campus. Read Article →
Petaluma's Allison Scranton advanced to the final round of the discus with a throw of 135 feet, 9 inches.

Carter, Scranton, Bowen advance to state track finals

Freshmen Rylee Bowen and Kirsten Carter, as well as senior Allison Scranton, all advanced to Saturday’s finals of the CIF Track and Field Championship in Clovis. Read Article →
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High school softball: Clear Lake captures Division 5 title

Homers by Atkins, Wingler propel top-seeded Cardinals to 5-1 victory over St. Joseph Notre Dame. Read Article →

College and high school results for Friday, June 5

Here's how teams in Sonoma, Lake & Mendocino counties performed this Friday. Read Article →
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High school baseball: Tomales ready to play for NCS title

Twenty Redwood Empire teams made the North Coast Section baseball playoffs this year, but only one remains standing: Tomales, which finished in the middle of the NCL II with a 6-6 record and was 10-8 as the NCS Division 6 playoffs began. Read Article →

College and high school results for Wednesday, June 3

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

Clear Lake’s perfect baseball season comes to end

The visiting Head-Royce Jayhawks jumped out to a 7-0 lead and held on for a 7-3 victory to end Clear Lake's hopes of a perfect season on Wednesday. Read Article →
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NCS softball: Clear Lake downs St. Vincent 14-4 to reach section final

No. 1 seed advances to Friday's Division 5 title game. Read Article →
Senior Nicholas Rauch runs during practice at Casa Grande High School on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 south of Petaluma. (BETH SCHLANKER / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Casa Grande’s Nicholas Rauch focusing on one chance to shine at state track meet

Rauch is the finest male distance runner Casa Grande has ever produced, says his coach. Read Article →
Analy's Will Smith during the game held at Petaluma High School, Friday, November 7, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

PDPreps Insider: Analy’s Smith picks a college

Analy quarterback Will Smith has signed a letter of intent to play at Kansas Wesleyan University. Read Article →

College and high school results for Tuesday, June 2

Here's how teams in Sonoma, Lake & Mendocino counties performed this Tuesday. Read Article →
Casa Grande's Tyler Moore struggles to get to the ball as teammate Max Cerini watches during the game held at Casa Grande High School, Saturday, May 30, 2015. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

NCS baseball: Heartbreaking loss for Casa Grande

There was high drama at Saturday’s NCS Division 2 quarterfinal at Casa Grande. Read Article →
Clear Lake coaches Rick Moreno, left and Derek Brodnansky give a quick team talk, Friday May 29, 2015 after a workout  at Clear Lake High School in Lakeport. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

NCS baseball roundup: Clear Lake stays unbeaten with 2-1 victory

Undefeated and top-seeded Clear Lake pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the seventh. Read Article →
Sonoma Academy's Rylee Bowen (PD file).

NCS track and field: Redwood Empire freshmen Rylee Bowen, Kirsten Carter among those headed to state meet

The future of Redwood Empire running arrived at UC Berkeley’s Edwards Stadium on four skinny legs. Read Article →
Mina Werner, a senior on the Clear Lake High School girls softball team, takes cuts in the batting cage, Friday, May 29, 2015 in Lakeport. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

NCS softball roundup: Clear Lake, Laytonville win Saturday

Cardinals walloped visiting Valley Christian, 18-0. Read Article →
Petaluma High School softball players earlier in May. (PD File)

NCS softball: Petaluma falls to Livermore 2-0

Trojans came up on the bad end of a small-ball showdown. Read Article →

College and high school results for Saturday, May 30

Here's how teams in Sonoma, Lake & Mendocino counties performed this Saturday. Read Article →
Clear Lake High School senior Jared Strate takes batting practice in the team's batting cage on the old football field (the goal post has been standing for 50 years or more) which has always doubled as the baseball field, Friday May 29, 2015 in Lakeport. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Clear Lake baseball, softball teams have small-school power

Players have formed a special bond and it shows on the field. Read Article →
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NCS baseball playoffs: St. Vincent, Sonoma Academy fall

Redwood Christian overcame an early deficit and defeated St. Vincent, 3-2. Read Article →
Santa Rosa High School’s Kirsten Carter, center, easily wins the girls 200-meter dash Saturday in the NCS Redwood Empire track meet. (John Burgess / PD)

NCS track and field championships: Santa Rosa’s Kirsten Carter advances in 2 events

Freshman won her preliminary heats in both the 200- and 400-meter dash events. Read Article →
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NCS softball playoffs: Analy, Rancho, Newman lose on Friday

Albany scored the only run of the game in unorthodox fashion on Friday as the Cougars eliminated visiting Analy from the NCS Division 3 playoffs. Read Article →

College and high school results for Friday, May 29

Here's how teams in Sonoma, Lake & Mendocino counties performed this Friday. Read Article →
Ruby Moreno, front, and other Rancho Cotate cheerleaders get in shape for cheerleading practices, Tuesday May 26, 2015 at Rancho Cotate High School in Rohnert Park. A bill in the California legislature would make cheerleading a CIF-sanctioned sport. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Benefield: When it comes to cheerleading, participants are athletes all the way

What truly competitive cheer teams do is not your mama's rah-rah-sis-boom-bah cheerleading. Read Article →
El Molino senior Lani Gaspar.  (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

NCS track and field: Redwood Empire athletes look to secure trip to state meet

The NCS Meet of Champions gets under way Friday. Read Article →