Benefield: Cross country runners getting an early start

Many High school runners are spending their summer months readying for fall competition, which coaches say is key. Read Article →

Benefield: These cross country athletes can master courses outdoors and in the classroom

You’d be forgiven if you cut the Middletown High School cross country team a break this year; if you looked the other way when athletes’ grades slipped or they didn’t turn in a peak performance. Read Article →

Empire’s best gather for all-star softball, basketball contests

The inaugural Kiwanis high school all-star softball game on Saturday didn’t lack for drama. Read Article →

Redwood Empire softball all-stars get chance to shine

The softball contest begins at 1 p.m. and while most of the players are from the Sonoma County League or North Bay League, one Cloverdale star received a special invitation to play for the SCL. Read Article →

Redwood Empire small-school seniors in all-star basketball showcase Saturday

The fourth annual Redwood Empire All-Star Basketball Games, for seniors who have recently graduated from area small schools, is set for Saturday night at Rincon Valley Christian School. Read Article →
Redbirds Wrestling Camp will be at Cardinal Newman High School on Saturday, June 25.

Redbirds Wrestling Camp at Cardinal Newman

The camp is Saturday, June 25, 2016. Read Article →

Windsor’s Gabe Knight is All-Empire large school boys basketball player of the year

From start to finish this season, Knight was firmly in control. And so was Windsor. Read Article →

Benefield: Former Empire soccer star Sara Tosti concentrating on game overseas

Tosti, 22, has been figuring soccer out for years. Read Article →

Cardinal Newman’s Hailey Vice-Neat is All-Empire large school girls basketball player of year

On most high school girls basketball teams, 6-foot-3 Hailey Vice-Neat would be the center, easy decision. Read Article →

Cloverdale’s Jayson McMillan named All-Empire small school boys basketball player of year

Backed by two generations of basketball legends in Cloverdale, one might expect Jayson McMillan to cop a little bit of an attitude about his hoop skills. Read Article →

All-Empire small school girls basketball player of the year: Ashlyn Welton

While leading the Mustangs to a share of the NCL I title with Kelseyville, the 5 foot-11 Welton averaged more than 10 points and 10 rebounds per game. Read Article →

All-Empire large school boys soccer player of the year: Anthony Lopez

In a soccer galaxy that was full of stars stretched over two seasons, one star seemed to shine just that much brighter than the rest. Read Article →

All-Empire girls wrestler of the year: Rancho Cotate’s Victoria Espinoza

Espinoza, this year's California wrestling state champion in the 235-pound weight class, is a once-in-a-generation wrestler. Read Article →

All-Empire wrestler of the year: Windsor’s Dominic DuCharme

The Windsor senior had the best finish at the state tournament of all Redwood Empire wrestlers. Read Article →

High school track championships: Rylee Bowen finishes 4th in 1,600 at state finals

The Sonoma Academy sophomore ran 4 minutes, 50.40 seconds. She had placed 11th in the same event as a freshman. Read Article →

North Coast Section Division 5 softball championship: Cloverdale loses pitching duel 1-0

The fate of Saturday night’s North Coast Section Division 5 softball championship came down to a cloud of dust in a bang-bang play at home plate. Read Article →

Benefield: Can one moment really decide the outcome of a game?

The Maria Carrillo baseball team was one pitch away from a trip to the North Coast Section championship game this weekend. Read Article →

North Coast Section Division 3 baseball championship: Analy falls to Acalanes 4-1

Analy’s baseball team began Saturday’s North Coast Section Division 3 championship game by scoring a run and loading the bases. Unfortunately, things went downhill for the Tigers after that. Read Article →

College and high school results for Saturday, June 4

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

Sonoma Academy’s Rylee Bowen reaches state track finals in 1,600-meter race

Sonoma Academy sophomore Rylee Bowen survived a tense heat — and intense heat — to reach the finals of the girls' 1,600-meter run Friday during trials at the California Interscholastic Federation State Championships at Buchanan High School in Clovis. Read Article →

Analy baseball, Cloverdale softball squads to play for championships

Twelve days ago, the quest to win a North Coast Section championship began for 36 Redwood Empire baseball and softball teams. Saturday, the titles in all divisions will be decided, and only two area teams have a chance to win a trophy. Read Article →

Benefield: Santa Rosa High senior’s shot put, like her life, goes the distance

Deborah Fry never expected to make the state meet. Read Article →

Trio of Redwood Empire runners seeks titles at state track championship

While Santa Rosa High senior Deborah Fry opted out of competing in the CIF state track and field championship that starts Friday in Clovis, three Redwood Empire athletes will be in the Central Valley taking part. Read Article →

College and high school results for Wednesday, June 1

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

College and high school results for Tuesday, May 31

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

College and high school results for Monday, May 30

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

Benefield: Delaney White, Rylee Bowen lead Redwood Empire state track and field contingent

White, a senior at Santa Rosa High School, raced her way to third place in the hyper-competitive 3,200-meter race at the Meet of Champions Saturday. Read Article →