Windsor's Alex Tancreto lines up during drills, in Windsor, on Monday, August 24, 2015.   (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Football Previews: New roles to fill for Windsor Jaguars

Seven all-league performers return for team led by veteran coach Tom Kirkpatrick. Read Article →
Luke Wheless runs drills during practice at Petaluma High School. (Beth Schlanker / The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Football Team Previews: Petaluma enters season with lofty aspirations

Senior quarterback Brendan White, a first-team all-league selection last year, will be the foundation upon which the Trojans will build a team that hopes to challenge Analy for league honors. Read Article →
The Analy High School Tigers practice, Wednesday Aug. 12, 2015 in Sebastopol. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2015

PD Preps Football Team Previews: Home-field upgrades force Analy to hit the road all season

With core group gone, Tigers expect to spread ball around a lot more this season. Read Article →
Middletown junior Henry Webb at football practice while the Jerusalem fire produces smoke in the distance, on Monday, August 10, 2015.   (Kerry Benefield/ The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Middletown players come together while fires rage

Football season a welcome relief for Mustangs as Lake County continues to burn. Read Article →
Casa Grande’s Justin Bruihl had Tommy John surgery during his junior season and spent 15 months in rehab before returning to the mound. (Photo by Crista Jeremiason, The Press Democrat)

Bob Padecky: Casa Grande pitcher’s journey offers perspective

An injury that resulted in Tommy John surgery and 15 long months of rehab taught Bruihl to use caution in pursuing his baseball career. Read Article →

All-Empire girls track & field team

The 2015 All-Empire girls track & field team. Read Article →
Allison Scranton

All-Empire Girls Track Athlete of the Year Allison Scranton

Petaluma's Scranton grabbed fourth place at state in discus. Read Article →

All-Empire large school softball team

The Press Democrat's 2015 All-Empire Large-School Softball Team. Read Article →
Petaluma senior Joelle Krist, the 2014-15 All-Empire large school softball player of the year. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire large school softball player of the year Joelle Krist

Krist hit a phenomenal .529, knocked in a mind-boggling 46 runs and banged six home runs. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider (Dissa & Data): El Molino boys volleyball in NCS semifinals

El Molino High School will be the scene tonight of the region’s biggest boys volleyball match of the year when the Lions take on Berean Christian in a North Coast Section Division 3 semifinal. Read Article →
Archbishop Hanna senior Armani Perry scored a career-high 40 points in the NCS championship game against St. Bernard's. (Photo by Christopher Chung, The Press Democrat)

All-Empire Small-School Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Armani Perry, Archbishop Hanna

Floundering in Oakland, Perry got a new start and made the most of it at Archbishop Hanna. Read Article →

All-Empire Small-School Boys Basketball Team, 2014-15

Who made the 2014-2015 All-Empire small-school boys basketball team? Read Article →
2014-14 All-Empire girls wrestler of the year Harmonie Roberts of Ukiah. (Beth Schlanker / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire girls wrestler of the year: Harmonie Roberts a mat pioneer

Ukiah wrestler at the forefront of sport's growth in Empire. Read Article →

2014-15 All-Empire girls wrestling team

Twenty-nine athletes selected to The Press Democrat's All-Empire team. Read Article →
Former Montgomery head coach Tom Fitchie disputes a referee's call during a basketball game in 2014. (PD File)

Padecky: Tom Fitchie an indefinable basketball coach

Go ahead, try. Try to put Tom Fitchie in a box. Try to define him neatly. Read Article →

North Bay League all-league boys basketball, 2015

All-league teams are selected by coaches. Read Article →
(www.shutterstock.com)

Kerry Benefield: SCL out of NBL’s badminton shadow

Petaluma, Analy, Elsie Allen, Piner, Roseland University Prep and Roseland Collegiate Prep will have a league they can call their own. Read Article →

North Central League I all-league boys basketball, 2015

All-league teams are selected by coaches. Read Article →

North Central League I all-league girls basketball, 2015

All-league teams are selected by coaches. Read Article →

North Central League II all-league boys basketball, 2015

All-league teams are selected by coaches. Read Article →

North Central League II all-league girls basketball, 2015

All-league teams are selected by coaches. Read Article →

North Central League III all-league boys basketball, 2015

All-league teams are selected by coaches. Read Article →

North Central League III all-league girls basketball, 2015

All-league teams are selected by coaches. Read Article →

Sonoma County League all-league girls basketball, 2015

All-league teams are selected by league coaches. Read Article →

Sonoma County League all-league boys basketball, 2015

All-league teams are selected by league coaches. Read Article →

Sonoma County League All-League Cross Country, 2014

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

Sonoma County League All-League Volleyball, 2014

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

North Bay League All-League Volleyball, 2014

All-league teams are selected by the coaches Read Article →
The Rancho Cotate girls varsity basketball team watches the junior varsity girls finish their game at Rancho Cotate High School, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: It’s a whole new season for Rancho Cotate basketball teams

Rancho Cotate is hoping to do a lot of surprising this season. Read Article →
Santa Rosa goalie Osvaldo 
Benavides looks back to watch the ball enter the goal on a penalty kick during an NCS playoff game in 2013. Some soccer coaches and players believe it is unfair to decide a game on a shootout. (ALVIN JORNADA / The Press Democrat, 2013)

Benefield: Pressure is on when penalty kicks start

Penalty kicks are the necessary evil of soccer. Read Article →