Benefield: Tech High’s Himansu Singh standing tall on basketball court (w/video)

The heart of the extraordinarily young Titans squad is averaging more than 21 points a game. Read Article →

Benefield: End of a storied rivalry for St. Vincent, Tomales football programs

The end of the rivalry is collateral damage from the move made to accommodate schools’ shrinking enrollment and increasing difficulty to field full football squads. Read Article →

Benefield: Father, daughter rivals on the basketball court

'I do root for her, but I do want to beat her,' dad says. 'We have a little fun with it.' Read Article →

Windsor won’t retain football coach Amick

Windsor football coach will not return to the Jaguars' sideline. Read Article →

Benefield: Santa Rosa girls basketball looks to reload

Unexpected might be the best way to describe these new Panthers. Read Article →

Benefield: Soccer coach makes college real for team

'To see all of us go to college, this doesn’t really happen to kids like us.' Read Article →

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 →

Benefield: St. Helena faces biggest challenge yet vs. Salesian

Salesian is the No. 1 seed. St. Helena is No. 3. The teams will square off Friday. Read Article →

Sonoma Academy’s Bowen wins state championship

California has a new Division 5 cross country champion in Sonoma Academy’s freshman sensation Rylee Bowen. Read Article →

Benefield: Pressure is on when penalty kicks start

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

Benefield: Loyalty of the Lions

El Molino cross-country runner puts sportsmanship first to help teammate on the course. Read Article →

Benefield: West County’s youthful Tigers learned how to roar

Four years ago, Jim Lewis coached a group of eighth-graders to the Pop Warner midgets championship while having under his tutelage some of the brightest stars in the current local prep football constellation. Read Article →

Benefield: Soccer title for The Ranch

The Cougars are 10-0-3 heading into Sunday’s NCS tournament seeding meeting. Read Article →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Benefield: Carrillo shuts out Montgomery in 4-0 win

If possession is nine-tenths of the law, Pumas wore the big star badges Monday. Read Article →

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 →

Benefield: Santa Rosa’s got the fighting spirit

Even though the Panthers are 0-2 to start 2014, they aren't going down without a fight. Read Article →

Benefield: Bernardis lead Cloverdale to win

The junior tandem of cousins carried the Eagles on its shoulders. Read Article →

Kerry Benefield: Tomales Braves exemplify synergy

Decreased enrollment diminishes Tomales' roster, not its performance Read Article →

Benefield: Maria Carrillo at head of the pack

Pumas look as strong as ever, though rival Montgomery could challenge Read Article →

Benefield: Real work begins for Empire’s football teams

The first of football practice began on Monday. For all the football teams in the Empire, it's a clean slate; everyone's a contender. Read Article →

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 →