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High school volleyball roundup: Maria Carrillo girls capture 10th straight NBL title

Maria Carrillo wrapped up its 10th consecutive North Bay League volleyball title Thursday night with a straight-set victory over visiting Ukiah. Read Article →
Petaluma's Luke Wheels, right, sets himself up to score for Petaluma as El Molino's Andes Toruna, left, pressures him, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (CRISTA JEREMIASON/ PD)

Boys soccer roundup: Petaluma wins SCL title

Petaluma captured its first Sonoma County League title in eight years on Tuesday. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider

There has been nothing up and down about Jack Stafford’s season. Read Article →
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Girls golf: Strong finish sends Curry to NCS finals

The senior was only the only local golfer to move on from the Division 1 qualifier Monday. Read Article →
Ukiah's McKenzie Schutz passes as Marin Catholic's Emily Luster defends during the game held at Talmapais High School, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: For Empire water polo teams, staying afloat is the big goal

In water polo, the toughest part is just getting a good game and a consistent schedule. Read Article →
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Saturday’s high school football roundup: Anderson Valley stays unbeaten

Undefeated Anderson Valley clinched at least a tie for the NCL III title on Saturday afternoon Read Article →
Rancho Cotate's Carlos Franco runs the ball between Windsor's Braxton Canady, left, and Austin Evans, right, during the game held at Windsor High School, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Cougars rally to hand Jaguars first loss of season

Rancho Cotate rallied in the second half and handed Windsor first loss of the season. Read Article →
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Football roundup: Gauchos top Pumas in ‘best’ game of season

Casa Grande kept Maria Carrillo scoreless in the first half and then held on for a 19-14 win Friday. Read Article →
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Rancho Cotate captures first NBL boys soccer crown

Rancho on Friday night clinched its first North Bay League title in school history. Read Article →

PD Preps Weekend Schedule: Empire events Oct. 24-26

Weekend sporting events for Empire high school and college sports Read Article →
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Girls tennis: Andreassi wins NBL singles title

Montgomery freshman beats two-time defending champ Fu Long for third time this season. Read Article →
Sonoma Valley's Delaney Swanson, left, goes up to block against Analy's Abby Groth during the game held at Analy High School, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (CRISTA JEREMIASON/ PD)

Volleyball: Sonoma Valley nears SCL perfection

Dragons moved within three matches of a perfect season with Tuesday's win. Read Article →
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Santa Rosa Panthers end NBL tennis drought

Breaking a drought of more than 20 years, Santa Rosa’s tennis team captured the North Bay League title Tuesday with a 6-1 victory over visiting Casa Grande. Read Article →
All-Empire Large School Football Player of the Year: Casa Grande's JaJaun Lawson

PD Preps Insider: Catching up with Gaucho grads

Two key cogs in Casa Grande’s drive to the 2013 NBL football title are both redshirting this season at Division I colleges. Read Article →
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Girls golf: Curry, Catarozoli win medalist honors

Santa Rosa, Petaluma golfers earn top scores in 
NBL and SCL tournaments. Read Article →
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Saturday’s football roundup: Point Arena unbeaten in NCL III play

Point Arena remains unbeaten in NCL III play with 54-34 victory over Upper Lake. Read Article →

Football: Maria Carrillo rallies to stun Rancho Cotate 34-28

“This game is a really big turning point for us,” said Maria Carrillo senior running back Alex Netherda Read Article →
Petaluma's Michael Devincenzi bobbles the ball after intercepting it, but regains control as El Molino's Lani Gaspar tries to take him down during the game held at Petaluma High School, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

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 →
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Football roundup: Brookshire leads way in Newman’s victory

Cardinals QB passes for two touchdowns, runs for two more in 48-7 victory over Casa Grande Read Article →
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Boys soccer roundup: Rancho Cotate stays atop NBL by beating Panthers

Rancho Cotate still atop NBL standings after 3-1 victory over Santa Rosa. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate's Chris Taylor-Yamanoha runs the ball during a game riday, Sept. 19, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

2-way players can benefit football teams

Teams across the Redwood Empire are known for utilizing athletes on both sides of the ball. Read Article →
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Saturday’s high school football roundup: Analy dominates SCL rival Piner

The Tigers scored 22 points in the 1st quarter en route to a 50-14 weekend win. Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Kalei Aukai stops Maria Carrillo ball carrier Seth Vernon, Friday Oct. 10, 2014 at Maria Carrillo High School in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Friday night football roundup: Rancho beats Newman in OT

The Cougars got the ball first in the extra period and scored on a fourth-and-goal from the 6. Read Article →
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Girls soccer roundup: Analy downs Piner, stays unbeaten in SCL

Sami Zepponi scored two goals in the Tigers' 5-0 victory over the Prospectors Wednesday. Read Article →
No. 4 Rancho Cotate hosts No. 3 Cardinal Newman on Friday. (Photo by Crista Jeremiason, The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Football Rankings: Week 6

Check out the latest rankings and see if your school made the cut. Read Article →

Volleyball roundup: Santa Rosa tops Casa Grande in 5 games

Other winners Tuesday: Maria Carrillo, Montgomery, Cardinal Newman, Sonoma Valley, Healdsburg Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Piner short-handed in loss to Petaluma

Three Piner starters were academically ineligible to play when the Prospectors took on the Trojans last Friday. Read Article →
Windsor's Hunter Hanson, left,  protects his quarterback Jalen Roman, right, during the game held at Windsor High School, Friday, October 3, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason, The Press Democrat)

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 →

Friday football roundup: Manning helps lift Santa Rosa to first victory

Santa Rosa beats Ukiah; Analy, Rancho Cotate, Rincon Valley Christian all win big Read Article →

Football: Newman pulls away from Maria Carrillo 42-28

In a high-scoring second half, the Cardinal Newman football team pushed for a late lead, eventually beating Maria Carrillo 42-28, Friday night in Santa Rosa. Read Article →