Ukiah's Mykala Ramsey slides safely into third as Petaluma's Meghan DeCoite is late to tag during the game held at Petaluma High School, Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

NCS softball: Petaluma’s right-field hits lead to win over Ukiah

Trojans advance to play No. 1 seed Livermore on Saturday. Read Article →

NCS baseball: Cloverdale beats El Molino, 1-0

Cloverdale pitcher Chris Harms dominant in opening-round victory Read Article →

NCS baseball: Maria Carrillo, Piner, Ukiah fall in opening round

St. Vincent, Sonoma Academy victorious in first round Read Article →

NCS softball: Cardinal Newman scores four runs in seventh inning to win 8-7

Sarah Holly scores the winning run on a head-first slide with one out. Read Article →

Tuesday NCS baseball roundup: Casa’s Joaquim blanks Campolindo

Casey Longaker belted a three-run homer in the first inning and Chris Joaquim pitched a shutout as Casa Grande defeated visiting Campolindo, 3-0, in the opening round of the NCS Division 2 bracket on Tuesday. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman batter Bryce McChinak lays down a bunt against Concord in Tuesday's first-round NCS playoff game.   (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

Cardinal Newman falls 2-1 in baseball playoffs

Cardinal Newman’s season came to a sudden and surprising end on Tuesday as the heavily favored Cardinals, seeded No. 2, lost to visiting 15 seed Concord 2-1 in the first round of the NCS Div. 2 baseball playoffs. 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)

High school track and field: Santa Rosa’s Kirsten Carter a 4-time winner at NCS Redwood Empire area meet

Freshman sensation won 200- and 400-meter races with personal bests. Read Article →
Sonoma Academy's Rylee Bowen (PD file).

High school track and field: Sonoma Academy’s Rylee Bowen dominates NCS Class A Championships

Freshman phenom was the only triple winner at the meet. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Piper Brockley swims the breaststroke during the 2015 NCS Swimming and Diving Championships held at Concord Community Pool, Saturday, May 16, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason /  The Press Democrat)

Maria Carrillo’s Piper Brockley finishes 6th in 200 IM at state championships

Brockley finished sixth in the girls 200-yard individual medley final race. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Cal Clamar pitched during the NBL championship game held at Santa Rosa Junior College, Friday, May 22, 2015. Cardinal Newman defeated Casa Grande 2-0. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

NBL baseball: Cardinal Newman defeats Casa Grande 2-0 for tournament title

Cal Clamar pitched shutout; Newman capitalized on fielding error to score only runs. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Piper Brockley swims the breaststroke during the 2015 NCS Swimming and Diving Championships held at Concord Community Pool, Saturday, May 16, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason /  The Press Democrat)

Maria Carrillo’s Piper Brockley reaches 200 IM finals at state swim championships

Junior advances to first-ever state swim championship’s final race in the girls 200-yard individual medley event. Read Article →
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SCL roundup: Petaluma wins softball title; Sonoma Valley claims baseball crown

Trojans rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Analy, 8-7. Read Article →

Newman needs 10 innings to beat Maria Carrillo 5-4

The Cardinal Newman Cardinals came up with two runs in the seventh inning against visiting Maria Carrillo on Wednesday to send the contest into extra innings, then scored again in the bottom of the 10th inning to outlast the Pumas 5-4 and reach the championship game of the NBL Tournament. Read Article →

Casa Grande drops Ukiah, runs win streak to 15 in a row

Chris Joaquim allowed no earned runs in six innings of work and the Casa Grande baseball team ran its winning streak to 15 consecutive games Wednesday with a 5-2 win over Ukiah to reach the title game of the NBL Tournament. Read Article →

Analy tops Sonoma Valley, reaches SCL tournament final

Crystal Gevas contributed three hits to help Analy turn back Sonoma Valley 6-2 and reach the final of the SCL Tournament today against Petaluma. 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 →

Empire Track & Field Bests

The season's best marks in Empire track and field competition. Read Article →
Analy’s Lani Auva’a swims the girls’ 100-yard backstroke during the NCS swimming and diving championships held Saturday at Concord Community Pool. (Crista Jeremiason / PD)

NCS swimming championships: Analy, Maria Carrillo girls among qualifiers for state

The Redwood Empire will be represented at next week's first-ever state swim tournament. Read Article →
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NCS badminton: Empire players fall on Saturday

Windsor’s Ruth McQuown and Montgomery’s Karen Cai won Division 1 opening-round matches in Saturday’s North Coast Section badminton tournament at Newark Memorial High. Read Article →
Petaluma's Allison Scranton (PD File, 2014).

SCL track and field championships: Analy boys, Petaluma girls win

Sonoma Valley’s Amy Stanfield collected three blue ribbons. Read Article →
Marie Sugiyama is retiring as athletic commissioner for the North Bay League. Sugiyama led the charge for equality in girls sports locally. She also served as Montgomery's athletic director from 1974-97, while coaching girls basketball, volleyball, softball, gymnastics and badminton. (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Retirement awaits for longtime girls sports advocate Marie Sugiyama

Marie Sugiyama will retire as the commissioner of the North Bay League after 42 years. Read Article →
Windsor's Maddie Call, center, won the 100m High Hurdles during the North Bay League track finals held at Windsor High School, Friday, May 15, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NBL track and field finals: records, redemption on Friday

Windsor girls recover from relay baton miss that disqualified them. Read Article →
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NCS lacrosse: Cardinal Newman girls, Petaluma boys fall in quarterfinals

University High outscores Cardinal Newman 14-4; Marin Catholic bests Petaluma 13-5. Read Article →
The Casa Grande baseball team in action earlier this week. (PD File)

High school baseball roundup: Casa Grande secures NBL title

Casa Grande wrapped up its second NBL title in three years. Read Article →
Riley Scott is on the Petaluma High swim roster, but she hasn’t competed for the Trojans this year. Instead, she has honed her skills in other events, including some outside the U.S. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Controversy over Petaluma swimmer’s NCS bid

Petaluma senior is in section finals this weekend, but hasn't suited up for PHS. Read Article →
The Maria Carrillo softball team. (PD FIle, 2014)

High school softball roundup: Pumas reach NBL postseason with win

Victory improved Carrillo’s record to 8-6 in league, good enough to make playoffs. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Gunnar Walker. (PD File, 2015)

NBL, SCL basketball stars play one last game Friday

Friday's boys’ and girls’ senior all-star basketball games are chock full of talent. Read Article →
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High school baseball roundup: Casa Grande clinches tie for NBL crown

The Casa Grande Gauchos limited Cardinal Newman to three hits Wednesday. Read Article →
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High school softball roundup: Vikings seeking postseason spot

Montgomery continued its late-season surge Tuesday by defeating Windsor, 11-5. Read Article →
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Analy swimmer disqualified from SCL championships due to wrong swimsuit

Analy lost the boys 200-yard freestyle relay because of a disqualification and saw the boys’ team championship slip through their paws. Read Article →