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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

By HOWARD SENZELL FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT 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. Santa Rosa concluded league play with a 12-2 record to take the title outright over runner-up Cardinal Newman (10-4). After speaking […] 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 →

SCL football: Petaluma wears down Piner

Trojans use triple option to their advantage to emerge with 23-12 victory. Read Article →

Saturday’s high school football previews

Here's a look at Saturday's slate of high school football games. Read Article →
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Friday’s high school football previews

Here's a look at Friday's slate of high school football games. Read Article →
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Girls soccer roundup: Analy’s SCL dominance continues

Analy remains unbeaten in the Sonoma County League. Read Article →
Montgomery High School freshman Marghi Andreassi played against Maria Carrillo High School senior Fu Long, at Maria Carrillo High School, Tuesday, September 30, 2014.   (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Girls tennis: Montgomery’s Marghi Andreassi takes over top spot

Redwood Empire's new No. 1 got there with an impressive win Tuesday. Read Article →
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Late Analy goal stuns Trojans in boys soccer

It doesn’t get much more dramatic than scoring the winning goal on a header in the game’s final 20 seconds. Read Article →
Windsor quarterback Jalen Roman throws and connects with tight end Mitchell Bruning for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of a varsity football game between Windsor and Miramonte high schools in Orinda on Sept.12, 2014. (Alvin Jornada / For The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Football Rankings: Week 5

How Empire schools stack up after week 5. Read Article →
Petaluma High School's football practice, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.  (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Insider: Trojans offer helping hand to opponents

The Petaluma High Trojans are making a habit of this. Read Article →
Piner quarterback Tony Martignoli. Monday Aug. 18, 2014 at Piner High School in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Saturday football roundup: Tony Martignoli throws 4 TD passes, guides Piner past Elsie Allen

Piner spotted Elsie Allen first-quarter lead before rallying to 43-9 win Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Fahestus Chomba, right, breaks up a pass intended for Montgomery's Marcus Johnson during their game in Santa Rosa on Friday, September 26, 2014.   (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

Football: Montgomery beats Maria Carrillo on kick return, 30-23

In a tale of two halves, the Montgomery High School football team held off a late surge from Maria Carrillo to beat the Pumas 30-23, Friday night in Santa Rosa. Read Article →