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 Andreassi takes over top spot

By HOWARD SENZELL FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT There’s a new No. 1 in Redwood Empire girls tennis. Marghi Andreassi, a freshman at Montgomery, ascended to the top spot Tuesday afternoon by defeating reigning Press Democrat All-Empire Player of the Year Fu Long of Maria Carrillo for the second time this season. Despite Long’s loss at […] 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 →
Piner's offense and defense practice in August at Piner High School in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Saturday’s games: Pin-point Okiyama on target for Piner

Piner gets the spotlight Saturday in Empire high school football. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate's Joey Trono breaks through the grip of Casa Grande's Kaleo Garrigan during the game held at Rancho Cotate High School, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Rancho Cotate wins big as NBL play begins

Cougars scored six touchdowns in the first half while defeating defending NBL champions Casa Grande, 45-10, Friday night. Read Article →

NCL I football: Big first half propels Middletown

Wyatt Hall finishes with 243 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lead Mustangs to 54-6 win over Willits Read Article →
The St. Helena High School football team take the field during practice at St. Helena High School, Thursday, Sept.  25, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NCL I: Small league,
 but big action

NCL I looks highly improved in 2014 — and competitive — with three 3-0 teams. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo preseason football practice

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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Windsor keeps pressure on in girls soccer win

Windsor defeated Cardinal Newman, 1-0, in NBL match Wednesday. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: League play set to kick off

North Bay League and Sonoma County League football games get under way this weekend. Read Article →
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Pumas’ volleyball dominance continues

It doesn’t look like the Maria Carrillo volleyball dynasty will be ending any time soon. Read Article →
Windsor’s Hunter Hanson screams and flexes after scoring a 
touchdown against Miramonte. (Photo by Alvin Jornada, for The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Football Rankings: Week 4

How Empire schools stack up after week 4. Read Article →
Analy's Madison Beckett tees off against Healdsburg at Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club, in Santa Rosa on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.   (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

Strong girls golf teams in Empire

Led by a large contingent of returning standouts, Empire prep girls golf is strong at the midpoint of the season. Read Article →

Saturday football roundup: Piner rolls against Burton, 54-0

Tomales also beats Balboa, 16-14 Read Article →
Analy's Kerr Johnson Jr. tries to dive forward for a first down during the Tigers game against Analy in Santa Rosa on Friday, September 19, 2014. (Conner Jay / The Press Democrat)

Football: Analy handles Montgomery in road contest, 42-21

There is little doubt the Tigers are the Empire’s best after easy road win at Montgomery. Read Article →

Friday Prep Football Roundup: Petaluma routs Jefferson, 42-7

Petaluma, Middletown, Willits, St. Helena among Friday's winners Read Article →
Rancho Cotate's Mo Ward takes the ball in for a touchdown in the first half of Friday's game against American Canyon in Santa Rosa. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Football: Rancho Cotate routs American Canyon 56-22

The Cougars made short work of the visitors from American Canyon in Rancho Cotate's home opener. Read Article →
Analy’s Xavier Freeman (2) makes a catch in front of Casa Grande’s Jaleel Lawson during Friday night’s game in Sebastopol.
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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 →
Montgomery’s Taylor Ziemer, seen here during a game against Windsor last season, had two goals and an assist in Tuesday’s win against Casa Grande. (CONNER JAY / The Press Democrat, 2013)

Girls soccer: Montgomery, Carrillo open NBL play with wins

In other action: Rancho Cotate beats Windsor, Analy routs Healdsburg, while St. Vincent and Sonoma Academy played to a 2-2 draw in NCL II action. Read Article →

PD Preps Week 3 football rankings

Which teams are atop the PD Preps football rankings this week? Read Article →

Boys soccer roundup: Santa Rosa beats Cardinal Newman 2-0

Andres Garcia, Eric Leon score for Santa Rosa in North Bay League opener Read Article →
Rincon Valley Christian's James Leng, right, boots the ball away as The Bay School's James Fowler pressures him during Monday's game in Santa Rosa. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Boys soccer: Multitalented Leng will help Eagles soar (w/video)

James Leng balances opera singing with his duties as a Rincon Valley team co-captain. Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Nico D'Amato misses a tackle on Antioch's Kenneth Wilson Jr. during Friday's game in Santa Rosa. (Conner Jay / The Press Democrat)

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 →

Saturday’s high school football previews

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

A look at Friday's slate of high school football games. Read Article →

Girls soccer: Montgomery nudges national power 2-1

The Vikings got the go-ahead score early in the second half to beat Bishop O'Connell of Arlington, Va., which is ranked 10th by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Read Article →
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Soccer roundup: Roseland University Prep tops St. Vincent 3-1

Who won, who lost on area soccer fields Wednesday. Read Article →