All-Empire small school baseball team

The 2015 All-Empire small school baseball team. Read Article →
Sonoma Academy's Rylee Bowen runs in the girls 1600-meter race during the 2015 CIF Track & Field Championships at  Clovis on Saturday.  (Crista Jeremiason/ The Press Democrat)

Rylee Bowen to represent US in Colombia

Sonoma Academy student named to USA Track & Field youth national team. Read Article →

All-Empire boys track and field team

The 2015 All-Empire boys track and field team. Read Article →

All-Empire girls track & field team

The 2015 All-Empire girls track & field team. Read Article →
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All-Empire Girls Track Athlete of the Year Allison Scranton

Petaluma's Scranton grabbed fourth place at state in discus. Read Article →

All-Empire large school softball team

The Press Democrat's 2015 All-Empire Large-School Softball Team. Read Article →
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All-Empire boys swimmer of the year Stefan Keller

Keller did serious damage to NBL competition this year. Read Article →
Archbishop Hanna's Armani Perry in a 2013 game. (PD File, 2013)

Small-school East squad beats West 83-82 in All-Star game

Archbishop Hanna’s Armani Perry drained a 3-pointer with 11 seconds remaining to lift the East squad over the West. Read Article →
Maddy Gonzalez, shown in 2014, will join other Redwood Empire soccer stars at the Elite Club National League soccer tournament in Seattle. (PD FIle, 2014)

Empire sports roundup: Santa Rosa youth soccer teams in Seattle tournament

Two local soccer teams are traveling to Seattle next week, plus other news. Read Article →

Summer wrestling camp at Cardinal Newman

The Redbirds summer wrestling camp will be Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Read Article →

Phillies draft former Petaluma star Sequeira

Anthony Sequeira, an All-Empire selection by The Press Democrat during his junior and senior seasons at Petaluma High School, was drafted out Oral Roberts University in the 23rd round of the MLB Draft on Wednesday by the Philadelphia Phillies Read Article →
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High school softball: Clear Lake captures Division 5 title

Homers by Atkins, Wingler propel top-seeded Cardinals to 5-1 victory over St. Joseph Notre Dame. Read Article →
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High school baseball: Tomales ready to play for NCS title

Twenty Redwood Empire teams made the North Coast Section baseball playoffs this year, but only one remains standing: Tomales, which finished in the middle of the NCL II with a 6-6 record and was 10-8 as the NCS Division 6 playoffs began. Read Article →

Clear Lake’s perfect baseball season comes to end

The visiting Head-Royce Jayhawks jumped out to a 7-0 lead and held on for a 7-3 victory to end Clear Lake's hopes of a perfect season on Wednesday. Read Article →
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NCS softball: Clear Lake downs St. Vincent 14-4 to reach section final

No. 1 seed advances to Friday's Division 5 title game. Read Article →
Analy's Will Smith during the game held at Petaluma High School, Friday, November 7, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

PDPreps Insider: Analy’s Smith picks a college

Analy quarterback Will Smith has signed a letter of intent to play at Kansas Wesleyan University. Read Article →
Casa Grande's Tyler Moore struggles to get to the ball as teammate Max Cerini watches during the game held at Casa Grande High School, Saturday, May 30, 2015. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

NCS baseball: Heartbreaking loss for Casa Grande

There was high drama at Saturday’s NCS Division 2 quarterfinal at Casa Grande. Read Article →
Clear Lake coaches Rick Moreno, left and Derek Brodnansky give a quick team talk, Friday May 29, 2015 after a workout  at Clear Lake High School in Lakeport. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

NCS baseball roundup: Clear Lake stays unbeaten with 2-1 victory

Undefeated and top-seeded Clear Lake pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the seventh. Read Article →
Sonoma Academy's Rylee Bowen (PD file).

NCS track and field: Redwood Empire freshmen Rylee Bowen, Kirsten Carter among those headed to state meet

The future of Redwood Empire running arrived at UC Berkeley’s Edwards Stadium on four skinny legs. Read Article →
Mina Werner, a senior on the Clear Lake High School girls softball team, takes cuts in the batting cage, Friday, May 29, 2015 in Lakeport. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

NCS softball roundup: Clear Lake, Laytonville win Saturday

Cardinals walloped visiting Valley Christian, 18-0. Read Article →
Petaluma High School softball players earlier in May. (PD File)

NCS softball: Petaluma falls to Livermore 2-0

Trojans came up on the bad end of a small-ball showdown. Read Article →
Clear Lake High School senior Jared Strate takes batting practice in the team's batting cage on the old football field (the goal post has been standing for 50 years or more) which has always doubled as the baseball field, Friday May 29, 2015 in Lakeport. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Clear Lake baseball, softball teams have small-school power

Players have formed a special bond and it shows on the field. Read Article →
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NCS baseball playoffs: St. Vincent, Sonoma Academy fall

Redwood Christian overcame an early deficit and defeated St. Vincent, 3-2. 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)

NCS track and field championships: Santa Rosa’s Kirsten Carter advances in 2 events

Freshman won her preliminary heats in both the 200- and 400-meter dash events. Read Article →
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NCS softball playoffs: Analy, Rancho, Newman lose on Friday

Albany scored the only run of the game in unorthodox fashion on Friday as the Cougars eliminated visiting Analy from the NCS Division 3 playoffs. Read Article →
El Molino senior Lani Gaspar.  (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

NCS track and field: Redwood Empire athletes look to secure trip to state meet

The NCS Meet of Champions gets under way Friday. Read Article →

NCS baseball and softball schedules, Friday and Saturday

Schedules of games for Empire teams playing in the NCS tournament. Read Article →
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 →