Empire athletes awarded NCS scholarships

The North Coast Section Foundation handed out $1,000 scholarships to nine Empire athletes who averaged a minimum 3.3 GPA and were involved in other activities. Read Article →
Montgomery quarterback RJ Flores (18) throws a touchdown pass to wide receiver Etienne Ezeff against Ukiah last Friday. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

North Bay League preview: Only two squads return starting QBs

Rancho Cotate, Montgomery only NBL incumbents at quarterback this season Read Article →
Maria Carrillo graduate Dante Hay (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire Boys Track & Field: Pumas’ Dante Hay ends season on high note

The Maria Carrillo grad earned multiple first-place finishes. Read Article →

All-Empire large school softball: Pumas’ Brittney Veler is the ‘real deal’

The Maria Carrillo star does it all for the NBL champion. Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Claudia Rohrs (photo by Christopher Chung, The Press Democrat)

All-Empire girls badminton: Claudia Rohrs always put her team first

Senior star helped 
propel Santa Rosa High powerhouse. Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Liam Galbraith (PD photo).

All-Empire boys badminton: Santa Rosa standout Liam Galbraith made remarkable strides

In less than a year, the Santa Rosa High student went from novice to the top prep badminton player in the Redwood Empire Read Article →
Analy senior Jon Knox poses underwater with teammates during practice with the Neptune Swimming club. Photo: Crista Jeremiason/ The Press Democrat

All-Empire boys swimming: Jon Knox quieted his doubts

Analy's Jon Knox is our 2014 All-Empire swimmer of the year. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate tennis player Alec Wong (photo by Crista Jeremiason, The Press Democrat)

All-Empire boys tennis: Alec Wong’s season a smash

Rancho Cotate sophomore went unbeaten in NBL singles competition Read Article →

Empire roundup: Kiwanis all-star game on July 19

41st annual football event using north-south format instead of SCL vs. NBL Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Track star picks graduation over state meet

Casa Grande's Caleb Lundquist will skip CIF championships in Clovis Read Article →

NCS playoffs: Casa Grande’s baseball title hopes dashed on the road

The Gauchos were shut out by Washington in the Division 2 tournament. Petaluma lost to College Park. Santa Rosa's softball team lost to Granada. Read Article →

NCS softball: Santa Rosa wins first playoff game in 4 years

Sixth-seeded Panthers beat No. 11 seed Liberty 3-2 in Division 1 play Read Article →
Santa Rosa's No. 1 ranked girls badminton player is one of 44 Empire players who will compete at the NCS tournament this Saturday. (John Burgess/ The Press Democrat)

Badminton: Panthers’ Galbraith, Rohrs ready to tackle NCS tourney

Santa Rosa's top-ranked badminton players are among athletes competing Saturday. Read Article →
Montgomery's Jenna Bauer, right, and Windsor's Micaela Luders, talk in the pool before an event earlier this season. (Photo by Crista Jeremiason, The Press Democrat)

NCS Swimming & Diving Championships: Empire participants

The Empire has a strong representation of competitors at this weekend's NCS Swimming and Diving Championships Read Article →
From left, Windsor's Tanar Miller, Ukiah's Harris Bedford and Maria Carrillo's Cliff Tai jump into the water at the start of the boys 200-yard freestyle race during the NBL swimming championships at Santa Rosa Junior College on Saturday. (Alvin Jornada / For The Press Democrat)

NBL swimming: Maria Carrillo dominates league championship meet

The Pumas swept both the boys and girls team titles. Read Article →

Softball: Maria Carrillo inches closer to NBL title

The Pumas shut out Montgomery to secure a share of the North Bay League title. In other action: Petaluma wraps up perfect SCL run, Ukiah holds off Windsor and more. Read Article →

NBL baseball: Pumas capture league title

Maria Carrilo knocked off Montgomery to clinch the NBL title Wednesday. Read Article →
Casa Grande right fielder Taylor Gomez barely misses a diving catch in the second on Wednesday against Santa Rosa. The Panthers defeated the Gauchos in extra innings, 4-3. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

NBL baseball: Santa Rosa edges out Casa Grande in extra innings

Santa Rosa improved to 7-14 overall and 3-8 in the NBL Wednesday. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate's Reilani Peleti, left, throws to first after tagging out Montgomery's Hailey Hermann at second base during Tuesday's game. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Softball roundup: Petaluma stays unbeaten in SCL; Pumas, Cougars pick up wins

Santa Rosa, Ukiah, Analy and Sonoma Valley also won Tuesday. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Former Santa Rosa coach receives NCS honor

Brenda Pagliari presented the Phil Hempler Distinguished Service Award for meritorious service Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Clayton Andrews, right, beats the tag of Windsor first baseman Thomas Drew on Friday. (ALVIN JORNADA / For The Press Democrat)

NBL baseball: Maria Carrillo wins 14th straight

Pumas maintain two-game lead in league with 9-0 victory over Windsor. Read Article →
White Softball, Bat, and Glove

NBL softball: Maria Carrillo, Santa Rosa in neck-and-neck race for 1st place

The Pumas squeezed past Rancho and the Panthers held off Montgomery Thursday. Read Article →
Montgomery’s No. 1 boys badminton player Dylan Freitas hits a return against Santa Rosa’s Liam Galbraith. (JOHN BURGESS / The Press Democrat)

Montgomery pulls off badminton upset

Vikings rallied to knock off unbeaten Santa Rosa Wednesday. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Hannah Chew tags Casa Grande's Allison Andrews out at home during Tuesday's game. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NBL softball: Maria Carrillo too much for Casa Grande in 7-2 win

Also picking up wins Tuesday were Rancho Cotate and Santa Rosa. Read Article →
All-Empire large school girls basketball co-players of the year, Katie Daly and Morgan Bertsch

All-Empire Large School Girls Basketball: Panther pair share honor

Morgan Bertsch, Katie Daly equally responsible for Santa Rosa's success this season. Read Article →

NBL baseball: Maria Carrillo routs Casa Grande 5-0

The Pumas got all their scoring off six hits in the third inning. Also: Windsor pulls away from Santa Rosa 6-1; Ukiah wins a wild one over Rancho Cotate 13-11. Read Article →

Baseball: Prince dominates in Montgomery’s 6-0 shutout over Casa Grande

The Vikings pitcher got plenty of run support, including a three-run fifth inning, to cruise over the Gauchos. Read Article →

North Bay League all-league boys wrestling, 2014

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Morgan Bertsch, NBL all-league Co-Player of the Year (photo by Alvin Jornada, The Press Democrat)

North Bay League all-league girls basketball, 2014

All-league teams are selected by coaches. Read Article →
North Bay League all-league MVP Alec Raven of Montgomery (Photo by Alvin Jornada, The Press Democrat)

North Bay League all-league boys basketball, 2014

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →