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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 →
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 →
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 →
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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 →
Santa Rosa High School freshman Kirsten Carter stretches with her track teammates during practice on Monday, May 11, 2015. (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Santa Rosa High’s Kirsten Carter is off and running

The Santa Rosa High School freshman is the fastest sprinter in the Empire. 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 →
Montana Pawek of Maria Carrillo competing in the boys' 50-yard freestyle during the 2015 North Bay League championships held Saturday at the Santa Rosa Junior College Quinn Swim Center. May 9, 2015. (Erik Castro / for The Press Democrat)

NBL swimming championships: Maria Carrillo boys, girls win titles

Pumas capped undefeated NBL dual-meet regular season with league titles. Read Article →
Ukiah played against Maria Carrillo, Thursday, May 7, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school softball roundup: Ukiah captures NBL title

For the first time in 18 years, Ukiah is the North Bay League softball champion. Read Article →
Eric Parnow in 2013. (PD File)

Parnow fires no-hitter to lead Casa rout of Santa Rosa

Eric Parnow fired a no-hitter with nine strikeouts and just one walk to help Casa Grande beat Santa Rosa 10-0 on Wednesday, giving the Gauchos their 11th straight win and moving them closer to the NBL title. Read Article →
Santa Rosa High School's Oliver Staten hits the birdie during the match against Montgomery's Carl Qi held at Santa Rosa High School, Thursday, April 30, 2015. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

High school badminton: Santa Rosa repeats as NBL champs

Clinching match in 8-7 victory against Montgomery came in mixed doubles. Read Article →
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High school baseball roundup: Zach Scott’s 2-hitter carries Maria Carrillo over Santa Rosa 2-0

Zach Scott gave up just two hits and needed only 74 pitches to shut down Santa Rosa. Read Article →
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High school softball roundup: Ukiah stays atop NBL; Casa defeats Vikings

Ukiah holds a commanding lead in the North Bay League. Read Article →
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High school baseball roundup: Cardinal Newman’s 1-0 win hands Carrillo rare NBL setback

Wednesday's loss was the Pumas' first North Bay League defeat in nearly two years. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate's Katie Rohrer makes a play to first base during the Cougars' 9-4 win over the Casa Grande Gauchos in Rohnert Park. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

High school softball roundup: Rancho Cotate erupts in 9-4 win against Casa Grande

Katie Rohrer, Jordan Ladner blasted back-to-back home runs in fourth inning for Cougars. Read Article →
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High school baseball roundup: Casa Grande continues hot streak in 8-0 win against Cardinal Newman

Casa Grande, playing its best ball of the season, gets sixth consecutive victory. Read Article →
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High school softball roundup: Rancho Cotate bounces back from loss with 13-2 win

Rancho Cotate came up with its best offensive display of the season. Read Article →
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Santa Rosa boys, Montgomery girls sweep badminton matches

Santa Rosa’s badminton team edged host Montgomery, 8-7. Read Article →
Santa Rosa High badminton player Liam Galbraith, a junior, was The Press Democrat’s All-Empire Player of the Year in 2014. (PD File)

Controversy over players blocked from Santa Rosa High badminton team

Would-be players for the Panthers squad were turned away because of late paperwork
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High school baseball roundup: Maria Carrillo shuts out Montgomery 5-0 to stay perfect in NBL

Maria Carrillo remains the only unbeaten team in the North Bay League. Read Article →
In this November 2014 file photo, Sonoma Academy's Rylee Bowen takes first place in Division 5 with a time of 18:36 during the 2014 CIF State Cross Country Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno. 
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PD Preps Insider: Bowen wins 3,000m at Stanford

Locals put on a fine showing at the super-competitive Stanford Invitational track meet last weekend in Palo Alto, highlighted by Rylee Bowen’s victory in the 3,000 meters. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Bethany Devault slides safely into second as Santa Rosa's Tyler Kelley is late on the tag during the game held at Maria Carrillo High School, Thursday, April 2, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school softball roundup: Defending NBL champs Maria Carrillo defeats Santa Rosa 12-2

Pumas off to perfect start in effort to repeat as North Bay League champs. Read Article →
Windsor's Justin Rosales slides into second with a steal as Santa Rosa's Marcus Hollingsworth, left, awaits the throw. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

High school baseball: Windsor outlasts Santa Rosa in wild 16-12 victory

Jaguars and Panthers combine for 28 runs (15 unearned), 21 hits, 13 errors, 20 stranded baserunners, 10 pitchers, 17 strikeouts, 12 walks and six hit batsmen. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's  Alejandro Serrano Osoba gets handcuffed during his first single match with Montgomery's Jay Schlesinger, Tuesday March 31, 2015  at Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa.  (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2015

Boys tennis: Singles sweep leads Newman past Montgomery

Cardinal Newman maintains its position atop the North Bay League standings. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman center fielder Alex Roeser in 2014. (PD File photo)

High school baseball roundup: Cardinal Newman gets win in Arizona tournament

Cardinal Newman defeated Bonneville of Idaho 5-0 Friday. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Ryan Sellner congratulates teammate Myles Andrews after he scored a run during the game held at Maria Carrillo High School, Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

Maria Carrillo opens defense of NBL title with a rout

The Pumas opened defense of their league crown by beating Santa Rosa 14-3. Read Article →
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NCS girls basketball roundup: Short-handed Panthers fall to Clayton Valley 67-63

Forced to play without its starting center, Santa Rosa turned in a valiant effort but lost. Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Kylie Oden looks to pass as Liberty's Jamesha Green defends during the game held at Santa Rosa High School, Tuesday, February 24, 2015.   (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

NCS girls basketball: Santa Rosa wins to cap big night for NBL

Santa Rosa, Montgomery, Ukiah, Windsor all win in first round of NCS playoffs. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Maria Carrillo’s Netherda draws interest in Berkeley

All-Empire Large School Defensive Player of the Year is heading to Cal as a "preferred walk-on." Read Article →
Devin Murray practices with her Santa Rosa teammates Monday in preparation for the start of NCS playoffs. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat)

For Santa Rosa’s Devin Murray, the old feeling is back

Santa Rosa's Devin Murray thought her career was over but doctors OK'd her return. Read Article →

NBL girls basketball: Cardinal Newman rolls to tournament title

Cardinals cruise 71-30 for their 17th consecutive victory. Read Article →