NCS girls tennis: Santa Rosa bounced in first round

No. 15 seed Panthers fall 7-0 to second-seeded Amador Valley Read Article →

Santa Rosa up for NCS tennis challenge

Santa Rosa High will begin a quest for a Division 1 North Coast Section crown. Read Article →
Michael Ross (1) tries to block a punt by Santa Rosa High kicker Ben Cutcher (87) during the first half of the Rancho Cotate home game against Santa Rosa High Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. (Photo: Erik Castro / for The Press Democrat)

Cougars crush Panthers, await NCS playoff seeding

Rancho Cotate took care of business on Friday night, overwhelming the Panthers 54-7 and locking up a share of the NBL regular season title. Read Article →
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NCS soccer: Santa Rosa stuns 2-time defending champion

Santa Rosa eliminated two-time defending Division 1 champion Tamalpais. Read Article →
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Santa Rosa’s Curry falls short of NorCal slot

Although the Empire star finished Monday's tournament strong, she couldn’t overcome a poor start. Read Article →

Football roundup: Casa Grande rolls past Santa Rosa

Gauchos' 39-0 victory is their third in past four games Read Article →
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Girls golf: Strong finish sends Curry to NCS finals

The senior was only the only local golfer to move on from the Division 1 qualifier Monday. 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

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. 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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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 →

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 →
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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 →

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

Petaluma, Middletown, Willits, St. Helena among Friday's winners 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 →

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 →
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 →

Empire prep girls tennis enters league play

Both the North Bay League and Sonoma County League open play Thursday Read Article →

Volleyball Roundup: Analy rallies from 2 sets down

Down two sets, Analy comes roaring back to beat Cardinal Newman on the road. Read Article →
Petaluma’s Brendan White (5) hurdles over Santa Rosa’s 
Carter Lindstrom-Drake during the first half of Friday’s game.
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Football: Petaluma squeezes by Santa Rosa 13-12

Trojans blow 13-0 lead, but Panthers comeback falls short on failed conversion Read Article →
Tight end Devonte Manning catches a ball during Santa Rosa High School football practice, Tuesday, August 19, 2014. (Photo by Crista Jeremiason, The Press Democrat)

Football preview: Santa Rosa Panthers believe ‘this is the year’

Panthers have veterans to bounce back from injury riddled 2013 campaign. Read Article →

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 →
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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 →
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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 →