Santa Rosa High School girls basketball head coach Jim Gomes directs his team during practice on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.
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Benefield: Santa Rosa girls basketball looks to reload

Unexpected might be the best way to describe these new Panthers. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Justin Botteri goes up for the rebound against Saint Mary's Nyjahl Thompson during the championship game of the Rose City Tournament held at Cardinal Newman High School, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Boys basketball: Cardinals comeback surprises St. Mary’s in Rose City Tournament

Cardinal Newman was able to rally and defeat visiting Saint Mary’s in the championship game. Read Article →
Windsor’s Chaise Noles, left, goes to the basket as Maria Carrillo’s Devin Lehrer defends during the
Redwood Empire Invitational Basketball Tournament game Friday at Healdsburg High School. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school boys basketball: Healdsburg, Windsor, Willits alive in REIBT

Healdsburg boys team overcame a halftime deficit for the win. Read Article →

(UPDATE) Boys basketball: Rose City Tournament suspended until Friday because of storm

The boys basketball tournament begins Thursday Read Article →
Sonoma Academy's McKenna Sell, left, and Rylee Bowen, center, warm up with the team prior to the race. The Sonoma Academy girls cross country team took third place overall in Division 5 during the 2014 CIF State Cross Country Championships held at Woodward Park in Fresno, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Insider: Local athletes not done running

The CIF state cross country meet was last weekend, but some of the area’s top high school runners don’t want their seasons to end. Read Article →
Sonoma Academy freshman Rylee Bowen, foreground, begins to pull away from the pack early in the Division 5 championship race at Fresno. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Sonoma Academy’s Bowen wins state championship

California has a new Division 5 cross country champion in Sonoma Academy’s freshman sensation Rylee Bowen. Read Article →

North Bay League All-League Boys Soccer, 2014

All-league teams are selected by coaches. Read Article →

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 →