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SCL roundup: Petaluma wins softball title; Sonoma Valley claims baseball crown

Trojans rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Analy, 8-7. Read Article →

Newman needs 10 innings to beat Maria Carrillo 5-4

The Cardinal Newman Cardinals came up with two runs in the seventh inning against visiting Maria Carrillo on Wednesday to send the contest into extra innings, then scored again in the bottom of the 10th inning to outlast the Pumas 5-4 and reach the championship game of the NBL Tournament. Read Article →

Casa Grande drops Ukiah, runs win streak to 15 in a row

Chris Joaquim allowed no earned runs in six innings of work and the Casa Grande baseball team ran its winning streak to 15 consecutive games Wednesday with a 5-2 win over Ukiah to reach the title game of the NBL Tournament. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider (Dissa & Data): El Molino boys volleyball in NCS semifinals

El Molino High School will be the scene tonight of the region’s biggest boys volleyball match of the year when the Lions take on Berean Christian in a North Coast Section Division 3 semifinal. 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 →
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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 →
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 →
Sonoma Valley second baseman Kyle Garcia, center, can't reach an overthrown ball while trying to pick off Petaluma's Luke Wheless in the fourth inning on Tuesday.  (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

Petaluma takes charge in SCL baseball race

Petaluma defeated visiting Sonoma Valley, 7-2, Tuesday 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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PDPreps Insider: Former Empire star lights up Big East softball

Former Maria Carrillo star starts college career with a bang, plus, more local prep sports news. Read Article →
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High school baseball roundup: Casa Grande atop NBL with 3-0 win against Maria Carrillo

Casa Grande’s pitching staff extended its scoreless streak to 30 innings on Friday. 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 →
Cardinal Newman's Brandon Bone tees off on the 15th hole during an NBL golf match at Foxtail Golf Club in Rohnert Park, Thursday April 16, 2015. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

PDPreps Insider: Cardinal Newman senior’s dedication pays off on golf course

Brandon Bone has been at or near the top of the individual NBL standings all season. 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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SCL baseball: Analy capitalizes on Piner errors in 10-5 win

The visiting Tigers won a slugfest in a game where both starting pitchers did not have their good stuff. Read Article →
Mendocino High School's Julian Kenton-Braden bats during an exhibition game in Granada, Nicaragua. The Mendocino baseball team traveled with the non-profit group Baseball Without Borders to Central America to play ball and donate baseball equipment to local players. (Photo by Juan Bustos)

Benefield: Mendocino players went to give but were enriched in Nicaragua

A spring break trip to Nicaragua taught the boys lessons that can't be learned in the classroom. Read Article →
Windsor’s Max Brown tags Casa Grande’s Joey Markham out at first during the game held at Windsor High School on Wednesday. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school baseball roundup: Pumas stay perfect in NBL with 4-0 victory against Ukiah

Carrillo’s Clayton Andrews turned in best pitching performance of season in NBL. Read Article →
Ukiah's Devin Kirby pitched a complete game against Cardinal Newman, Friday, April 10, 2015. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

High school baseball: Ukiah Wildcats claw back, defeat Cardinal Newman 8-3

Ukiah trailed 3-2 in the seventh inning with two outs before rallying. Read Article →
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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 →
Analy runner Spencer Vogel is tagged out by Petaluma catcher Clay Gallagher during the 5th inning of their game at Petaluma High School on Saturday, April 4, 2015 . (BETH SCHLANKER / The Press Democrat)

High school baseball roundup: Petaluma rallies to defeat SCL foe Analy 7-4

Early-season showdown between two of Sonoma County League’s best teams. Read Article →
Casa Grande's Blake Berry turns two as Montgomery's Nick Smith slides into second during the game held at Montgomery High School, Friday, April 3, 2015. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

High school baseball roundup: Casa Grande defeats Montgomery 15-6

Casa Grande scored six times with two outs in the third inning to start rout. 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 →
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hitting .500 with 11 runs and five RBIs through six games. (BETH SCHLANKER / The Press Democrat, 2014)

PD Preps Insider: Mendocino baseball going to Nicaragua; Gerhardt headed to Lehigh

Mendocino’s baseball team will play three games and donate equipment to athletes in the Central American country. 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 Jo Bynum and Andrew Vaughn during a March 18 game. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school baseball: Maria Carrillo rallies to beat Casa Grande 4-2

Maria Carrillo scored all its runs in the sixth inning. Read Article →
Analy’s Nolan Alvarez, left, congratulates teammate Devon Ogston after he scored the first run of the game during the A.L. Rabinovitz Tournament held Wednesday at Montgomery High School. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

High school baseball: Analy captures Rabinovitz tournament with 8-7 win

Analy has now won the Rabinovitz trophy three times in the past seven years. Read Article →
Analy's Devon Ogston tags Piner's Dylan Currin out at second after a fly ball during the A.L. Rabinovitz Tournament held at Montgomery High School on Tuesday.  Analy defeated Piner 1-0. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

A.L. Rabinovitz Tournament: Petaluma, Analy to meet in title game rematch

The two SCL schools will face off Wednesday to decide the championship. Read Article →
Former Casa Grande star Gretchen Harrigan, right, and Sacramento State teammate Hallie Gennett, left, force a turnover by Cal's Penina Davidson in a Dec. 3 game. (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)

PD Preps Insider: Former Casa Grande girls standout on quest for NIT title

Gretchen Harrigan, the All-Empire girls basketball player of the year when she played at Casa Grande, is helping lead Sacramento State on its quest for a National Invitation Tournament trophy. Read Article →
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Rabinovitz baseball tournament kicks off Tuesday

Three NBL teams and three SCL teams will compete in the 21st annual contest. Read Article →