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 →
In the 2014 file photo, Maria Carrillo shortstop Austin Martinez, left, and second baseman Andrew Vaughn greet each other before taking their positions on the field during the Westcott Tournament. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

High school baseball: Petaluma, Casa, Carrillo all win

Brendan White pitched a no-hitter as visiting Petaluma defeated Concord 6-0. 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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High school baseball roundup: St. Helena capitalizes on Healdsburg errors in 8-4 win

St. Helena took advantage of walks and errors to defeat Healdsburg, 8-4, in a non-league game Friday night on the Greyhounds’ field. Read Article →

High school baseball roundup: Piner cruises to 10-4 win over Terra Linda

Dylan Currin's bases-clearing double highlighted a six-run first inning for the Piner Prospectors. Read Article →
Elsie Allen High junior varsity players Luis Viramontes, left, Jemeir Ferguson, center and Byron Vega, right, work on the school fields Saturday. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

Elsie Allen High School’s fields fix gets assist

The battered Elsie Allen High School baseball and softball fields got a much-needed spa day over the weekend. Read Article →
Elsie Allen  coach Matt Kasch, center, player Vinny Chavez, left, and other members of the baseball team work on field maintenance after practice. (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

Kerry Benefield: Elsie Allen baseball and the discomforts of home

The infield of Lobo field is an undulating patch of grass with deep divots and wide dead spots where no grass grows. Read Article →

Sonoma Academy coaching openings

Tennis is the ninth varsity sport now offered by the small private high school in Santa Rosa Read Article →

All-Empire baseball players earn state honors

Peter Hoge, Cole Brodnansky and George Sammon recognized for their exploits 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 →
Matt Nadolski led Campbell in four offensive categories in 2014. (photo by Will Bratton / Campbell University Athletics)

Former Casa star Nadolski bounced around until finding home at Campbell

Matt Nadolski finished 2014 season as Campbell’s top power hitter. Read Article →

A look at Empire college baseball stars

A look at how various Empire players are performing in the college baseball ranks Read Article →
Former Rancho Cotate star Brent Gillespie led Youngstown State 
to its first NCAA tournament victory in school history.
(Youngstown State athletics)

Rancho grad Gillespie helped Youngstown State reach NCAA tourney

NCAA Tournament berth fuels Gillespe's fire to earn another appearance Read Article →

All-State honors: Empire athletes earn accolades

Carrillo baseball's Hoge, Vaughn honored; Petaluma, St. Vincent softball also in spotlight Read Article →

Spring 2014 All-league teams

The complete all-league teams for baseball, softball, boys golf, boys tennis, and boys and girls badminton. Read Article →
Peter Hoge of  Maria Carrillo, the All-Empire Large School Baseball Player of the Year.  (KENT PORTER / Press Democrat)

All-Empire Large School Baseball: Hoge stepped up his game

Maria Carrillo senior worked on becoming a pitcher for the Pumas. Read Article →
Clear Lake junior Cole Brodnansky (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire Small School Baseball: Clear Lake’s Brodnansky a student of the game

The junior catcher helped Clear Lake capture the NCL I title and a playoff win. Read Article →

Empire roundup: Former St. Vincent hockey star named to All-America team

Capping a standout run for the Air Force Academy hockey team, Adam McKenzie was named to the Capital One Academic All-America at-large second team. Read Article →

High school coaching vacancies

By MICHAEL COIT THE PRESS DEMOCRAT El Molino, Windsor and Montgomery high schools are seeking coaches. *El Molino volleyball: El Molino High School has opened the hiring process for a junior varsity volleyball coach. Applicants contact Athletic Director Mike Roan or 824-6563. * Windsor baseball: Windsor High School is seeking a varsity baseball coach to […] Read Article →

Sonoma State: Baseball, softball standout selected to All-American teams

George Asmus and Megan Koieczka were Division II All-American honorable mentions. In other news, soccer star Taylor Varnadore and tennis standout Sara Celma were named athletes of the year. 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 →

Vikings’ Long drives in winning run to lead NBL past SCL

The North Bay League edged the Sonoma County League 1-0 Sunday. Read Article →

NCS baseball: Point Arena falls short

St. Bernard ace strikes out 14 Pirates, corrals NCS Division 6 title in 5-0 win Read Article →

NCS playoffs: Point Arena focused on title despite turmoil

It's been a tumultuous week for Pirates, but all they can think about is a Division 6 championship showdown against St. Bernard Catholic. Read Article →

NCS playoffs: Montgomery, St. Vincent go down on the road

The Vikings baseball team was shut out 9-0 at College Park in a Division 2 semifinal matchup. The Mustangs softball team was edged out 6-5 by Ferndale in Division 5. Read Article →