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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. 
(Crista Jeremiason/The Press Democrat)

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 →
Petaluma’s Brie Gerhardt is 
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 →
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 →
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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 →