Zac Tiedeman, Montgomery's new varsity boys basketball coach, played for the Vikings from 2003-06.
(Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Former Montgomery star Tiedeman is Vikings’ new coach

Zac Tiedeman always longed to coach the varsity team at his alma mater. Read Article →
Archbishop Hanna's Armani Perry in a 2013 game. (PD File, 2013)

Small-school East squad beats West 83-82 in All-Star game

Archbishop Hanna’s Armani Perry drained a 3-pointer with 11 seconds remaining to lift the East squad over the West. Read Article →
Archbishop Hanna's Armani Perry in a 2013 game. (PD File, 2013)

All-Star boys basketball game set for Saturday

Top senior boys basketball players from around the area will be showcased Saturday. 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 →
Cardinal Newman's Gunnar Walker. (PD File, 2015)

NBL, SCL basketball stars play one last game Friday

Friday's boys’ and girls’ senior all-star basketball games are chock full of talent. Read Article →
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All-Empire Large-School Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Connor Rubattino, Cardinal Newman

Connor Rubattino has a big-game mentality. Read Article →

All-Empire Large-School Boys Basketball Team, 2014-2015

Who made the 2014-2015 All-Empire large-school boys basketball team? Read Article →
Archbishop Hanna senior Armani Perry scored a career-high 40 points in the NCS championship game against St. Bernard's. (Photo by Christopher Chung, The Press Democrat)

All-Empire Small-School Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Armani Perry, Archbishop Hanna

Floundering in Oakland, Perry got a new start and made the most of it at Archbishop Hanna. Read Article →

All-Empire Small-School Boys Basketball Team, 2014-15

Who made the 2014-2015 All-Empire small-school boys basketball team? Read Article →

Small School Bridge League: All-league basketball teams

All-league teams are selected by coaches. Read Article →
Former Montgomery head coach Tom Fitchie disputes a referee's call during a basketball game in 2014. (PD File)

Padecky: Tom Fitchie an indefinable basketball coach

Go ahead, try. Try to put Tom Fitchie in a box. Try to define him neatly. Read Article →

North Bay League all-league boys basketball, 2015

All-league teams are selected by coaches. 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 →
Saint Mary's Aren Ulmer, left, and Nyjahl Thompson, right, double-team Cardinal Newman's Gunnar Walker during the game held at Cardinal Newman High School, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason/The Press Democrat)

CIF boys basketball playoffs: Cardinal Newman falls to St. Mary’s, 61-43

Newman boys were Redwood Empire's last remaining hope for a NorCal title. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's leading scorer, Connor Rubattino. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

Cardinal Newman basketball teams get double dose of opportunity

Cardinal Newman boys and girls host games Tuesday with the NorCal finals at stake. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Connor Rubattino goes to the basket as Half Moon Bay's Austin Hilton defends during the game held at Cardinal Newman High School, Saturday, March 14, 2015. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

CIF basketball playoffs: Cardinal Newman boys hang on to win thriller 48-47

The Cardinals escaped with a gripping 48-47 victory Saturday. Read Article →
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CIF basketball playoffs: Archbishop Hanna’s run ends in 82-47 loss

Liberty Christian defeated Archbishop Hanna in the Division 6 tournament Saturday. Read Article →
Cosumnes Oaks player Jaaron Stallworth passes Montgomery High players Matt Hyman, left, and Zac Merriken, right, during Montgomery High School's home playoff game, March 14, 2015. (Erik Castro / for The Press Democrat)

CIF basketball playoffs: Montgomery boys eliminated after 56-49 loss

Vikings couldn’t hold lead in loss to Cosumnes Oaks Saturday. Read Article →
Gabby Giddings, middle and teammates Rachel Ibrahim, left and Angela Higerida of the Windsor Jaguars practice a press break during practice Tuesday March 3, 2015. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

CIF basketball playoffs: Turnovers doom Windsor girls in 56-33 loss to Presentation

Round Valley girls, Anderson Valley boys also fall in their first-round games. Read Article →
Archbishop Hanna's Jhe'nearo Hemmingway goes to the basket as Valley Christian's Brady Bowen defends during the game held at Sonoma Valley High School, Wednesday, March 11, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason/The Press Democrat)

Archbishop Hanna Hawks flying high after 100-90 win

For the first time, and probably the last, the Hanna boys gave up 90 points to an opponent — and won. Read Article →

North Central League I all-league boys basketball, 2015

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

North Central League II all-league boys basketball, 2015

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

North Central League III all-league boys basketball, 2015

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

NorCal basketball schedule, Mar. 11

The schedule for today's four state playoff games involving area teams. Read Article →
Archbishop Hanna's Armani Perry in a 2013 game. (PD File, 2013)

CIF basketball playoffs: Archbishop Hanna gets shot at NorCal title

The Hawks have quietly built one of the top small-school programs in the area. Read Article →
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black points to pitcher Brandon Morrow as he and pitching coach Darren Balsley run the staff through pick off drills prior to a spring training game against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

PDPreps Insider: Rancho grad Brandon Morrow hopes to pitch for new team

Brandon Morrow seeking rotation spot with Padres; Cardinal Newman boys set sights on state basketball title and more. Read Article →
Montgomery's Michael Septimo holds back El Cerrito's Sayeed Pridgett during the North Coast Sections Division 2 championship game Saturday. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Kerry Benefield: Montgomery back for more in CIF tournament

The Vikings will play Saturday at home against sixth-seeded Cosumnes Oaks. Read Article →
Jasmine Henderson and the Cardinal Newman girls team earned a No. 1 seed for the CIF NorCal tournament. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Field set for CIF basketball tournament

Schedule of Empire prep boys and girls games for the CIF state basketball tournament. Read Article →
Montgomery's Erik Poulsen goes up for two as El Cerrito's Aaron Banks defends during the North Coast Section Division 2 championship game held at St. Mary's College of California, Saturday, March 7, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NCS basketball championships: Vikings worn down in 71-57 loss

El Cerrito wore Montgomery down in second half to win NCS championship Saturday. Read Article →
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NCS basketball championships: Early lead not enough for Archbishop Hanna in 70-66 loss

St. Bernard’s overcame a 16-point lead by Archbishop Hanna to win the NCS Division 6 title. Read Article →