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NBL boys basketball: Vikings surprise Newman 50-40

What a difference Michael Septimo has made in the Montgomery-Cardinal Newman series this season. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Damian Wallace drives to the basket past Casa Grande's Tommy Buickerood. (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

Newman shocks Casa Grande with frantic last-minute rally

Cardinal Newman rallied from a six-point deficit in the final 40 seconds to defeat Casa Grande, 60-54, before a standing-room only crowd Monday night at the Cardinals’ gym. Read Article →
Roseland University Prep's Pablo Avendano goes up to the net between Technology's from left to right, Himansu Singh, Jacob Tawasha, John Hirsch and Neil Morris during the game Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school boys basketball roundup: Piner scoring spree overwhelms Healdsburg, 57-29

Piner scored 18 consecutive points to begin the second half while defeating visiting Healdsburg. Read Article →
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High school boys basketball roundup: Gauchos’ win streak preserved by rally

Casa Grande rallied in the final five minutes to defeat Montgomery, 55-44. Read Article →
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High school boys basketball roundup: Montgomery offense heats up vs. Windsor

Montgomery ended the game on a 21-3 run while defeating visiting Windsor, 59-38 Read Article →
Casa Grande's JJ Anderson goes up for a shot as Windsor's Gabe Knight defends during the game held at Casa Grande High School, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school boys basketball roundup: Gauchos alone at top of NBL

Casa Grande defeated visiting Windsor, 61-45. Read Article →
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High school boys basketball roundup: Fujii helps Analy rally to beat Piner

Analy rallied to defeat Piner, 59-57, in an SCL game Monday. Read Article →
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High school boys basketball roundup: Vikings turn back Ukiah

Montgomery spoiled Ukiah's first game in its refurbished gym Friday with a 63-47 win. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Gunnar Walker and Montgomery's Joel Seitz reach for the rebound during the game held at Montgomery High School, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school boys basketball roundup: Cardinal Newman dominates Montgomery

Newman opened league play with a 55-35 victory over Montgomery. Read Article →
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High school basketball roundup: Windsor overtakes Ignacio Valley

Windsor overcame a sluggish start and rallied to defeat visiting Ignacio Valley. Read Article →
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High school basketball roundup: Hectic schedule catches up with Montgomery boys

Montgomery was playing its fifth game in seven days. Read Article →
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Sonoma County Classic: Newman races past Piner, 48-27

Undefeated Cardinal Newman went on a 22-0 run in the first half. Read Article →
A scrum ensues as Santa Rosa’s Kalei Aukai drives to the hoop against Rancho Cotate’s Gunner Mefferd and Rio Antonucci (22) as 
Isaiah Steele of Santa Rosa gets in on the action, during the Sonoma County Classic on Tuesday at Piner High School in Santa Rosa. (KENT PORTER / The Press Democrat)

High school basketball tournaments: Panthers turn on the defense

Santa Rosa defeated Rancho Cotate in 2nd-round action at the Sonoma County Classic. Read Article →
TJ Acheson of Analy, left, fights for a loose ball with Dublin's Aaron Changeur on Monday during the Windsor Holiday Shootout in Windsor. (Photo by Kent Porter, The Press Democrat)

Basketball: Piner boys blasts Rancho in Sonoma County Classic

A balanced scoring attack carried the Prospectors in the Sonoma County Classic on Monday. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Damien Wallace takes the ball up court as Marin Catholic's Sepehr Agnese defends during the game at Newman on Dec. 2. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Cardinals seek third tournament title

By HOWARD SENZELL FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Beginning Monday and continuing through New Year’s Eve, Sonoma County will be a hotbed for high school basketball. Four tournaments, three for boys and one for girls, will be decided by Wednesday night. The Sonoma County Classic, highlighted by undefeated Cardinal Newman’s quest for a third tournament championship […] Read Article →
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Brett Callan Memorial Tournament: Newman will play for title

Cardinal Newman defeated Windsor 57-46. Read Article →
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Brett Callan Memorial Tournament: Casa, Windsor, Newman win in opening round

Casa Grande rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Analy, 60-55. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate High player Moziah Ward (5) gets strong defense from Petaluma's Ben Sanderson (12) during a game at Rancho Cotate in Rohnert Park Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (Erik Castro / for The Press Democrat)

Boys basketball roundup: Petaluma defense holds against Rancho

Petaluma defeated Rancho Cotate, 54-40. Read Article →

PDPreps Insider: New boys soccer coach for Newman

Cardinal Newman’s new boys’ soccer coach is not an unfamiliar name around campus. 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 →
In this 2011 file photo, Montgomery's Alec Kobre goes up for a shot vs. Woodcreek.  
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Benefield: Kobre hasn’t lost shooting touch

UOP recruited Montgomery grad, former SRJC player for his shooting. 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 →

Healdsburg basketball tournament on hold until Friday

The heavy rains in the region forced postponement today of all games in the REIBT boys and girls basketball tournament at Healdsburg High School. Read Article →

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

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The Rancho Cotate girls varsity basketball team watches the junior varsity girls finish their game at Rancho Cotate High School, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: It’s a whole new season for Rancho Cotate basketball teams

Rancho Cotate is hoping to do a lot of surprising this season. Read Article →
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Boys basketball roundup: Analy routs Rancho Cotate for first win

After beginning the season with three losses, Analy broke into the win column in a big way. Read Article →

PDPreps Insider: Ukiah basketball coach replaced

For the first time in 37 years, Ukiah has a new boys basketball coach. Read Article →
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Empire basketball roundup: Elsie Allen defends its title in Stokes Invitational

Elsie Allen’s boys basketball team defeated Sonoma Valley, 44-31. Read Article →
Montgomery Vikings' Michael Septimo scores in the second half of the game against Folsom on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at Montgomery High School. ( Photo by Charlie Gesell )

Montgomery holds its own but falls in Viking Classic final, 55-45

Folsom, spotted host Montgomery a first-half lead Saturday night before storming back. Read Article →
Analy's Grant St. Martin (31) makes an inbound pass amid some distraction from Cardinal Newman fans in a 2013 game.
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Benefield: Root for the home team — with class

Is rowdy cheering good fun or low class? Part of the high school experience or something that has no place on campus? Read Article →