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 →
Marin Catholic's Frankie Calcaterra, right, and Joey Calcaterra, left, stop Cardinal Newman's James Ryan from going to the basket during the North Coast Section division 4 boys championship game held at Santa Rosa Junior College, Friday, March 6, 2015. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

NCS boys basketball: Cardinal Newman can’t keep up in 61-54 title game loss to Marin Catholic

Newman looked tentative and sloppy at the outset of Friday's game. Read Article →

North Coast Section basketball championships schedule

The schedule of games for this weekend's North Coast Section basketball championships. Read Article →

NCS boys basketball: Archbishop Hanna pulls away from Anderson Valley

Larry Michel's 3-pointers in closing minutes lead Hawks to 83-76 victory in Division 6 semifinal. Read Article →
Montgomery's Michael Septimo drives to the hoop against Dublin in Santa Rosa on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.   (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

NCS boys basketball: Montgomery Vikings slam door on Dublin Gaels

Vikings held Dublin to 20 points below its season average in 61-49 victory. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Damian Wallace drives to the basket as St. Mary's Thomas Roche defends during Wednesday night's game at Cardinal Newman High School. Newman defeated St. Mary's 73-56 to advance to the NCS finals. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat

NCS boys basketball: Cardinal Newman beats St. Mary’s to reach Division 4 title game

Connor Rubattino scores a game-high 26 points to lead the Cardinals to a 73-56 victory. Read Article →

Sonoma County League all-league boys basketball, 2015

All-league teams are selected by league coaches. Read Article →
Montgomery's Joel Seitz drives to the basket in the Vikings' playoff victory Friday against Northgate. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NCS basketball semifinals on Wednesday

Two North Coast Section boys basketball tournament semifinals in Santa Rosa highlight the schedule of games Wednesday. Read Article →