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. Montgomery, seeded No. 2 in Division 2, will play host to No. 3 seed Dublin, and Cardinal Newman, the top seed in Division 4, will play host to No. 4 seed St. Mary’s. Both games tip off at […] Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Justin Botteri shoots over Cloverdale's Jayson McMillan during the game Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NCS boys basketball: Cardinal Newman rolls to easy win over Cloverdale

Cardinal Newman came out focused and defeated Cloverdale 69-39. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Kylie Kiech is fouled as she drives to the basket between Justin-Siena's Haley Weaver, left, and Catherine Cronwall, right, during the game held at Cardinal Newman High School, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NCS basketball playoffs roundup: Anderson Valley pulls off
 upset over St. Elizabeth

Anderson Valley’ pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the tournament so far. Read Article →
Montgomery's Eric Poulsen goes up to the basket as Northgate's Jeremy Moniz defends during the game held at Montgomery High School, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.  (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NCS boys basketball tournament: Vikings take control in 59-49 win

Montgomery will host Dublin Wednesday at 7 p.m. Read Article →

NCS basketball tournament: Wednesday’s scores

Wednesday's scores from the NCS basketball tournament. Read Article →
Tom Bonfigli's Cardinal Newman basketball team will enter the NCS playoffs as the top-seeded team among Division 4 boys. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

NCS basketball tournament roundup: Cardinal Newman boys give coach win No. 700

Coach Tom Bonfigli reached career win No. 700 Wednesday night. Read Article →
Cloverdale's John McMillan watches his shot reach its target during their first-round NCS Division 4 playoff game against Fortuna in Cloverdale, Wednesday, Feb. 25. (Jeremy Portje / For The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Hot-shooting tandem leads Cloverdale boys to 49-33 victory

Cloverdale Eagles upset the visiting Fortuna Huskies Wednesday in front of a raucous home crowd. Read Article →

NCS basketball: Tuesday night’s scores, Wednesday’s schedule

Tuesday's first-round NCS results and Wednesday's schedule for Redwood Empire teams. Read Article →
Elsie Allen's Bradley Greiner, right, tries to dribble past  Miramonte's Ryan Anderson during their game in Santa Rosa on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.   (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

NCS boys basketball: Dream season ends for Elsie Allen

Elsie Allen’s record-setting season came to a disappointing end Tuesday night with a
 58-41 defeat against Miramonte. Read Article →

NCS boys basketball: Montgomery takes care of Arroyo, 60-48

Erik Poulsen leads No. 2-seeded Vikings with 25 points. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Maria Carrillo’s Netherda draws interest in Berkeley

All-Empire Large School Defensive Player of the Year is heading to Cal as a "preferred walk-on." Read Article →

NCS basketball: First-round schedule for Redwood Empire teams

First-round games for Redwood Empire teams in the NCS tournament. Read Article →
Tom Bonfigli's Cardinal Newman basketball team will enter the NCS playoffs as the top-seeded team among Division 4 boys. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

NCS seedings: Newman gets No. 1 slot in boys tournament

44 local teams of various size and gender among those receiving good news. Read Article →
Montgomery's Matt Hyman goes up for a shot as Cardinal Newman's Justin Botteri defends during Friday's game at Santa Rosa JC.
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Newman boys down Monty in NBL final

Montgomery and Cardinal Newman tipped off in the North Bay League Tournament championship game Friday, and the game was every bit as intense as expected. Final score: Cardinals 47, Vikings 45. Read Article →

SCL boys basketball: Piner pulls off upset of Elsie Allen in final

Prospectors hold off Lobos in final quarter for 65-60 victory. Read Article →
Elsie Allen's Jalen Busby drives past Sonoma Valley's Cyle Caselli to the basket for two during the game held at Elsie Allen High School, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

SCL boys basketball tournament: Elsie Allen breezes past Sonoma Valley to reach title game

Lobos win 60-37 to set up matchup on Friday hosting No. 2 Piner. Read Article →
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High school boys basketball roundup: Cardinals, Vikings reach NBL finals

Cardinal Newman and Montgomery won opening-round games in the NBL tournament Wednesday. Read Article →
Michael Septimo works out with his team during practice at Montgomery High School, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Vikings’ Michael Septimo driven to win after basketball absence (w/video)

When Septimo went down, so did the Vikings' fortunes. But he's back, and so are they. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Gunnar Walker and Montgomery's Joel Seitz reach for the rebound during a game held at Montgomery High School, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

PDPreps Insider: League tourneys, Analy alumni softball and more

This week's league basketball tournaments, an Analy alumni softball event and updates on Marina Beckwith and Peter Parrick. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman’s Jasmine Henderson, right, goes to the basket as Santa Rosa’s Kylie Oden defends. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

League tournaments kick off basketball postseason

The best girls and boys basketball teams are gearing up for the postseason. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Jamon Roberts grabs a rebound while Casa Grande's Will Crain grabs his arm in the first half on Friday night. (Photo by John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

High school boys basketball: Cardinal Newman, Montgomery share NBL crown

Teams needed road wins Friday to share the NBL title, and both came through. Read Article →
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High school boys basketball roundup: Elsie Allen claims first basketball title

Lobos capture sole possession of SCL regular-season championship by defeating Sonoma Valley. Read Article →
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Montgomery boys down Casa, 50-43

Montgomery's win created a three-way tie atop the NBL standings. Read Article →
Joe Hoeup drives the hoop against teammate Carlos Behena at Tuesday's practice at Elsie Allen High School.
Credit: Kent Porter / Press Democrat

Banner year for Elsie Allen basketball?

If the Elsie boys are able to win at Petaluma, they will run their record to 10-1 in the Sonoma County League (20-5 overall) and will claim at least a share of the SCL championship. Read Article →
Windsor's Jessica Barbosa, center top, fights for the ball against Montgomery's LaDonna Saint Louis, left, Jazmin Basmajian, center bottom and Paige Raven, right, during the game held at Montgomery High School, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school basketball roundup: Elsie Allen boys closing in on SCL title

Lobos on the cusp of winning SCL title after 57-49 win over Analy. Read Article →
Casa Grande's Jon Christy comes down with the rebound against Windsor's Thomas Drew during the game held at Windsor High School, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school boys basketball roundup: Casa Grande stays atop NBL with 49-34 win over Windsor

Casa Grande continued to control its destiny in the North Bay League. Read Article →
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High school boys basketball roundup: Elsie Allen closing in on league crown

The Lobos defeated visiting El Molino, 58-36, Wednesday night. Read Article →
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High school boys basketball roundup: Cardinals even the score against Jaguars, 55-42

Cardinal Newman gets revenge against team that ended perfect record. Read Article →
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Benefield: Cardinal Newman siblings rule the court

Gunnar Walker, a senior, has been playing basketball for Cardinal Newman for four years. His sister Lauren joined him on campus and on the hardwood two years ago. Read Article →
Roseland University Prep's Abel Ortiz, left, and Pablo Avendano, right, defend against Technology's Himansu Singh during the game, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Tech High’s Himansu Singh standing tall on basketball court (w/video)

The heart of the extraordinarily young Titans squad is averaging more than 21 points a game. Read Article →