Maria Carrillo senior Michael Danielski, the 2015-15 All-Empire boys golfer of the year. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire boys golf player of the year Michael Danielski

Consistently booming fairway drives, an improved short game and an even-keeled disposition made for a successful mix that guided Maria Carrillo senior Michael Danielski to a stellar 2015 season. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Brandon Bone, shown in a match in April, led the contingent of local golfers at the NCS Division 1 Tournament of Champions at San Leandro. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat)

Bone’s 78 not quite enough to gain spot in NorCal tournament

The golf season came to an end Monday for Redwood Empire golfers. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo golfer Michael Danielski, shown in a match in April at Foxtail, advanced to the Tournament of Champions. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat)

Three golfers qualify for Tournament of Champions

Players from Maria Carrillo, El Molino and Cardinal Newman earned invitations Monday. Read Article →
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PDPreps Insider: Former Empire star lights up Big East softball

Former Maria Carrillo star starts college career with a bang, plus, more local prep sports news. Read Article →

Carrillo, El Molino win league season-ending golf tournaments

Maria Carrillo captured the North Bay League Tournament. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Brandon Bone tees off on the 15th hole during an NBL golf match at Foxtail Golf Club in Rohnert Park, Thursday April 16, 2015. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

PDPreps Insider: Cardinal Newman senior’s dedication pays off on golf course

Brandon Bone has been at or near the top of the individual NBL standings all season. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Brandon Bone uses body language as he putts during an NBL golf match at Foxtail Golf Club in Rohnert Park, Thursday April 16, 2015. Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

NBL boys golf: Season heads down to the wire

Fight for top spot has evolved into powerhouse Montgomery against upstart Windsor. 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 →
Cardinal Newman's Chad Sousa passes the ball around Washington's Jeremiah Batiste during the Brett Callan Memorial Tournament championship game held at Casa Grande, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason  / The Press Democrat)

Brett Callan Memorial Tournament: Newman rallies to force OT, then captures the title

After the game got to the extra period, Cardinal Newman never trailed. Read Article →
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Maria Carrillo girls close in on 4th consecutive title

Girls team one win away from fourth consecutive NCS Division 1 crown. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Piner short-handed in loss to Petaluma

Three Piner starters were academically ineligible to play when the Prospectors took on the Trojans last Friday. Read Article →

Spring 2014 All-league teams

The complete all-league teams for baseball, softball, boys golf, boys tennis, and boys and girls badminton. Read Article →
Montgomery golfer Nick Rogers (Photo by Christopher Chung, The Press Democrat)

All-Empire boys golf: Montgomery’s Rogers the clear choice for Player of the Year

Rogers will play golf at SRJC rather than head directly to a four-year university. Read Article →

Boys golf: St. Helena’s Ryan Johnson just misses qualifying

Sophomore comes up one stroke shy of moving on to NorCal Championships Read Article →
Cardinal Newman golfer Eric Bolander hits out of a trap during the NBL golf tournament at the Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club, in Santa Rosa on Monday, April 28, 2014. (PD FILE, 2014)

Prep golf: Bolander, Garfield advance in NCS

Bolander, Garfield enter Tournament of Champions; Saints’ star Johnson qualifies. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Former Santa Rosa coach receives NCS honor

Brenda Pagliari presented the Phil Hempler Distinguished Service Award for meritorious service Read Article →
Montgomery's Nick Rogers finished in a tie for third at Monday's NBL finals, but finished the season as the league's top individual golfer. (Photo by Christopher Chung, The Press Democrat)

NBL boys golf: Vikings bring home another title

Montgomery wins fourth consecutive NBL team championship Read Article →

SCL boys golf: El Molino ends 37-year streak to win title

Foster’s 75 helps Lions hold off Dragons in showdown at Windsor Golf Club Read Article →

Sonoma State roundup: Softball team making final push for CCAA playoff spot

Also in Seawolves news: The women's water polo had seven all-conference selections; men's golf team stakes fifth place in CCAA golf championship in Stockton. Read Article →

College recruiting realities

Montgomery forum Wednesday. Topics include: The school picks you; athletes must market themselves; find funding beyond the athletic scholarship. Read Article →
Alyssa Navratil, a sophomore volleyball and softball player at Rancho Cotate High, has a question during baseline concussion testing at the school Saturday morning. 
Credit: Kent Porter / The Press Democrat

Rancho Cotate launches concussion program

Rancho Cotate High School in Rohnert Park on Saturday launched what backers are calling the most comprehensive concussion awareness program among high school athletic programs in Sonoma County. Read Article →
Montgomery junior Nick Rogers (Beth Schlanker / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire Boys Golf: Montgomery’s Rogers took to links at young age

Vikings junior Nick Rogers was a medalist in the NCS Tournament of Champions. Read Article →

Sonoma County League all-league boys golf, 2013

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

North Bay League all-league boys golf, 2013

All-league teams, which are selected by coaches, will be appearing in the paper a few days after they’re posted online. Read Article →

SRJC golf team sends six to all-conference team

Santa Rosa's starting six helped lead the team to a third consecutive California Community College Athletic Association finals. Read Article →
Montgomery's Nick Rogers. (Photo by Scott Manchester, for The Press Democrat)

CIF Boys Golf: Montgomery’s Rogers loses his hot hand

Fresh off win at Tournament of Champions, Montgomery junior shoots 10 over par at Patterson Read Article →

JC golf: Santa Rosa finishes third at state

First-round lead evaporates as Bear Cubs fall shy in third consecutive state tourney Read Article →
Extending gloved hands skyward in racial protest, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos stare downward during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze for the 200 meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City on Oct. 16, 1968. Australian silver medalist Peter Norman is at left. (AP Photo)

Empire roundup: Olympic sprint legend to honor area greats

John Carlos will take part of program Saturday at SRJC featuring 20 who hold track and field marks Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Aaron Walker, left, chats with Montgomery's Nick Rogers on the 18th tee in the NCS Tournament of Champions at Rooster Run Golf Course in Petaluma on Monday May 13, 2013. (Photo by Scott Manchester, The Press Democrat)

NCS Golf Tournament of Champions: Montgomery star Rogers triumphs

Vikings’ ace cards 65 at Rooster Run to finish atop leaderboard, advance to NorCal tournament Read Article →

JC golf: Bear Cubs confident heading to state finals

Back in the state junior college championships, Monday in Carmel, the Bear Cubs have been tested in the tough Big 8 Conference and over 36 holes at NorCal. Read Article →