Jose Lopez, bottom, stretches with the Elsie Allen boys soccer team during practice, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Soccer turf dilemma

Is synthetic turf the scourge of soccer, or the savior of the game? Read Article →
Petaluma's Luke Wheels, right, sets himself up to score for Petaluma as El Molino's Andes Toruna, left, pressures him, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (CRISTA JEREMIASON/ PD)

Boys soccer roundup: Petaluma wins SCL title

Petaluma captured its first Sonoma County League title in eight years on Tuesday. Read Article →

Rancho Cotate captures first NBL boys soccer crown

Rancho on Friday night clinched its first North Bay League title in school history. Read Article →

Boys soccer roundup: Rancho Cotate stays atop NBL by beating Panthers

Rancho Cotate still atop NBL standings after 3-1 victory over Santa Rosa. Read Article →
Becky Nelson is escorted out by family friend and Montgomery soccer player Carson Wyatt during a special ceremony in tribute to women with breast cancer held between the boys and girls soccer games at Montgomery High School, Tuesday, October 7, 2014.(Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Beautiful Game steps up for breast cancer awareness

Montgomery High defender Carson Wyatt saved the day Tuesday night, but it wasn’t on the soccer field. Read Article →

Late Analy goal stuns Trojans in boys soccer

It doesn’t get much more dramatic than scoring the winning goal on a header in the game’s final 20 seconds. Read Article →

Boys soccer roundup: Santa Rosa beats Cardinal Newman 2-0

Andres Garcia, Eric Leon score for Santa Rosa in North Bay League opener Read Article →
Rincon Valley Christian's James Leng, right, boots the ball away as The Bay School's James Fowler pressures him during Monday's game in Santa Rosa. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Boys soccer: Multitalented Leng will help Eagles soar (w/video)

James Leng balances opera singing with his duties as a Rincon Valley team co-captain. Read Article →

Soccer roundup: Roseland University Prep tops St. Vincent 3-1

Who won, who lost on area soccer fields Wednesday. Read Article →
Analy goalkeeper Alex Coronel makes a save during Tuesday's game at Montgomery. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Boys soccer: Montgomery eases past Analy 3-1

The Vikings controlled Tuesday's game from the beginning. Read Article →

High school soccer: Healdsburg boys remain unbeaten

Greyhounds stand at 5-0-2 after 11-0 win over Clear Lake Read Article →

Sonoma Academy coaching openings

Tennis is the ninth varsity sport now offered by the small private high school in Santa Rosa Read Article →

High school coaching vacancies

By MICHAEL COIT THE PRESS DEMOCRAT El Molino, Windsor and Montgomery high schools are seeking coaches. *El Molino volleyball: El Molino High School has opened the hiring process for a junior varsity volleyball coach. Applicants contact Athletic Director Mike Roan or 824-6563. * Windsor baseball: Windsor High School is seeking a varsity baseball coach to […] Read Article →

Sonoma State: Baseball, softball standout selected to All-American teams

George Asmus and Megan Koieczka were Division II All-American honorable mentions. In other news, soccer star Taylor Varnadore and tennis standout Sara Celma were named athletes of the year. Read Article →

Kiwanis Club soccer showcase roster

A complete lineup of the Empire players participating in the Kiwanis Club soccer showcase. Read Article →
Sonoma Academy's Lucy Donaldson, center, is among several Empire players who will be playing in the Kiwanis Club all-star showcase at Montgomery High School on Friday. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat)

Empire’s best putting their best foot forward in Kiwanis soccer showcase

Players from the North Bay League and Sonoma County League will be shuffled and put into squads based on region. Proceeds from the event benefit charity. Read Article →

Kiwanis adds all-star soccer games to docket

The games will be May 17 at Montgomery High School 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 →
Casa Grande's John Porchivina is headed to Cal to play football (Photo by Beth Schlanker, The Press Democrat)

UPDATE: College Commitments for Empire Athletes, 2013-14

Comprehensive list of area athletes signing to play college athletics Read Article →

Small School Bridge League all-league boys soccer, 2013

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →
All-Empire Small School Boys Soccer Athlete of the Year: Fort Bragg's Gabriel Hernandez. Photo: Conner Jay / The Press Democrat

Small School Boys Soccer Player of Year: Gabriel Hernandez

Gabriel Hernandez led the Timberwolves to an undefeated season. Read Article →
Casa Grande senior Noah Wilson (Conner Jay / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire large school boys soccer: Wilson’s work ethic sets tone for Casa Grande

As team captain, Noah Wilson helped the Gauchos advance to NCS semifinal round. Read Article →
Casa Grande's Noah Wilson (PD photo).

North Bay League all-league boys soccer, 2013

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

Sonoma County League all-league boys soccer, 2013

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

North Central League I all-league boys soccer, 2013

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

North Central League II all-league boys soccer, 2013

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

North Central League III all-league boys soccer, 2013

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Rancho Cotate boys moving on without stars

A behind-the-scenes look at Empire sports. Read Article →

Empire roundup: SRJC sends seven wrestlers to state championships

Also: Sonoma State soccer standout Lauren Curtin named All-American; men's soccer scoring leader Varnadore named to regional team. Read Article →

SRJC soccer: Foothill’s 1-0 win ends Bear Cubs’ season

Bear Cubs eliminated from CCCAA NorCal regional tournament Read Article →