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 →
SRJC's Petter Lund leaps for a header against West Valley during their Northern California Regional second-round playoff match in Santa Rosa on Tuesday. 
Photo credit: Conner Jay/The Press Democrat

Playoff games for two SRJC teams

Bear Cubs volleyball, men's soccer in Saturday showdowns. Read Article →
James Moberg (left), a Maria Carrillo graduate, pushes the ball upfield during Washington's game against Portland on Sept. 6 (University of Washington Athletic Department)

College men’s soccer: Moberg thriving with Huskies

The former Empire standout has helped Washington capture the Pac-12 Conference title. Read Article →
Montgomery keeper Jordan Page stops a corner kick during Saturday’s NCS Division 1 soccer championship.(Photo by Alvin Jornada, The Press Democrat)

NCS boys soccer: Title shot slips away for Montgomery

Tamalpais' Lucas Janetos the difference in Red Tailed Hawks' come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Montgomery Read Article →

NCS soccer championships: Sonoma Academy girls, Anderson Valley boys win titles

Savannah Stoughton's three goals lift top-seeded Sonoma Academy Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Empire football teams faceoff in playoffs

In the first round of the North Coast Section football playoffs, there are five rematches between teams that met in the regular season. Three of those games involve three matchups between ... Read Article →

NCS soccer playoffs: Montgomery edges Casa Grande on penalty kicks

The Vikings advance to their third appearance in the NCS Division 1 title game in four years. They will face Tamalpais on Saturday. Read Article →

NCS soccer playoffs: Maria Carrillo girls advance to championship match

Also: Montgomery girls blank Cardinal Newman 4-0; Carrillo boys fall to Tamalpais; Anderson Valley boys beat Geyserville and the Middletown girls knock off Cloverdale. Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Urbano Ortiz (17) goes up for a header against Montgomery's Alex Gomez during Saturday night's NCS Division 1 playoff game. (ALVIN JORNADA / The Press Democrat)

NCS boys soccer: Montgomery holds off Santa Rosa

Vikings beat Panthers 4-2 for the third time this season in a second-round playoff game. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate's Cristian Gutierrez (18) knocks a header into Analy territory on Wednesday. (ALVIN JORNADA / The Press Democrat)

NCS boys soccer: Analy holds off Rancho

Analy held off Rancho Cotate to move on in the NCS soccer playoffs Wednesday. Read Article →

NCS soccer schedule: Wednesday’s games

Complete list of Wednesday's games involving Empire teams Read Article →
Montgomery's Taylor Ziemer will lead the second-seeded Vikings. (Photo by Conner Jay, The Press Democrat)

NCS soccer seeding: 11 NBL teams in playoffs

Carrillo girls, Montgomery boys get top seeds in Div. 1. Read Article →
Sonoma Valley's Bryan Ruiz, right, pushes off Analy's Luis Corona during Thursday's match in Sonoma.

Boys soccer: Sonoma Valley edges Analy 1-0

The Dragons' Thursday win secured them a share of the league title with the Tigers. Read Article →
Upper Lake soccer players Gabriel Ramos, left, Ricardo Sanchez, and Tyler Banks scrum for ball possession while Coach Kyle Moore, rear in black, looks on during practice at Upper Lake High School, in Upper Lake, on Oct. 24, 2013. Due to their small school size, Ramos, Sanchez and Banks play both varsity soccer and football, going from one practice session to the other in a single afternoon. (Photo by Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

Bob Padecky: From futbol to football

Upper Lake players split time between soccer field and gridiron. Read Article →

Boys soccer: Analy’s goalies both score in win over Piner

Tigers' 7-0 victory improves Analy's overall record to 18-1-1 and 10-1 in SCL. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Nicholas Westly, right, goes up for a header against Casa Grande's Paco Villegas on Tuesday in Petaluma. (Alvin Jornada / For The Press Democrat)

Soccer roundup: Casa Grande bumps off Maria Carrillo 1-0

Irvinn Lopez had the winning score for the Pumas. Also: Montgomery takes over first place in the NBL; Santa Rosa defeats Windsor; Ukiah blanks Cardinal Newman. Read Article →

Schedule change for boys soccer

Thursday's game between Rancho Cotate and Montgomery has been moved from 6 p.m. to 4 p.m. due to back-to-school night. Read Article →