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 ... 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 →
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 →