The Kiwanis All-Star boys game held at Santa Rosa High School, Friday, April 17, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school seniors show their stuff in Kiwanis All-Star soccer games

Friday’s soccer games were a way to build rivalries for future games to come. Read Article →
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Kiwanis All-Star Soccer set for Friday

Top soccer players from Sonoma County will converge on Santa Rosa High School Friday. Read Article →

Updated: Where Empire athletes are heading

Which colleges Empire prep athletes are committing to this week. Read Article →
In this November 2014 file photo, Sonoma Academy's Rylee Bowen takes first place in Division 5 with a time of 18:36 during the 2014 CIF State Cross Country Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno. 
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PD Preps Insider: Bowen wins 3,000m at Stanford

Locals put on a fine showing at the super-competitive Stanford Invitational track meet last weekend in Palo Alto, highlighted by Rylee Bowen’s victory in the 3,000 meters. 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 →

SR United soccer team claims state title

The Celtic U-12 boys club team is state champion after a run of finishes including seventh, fourth and second in the last three years. Read Article →
Etiandro Tavares does one-legged hops for conditioning at the SRJC stadium in Santa Rosa on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. Tavares will be joining the Real Salt Lake Monarchs professional soccer team. (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Windsor soccer star’s pro dreams coming true (w/video)

Born in west Africa, raised in Sonoma County, Eti Tavares about to join pro soccer club. Read Article →

All-Empire small school boys soccer team

The All-Empire small school boys soccer team. Read Article →
2014-15 All-Empire small schools boys soccer player of the year Alex Morales of Roseland University Prep. (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire small schools boys soccer player of the year: Alex Morales

Morales led the Knights to a 17-3-3 record and second place in North Central League II. Read Article →

All-Empire large schools boys soccer team

The All-Empire Large Schools Boys Soccer Team. Read Article →
2014-15 large schools boys soccer player of the year Tarwinder Purewal of Petaluma High School. (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire large schools boys soccer player of the year: Tarwinder Purewal

Purewal and his teammates delivered on a promise to win the SCL. Read Article →
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Padecky: SCL soccer vote an imperfect decision with repercussions

This issue will end badly for some. Read Article →
Head coach Carlos Mosqueda, left, watches his Elsie Allen players run drills during a practice last fall.  (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

SCL principals vote to keep boys soccer a fall sport

Choosing the lesser of evils at a meeting at Thursday, the administrators voted 4-2 to keep boys’ soccer as a fall sport. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate High School boys soccer coach Eamon Kelly led his team to its first-ever NBL league championship this season. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

NBL boys soccer votes to shift seasons

It’s now official: North Bay League boys soccer will be played in the winter. Read Article →

North Central League II All-League Boys Soccer, 2014

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

North Central League I All-League Boys Soccer, 2014

All-League teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

PDPreps Insider: New boys soccer coach for Newman

Cardinal Newman’s new boys’ soccer coach is not an unfamiliar name around campus. Read Article →

Sonoma County League All-League Boys Soccer, 2014

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

Small School Bridge League All-League Boys Soccer, 2014

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

North Bay League All-League Boys Soccer, 2014

All-league teams are selected by coaches. Read Article →
Santa Rosa goalie Osvaldo 
Benavides looks back to watch the ball enter the goal on a penalty kick during an NCS playoff game in 2013. Some soccer coaches and players believe it is unfair to decide a game on a shootout. (ALVIN JORNADA / The Press Democrat, 2013)

Benefield: Pressure is on when penalty kicks start

Penalty kicks are the necessary evil of soccer. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Newman coach names his MVP

It wasn't the QB or halfback whom coach Paul Cronin wanted to talk about after the game. Read Article →
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NCS soccer roundup: Sonoma Academy girls go undefeated to grab title

The top-seeded Sonoma Academy girls’ soccer team beat St. Vincent 5-1 on Saturday in the NCS Division 3 final. Read Article →
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Montgomery boys need PKs again for victory

Vikings lose player to red card, 2nd to injury in 6-5 win over Rancho Cotate. Read Article →
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NCS soccer roundup: Montgomery boys outlast Santa Rosa in epic match

In a game that took 27 penalty kicks to decide, Montgomery’s boys soccer team edged visiting Santa Rosa in a Division 1 quarterfinal Saturday night. Read Article →
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NCS boys soccer: Goal in stoppage lifts Cougars over Trojans

Soccer matches aren’t supposed to end on a 'buzzer-beating' goal, but that’s pretty much how sophomore Mario Gomez punched Rancho Cotate's ticket to face Montgomery in the NCS semifinals. Read Article →
Roseland University Prep’s Alan Olvera, left, goes up for the ball against Bentley’s Torin Rittenberg during Wednesday night’s NCS Division 2 soccer playoff at Elsie Allen High. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NCS soccer playoffs: Roseland Prep boys start with a bang

The Roseland team dominated possession of the ball in their Wednesday NCS opener. Read Article →
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NCS soccer roundup: Petaluma in quarterfinals with 2-0 win over Casa

Petaluma played one of its best defensive games of the year Read Article →
Fort Bragg quarterback Kaylor Sullivan. (Photo by John Burgess, The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Insider: Fort Bragg’s Kaylor Sullivan dominating the competition

Fort Bragg quarterback Kaylor Sullivan is setting records and leading the Timberwolves to the verge of an NCL I championship Read Article →
Madison Gonzalez and the Maria Carrillo Pumas are the top seed in the NCS Division 1 girls soccer tournament. (CRISTA JEREMIASON/ PD)

NCS soccer: Playoff brackets top-heavy with NBL squads

The NBL may have earned top seeds, but the competition promises to be wide open. Read Article →