PD Preps Insider: Analy swimmers make a splash

Both the Tigers girls and boys teams are undefeated in the SCL with three league meets remaining Read Article →

Swimming: Montgomery boys, girls top Newman

Jenna Bauer leads the Viking girls with two first-place finishes Read Article →

Empire swimming bests for the week of April 7

The best swimming times for Empire athletes this week. 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 →

State championship swim meet proposed

Empire swimmers could compete to be California’s best if officials approve a state championship meet. 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 →
Analy junior Jon Knox (Conner Jay / The Press Democrat

All-Empire Boys Swimming: Analy’s Knox is a natural in the pool

Jon Knox, whose parents were both collegiate swimmers, set new Empire records in the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke this season. Read Article →

SRJC swimmers earn All-American honors

Sixteen Bear Cub swimmers and divers were announced as Community College Swimming and Diving All-Americans this week. Read Article →

Analy swimmers excel at NCS meet

On a day when three swimmers shattered the American high school record in the boys 100-meter breaststroke, Sonoma County League champion Analy emerged as the top Redwood Empire finisher at the North Coast Section Swimming and Diving Championship, with the Tigers boys and girls team each finishing in 16th place. Read Article →

Saturday’s Empire sports schedule

Click through for the complete schedule of events Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Taylor Young. (Photo by John Burgess, The Press Democrat)

NCS Swimming & Diving Championships: Young, Bauer, Scott lead Empire advancers

Analy's Jonathan Knox sets two Empire records during swimming preliminaries. Read Article →

NCS Swim & Dive Championships

Redwood Empire schools qualified 64 entries into the NCS Swimming and Diving Championships this Friday and Saturday. Analy led all schools with 15 entries followed by Maria Carrillo with 13. Read Article →

PD Preps Swim Bests

The Empire's best swimming and diving marks Read Article →
Montgomery's Jenna Bauer. (Photo by John Burgess, The Press Democrat)

NBL swimming: Carrillo doubles up to nail down consecutive championships

Maria Carrillo girls beat Montgomery, boys defeat Ukiah to sweep NBL championships Read Article →
Analy's Nate Kuhn won the 100 free and 100 back (shown above). Photo courtesy of Lehla Irwin.

SCL Swimming: Analy sweeps championships

Analy girls and boys both beat Healdsburg to win the SCL Championships on Saturday. Read Article →

Swimming and diving bests

Bests times for the 2013 swimming and diving season. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Piper Brockley competes in the 100 meter breast stroke Thursday in a dual meet against Montgomery High at the Ridgway Swim Center. (John Burgess/The Press Democrat)

Swimming: Pumas stay perfect, capture NBL title

Maria Carrillo swept both the boys and girls competitions against Montgomery to wrap up the North Bay League title for the second straight year. Read Article →
SRJC swimmer Alexandria Holland swims the butterfly during practice Monday in Santa Rosa. (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

SRJC swim teams ready to make splash at state championships

The Bear Cubs field a deep and talented contingent in hopes of scoring individual and team awards at the CCCAA finals in Monterey Park. Read Article →

All-Empire Swimming and Boys Swimmer of the Year

Empire boys swimmer of the year Sam Haley capped a season in which he won Sonoma County League titles in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly while moving up to third all-time in the Empire in the 200 IM and seventh in the 500 freestyle. Read Article →
Analy’s Rebecca Baxley sets a meet record in the 100-yard backstroke at the SCL finals (Photo by Kent Porter, The Press Democrat).

2011 Spring Sports All-League Teams

Click through to see all-league teams for baseball, softball, swimming, boys golf, boys tennis and badminton. Read Article →
Molly Hannis

Largest Empire Group Yet To Qualify For Swimming’s U.S. Olympic Team Trials

Empire swimmers to qualify for the Olympic trials: Molly Hannis, Santa Rosa High/Tennessee; Amanda Sims, Montgomery/California; Maya DiRado, Maria Carrillo/Stanford; Penelope Yamauchi, Montgomery/Arizona State; Sophia Yamauchi, Montgomery/UC Santa Barbara. Read Article →

Former All-Empire swimmer earns freshman honors at Cal State Bakersfield

Former All-Empire swimmer Evan Vizcarra, who prepped at Petaluma, helped lead Cal State Bakersfield men's team to a conference title, earning freshman of the year honors in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Read Article →
COURTESY PHOTO Santa Rosa Junior College's women's basketball team, along with SRJC's athletic director Jim Forkum, were honored for the team's championship season by Assemblyman Michael Allen in Sacramento on Thursday, June 23, 2011.

SRJC athletics among state’s best

Santa Rosa finished second statewide in overall athletic excellence for the 2010-11 year. Bear Cubs teams were edged out by Mt. San Antonio College for the state cup awarded for 2010-11 by the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators. Read Article →

NCS swimming: Underclassmen shine for Sonoma County

Windsor leads charge as Davis sets Empire record; Ursuline’s Young beats school mark. Read Article →

Ursuline, Maria Carillo take NBL swim titles

The final swim team in Ursuline High history went out a winner Saturday as the Bears captured the North Bay League title. Read Article →
scl swim

Windsor dominates SCL swim tournament

Allie Davis and Sam Haley each collected two gold medals as Windsor’s swim team convincingly captured the girls’ and boys’ titles at the Sonoma County League Tournament on Saturday. Read Article →

High school swimming: Opportunity to make their mark

Empire meets give teens chance to improve times or swim strong in finals. Read Article →

Empire large-school swim bests

Here are the top performers this season for each event in large-school swimming. Read Article →

Empire Swimmers Among SRJC Best In State Meet

Practices provide some of the toughest competition for Santa Rosa Junior College swimmers priming the Bear Cubs’ best for the state championships opening today. Read Article →