All-Empire boys swimmer of the year Stefan Keller

Keller did serious damage to NBL competition this year. Read Article →

Empire’s swimming and diving bests

The best times and scores in the Redwood Empire. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider (Dissa & Data): El Molino boys volleyball in NCS semifinals

El Molino High School will be the scene tonight of the region’s biggest boys volleyball match of the year when the Lions take on Berean Christian in a North Coast Section Division 3 semifinal. Read Article →
Analy’s Lani Auva’a swims the girls’ 100-yard backstroke during the NCS swimming and diving championships held Saturday at Concord Community Pool. (Crista Jeremiason / PD)

NCS swimming championships: Analy, Maria Carrillo girls among qualifiers for state

The Redwood Empire will be represented at next week's first-ever state swim tournament. Read Article →

Analy swimmer disqualified from SCL championships due to wrong swimsuit

Analy lost the boys 200-yard freestyle relay because of a disqualification and saw the boys’ team championship slip through their paws. Read Article →
Sonoma Valley's Jack Lewis swims the breast stroke during the boys 200-yard medley relay at the Sonoma County League swim championship finals held at the Petaluma Swim Center, Friday, May 8, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

SCL swimming championships: Sonoma boys edge Analy for title

It’s official. Sonoma Valley swimming is back. Read Article →
The Analy High School swim team gathers for a team cheer during a recent meet in Healdsburg. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

SCL swim championships: Analy dominates in preliminary round

If you were looking for upsets, the Petaluma Swim Center was not the place to be Thursday night. Read Article →
Analy's Lily Maxfield swims in 100m breaststroke during a dual meet against Healdsburg, Thursday April 23, 2015 in Healdsburg.  (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)  2015

PD Preps Redwood Empire Swim Bests

The top swimming marks in the Redwood Empire so far this season. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Stefan Keller . (Alvin Jornada, For The Press Democrat)

Empire Swimming & Diving Bests

The top marks in swimming and diving in the Redwood Empire for the 2015 season. Read Article →
Analy senior Jon Knox poses underwater with teammates during practice with the Neptune Swimming club. Photo: Crista Jeremiason/ The Press Democrat

All-Empire boys swimming: Jon Knox quieted his doubts

Analy's Jon Knox is our 2014 All-Empire swimmer of the year. Read Article →

More honors for SRJC swimmers

Thirteen Bear Cubs from the men's and women's swimming earned All-American honors for their efforts this past season. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Empire swimmers move up in rankings

Swimmers make splash at North Coast Section Championships Read Article →

NCS swimming: Montgomery swimmer medals at diving championships

Tanner MacDonald grabs 5th at sections Read Article →
Analy senior Jon Knox poses with teammates underwater during Tuesday's practice at Ridgway Swim Center. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NCS swimming: Analy’s Jon Knox ready to rock

The senior superstar is aiming for freestyle and backstroke titles this weekend. Read Article →
Montgomery's Jenna Bauer, right, and Windsor's Micaela Luders, talk in the pool before an event earlier this season. (Photo by Crista Jeremiason, The Press Democrat)

NCS Swimming & Diving Championships: Empire participants

The Empire has a strong representation of competitors at this weekend's NCS Swimming and Diving Championships Read Article →
From left, Windsor's Tanar Miller, Ukiah's Harris Bedford and Maria Carrillo's Cliff Tai jump into the water at the start of the boys 200-yard freestyle race during the NBL swimming championships at Santa Rosa Junior College on Saturday. (Alvin Jornada / For The Press Democrat)

NBL swimming: Maria Carrillo dominates league championship meet

The Pumas swept both the boys and girls team titles. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Carrillo swim teams seek to defend titles

Maria Carrillo boys, girls teams undefeated going into this week’s meets Read Article →
Graham Lentz set the all-time Redwood Empire mark in the 100 breaststroke while swimming for Casa Grande in 2001. Press Democrat file photo

Boys swimming: All-time Empire top performances

Take a look at record times, past and present. Read Article →

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 →