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Empire tennis hopefuls ousted in NCS tournament

Empire tennis players won opening round matches at Tuesday's North Coast Section tournament before losing in the quarterfinals later in the day. Read Article →

Sonoma Academy coaching openings

Tennis is the ninth varsity sport now offered by the small private high school in Santa Rosa Read Article →

Spring 2014 All-league teams

The complete all-league teams for baseball, softball, boys golf, boys tennis, and boys and girls badminton. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate tennis player Alec Wong (photo by Crista Jeremiason, The Press Democrat)

All-Empire boys tennis: Alec Wong’s season a smash

Rancho Cotate sophomore went unbeaten in NBL singles competition Read Article →

SCL boys tennis: Wight wins in all-Analy tournament final

Top-seeded Nick Wight emerged victorious over fellow Tiger Aidan Toner-Rodgers. El Molino's Casey Bauer and Arlo David took the league doubles title. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Former Santa Rosa coach receives NCS honor

Brenda Pagliari presented the Phil Hempler Distinguished Service Award for meritorious service Read Article →

NBL boys tennis: Rancho Cotate’s Alec Wong captures singles title

The sophomore capped a flawless tournament run with a straight-sets win over Santa Rosa's Adison Mowforth to earn an automatic invitation to the NCS championship. Read Article →

Boys tennis: Analy wins close contest with El Molino

Tigers remain undefeated after surviving challenge by Lions 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 →

Weekly Empire schedule for Jan. 26-Feb. 1

Scheduled sporting events for local high schools and colleges 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 →
This Press Democrat file photo shows the tennis courts at Petaluma High School.

Petaluma High will honor Wadsworth

School will dedicate tennis courts in honor of late tennis coach Sarah Wadsworth Read Article →
Casa Grande's Matt Halligan (photo by John Burgess, The Press Democrat)

All-Empire boys tennis: Casa Grande’s Halligan was nearly flawless

Casa Grande's Matt Halligan lost one set all season to earn player of year honor Read Article →

Sonoma County League all-league boys tennis, 2013

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

Sonoma County League, all-league boys tennis, 2013

All-league teams, which are selected by coaches, will be appearing in the paper a few days after they’re posted online. Read Article →

North Bay League all-league boys tennis, 2013

All-league teams, which are selected by coaches, will be appearing in the paper a few days after they’re posted online. Read Article →

Newman duo takes NCS doubles trophy

Greg Gscwhend and Dylan Tasker practiced together only once in preparation for the North Coast Section Division 2 doubles tournament, but that proved to be enough as the Cardinal Newman teammates took home the first-place trophy. Read Article →
SRJC tennis coach Jay Samonte, right, instructs his players at the beginning to practice Tuesday. (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

SRJC men’s tennis team making great strides

After a rough start to the season, the Bear Cubs are hoping to stay hot throughout the Big 8 conference tournament and beyond. Read Article →

Boys tennis: Maria Carrillo edges out Casa Grande

Tom Poland and Justin Chan carried the day for Maria Carrillo, defeating Akhil Nadendla and Matt January, 6-4, 6-2 to give the Pumas the 4-3 victory. Read Article →
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All-Empire Tennis and Boys Player of the Year

The top North Bay junior boys tennis player moving up the ranks, Matt Halligan of Casa Grande hit new heights this season to earn Empire Player of the Year. 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 →

Spring sports all-league, All-Empire teams coming soon

Starting Saturday, The Press Democrat will publish the all-league teams and PD All-Empire teams and players of the year for Empire spring sports. Read Article →
Monica Borowicz (courtesy photo)

State tennis titles in sight for Bear Cubs

Former Montgomery High ace Monica Borowicz won a conference title and, starting today, seeks a state singles championship with Santa Rosa Junior College. Read Article →
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Gauchos’ tennis perfect and looking like new

These are heady times for the Casa Grande boys tennis team. On Monday, the Gauchos completed their second straight perfect season with a 6-1 victory over host Healdsburg and if that’s not reason to celebrate, recently the school’s tennis courts underwent a $21,000 make-over. Read Article →

NBL Tennis: Doubles Tournament Results

Results from Friday's NBL Tennis Doubles Tournament at Galvin Park. Read Article →

NBL Boys Doubles Tournament To Decide Regional Championships Entry

Posted By Press Democrat Staff Writer Michael Coit: The best in North Bay League boys’ tennis are in action Friday at the doubles tournament to decide who advances to the North Coast Section championships. The only player not in the competition is Marky Cantu, the Ukiah ace who won the NBL singles tournament last weekend. […] Read Article →

Padecky: How to turn college recruiting upside down

Everyone says they want to know the reality of college sports. And then someone like Josh Sterling speaks. Eyes and mouths open wide and the romance is gone. Read Article →
Matt Halligan

Casa Grande Seeks Second Straight SCL Boys Tennis Title

Posted By Press Democrat Staff Writer Michael Coit: Going for an 18th straight Sonoma County League match win, Casa Grande could be the Empire’s top boys’ tennis team midway through another impressive season. Led by singles ace Matt Halligan, the Gauchos should defend their league crown. Casa Grande also is taking on the regions’ best […] Read Article →

Empire Scoreboard

Friday's results for Sonoma State baseball, Sonoma State softball, SRJC swimming, and High School baseball, softball, tennis and swimming Read Article →

Empire Scoreboard

Thursday's results for SSU tennis, SRJC golf, high school boys and girls basketball, high school baseball, high school softball, high school golf, high school swimming and high school tennis. Also, Friday's Empire schedule of events. Read Article →