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Maria Carrillo graduate Dante Hay (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire Boys Track & Field: Pumas’ Dante Hay ends season on high note

The Maria Carrillo grad earned multiple first-place finishes. Read Article →

Empire roundup: Former St. Vincent hockey star named to All-America team

Capping a standout run for the Air Force Academy hockey team, Adam McKenzie was named to the Capital One Academic All-America at-large second team. Read Article →
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Empire duo achieve personal bests in state track finals

Two athletes advanced to the finals of the CIF championships. Read Article →

Empire duo reach CIF state track and field finals

Hay advances in boys 800, Scranton in girls discus Read Article →
Rancho Cotate high jumper Justin Zinnerman hit a 6-9 at the NCS Meet of Champions despite tweaking his ankle on a previous jump.
(CHRISTOPHER CHUNG / The Press Democrat, 2013)

State track meet: Rancho’s Zinnerman ready for high jump

The Rancho Cotate star is looking for more after his NCS title last week. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Track star picks graduation over state meet

Casa Grande's Caleb Lundquist will skip CIF championships in Clovis Read Article →
Lea Butler practices the pole vault at Santa Rosa Junior College in Santa Rosa on Tuesday. Butler finished second in the recent state meet, clearing 11 feet, 7 1/4 inches. (Photo by Christopher Chung, The Press Democrat)

SRJC’s Butler raises the bar

Rancho Cotate grad achieves new heights after dedicating herself in the weight room. Read Article →
Casa Grande's Nicholas Rauch races to a second-place finish in the boys 1,600 meters at Saturday's Meet of Champions at Cal. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

NCS track & field: Casa Grande’s Rauch heading to state meet

Gauchos standout among several Empire athletes to qualify for CIF meet. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate's Justin Zinnerman. Photo by Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat

Zinnerman eyes busy slate at Meet of Champions

Rancho Cotate star readies for a full day of events at weekend event. Read Article →

NCS track: Sophomores excel at Class A meet

Willits’ Will Smith, St. Helena’s Julia DeVencenzi grab two wins and are headed to Meet of Champions Read Article →
Analy’s Kyle Vannetti, third from the left, broke from the boy’s 100 meters pack to win the race in 11.12 seconds on Saturday at Elsie Allen.
(JOHN BURGESS / The Press Democrat)

SCL track and field: Petaluma dominates girls’ meet, boys meet down to wire

Top-6 qualifiers advance to NCS Redwood Empire meet next week at Redwood High. Read Article →

SRJC: Baseball team falls in playoff opener; Mancini closes in on possible medal at state meet

The Bear Cubs dropped the opening game in their first-round CCCAA series against San Joaquin Delta. El Molino graudate Casey Mancini set a personal best in the 400-meter dash. Read Article →
Nick DeSoto, a Rancho Cotate graduate, will compete in the NorCal finals this weekend for Santa Rosa Junior College. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

SRJC track and field: Bear Cubs ready to make splash at regional championships

Santa Rosa is sending 22 athletes to compete at this weekend's NorCal Championships. Read Article →

High school track and field bests for week of May 4

GIRLS 100 METERS 12.46 — Annette Sutton, 12, Santa Rosa 12.83 — Emma Orosz, 9, Montgomery 13.02 — Giselle Saleby, 10, Windsor 13.02 — Nicole Kemper, 12, Windsor 13.09 ... Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Delano Bell winds up for a shot put during the Viking Classic track meet at Montgomery High School on Saturday. (Alvin Jornada / For The Press Democrat)

Track and field: Montgomery’s Mollard among big winners at Viking Classic

The Viking runner won both the 100- and 300-meter hurdles races. Read Article →

Track and field bests for the week of April 7

Track and field bests for Empire high schools. Read Article →

Track and field bests

Top marks around the Redwood Empire so far this season Read Article →

High school track: Frosh-soph pair shines at Windsor Relays

Montgomery’s Margaret Smith, Ukiah’s Sala Fitisemanu outperform varsity counterparts Read Article →
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Casa’s Lawson quick at Big Cat Invitational

Gauchos’ football star helps track team post impressive marks in early season competition 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 →

PD Preps Insider: Empire athletes to sign letters of intent

A behind-the-scenes look at high school sports across the Empire. Read Article →

El Molino seeks varsity track and field coach

El Molino high competes in the Sonoma County League 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 →
Maria Carrillo senior Herbie Polk (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire Boys Track: Carrillo’s Polk has Olympic aspirations

Herbie Polk ran the fastest 400 ever by a Sonoma County high school student — 47.21 — while finishing second in the NCS Meet of Champions on May 25 at Cal. Read Article →
Tech High coach David Kimari (COURTESY PHOTO)

PADECKY: Tech High’s Kimari is rising star

Cross country, track and field coach David Kimari grabbed PD's award for best coach in the Empire. Read Article →

Arnold finishes 6th in decathlon at U.S. Championships

Maria Carrillo High graduate Jake Arnold finished sixth in the decathlon at the USA Track and Field Championships on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. Former Maria Carrillo athlete Jake Arnold moved up five spots from his 11th-place standing after Friday’s events thanks to strong finishes in Saturday’s five events. Read Article →

SR United teams playing in national tournament

FC Virginia National scored with less than five minutes to play to forge a 1-1 tie with Santa Rosa United’s under-15 Freeze team Friday on the first day of the Elite Clubs National League playoff tournament at Aurora, Colo. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo graduate Jake Arnold won a national championship in the decathlon at Des Moines, Iowa, the site of this weekend's world championships.

Carrillo grad looking to complete comeback at U.S. championships

Jake Arnold, who graduated in 2009, will compete against the world's top decathletes this weekend. Read Article →

Empire track and field seedings

A list of Empire athletes who will compete in this weekend's state meet in Clovis. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Herbie Polk, center, is ranked No. 2 in the state in the 400-meter dash. (Scott Manchester / The Press Democrat)

Boys track: Carrillo’s Polk has sights set on top time at state

The junior set a personal best of 47.21 last weekend at the NCS Meet of Champions last weekend in Berkeley. Read Article →