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 →

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 →
Sonoma Academy's Kiana Herold clears 5' 6" in the high jump at the NCS Meet of Champions in Berkeley. 
Photo credit: Scott Manchester / The Press Democrat

Herold is Sonoma Academy’s first MOC champion

Most people wouldn’t choose the athlete with the surgically repaired ACL to win the North Coast Section Meet of Champions high jump competition. Sonoma Academy’s Kiana Herold soared past that logic Saturday, topping her own personal record by 2 inches with a leap of 5 feet 7 inches. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Dontae Garcia leads off for his team in the 4x100-meter relay at the NCS Meet of Champions on
Photo credit: Scott Manchester / The Press Democrat

Pumas’ five qualifiers highlight NCS results

Maria Carrillo throwers coach Joel Durand said coaching his daughter Kathleen is more intense than training other athletes. Durand can rest easy now, knowing his Sacramento State-bound daughter, Kathleen, is the best girls discus thrower in the North Coast Section. Read Article →

Meet of Champions: Top local contenders

A detailed look at the NCS Meet of Champions Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Sadia Ibrahim. (Photo by Scott Manchester, The Press Democrat)

Meet of Champions: Ibrahim, Polk lead pack at NCS finals

Qualifying for state meet will be tougher than ever, with just top three advancing. Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Morgan Bertsch cleared 5-6 in the high jump during the Redwood Empire Area Track Meet on Saturday. (Alvin Jornada / For The Press Democrat)

Panther girls dominate NCS Redwood Empire track championships

The Santa Rosa girls team finished first in the team competition, while Maria Carrillo captured the top spot on the boys side. The top seven individual finishers in each respective event at the Redwood Empire championships automatically qualify for the Meet of Champions. Read Article →

Saturday’s Empire sports schedule

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Track and field: SRJC sending four to CCCAA state meet

The Bear Cubs' contingent s led by Maria Carrillo graduate Alex Wolf-Root, ranked eighth in the state at 5,000 meters. Read Article →

Track & field bests

Track and field bests for the 2013 season. Read Article →
Extending gloved hands skyward in racial protest, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos stare downward during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze for the 200 meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City on Oct. 16, 1968. Australian silver medalist Peter Norman is at left. (AP Photo)

Empire roundup: Olympic sprint legend to honor area greats

John Carlos will take part of program Saturday at SRJC featuring 20 who hold track and field marks Read Article →

SCL track finals results

Complete team and top 3 final results for individual events Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Herbie Polk won the 200- and 400-meter dash on Friday at the NBL track finals. (Photo by Scott Manchester, The Press Democrat)

NBL track finals complete results

Click through to see results for boys and girls varsity and junior varsity events Read Article →

Carrillo boys, Santa Rosa girls claim NBL meet

UPDATE: Now includes complete team results and top 3 results for every varsity final event. Read Article →
David Forman, Rancho Cotate (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Track & Field bests

Track and field bests for the 2013 season. Read Article →

PADECKY: Friendship forged through love of discus

When, on one of the most important days of their young lives, did you see a Newman boy (Nagle) hug a Carrillo girl (Durand) for the cameras and no one thought it was weird? Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Giancarlo Tarantino (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Swimming Bests

Swimming bests for the 2013 season. Read Article →