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Sonoma Academy coaching openings

Tennis is the ninth varsity sport now offered by the small private high school in Santa Rosa 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 →
Maria Carrillo's Ryan Anderson, the All-Empire Boys Cross-Country Athlete of the Year. (CONNER JAY / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire boys cross-country: Anderson’s commitment to excellence

Work ethic and talent set Carrillo runner apart from the rest of the field Read Article →

North Central League II all-league boys cross country, 2013

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

North Central League I all-league boys cross country, 2013

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

Sonoma County League all-league boys cross country, 2013

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

North Bay League all-league boys cross country, 2013

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

Empire runners finish strong in college cross country

College cross country 2013 season highlights Read Article →
Luis Luna battled back in the state cross country race after an early pileup left him back in the pack. (RICK ANDERSON / For the Press Democrat)

Cross country: Piner grad Luna still charging ahead

Luis Luna has aspirations to be an Olympian, someday Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Redwood Classic enters 56th year

The Redwood Classic in Boonville is one of the oldest and largest small-school tournaments in California. Read Article →

CIF state cross country: Piner’s Reyes 11th at state final race

Anderson’s 14th-place finish leads Maria Carrillo boys team to 13th place in team standings Read Article →

Cross country: Empire athletes ready to compete with the state’s best in Fresno

Empire schools will be sending 44 runners, including Maria Carrillo's Ryan Anderson and Santa Rosa's Delaney White among others, to race in the state championships in Fresno. Read Article →

SRJC cross country teams enjoy breakthrough season

Both the men and women qualified for the California Community College Athletic Association championships for the first time since 1997. Read Article →

NCS cross country: Maria Carrillo sweeps Division 2

By PHIL BARBER THE PRESS DEMOCRAT HAYWARD — The coaches of the Maria Carrillo and Casa Grande cross country teams were hoping their kids could pull off a rare feat at the North Coast Section Meet of Champions — a one-two finish for the North Bay League in both boys and girls divisions. They came […] Read Article →
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NCS cross country: Pumas’ boys, girls back on sure footing

Maria Carrillo's defending champions can look forward to drier course than last year’s muddy event. Read Article →

SCL cross country: Foster, Kramer capture individual titles

By HOWARD SENZELL FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Analy’s Molly Foster and Petaluma’s Casey Kramer were the individual stars of Saturday’s Sonoma County League cross country championships at Spring Lake while Piner swept both team titles. Foster’s win in the girls race was expected, but Kramer’s victory in the boys division was a surprise. Piner’s Efren […] Read Article →

SRJC cross country teams finish second at NorCals

THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Both the men’s and women’s SRJC cross country teams finished second at the NorCal Regional Championship at Folsom State Recreation Area on Saturday. Cristian Nezarak led the men with a 7th place finish, finishing in 20 minutes, 37 seconds. Jamie Silva was 10th at 20:51, Jesse Fenn 15th with a run of […] Read Article →
Santa Rosa High sophomore Delaney White, wearing orange, defended her NBL cross country title at Spring Lake  on Friday. (JOHN BURGESS / The Press Democrat)

NBL cross country: Carrillo still rules, but Casa closing gap

Santa Rosa soph Delaney White, Pumas’ Ryan Anderson repeat as conference champions. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Time for the postseason

Fall prep playoffs are coming with the calendar turning to November. North Coast Section seeding meetings at the NCS offices in San Ramon will determine qualifying teams and rank them for playoff brackets. First are the soccer playoffs with large and small school girls and three boys divisions. The NCS seeding meeting is Sunday. Then […] Read Article →
Nursing a slight injury, Maria Carrillo High School cross country standout Ryan Anderson times his teammates at practice on Wednesday.

Cross country preview: Invitational kicks off season

Cross country kicks off the 2013 season for Redwood Empire high schools on Friday 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. 
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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 →
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 →

All-Empire Boys Cross Country Team

First, second and third teams Read Article →
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All-Empire Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year: Ukiah’s Holden stands out

Soaking wet running through a Costa Rican rainforest, Paul Holden still glided effortlessly much as the Ukiah record-holder coasted along prep cross country courses. Read Article →

Empire roundup: Lake Sonoma ultramarathon set for April 13

The sixth annual Lake Sonoma 50-Mile Endurance Run starts at 6:30 a.m. April 13. In addition to the 50 miles of running, the course includes 10,000 feet of climbing. Read Article →

Sonoma County League all-league boys cross country, 2012

The top 10 boys runners from the Sonoma County League. Read Article →

Kenwood Footrace results

Valencia’s Jeffrey Jackson posted a time of 32:45.2 to win the 10K main event in the 40th annual Kenwood Footrace. 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 →
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Byers Opens Track Season With Record Run

Posted By Press Democrat Staff Writer Michael Coit: Following a fine cross country campaign, Reesey Byers has started strong in track for Sacramento State in just his first year out of Santa Rosa High. In his first 5,000 meter race of the season, Byers shattered the Sacramento State school record that stood for 40 years. […] Read Article →