2010 All-Empire Boys Cross Country; Luna Runner of Year

Running in a different stratosphere than his North Coast Section competition, Piner junior Luis Luna has emerged as one of California’s top prep cross country talents. Read Article →

Empire Runners Left Mark On College Cross Country Season

Posted By Press Democrat Staff Writer Michael Coit: More than a dozen of the Empire’s recent prep cross country top performers contributed great efforts to NCAA teams this season. Last to compete were Hugh Dowdy and Reesey Byers, the Empire’s top boys’ runners a year ago. The pair stayed close at the USA Cross Country […] Read Article →

Texas may eliminate steroid testing program

When Texas began testing tens of thousands of high school athletes for steroids, the goal was to stop teens from taking dangerous performance-enhancing drugs. The death of a 17-year-old baseball player in a Dallas suburb had drawn national attention to the hazard. Read Article →

2010 All-League Cross Country teams

Click here to see the all-league boys and girls cross country teams for the NBL, SCL and CMC. Read Article →

Top 10 local sports stories of 2010

It was pretty much Robby Rowland’s Redwood Empire in 2010; the rest of us just hung out here and gawked. Read Article →

Empire’s Top Runners Make All Nor-Cal Team

Luis Luna, Piner; Forrest Shaffer, Ryan Douglas and Kevin Poteracke, Petaluma; Lauren Kraus, Maria Carrillo; Ashley Moffett, Casa Grande; and Julie Nacouzi, Montgomery, rank among Northern California's best. Read Article →

Pumas’ Luft overcomes long odds

Maria Carrillo had another successful cross-country season in 2010, placing second in both the boys’ and girls’ divisions in the North Bay League finals and collecting a league-high six individual top-10 finishes at the meet. The boys and girls both finished sixth at the North Coast Section championships. Read Article →

Empire runners in Saturday’s State Cross Country Meet

Here's a look at how Empire runners fared in Saturday's CIF championships in Fresno. Read Article →

Luna finishes sixth in state cross country

Piner’s Luis Luna was zeroing in on a second place finish at the State Cross Country Championships on Saturday when suddenly everything went wrong. Read Article →

Empire Runners At California High School Championships

In Division III, both Luis Luna, of Piner, and Forrest Shaffer, from Petaluma, are ranked in the state’s top ten after finishing first and second, respectively, in last week’s North Coast Section finals. Read Article →

NCS cross country: Piner’s Luna, Casa’s Moffett lead the way

Luis Luna from Piner and Ashley Moffett of Casa Grande led strong performances by Empire runners at the North Coast Section cross country championships. Read Article →

NCS cross country: Empire runners have strong showing

Luis Luna of Piner and Ashley Moffett of Casa Grande led a string of strong performances by Empire runners at the NCS cross country championships in Hayward. Read Article →

NCS cross country: State berth on the line

Sonoma County sends its top cross country squads to the North Coast Section meet today in Hayward, where several individual runners also aim to qualify for the state meet. Read Article →

NBL cross country: Prospectors running toward first title

Looking to make history, the Piner boys’ cross country team seeks its first North Bay League title at the league finals around Spring Lake in Santa Rosa today. Read Article →

Petaluma cross country leaving SCL competition in dust

Trojans boys, girls have eye on SCL finals after sweeping rival Casa Grande in dual meet. Read Article →

Cross country league competition begins

After a month of running at invitationals and other meets, North Bay League and Sonoma County League cross country teams open their respective league season Wednesday. Read Article →

Viking Opener at Spring Lake on Saturday

The trails around Spring Lake in Santa Rosa will be packed with prep runners Saturday for the Viking Opener Cross Country Invitational. Read Article →