North Central League I All-League Football, 2014

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

North Central League II All-League Football, 2014

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

North Central League III All-League Football, 2014

All-league teams are selected by coaches. Read Article →
St. Vincent's George Sammon (33) runs through the Calistoga defense, chased by Calistoga's Dylan Alvarado in 2013. 
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Football: In numbers crunch, NCL II disbands

Calistoga, Tomales and Upper Lake to join others in 8-man football next fall. Read Article →
Arizona's Scooby Wright stands with his trophy after being awarded the Chuck Bednarik Award as the defensive player of the year at the College Football Awards on Thursday.
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Scooby Wright wins Bednarik Award

Award is given to the nation’s defensive player of the year. Read Article →

PDPreps Insider: Ukiah basketball coach replaced

For the first time in 37 years, Ukiah has a new boys basketball coach. Read Article →
St. Helena's Kyle Lemieux, center, protects his quarterback Jack Preston from pressure from Salesian's Donovan Hedrick during the game held at Alhambra High School in Martinez, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NCS football: Saints come up just short

St. Helena was a heavy underdog, but wound up just a touchdown short. Read Article →
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St. Helena football: A chance of reign

Saints will be upholding a long and impressive tradition Friday. Read Article →
St. Helena High School's head football coach Brandon Farrell, fourth from left, talks to his offense during practice at St. Helena High School, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: St. Helena faces biggest challenge yet vs. Salesian

Salesian is the No. 1 seed. St. Helena is No. 3. The teams will square off Friday. Read Article →
St. Helena's Jack Preston, seen here during a game against Healdsburg on Sept. 5, had a big game in Saturday's NCS Div. 5 semifinal win against St. Bernard. (Photo by Crista Jeremiason, The Press Democrat)

NCS football: St. Helena wins 37-14 to advance to championship game

St. Helena has an opportunity to win its first NCS championship in 37 years. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate's Carlos Franco runs the ball against the Marin Catholic defense during their NCS Division 3 football semifinal game in Kentfield, CA on Saturday, November 29, 2014. (Conner Jay, for The Press Democrat)

NCS football: Rancho Cotate season over after 28-6 loss to Marin Catholic

Cougars finish season with 9-4 record Read Article →
Analy's Ja'narrick James breaks free of Campolindo's defense during the game held at Campolindo High School, Friday, November 28, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason, The Press Democrat)

NCS football: Analy season ends with wild loss to Campolindo

Analy held the lead at times, came within two points late, but couldn’t hold back a stout Campolindo offense, which powered to a 62-46 victory Friday night. Read Article →
Coach Trent Herzog's Casa Grande played their 27th game over the past two seasons in their loss Friday night at Clayton Valley. (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

Casa Grande playoff run ends in 55-3 loss at Clayton Valley

Casa Grande’s improbable run deep into the North Coast Section Division 2 Tournament came to an end Friday night. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate's Gunner Mefferd hands off to Carlos Franco in the playoff victory at Las Lomas High School. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat )

Kerry Benefield: Rancho QB Mefferd has Cougars standing tall

Gunner Mefferd says the Rancho Cotate Cougars have had one hiccup this season. Read Article →
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NCS football roundup: Analy outduels Acalanes, 48-41

Analy advanceds to semifinal game of NCS Division 3 with victory. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate's Chris Taylor-Yamanoha tries to push past Las Lomas High School's Lincoln Kiragu during the game held at Las Lomas High School, Friday, November 21, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason, The Press Democrat

NCS Football Roundup: Rancho Cotate pulls off Division 3 stunner

Cougars upset Las Lomas 
behind Carlos Franco’s 175 yards,
three touchdown passes by Gunner Mefferd Read Article →
St. Helena quarterback Jack Preston tries to stay inbounds as he runs away from St. Patrick-St. Vincent's Chris Stinchcomb during their game in Saint Helena on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

NCS football playoffs: St. Helena marches past St. Patrick-St. Vincent, 30-18

QB Jack Preston made a mental move, and a physical one, to get his team back on the right track. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Bailey Brown goes up for the ball with Josh Groesbeck during football practice held at Maria Carrillo High School, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Pumas’ goal: Gridiron glory

Football team hopes to echo school’s success in other sports. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Newman coach names his MVP

It wasn't the QB or halfback whom coach Paul Cronin wanted to talk about after the game. Read Article →

Sonoma County League All-League Football, 2014

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →
St. Vincent ball carrier George Sammon breaks loose for a touchdown with the Cloverdale defense in pursuit, Saturday Nov. 15, 2014 at St. Vincent de Paul High School in Petaluma. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

NCS football roundup: Analy handles El Cerrito with ease in opener

Will Smith passed for six touchdowns as Analy easily handled El Cerrito, 68-7; St. Vincent rallies past Cloverdale Read Article →

NCS football: Big first-half run propels Casa Grande

After falling behind early, Gauchos steamroll Miramonte 48-6 Read Article →
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NCS football playoffs: Cardinal Newman pounds Novato in win

The game wound up being as hard-fought as you would expect. Read Article →

NCS football playoffs schedule, Nov. 21 and 22

Schedule for NCS quarterfinal games on Nov. 21 and 22. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Alex Netherda runs the ball during the game held at Maria Carrillo High School, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Maria Carrillo cruises past American in NCS opener, 49-13

In explosive display of offense, Carrillo ran wild on smaller, less athletic school. Read Article →
Jalen Roman of Windsor picks up a fumble and returns it against Dublin, Friday Nov. 14, 2014 at Windsor High School in Windsor during the first-round of the Division 2 NCS playoffs. (Photo by Kent Porter, The Press Democrat)

NCS football: Windsor back on track

The Windsor High School football team beat Dublin, 35-9, in an NCS first-round game Friday, breaking a three-game losing streak in the process. Read Article →

NCS football: Rancho Cotate rolls past Kennedy

Gunner Mefferd throws for four touchdowns as Cougars put their offense on display in 38-16 victory Read Article →

Friday’s NCS playoffs roundup: St. Helena wins big; Petaluma, Kelseyville, Lower Lake out

St. Helena came alive in the second half and defeated visiting South Fork, 45-18, in a North Coast Section Division 5 playoff game Friday night. Read Article →
Tomales High School coach Leon Feliciano talks to his team earlier this season. (Photo by The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Insider: Tomales coach Feliciano steps down

After 19 years as head coach, Leon Feliciano is hanging up his whistle. Read Article →

Fort Bragg’s request denied by NCS

McKinleyville will not be removed from the football playoffs Read Article →