PD Preps Insider: Netherda makes Cal football roster

A preferred walk-on heading into summer workouts at Cal Berkeley, Maria Carrillo grad Alex Netherda is now on the squad wearing No. 38. Read Article →

PD Preps Football Team Previews: Ukiah determined to erase bad memory of 2014 season

Mission One for the Ukiah Wildcats this season is to bury the memories of the nightmarish 2014 campaign, when things went monumentally wrong from start to finish. Read Article →

PD Preps Football Team Previews: Santa Rosa focused on the future

First-year Santa Rosa High School football coach Denis Brunk knew he took on a program in need of serious rebuilding. Read Article →

PD Preps Football Team Previews: Rancho Cotate revved up for a title run

Last year, Rancho Cotate put more points on the scoreboard than any team in the North Bay League. Look for the Cougars to do the same this season. Read Article →

PD Preps Football League Preview: NCL I highly competitive at the top

Past three champs — Fort Bragg, St. Helena and Middletown — figure to battle for top spot Read Article →

PD Preps Football Team Previews: Montgomery young and relentless

Vikings don't bring a lot of experience in Bautista's second year as head coach Read Article →

PD Preps Football Team Previews: Maria Carrillo wants to take next step

The Pumas haven’t forgotten how far they went last season, or how close they were to defeating Casa Grande in the quarterfinals of the NCS D2 playoffs. Read Article →

PD Preps Football Team Previews: Casa Grande is a team on the move

The 2014 season saw Casa Grande unexpectedly sputter badly in the first half. Read Article →

Casa Grande’s new field to be lined with cork, not rubber

Casa Grande is now the third high school where athletes will play on turf lined with ground-up cork instead of rubber pellets. Read Article →

PD Preps Football Team Previews: Cardinal Newman wants a league title

The Cardinal Newman football team is ready to chase the North Bay League championshp, except this year the Cardinals don’t want to share. Read Article →

PD Preps Football Team Previews: Dwindling roster size hampers Sonoma Valley

There’s a troubling trend playing out with the Sonoma Valley football program. Fewer athletes are participating. Read Article →

PD Preps Football Team Previews: Piner has the talent to make noise

The 2015 Piner Prospectors are rich with athletes. Read Article →

PD Preps Football Team Previews: Petaluma enters season with lofty aspirations

Senior quarterback Brendan White, a first-team all-league selection last year, will be the foundation upon which the Trojans will build a team that hopes to challenge Analy for league honors. Read Article →

PD Preps Football Team Previews: Healdsburg seeks to forget 2014

Team wants to put last season in rear-view mirror. Read Article →

PD Preps Football Team Previews: Elsie Allen working hard to put a new attitude into action

The first thing the Lobos hope to gain this season is respect. Read Article →

PD Preps Football Team Previews: El Molino determined to make the best of a small roster

The Lions have just 16 players on the roster. Read Article →

PD Preps Football Team Previews: Home-field upgrades force Analy to hit the road all season

With core group gone, Tigers expect to spread ball around a lot more this season. Read Article →

Benefield: Middletown players come together while fires rage

Football season a welcome relief for Mustangs as Lake County continues to burn. Read Article →

Promise of August: Football teams kick off preseason practices

Monday was the first day of allowable mandatory football practice. Read Article →

Casa Grande parents worry about rubber turf pellets

No changes appear in store for a new synthetic-turf planned for Casa Grande. Read Article →

Casa Grande field meeting on Wednesday night

Petaluma City Schools board to hear public input on artificial turf plan. Read Article →

Piner parents revive push for football lights

High school is only one in Santa Rosa district without lighted field. Read Article →

Kiwanis all-star football game postponed

It traditionally had been played in July. No makeup date has been set. Read Article →

Benefield: New football coach Wight brings fresh attitude to Elsie Allen

Recent hire Bill Wight calls the Elsie Allen head football coaching position his dream job. Read Article →

Empire sports roundup: Santa Rosa youth soccer teams in Seattle tournament

Two local soccer teams are traveling to Seattle next week, plus other news. Read Article →

Benefield: Former Gauchos set to tackle new territory

Catching up with Casa Grande's JaJuan Lawson and John Porchivina. Read Article →

Updated: Where Empire athletes are heading

Which colleges Empire prep athletes are committing to this week. Read Article →

Padecky: Windsor High School’s Tom Kirkpatrick a gentleman coach

Tom Kirkpatrick points to everyone except to himself. Always has. Always will. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Maria Carrillo’s Netherda draws interest in Berkeley

All-Empire Large School Defensive Player of the Year is heading to Cal as a "preferred walk-on." Read Article →

All-Empire large schools football offensive player of the year: Ja’Narrick James

Analy High's Ja’Narrick James is is the large schools All-Empire football Offensive Player of the Year. Read Article →