North Coast Section basketball championships schedule

The schedule of games for this weekend's North Coast Section basketball championships. Read Article →

NCS girls basketball: Cardinal Newman girls fall to Salesian on last-second basket

Basket with 1.6 seconds left lifted Salesian to a 57-55 victory. Read Article →

Sonoma County League all-league girls basketball, 2015

All-league teams are selected by league coaches. Read Article →
Gabby Giddings, middle and teammates Rachel Ibrahim, left and Angela Higerida of the Windsor Jaguars practice a press break during practice Tuesday March 3, 2015. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

NCS girls basketball playoffs: Jaguars turn to their cubs

Windsor is making a playoff run with four varsity freshmen and a senior leading the pack. Read Article →
Montgomery's Joel Seitz drives to the basket in the Vikings' playoff victory Friday against Northgate. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NCS basketball semifinals on Wednesday

Two North Coast Section boys basketball tournament semifinals in Santa Rosa highlight the schedule of games Wednesday. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Kylie Kiech is fouled as she drives to the basket between Justin-Siena's Haley Weaver, left, and Catherine Cronwall, right, during the game held at Cardinal Newman High School, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NCS basketball playoffs roundup: Anderson Valley pulls off
 upset over St. Elizabeth

Anderson Valley’ pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the tournament so far. Read Article →
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NCS girls basketball roundup: Short-handed Panthers fall to Clayton Valley 67-63

Forced to play without its starting center, Santa Rosa turned in a valiant effort but lost. Read Article →
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NCS girls basketball tournament: Late comeback boosts Windsor to 57-54 win

After only taking the lead with a minute remaining, Windsor held on to win. Read Article →

NCS basketball tournament: Wednesday’s scores

Wednesday's scores from the NCS basketball tournament. Read Article →
Tom Bonfigli's Cardinal Newman basketball team will enter the NCS playoffs as the top-seeded team among Division 4 boys. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

NCS basketball tournament roundup: Cardinal Newman boys give coach win No. 700

Coach Tom Bonfigli reached career win No. 700 Wednesday night. Read Article →
Convent of Sacred Heart's Ariana Abdulmassih shoots as Sonoma Academy's Clara Spars, center, and Savannah Stoughton, right, defends during the game held at Sonoma Academy, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

NCS girls basketball tournament: End of the road for Sonoma Academy

Sonoma Academy had its stellar season come to an end Wednesday night with 54-36 loss. Read Article →

NCS basketball: Tuesday night’s scores, Wednesday’s schedule

Tuesday's first-round NCS results and Wednesday's schedule for Redwood Empire teams. Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Kylie Oden looks to pass as Liberty's Jamesha Green defends during the game held at Santa Rosa High School, Tuesday, February 24, 2015.   (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

NCS girls basketball: Santa Rosa wins to cap big night for NBL

Santa Rosa, Montgomery, Ukiah, Windsor all win in first round of NCS playoffs. 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 →
Devin Murray practices with her Santa Rosa teammates Monday in preparation for the start of NCS playoffs. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat)

For Santa Rosa’s Devin Murray, the old feeling is back

Santa Rosa's Devin Murray thought her career was over but doctors OK'd her return. Read Article →

NCS basketball: First-round schedule for Redwood Empire teams

First-round games for Redwood Empire teams in the NCS tournament. Read Article →
Tom Bonfigli's Cardinal Newman basketball team will enter the NCS playoffs as the top-seeded team among Division 4 boys. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

NCS seedings: Newman gets No. 1 slot in boys tournament

44 local teams of various size and gender among those receiving good news. Read Article →

NBL girls basketball: Cardinal Newman rolls to tournament title

Cardinals cruise 71-30 for their 17th consecutive victory. Read Article →

High school girls basketball: Petaluma captures 3rd SCL tournament title in a row

The Petaluma team held off the Sonoma Valley Dragons 37-33 Thursday. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Hailey Vice-Neat reaches for the rebound during the game held at Cardinal Newman High School, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school girls basketball roundup: Cardinal Newman trounces Montgomery 80-53

Cardinal Newman raced to its 16th win in a row Tuesday night Read Article →
Sonoma Academy's Savannah Stoughton in 2014. (PD File)

Sonoma Academy girls stay undefeated in NCL II

Sonoma Academy’ routs Tomales 50-15 on Senior Night. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman’s Jasmine Henderson, right, goes to the basket as Santa Rosa’s Kylie Oden defends. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

League tournaments kick off basketball postseason

The best girls and boys basketball teams are gearing up for the postseason. Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Bre Ririe looks to the basket as Montgomery's LaDonna Saint Louis defends during the game held at Santa Rosa High School, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school girls basketball roundup: Sonoma Valley wins SCL title

Sonoma Valley captured its first outright SCL title in 31 years Thursday night. Read Article →

Tuesday’s girls basketball roundup

Sonoma Valley, playing one of its best defensive games of the season, defeated host Healdsburg, 46-13, to clinch at least a tie for the Sonoma County League regular-season title. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Kylie Kiech drives to the basket between Santa Rosa's Sara Howard, left, and Kylie Oden during Tuesday's game at Newman.
Credit: Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat

Cardinal Newman girls claim NBL title

Cardinal Newman’s girls basketball team captured its second straight North Bay League regular season title Tuesday night by defeating visiting Santa Rosa, 65-43. Read Article →
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High school girls basketball roundup: Sonoma Valley moves closer to SCL championship

Sonoma Valley’s girls basketball team defeated visiting Piner Saturday, 53-15. Read Article →
Windsor's Jessica Barbosa, center top, fights for the ball against Montgomery's LaDonna Saint Louis, left, Jazmin Basmajian, center bottom and Paige Raven, right, during the game held at Montgomery High School, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school basketball roundup: Elsie Allen boys closing in on SCL title

Lobos on the cusp of winning SCL title after 57-49 win over Analy. Read Article →
Casa Grande coach Trent Herzog addresses his players at a recent practice.
Credit: John Burgess / Press Democrat

PDPreps Insider: Impressive college track for Casa Grande football players

Casa Grande football coach expects as many as five of his players to sign with college programs Wednesday. Read Article →

Newman girls thump Windsor, 67-17

Cardinal Newman’s girls basketball team defeated Windsor, 67-17. Read Article →
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Benefield: Cardinal Newman siblings rule the court

Gunnar Walker, a senior, has been playing basketball for Cardinal Newman for four years. His sister Lauren joined him on campus and on the hardwood two years ago. Read Article →