Former Casa Grande star Gretchen Harrigan, right, and Sacramento State teammate Hallie Gennett, left, force a turnover by Cal's Penina Davidson in a Dec. 3 game. (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)

PD Preps Insider: Former Casa Grande girls standout on quest for NIT title

Gretchen Harrigan, the All-Empire girls basketball player of the year when she played at Casa Grande, is helping lead Sacramento State on its quest for a National Invitation Tournament trophy. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Lauren Walker goes up for a shot between Brookside Christian's Ra'kyra Gabriel, left, and Ariana Vaughn, right, during the game held at Cardinal Newman High School, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason/The Press Democrat)

CIF girls basketball playoffs: Cardinal Newman upset by Brookside Christian 54-50

Fouls and free throws told the story of the Cardinal Newman girls’ 54-50 loss Tuesday night. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's leading scorer, Connor Rubattino. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

Cardinal Newman basketball teams get double dose of opportunity

Cardinal Newman boys and girls host games Tuesday with the NorCal finals at stake. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Kylie Kiech reaches for the ball during the game held at Cardinal Newman High School, Saturday, March 14, 2015. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

CIF basketball playoffs: Cardinal Newman girls easily dispatch Notre Dame, 63-37

Newman exploited its superior height to cruise to victory. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman head girls basketball coach Monica Mertle, second from right, works with her team during practice held as Cardinal Newman High School, Thursday, March 12, 2015. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

CIF basketball playoffs: Cardinal Newman girls facing ‘scrappy’ opponent

The Cardinals play a scrappy, quick team from one of the toughest leagues in the state. 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)

CIF basketball playoffs: Turnovers doom Windsor girls in 56-33 loss to Presentation

Round Valley girls, Anderson Valley boys also fall in their first-round games. Read Article →

North Central League I all-league girls basketball, 2015

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

North Central League II all-league girls basketball, 2015

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

North Central League III all-league girls basketball, 2015

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

NorCal basketball schedule, Mar. 11

The schedule for today's four state playoff games involving area teams. Read Article →
Jasmine Henderson and the Cardinal Newman girls team earned a No. 1 seed for the CIF NorCal tournament. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Field set for CIF basketball tournament

Schedule of Empire prep boys and girls games for the CIF state basketball tournament. Read Article →

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 →