Cardinal Newman's Jasmine Henderson goes to the basket as Santa Rosa's Kylie Oden defends during a game held at Santa Rosa High School, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school girls basketball: Cardinals in a romp over Santa Rosa, 66-33

The Cardinal Newman girls basketball team won the battle of the North Bay League titans Read Article →
Rincon Valley Christian's Kylie Olson, left, drives to the net as St. Vincent's Lauren Vollert defends during the game held at St. Vincent in Petaluma, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school girls basketball: Rincon Valley Christian rallies for win

Rincon Valley Christian’s girls basketball team rallied to defeat St. Vincent 30-23 Tuesday. Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Emily Codding (21) drives to the basket while defended by Cardinal Newman's Hailey Vice-Neat (13) during the NBL Tournament girls basketball championship game in 2014. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

Top girls teams Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa to face off in NBL

Wednesday's girls' basketball game a battle for supremacy in the North Bay League. Read Article →
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High school girls basketball: Panthers get big win over Rancho Cotate

Kylie Oden played her best game of the season Saturday night. Read Article →
Petaluma's Cassie Baddeley tries to stop Analy's Isabella Niedermair from going to the basket during the game held at Petaluma High School, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school girls basketball roundup: Analy tops Petaluma in overtime

Tigers held on to defeat Petaluma, 65-60, in a SCL game Thursday night. Read Article →
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High school girls basketball roundup: Newman defeats Windsor in NBL play

Maya Flores and Hailey Vice-Neat scored 17 points apiece Tuesday night to lead visiting Cardinal Newman to a 55-36 victory over Windsor in North Bay League girls basketball action. Read Article →
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High school girls basketball roundup: Free throws carry
 Analy to victory

Analy took control in the first quarter and went on to defeat Healdsburg, 59-41. Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Devin Murray shoots over Windsor's Jessica Barbosa during the game held at Santa Rosa High School, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school girls basketball roundup: Vikings get big road win

The Montgomery girls basketball team notched its most impressive win of the season Thursday. Read Article →
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High school basketball roundup: Windsor overtakes Ignacio Valley

Windsor overcame a sluggish start and rallied to defeat visiting Ignacio Valley. Read Article →
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High school basketball roundup: Hectic schedule catches up with Montgomery boys

Montgomery was playing its fifth game in seven days. Read Article →
A scrum ensues as Santa Rosa’s Kalei Aukai drives to the hoop against Rancho Cotate’s Gunner Mefferd and Rio Antonucci (22) as 
Isaiah Steele of Santa Rosa gets in on the action, during the Sonoma County Classic on Tuesday at Piner High School in Santa Rosa. (KENT PORTER / The Press Democrat)

High school basketball tournaments: Panthers turn on the defense

Santa Rosa defeated Rancho Cotate in 2nd-round action at the Sonoma County Classic. Read Article →
TJ Acheson of Analy, left, fights for a loose ball with Dublin's Aaron Changeur on Monday during the Windsor Holiday Shootout in Windsor. (Photo by Kent Porter, The Press Democrat)

Basketball: Piner boys blasts Rancho in Sonoma County Classic

A balanced scoring attack carried the Prospectors in the Sonoma County Classic on Monday. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Damien Wallace takes the ball up court as Marin Catholic's Sepehr Agnese defends during the game at Newman on Dec. 2. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Cardinals seek third tournament title

By HOWARD SENZELL FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Beginning Monday and continuing through New Year’s Eve, Sonoma County will be a hotbed for high school basketball. Four tournaments, three for boys and one for girls, will be decided by Wednesday night. The Sonoma County Classic, highlighted by undefeated Cardinal Newman’s quest for a third tournament championship […] Read Article →
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Girls basketball: West Coast Jamboree tips off Saturday

Six of the eight NBL girls basketball teams plus five NCL teams will be competing. Read Article →
Santa Rosa High School girls basketball head coach Jim Gomes directs his team during practice on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.
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Benefield: Santa Rosa girls basketball looks to reload

Unexpected might be the best way to describe these new Panthers. Read Article →

Healdsburg basketball tournament on hold until Friday

The heavy rains in the region forced postponement today of all games in the REIBT boys and girls basketball tournament at Healdsburg High School. Read Article →
The Rancho Cotate girls varsity basketball team watches the junior varsity girls finish their game at Rancho Cotate High School, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: It’s a whole new season for Rancho Cotate basketball teams

Rancho Cotate is hoping to do a lot of surprising this season. Read Article →

PDPreps Insider: Ukiah basketball coach replaced

For the first time in 37 years, Ukiah has a new boys basketball coach. Read Article →
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Empire basketball roundup: Elsie Allen defends its title in Stokes Invitational

Elsie Allen’s boys basketball team defeated Sonoma Valley, 44-31. Read Article →
Analy's Grant St. Martin (31) makes an inbound pass amid some distraction from Cardinal Newman fans in a 2013 game.
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Benefield: Root for the home team — with class

Is rowdy cheering good fun or low class? Part of the high school experience or something that has no place on campus? Read Article →

Empire basketball tournaments scores and schedule

Scores and schedules for local tournaments under way this week. Read Article →

Empire basketball tournaments scores and schedule

Scores and schedules for local tournaments under way this week. Read Article →

Empire basketball tournaments schedule

Scores and schedules for local tournaments under way this week. Read Article →
Sonoma Academy's McKenna Sell, left, and Rylee Bowen, center, warm up with the team prior to the race. The Sonoma Academy girls cross country team took third place overall in Division 5 during the 2014 CIF State Cross Country Championships held at Woodward Park in Fresno, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Insider: Local athletes not done running

The CIF state cross country meet was last weekend, but some of the area’s top high school runners don’t want their seasons to end. Read Article →

Sonoma Academy coaching openings

Tennis is the ninth varsity sport now offered by the small private high school in Santa Rosa Read Article →

Empire athletes awarded NCS scholarships

The North Coast Section Foundation handed out $1,000 scholarships to nine Empire athletes who averaged a minimum 3.3 GPA and were involved in other activities. Read Article →

Basketball: Mora, Jessup lead teams to victories

The West swept both the boys and girls games in the Redwood Empire All-Star Basketball Game at Rincon Valley Christian High School. Read Article →

Small school basketball stars on display

Girls, boys all-star games to tip off at Rincon Valley Christian High School Read Article →
Technology High's Mary Aguilar, left, sings for her mother, Marilyn. Mary, who has been openly gay since middle school, was the best player on her school's basketball team this season. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat)

Tech’s Aguilar is a 1-girl fast break (w/video)

Openly gay Mary Aguilar feels just as comfy on the court as around the tiny campus. Read Article →
Petaluma junior Allison Scranton won the shot put title at the Sonoma County League meet earlier this month.
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Petaluma’s Scranton looks to reach state track and field meet

Petaluma star digs for title shot while at the same time, playing on traveling hoops team. Read Article →