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Girls golf: Strong finish sends Curry to NCS finals

The senior was only the only local golfer to move on from the Division 1 qualifier Monday. Read Article →
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Girls golf: Curry, Catarozoli win medalist honors

Santa Rosa, Petaluma golfers earn top scores in 
NBL and SCL tournaments. Read Article →
Analy's Madison Beckett tees off against Healdsburg at Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club, in Santa Rosa on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.   (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

Strong girls golf teams in Empire

Led by a large contingent of returning standouts, Empire prep girls golf is strong at the midpoint of the season. Read Article →

Empire duo stays linked with golf

Former co-Empire Golfers of the Year Lisa Copeland (Middletown) and Brooke Dagner (Sonoma Valley) found in friendly competition once again in the college ranks. Read Article →

College recruiting realities

Montgomery forum Wednesday. Topics include: The school picks you; athletes must market themselves; find funding beyond the athletic scholarship. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo senior Hailey Begert-Hellings (Conner Jay / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire girls golf: Hailey Begert-Hellings helped lead Carrillo’s amazing run

The senior was part of the Pumas' four undefeated league seasons and never lost an individual match in that streak. Read Article →

Sonoma County League all-league girls golf, 2013

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

North Bay League all-league girls golf, 2013

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

Girls golf: Empire star falls shy in bid to advance

Maria Carrillo’s Hailey Begert-Hellings shot a 78 to lead all Empire golfers Monday in the Tournament of Champions Read Article →

Girls golf: Ukiah reaches NCS final as Schutz stars

By MICHAEL COIT THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Extending the girls prep golf season, Ukiah’s team and a pair of Empire girls played well enough in the North Coast Section qualifier to reach next week’s finals. Low scorer among Empire golfers was Emily Hulsman, from Casa Grande, and close behind was Cassidy Schutz, who led Ukiah. “My […] Read Article →

Good day of golf at NCS qualifier

Leading Empire golfers were Emily Hulsman, from Casa Grande, and Cassidy Schutz, of Ukiah. Read Article →

Girls golf: Upon review, Analy, Healdsburg share 2013 SCL title

By MICHAEL COIT THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Upon further review, Analy shares the 2013 Sonoma County League girls golf title with Healdsburg. Both teams will receive a championship banner. Coaches and the league commissioner determined Analy’s win in the SCL tournament Monday was not a tiebreaker after a closer look at league rules. Both teams finished […] Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Hailey Begert-Hellings tees off on the 11th hole during the NBL tournament championships at Rooster Run in Petaluma on Monday, October 14, 2013.  (photo by John Burgess/The Press Democrat)

Girls golf: Maria Carrillo stars shine at NBL tournament

High school golf's best competed in Monday's NBL tourney. Read Article →

High school golf conference tournaments set for Monday

NBL finals at Rooster Run; SCL tournament at Oakmont East Read Article →

Girls golf day set at Silverado

Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa is planning its LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Day for Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Read Article →
Alyssa Navratil, a sophomore volleyball and softball player at Rancho Cotate High, has a question during baseline concussion testing at the school Saturday morning. 
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Rancho Cotate launches concussion program

Rancho Cotate High School in Rohnert Park on Saturday launched what backers are calling the most comprehensive concussion awareness program among high school athletic programs in Sonoma County. Read Article →

Sonoma State’s Heller qualifies for amateur championship

Spencer Heller made the cut for the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship out of a qualifying tournament at Sequoyah Country Club in Oakland. Read Article →

Sonoma State’s Heller tied for 21st at NCAA DII women’s golf tournament

Senior carded her best round of the tournament with a 1-over 73 Friday. Read Article →

Women’s golf: Sonoma State falls short of national cut

Spencer Heller will move on to compete individually for the national title. Read Article →

SSU Women’s Golf: On upswing on eve of regionals

It’s been a rebuilding season for Sonoma State women’s golf. But the Seawolves have played well enough to reach regionals. Read Article →
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Windsor junior Hailey Begert-Hellings is The Press Democrat All-Empire Girls Golf Player of the Year.

All-Empire Golf Player of the Year: Game hooked Pumas star Begert-Hellings

Shooting well below the region’s prep low scorers, Maria Carrillo's Hailey Begert-Hellings capped her season with a section finals finish that left her just one shot short of the Northern California championships. Read Article →

Press Democrat All-Empire Girls Golf Team

FIrst and second teams, comprised of players from Analy, Maria Carrillo, Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, Windsor, Casa Grande, Cardinal Newman, Ukiah, Montgomery and Sonoma Valley Read Article →

Sonoma County League girls golf all-league team, 2012

All-league teams, which are selected by coaches, will be appearing in the paper a few days after they’re posted online. Names are checked against online rosters when available. If you see any misspellings or factual errors, or can fill in missing information, please email eric.wittmershaus@pressdemocrat.com. FIRST TEAM Olivia Bean, Healdsburg, senior Jordann Dagner, Sonoma Valley, […] Read Article →
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Empire trio doing well at collegiate level

Finding success in the college game, a trio of Empire prep golfers moved up leaderboards in women’s play this season. Read Article →

Padecky: How to turn college recruiting upside down

Everyone says they want to know the reality of college sports. And then someone like Josh Sterling speaks. Eyes and mouths open wide and the romance is gone. Read Article →
Kristina Schuhl plays at a 5 handicap for nine holes (a regulation high school match),  four strokes better than any other girl in the Empire. Photo by Kent Porter / The Press Democrat

All-Empire golf; Schmuhl player of year

The Press Democrat's 2010 All-Empire Girls Golf Team and Player of the Year. Read Article →

Texas may eliminate steroid testing program

When Texas began testing tens of thousands of high school athletes for steroids, the goal was to stop teens from taking dangerous performance-enhancing drugs. The death of a 17-year-old baseball player in a Dallas suburb had drawn national attention to the hazard. Read Article →

2010 All-League Golf teams

Click here for the all-league golf teams for the NBL and SCL. Read Article →
After some misgivings, Ursuline junior softball player Hailey Eisenhauer looks forward to playing for Cardinal Newman as a senior. Photo by Crista Jeremaison / The Press Democrat

Ursuline athletes prepare for transition to Newman

The respective administrations of Ursuline and Cardinal Newman high schools, has a message for the parents, students and coaches of Sonoma County: Ursuline athletes won’t be scattered to the North Bay winds. Rather, the vast majority are likely to just march across the campus to Newman. Read Article →
Cloverdale's Robby Rowland became the region's all-time leading scorer in basketball in February, then threw a no-hitter in April. Photo by CRISTA JEREMISON / The Press Democrat

Top 10 local sports stories of 2010

It was pretty much Robby Rowland’s Redwood Empire in 2010; the rest of us just hung out here and gawked. Read Article →