Petaluma softball star Joelle Krist
 on MaxPreps all-state team

A number of local athletes have earned statewide honors for their play this spring. Read Article →

All-Empire large school softball team

The Press Democrat's 2015 All-Empire Large-School Softball Team. Read Article →
Petaluma senior Joelle Krist, the 2014-15 All-Empire large school softball player of the year. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire large school softball player of the year Joelle Krist

Krist hit a phenomenal .529, knocked in a mind-boggling 46 runs and banged six home runs. Read Article →

High school softball: Clear Lake captures Division 5 title

Homers by Atkins, Wingler propel top-seeded Cardinals to 5-1 victory over St. Joseph Notre Dame. Read Article →

NCS softball: Clear Lake downs St. Vincent 14-4 to reach section final

No. 1 seed advances to Friday's Division 5 title game. Read Article →
Mina Werner, a senior on the Clear Lake High School girls softball team, takes cuts in the batting cage, Friday, May 29, 2015 in Lakeport. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

NCS softball roundup: Clear Lake, Laytonville win Saturday

Cardinals walloped visiting Valley Christian, 18-0. Read Article →
Petaluma High School softball players earlier in May. (PD File)

NCS softball: Petaluma falls to Livermore 2-0

Trojans came up on the bad end of a small-ball showdown. Read Article →
Clear Lake High School senior Jared Strate takes batting practice in the team's batting cage on the old football field (the goal post has been standing for 50 years or more) which has always doubled as the baseball field, Friday May 29, 2015 in Lakeport. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Clear Lake baseball, softball teams have small-school power

Players have formed a special bond and it shows on the field. Read Article →

NCS softball playoffs: Analy, Rancho, Newman lose on Friday

Albany scored the only run of the game in unorthodox fashion on Friday as the Cougars eliminated visiting Analy from the NCS Division 3 playoffs. Read Article →

NCS baseball and softball schedules, Friday and Saturday

Schedules of games for Empire teams playing in the NCS tournament. Read Article →
Ukiah's Mykala Ramsey slides safely into third as Petaluma's Meghan DeCoite is late to tag during the game held at Petaluma High School, Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

NCS softball: Petaluma’s right-field hits lead to win over Ukiah

Trojans advance to play No. 1 seed Livermore on Saturday. Read Article →

NCS softball: Cardinal Newman scores four runs in seventh inning to win 8-7

Sarah Holly scores the winning run on a head-first slide with one out. Read Article →

Wednesday scores: NCS baseball and softball

A look at Wednesday's scores in NCS baseball and softball action. Read Article →

Tuesday NCS softball roundup: Rancho blasts four homers in 12-6 win

Rancho Cotate belted a season-high four home runs while getting a road win over Pinole Valley, 12-6, in the first round of the North Coast Section Division 2 playoffs on Tuesday. Read Article →
Michael Clark and the Cardinal Newman baseball team earned a No. 2 seed in the NCS Division 2 playoffs, which start Tuesday. (Crista Jeremiason / the Press Democrat)

NCS sets baseball, softball tournament fields

The Redwood Empire will be represented by 20 baseball and 18 softball teams in North Coast Section tournaments beginning on Tuesday. There are six divisions, based on school enrollment, in each sport. The finals will be June 5-6. When the brackets were released on Sunday, four area squads, including the two from Clear Lake, were […] Read Article →
Rancho Cotate’s Carolina Camacho forces out Ukiah’s Anna Brazil during Thursday’s NBL tournament championship game. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

High school softball: Rancho Cotate outslugs Ukiah 16-8 to win NBL title

Rancho won in a slugfest and ended Ukiah’s 17-game winning streak. Read Article →

Analy tops Sonoma Valley, reaches SCL tournament final

Crystal Gevas contributed three hits to help Analy turn back Sonoma Valley 6-2 and reach the final of the SCL Tournament today against Petaluma. Read Article →
NBL home run leader Katie Rohrer blasted a grand slam in the victory against Montgomery. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat)

Rancho powers way into NBL softball championship game

Rancho Cotate blasted three home runs, including a grand slam by junior Katie Rohrer. Read Article →
The Maria Carrillo softball team. (PD FIle, 2014)

High school softball roundup: Pumas reach NBL postseason with win

Victory improved Carrillo’s record to 8-6 in league, good enough to make playoffs. Read Article →

High school softball roundup: Vikings seeking postseason spot

Montgomery continued its late-season surge Tuesday by defeating Windsor, 11-5. Read Article →
Ukiah played against Maria Carrillo, Thursday, May 7, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school softball roundup: Ukiah captures NBL title

For the first time in 18 years, Ukiah is the North Bay League softball champion. Read Article →

High school softball roundup: Ukiah stays atop NBL; Casa defeats Vikings

Ukiah holds a commanding lead in the North Bay League. Read Article →

PDPreps Insider: Former Empire star lights up Big East softball

Former Maria Carrillo star starts college career with a bang, plus, more local prep sports news. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate's Katie Rohrer makes a play to first base during the Cougars' 9-4 win over the Casa Grande Gauchos in Rohnert Park. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

High school softball roundup: Rancho Cotate erupts in 9-4 win against Casa Grande

Katie Rohrer, Jordan Ladner blasted back-to-back home runs in fourth inning for Cougars. Read Article →

High school softball roundup: Rancho Cotate bounces back from loss with 13-2 win

Rancho Cotate came up with its best offensive display of the season. Read Article →
Jessica Valencia of Montgomery applies the tag on Sarah Knight of Cardinal Newman.  (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2015

High school softball roundup: Montgomery rallies to beat Newman

Montgomery softball rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh and went on to defeat Cardinal Newman, 6-5, in nine innings Wednesday. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Bethany Devault slides safely into second as Santa Rosa's Tyler Kelley is late on the tag during the game held at Maria Carrillo High School, Thursday, April 2, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school softball roundup: Defending NBL champs Maria Carrillo defeats Santa Rosa 12-2

Pumas off to perfect start in effort to repeat as North Bay League champs. Read Article →
Petaluma’s Brie Gerhardt is 
hitting .500 with 11 runs and five RBIs through six games. (BETH SCHLANKER / The Press Democrat, 2014)

PD Preps Insider: Mendocino baseball going to Nicaragua; Gerhardt headed to Lehigh

Mendocino’s baseball team will play three games and donate equipment to athletes in the Central American country. Read Article →
Elsie Allen High junior varsity players Luis Viramontes, left, Jemeir Ferguson, center and Byron Vega, right, work on the school fields Saturday. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

Elsie Allen High School’s fields fix gets assist

The battered Elsie Allen High School baseball and softball fields got a much-needed spa day over the weekend. Read Article →
Taylor Stroud finished the 2014 season with the second-best ERA in the Big Sky Conference.
BOB SOLORIO / Sacramento State Athletics

Stroud finishes college career on high note

Former Montgomery star found ways to pitch around injury, earn conference honors throughout college Read Article →