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

Ukiah holds a commanding lead in the North Bay League. Read Article →
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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 →
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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.
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Stroud finishes college career on high note

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

A look at Empire college softball stars

The Press Democrat checks in on six former Empire stars excelling at the college level Read Article →

California Haze holding U16 tryouts in late August

The California Haze Junior Olympic fast-pitch U16 A-level softball team will host tryouts for its fall tournament team in August. Read Article →

Spring 2014 All-league teams

The complete all-league teams for baseball, softball, boys golf, boys tennis, and boys and girls badminton. Read Article →
Brittney Veler (CRISTA JEREMIASON/PD)

All-Empire large school softball: Pumas’ Brittney Veler is the ‘real deal’

The Maria Carrillo star does it all for the NBL champion. Read Article →
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All-Empire small school softball: Cloverdale’s Teanne Edens led with strong arm, booming bat

Pitcher threw 20 complete games to propel the Eagles to the tops of the Empire ranks. Read Article →

Krist, Baumgarten 
earn all-state honors

Empire softball players helped lead their teams to NCS postseason Read Article →
Petaluma's Joelle Krist was named second-team all-state in softball by CalHiSports.com.
Photo by BETH SCHLANKER / The Press Democrat

Krist, Baumgarten named all-state for softball

Two Empire standouts have received all-state honors from CalHiSports.com. Read Article →

Empire roundup: Former St. Vincent hockey star named to All-America team

Capping a standout run for the Air Force Academy hockey team, Adam McKenzie was named to the Capital One Academic All-America at-large second team. Read Article →

Former Casa Grande athlete to host softball camps in Petaluma

Ashley Ludlow will hold camps in late June Read Article →

Sonoma State: Baseball, softball standout selected to All-American teams

George Asmus and Megan Koieczka were Division II All-American honorable mentions. In other news, soccer star Taylor Varnadore and tennis standout Sara Celma were named athletes of the year. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Track star picks graduation over state meet

Casa Grande's Caleb Lundquist will skip CIF championships in Clovis Read Article →

NCS playoffs: Montgomery, St. Vincent go down on the road

The Vikings baseball team was shut out 9-0 at College Park in a Division 2 semifinal matchup. The Mustangs softball team was edged out 6-5 by Ferndale in Division 5. Read Article →
Montgomery's Matt Miller hits a line drive over third base during the Vikings' NCS Division 2 second-round game against Newark Memorial in Santa Rosa last Friday. (CONNER JAY / The Press Democrat)

NCS: Montgomery set for baseball semifinal

St. Vincent softball team travels to Ferndale for Wednesday's contest. Read Article →