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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.
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 →

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 →

PD Preps Insider: Empire swimmers move up in rankings

Swimmers make splash at North Coast Section Championships Read Article →

NCS Division 4 softball: Cloverdale can’t hold on in 6-4 loss

The Eagles couldn't close out at home against Moreau Catholic, who rallied to score four unanswered runs and win the NCS matchup. Read Article →

NCS playoffs: Casa Grande’s baseball title hopes dashed on the road

The Gauchos were shut out by Washington in the Division 2 tournament. Petaluma lost to College Park. Santa Rosa's softball team lost to Granada. Read Article →
St. Vincent shortstop Ursyla Baumgarten scores from second on a double-steal attempt. Baumgarten also had a home run.
(JOHN BURGESS / The Press Democrat)

NCS softball: St. Vincent turns on power, defeats Calistoga 9-4

The Mustangs are seeking a third straight championship. Read Article →

NCS roundup: Maria Carrillo softball team bounced

Empire softball, baseball teams struggle on the road Read Article →

NCS playoffs: Empire teams turning a few heads after upsets

Quite a number of teams are still in the hunt for a baseball or softball section title. The journey gets tougher as many of them will have to hit the road for the next game. Read Article →

NCS softball: Maria Carrillo surges past Dublin 4-2

Hannah Chew's blast sparked the Pumas' four unanswered runs. Maria Carrillo will face Cardondelet in the next round of the Division 2 playoffs. Read Article →
Petaluma's Brie Gerhardt, left, gets ready to slide into home plate during Wednesday's NCS playoff game against American. (Beth Schlanker / The Press Democrat)

NCS softball: Opportunistic Petaluma knocks off American 3-1

The win advances the No. 5-seeded Trojans to the second round of the playoffs. Read Article →

NCS softball: Santa Rosa wins first playoff game in 4 years

Sixth-seeded Panthers beat No. 11 seed Liberty 3-2 in Division 1 play Read Article →

NCS softball: Rancho Cotate rallies to knock off Redwood

Calistoga routs Livermore Prep in Division 5, while Lower Lake and Cardinal Newman fell in their playoff openers. Read Article →
Taylor Christy (9-4, 2.67 ERA) is Analy’s top pitcher. The Tigers are the No. 3 seed in Division 3. (Photo by Crista Jeremiason, The Press Democrat)

Petaluma, Analy lead 16 Empire softball teams into NCS

Petaluma earns No. 5 seed in Division 2; Analy a 3 seed in Division 3 Read Article →