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NBL softball: Maria Carrillo pulls out 4-3 win over Cardinal Newman

The Pumas jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead then held off a Cardinals rally to stay atop the North Bay League standings. Read Article →
Windsor catcher Angelica Terrel was hitting .605 with three home runs and 12 RBI (photo by Crista Jeremiason, The Press Democrat)

Windsor softball loses star catcher

Windsor softball’s resurgent season suffered a big blow with the loss of All-Empire catcher Angelica Terrel to a serious ankle injury Read Article →
Windsor's Angelica Terrel, left, congratulates pitcher Kaleo Pearl after winning the game during the game held at Windsor High School, April 14, 2014. (Photo by Crista Jeremiason, The Press Democrat)

NBL softball: Pearl, Terrel lead Windsor past Maria Carrillo

Kaleo Pearl pitched her best game of the season Monday. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate catcher Carolina Camacho reaches to tag out Maria Carrillo's Randi McMahan at home during the game at Maria Carrillo High School, April 7, 2014. (Photo by Crista Jeremiason, The Press Democrat)

Pumas prevail in clash of NBL softball elite

Maria Carrillo rallied for a 5-4 victory over visiting Rancho Cotate on Monday. Read Article →
Petaluma's Joelle Krist makes a play during a game last season. (Photo by John Burgess, The Press Democrat)

Petaluma star Joelle Krist commits to Arizona

Arizona is a dream come true for Petaluma's power-hitting junior infielder. Read Article →

SRJC baseball, softball teams hanging tough in Big 8

Both teams are looking to earn a spot in the CCCAA playoffs, but they've got to brave a formidable conference schedule first. Read Article →
Catcher Angelica Terrel congratulates Rachelle Butulia on her complete game shutout. Windsor beat Santa Rosa on Thursday. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

NBL softball: Windsor blanks Santa Rosa 1-0

Jaguars' Rachelle Butulia hurling a shutout to open North Bay League play. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo second baseman Andrew Vaughn makes a throw to first base after tagging out Cardinal Newman's Jeff Rebello during Saturday's game. (ALVIN JORNADA / The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Insider: Pumas shine on the diamond

Maria Carrillo's baseball and softball teams both win weekend tournaments Read Article →
SRJC softball players, from left, Krissy Pardoski, Samantha Bartee, Megan Winters, Megan Stroud, Dana Thomsen and Chauntel Cesna strike stern poses for a team motivational poster that illustrates the Bear Cubs’ “Our Time” motto for the 2014 season.
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SRJC softball team motivated for playoff run

SRJC's run at the postseason in 2013 has them eager for another shot this season. Read Article →

Clear Lake pitcher shines in victory over St. Vincent

Clear Lake hurler Rachel Wingler was pivotal in Tuesday's 5-2 win over St. Vincent. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Wrestlers shake off jitters at CIF wrestling championships

A behind-the-scenes look at Empire high school sports. 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 →
Casa Grande's John Porchivina is headed to Cal to play football (Photo by Beth Schlanker, The Press Democrat)

UPDATE: College Commitments for Empire Athletes, 2013-14

Comprehensive list of area athletes signing to play college athletics Read Article →
Amanda Llerena takes over as the Seawolves' ace in place of record-breaking great Samantha Lipperd. (Brandon Bronzan / Sonoma State University Athletics)

Sonoma State softball team projected to finish third in CCCAA

The Seawolves are hoping to extend their streak of NCAA tournament appearances to six. Read Article →

Weekly Empire schedule for Jan. 26-Feb. 1

Scheduled sporting events for local high schools and colleges Read Article →
Alyssa Anderson

Big Sky soccer honor for Montgomery standout

Alyssa Anderson top scorer for Sacramento State Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Middletown appeals football forfeits

This week's Insider column also includes items on Dylan Alvarado (Calistoga), Preston Salmans (Mendocino), Jack Stafford (Cardinal Newman), Brittney Veler (Maria Carrillo), and more. Read Article →

Former Petaluma star to hold softball skills camp

Sam Banister, a two-time NCS champion and a standout at Arizona, will lead a skills camp Sept. 21-22 at Wiseman Park in Petaluma. 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. 
Credit: Kent Porter / The Press Democrat

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 →

Softball camp: Sonoma County Skills Camp

  Our camp offers 11 hours of expert instruction in hitting, infield play, outfield play, catching, bunting, base running and throwing over a 2 day period. Campers will have the ... Read Article →

Top Empire athletes earn state baseball, softball honors

Press Democrat All-Empire players of the year Francis Christy (Casa Grande) and Dana Thomsen (Petaluma) were among those selected by Cal-Hi Sports. Read Article →
Analy sophomore Rosie McClelland practices her swing at the batting cages in Petaluma on Thursday, in preparation for a national tournament. Credit: Conner Jay/The Press Democrat

Analy’s McClelland in national tournament

Rosie McClelland has a humble personality, but her athleticism has taken her to the national stage. The Analy sophomore earned a spot in the Scout Sports All-American Games in Nashville, Tenn., a four-team softball tournament that begins Friday. Read Article →

Softball: Easton Elite lose in ASA Gold tournament

9-1 loss drops Easton Elite into the losers’ bracket of the double-elimination tournament Read Article →

Empire stars have Easton Elite in running at national softball championships

Petaluma's Dana Thomsen, St. Vincent’s Ursyla Baumgarten and other Empire standouts helped guide the Easton Elite to the top in pool play. Read Article →
Petaluma senior Dana Thomsen (Conner Jay / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire Large School Softball: Petaluma’s Thomsen provided pitching firepower

The Trojans senior provided a dominating presence on the mound as the team rattled off 26 straight wins en route to a spot in the Division 2 semifinals. Read Article →
Cloverdale senior Morgan Robinson (Conner Jay / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire Small School Softball: Cloverdale’s Robinson a strong leader on and off the field

The Eagles senior and team captain batted .500, including seven triples, with 17 RBIs in the 2013 season. Read Article →
Easton Elite U18 Softball Practice

PADECKY: The Girls of Summer

The Easton Elite Under-18 team will compete next week in the 2013 ASA/USA Softball National Championship tournament in Clearwater, Fla. Read Article →

North Bay League all-league softball, 2013

All-league teams, which are selected by coaches, will be appearing in the paper a few days after they’re posted online. Read Article →

Sonoma County League all-league softball, 2013

All-league teams, which are selected by coaches, will be appearing in the paper a few days after they’re posted online. Read Article →

North Central League I all-league softball, 2013

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 ... Read Article →