Sonoma Stack tryouts

18U FALL TRYOUTS Sonoma Stack Softball 18U Fall tryouts will be Aug. 10 at the Sonoma Valley High School varsity field beginning at 11 a.m. Fall season will consist of 5-6 tournaments from August to October and will include college showcase tournaments to allow young ladies to show off their skills to college coaches. Sonoma […] Read Article →

Empire’s best gather for all-star softball, basketball contests

The inaugural Kiwanis high school all-star softball game on Saturday didn’t lack for drama. Read Article →

Redwood Empire softball all-stars get chance to shine

The softball contest begins at 1 p.m. and while most of the players are from the Sonoma County League or North Bay League, one Cloverdale star received a special invitation to play for the SCL. Read Article →

North Coast Section Division 5 softball championship: Cloverdale loses pitching duel 1-0

The fate of Saturday night’s North Coast Section Division 5 softball championship came down to a cloud of dust in a bang-bang play at home plate. Read Article →

Analy baseball, Cloverdale softball squads to play for championships

Twelve days ago, the quest to win a North Coast Section championship began for 36 Redwood Empire baseball and softball teams. Saturday, the titles in all divisions will be decided, and only two area teams have a chance to win a trophy. Read Article →

NCS softball playoffs: Laytonville edges Rincon Valley Christian 5-4 for Division 6 title

Top-seeded Laytonville won its second consecutive NCS Division 6 championship in dramatic fashion Saturday. Read Article →

NCS softball playoff roundup: Montgomery rallies to beat Rancho Cotate 5-4

The visiting No. 6 Montgomery softball team pulled off a rarity, defeating rival No. 3 Rancho Cotate three times in May. Read Article →

High school softball playoffs: Laytonville, Rincon Valley Christian in championship rematch

Saturday's North Coast Section Division 6 softball championship is a rematch of the 2015 title game, pitting the top two seeds against each other in a winner-take-all battle. Read Article →

Fun in the Sun softball camps this summer in Petaluma

University of California of Santa Barbara softball player Ashley Ludlow, who prepped at Casa Grande High School in Petaluma, is offering three advanced skills camps this summer in Petaluma. Read Article →

Vikings shut down Cougars, 8-1, to win NBL softball championship game

The Montgomery softball team picked a great time to play its best game of the season. Read Article →

High school softball: Analy, Petaluma to share SCL crown

Analy and Petaluma both won on Thursday and will share the Sonoma County League softball crown. Read Article →

Sophomore’s big blast lifts Montgomery over Rancho Cotate

The Montgomery Vikings did Thursday what no other North Bay League softball team could do all season. Read Article →

Padecky: Analy softball star Saja Spearman-Weaver takes command of her life

She was the only girl on a T-ball team in Forestville when it happened. The 8-year-old boy shoved the 8-year-old girl, knocking her off first base with this exit admonishment: “You’re stupid.” Read Article →

Benefield: Cardinal Newman’s Lexie Raasch gets a perfect response

In all of his nearly two decades at this, Ukiah High School’s Gary Venturi, last year’s All-Empire large schools softball coach of the year, had never seen anything like it. Read Article →

Benefield: Cloverdale softball team ready to be tested

The Cloverdale Eagles are loaded — with talent, with experience, with wins. Read Article →

North Bay League softball preview: Pitching expected to dominate

As important as pitching is in softball, this year should be a stellar one for North Bay League schools. Read Article →

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 →

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 →

NCS softball roundup: Clear Lake, Laytonville win Saturday

Cardinals walloped visiting Valley Christian, 18-0. Read Article →

NCS softball: Petaluma falls to Livermore 2-0

Trojans came up on the bad end of a small-ball showdown. Read Article →

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 →

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 →