Maria Carrillo's Piper Brockley swims the breaststroke during the 2015 NCS Swimming and Diving Championships held at Concord Community Pool, Saturday, May 16, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason /  The Press Democrat)

Maria Carrillo’s Piper Brockley finishes 6th in 200 IM at state championships

Brockley finished sixth in the girls 200-yard individual medley final race. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Piper Brockley swims the breaststroke during the 2015 NCS Swimming and Diving Championships held at Concord Community Pool, Saturday, May 16, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason /  The Press Democrat)

Maria Carrillo’s Piper Brockley reaches 200 IM finals at state swim championships

Junior advances to first-ever state swim championship’s final race in the girls 200-yard individual medley event. Read Article →
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Empire’s swimming and diving bests

The best times and scores in the Redwood Empire. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider (Dissa & Data): El Molino boys volleyball in NCS semifinals

El Molino High School will be the scene tonight of the region’s biggest boys volleyball match of the year when the Lions take on Berean Christian in a North Coast Section Division 3 semifinal. Read Article →
Analy’s Lani Auva’a swims the girls’ 100-yard backstroke during the NCS swimming and diving championships held Saturday at Concord Community Pool. (Crista Jeremiason / PD)

NCS swimming championships: Analy, Maria Carrillo girls among qualifiers for state

The Redwood Empire will be represented at next week's first-ever state swim tournament. Read Article →
Riley Scott is on the Petaluma High swim roster, but she hasn’t competed for the Trojans this year. Instead, she has honed her skills in other events, including some outside the U.S. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Controversy over Petaluma swimmer’s NCS bid

Petaluma senior is in section finals this weekend, but hasn't suited up for PHS. Read Article →
Sonoma Valley's Jack Lewis swims the breast stroke during the boys 200-yard medley relay at the Sonoma County League swim championship finals held at the Petaluma Swim Center, Friday, May 8, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

SCL swimming championships: Sonoma boys edge Analy for title

It’s official. Sonoma Valley swimming is back. Read Article →
The Analy High School swim team gathers for a team cheer during a recent meet in Healdsburg. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

SCL swim championships: Analy dominates in preliminary round

If you were looking for upsets, the Petaluma Swim Center was not the place to be Thursday night. Read Article →
Analy's Lily Maxfield swims in 100m breaststroke during a dual meet against Healdsburg, Thursday April 23, 2015 in Healdsburg.  (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)  2015

PD Preps Redwood Empire Swim Bests

The top swimming marks in the Redwood Empire so far this season. Read Article →
The Analy High School swim team participates in a team cheer during a dual meet against Healdsburg, Thursday April 23, 2015 in Healdsburg. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Benefield: Analy High School swimmers test each other on road to state meet

With fewer competitive meets, Analy swimmers race against each other to get better. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Stefan Keller . (Alvin Jornada, For The Press Democrat)

Empire Swimming & Diving Bests

The top marks in swimming and diving in the Redwood Empire for the 2015 season. Read Article →
In this November 2014 file photo, Sonoma Academy's Rylee Bowen takes first place in Division 5 with a time of 18:36 during the 2014 CIF State Cross Country Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno. 
(Crista Jeremiason/The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Insider: Bowen wins 3,000m at Stanford

Locals put on a fine showing at the super-competitive Stanford Invitational track meet last weekend in Palo Alto, highlighted by Rylee Bowen’s victory in the 3,000 meters. Read Article →

Empire athletes awarded NCS scholarships

The North Coast Section Foundation handed out $1,000 scholarships to nine Empire athletes who averaged a minimum 3.3 GPA and were involved in other activities. Read Article →
Analy senior Jon Knox poses underwater with teammates during practice with the Neptune Swimming club. Photo: Crista Jeremiason/ The Press Democrat

All-Empire boys swimming: Jon Knox quieted his doubts

Analy's Jon Knox is our 2014 All-Empire swimmer of the year. Read Article →

More honors for SRJC swimmers

Thirteen Bear Cubs from the men's and women's swimming earned All-American honors for their efforts this past season. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Empire swimmers move up in rankings

Swimmers make splash at North Coast Section Championships Read Article →
Montgomery's Jenna Bauer, right, and Windsor's Micaela Luders, talk in the pool before an event earlier this season. (Photo by Crista Jeremiason, The Press Democrat)

NCS Swimming & Diving Championships: Empire participants

The Empire has a strong representation of competitors at this weekend's NCS Swimming and Diving Championships Read Article →
From left, Windsor's Tanar Miller, Ukiah's Harris Bedford and Maria Carrillo's Cliff Tai jump into the water at the start of the boys 200-yard freestyle race during the NBL swimming championships at Santa Rosa Junior College on Saturday. (Alvin Jornada / For The Press Democrat)

NBL swimming: Maria Carrillo dominates league championship meet

The Pumas swept both the boys and girls team titles. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Carrillo swim teams seek to defend titles

Maria Carrillo boys, girls teams undefeated going into this week’s meets Read Article →
Montgomery senior Jenna Bauer has the Redwood Empire's all-time best times in the 200 and 500 freestyle. Photo by Crista Jeremiason/The Press Democrat

Girls swimming: All-time Empire top performances

GIRLS 50 FREESTYLE 23.47 – Jenna Johnson, Ursuline, 1983 23.71 – Amanda Sims, Montgomery, 2005 23.78 – Teresa Wilson, Deep Valley Christian, 2003 23.86 – Maya DiRado, Maria Carrillo, 2009 24.09 – Kristina Guillory, Rancho Cotati, 1997 100 FREESTYLE 49.82 – Maya DiRado, Maria Carrillo, 2010 51.26 – Rebecca Baxley, Analy, 2012 51.28 – Teresa […] Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Analy swimmers make a splash

Both the Tigers girls and boys teams are undefeated in the SCL with three league meets remaining Read Article →

Swimming: Montgomery boys, girls top Newman

Jenna Bauer leads the Viking girls with two first-place finishes Read Article →
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Swimming: Montgomery’s Jenna Bauer aims for 1st section title

Vikings senior looks to cap high school swimming career with a North Coast Section title. Read Article →

Empire swimming bests for the week of April 7

The best swimming times for Empire athletes this week. 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 →

State championship swim meet proposed

Empire swimmers could compete to be California’s best if officials approve a state championship meet. Read Article →

Empire swimmers earn national swim team spots

By MICHAEL COIT THE PRESS DEMOCRAT A trio of Empire swimming greats have been named to two different USA Swimming national teams. Maya DiRado, now at Stanford, and Molly Hannis, swimming at Tennessee, made the 2013-14 national team. Petaluma’s Riley Scott was named to the 2013-14 national junior team. Athletes earning the honor of making […] Read Article →
Petaluma's Riley Scott finished 15th in the 200-meter breaststroke, her one event, and did not make the finals at the world championships in Duabi, the United Arab Emirates. (Courtesy of the Scott family)

Petaluma swimmer caps summer with world championships appearance

Riley Scott came up short in the 200-meter breaststroke finals in Dubai, finishing 15th. Read Article →

Empire swimmers make national teams

DiRado, Hannis, Scott had the top six times in their events Read Article →