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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 ... 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 →
Jenna Bauer

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 ... 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 →
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 →
Petaluma junior Riley Scott earned a spot on the U.S. team at the world junior swimming championships in Dubai.

Petaluma High’s Scott makes USA Swimming team for world junior championships

Breakthrough swims at U.S. Open Championships put Scott at top of nation’s juniors in 200 breaststroke Read Article →
United States's Elizabeth Beisel, and United States's Maya Dirado swim in a Women's 400m individual medley heat at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. (Photo by David J. Phillip, Associated Press)

DiRado places fourth in 400 IM final at world championships

Maria Carrillo High grad Maya DiRado fell just shy of a bronze medal Read Article →

DiRado helps U.S. relay team win gold

The Maria Carrillo graduate swam for the American team that finished third in the 200-meter freestyle semifinal race and qualified for the finals. Read Article →

Carrillo grad falls short of qualifying for 200-meter butterfly finals

Maya DiRado advanced through Wednesday's preliminary round, but finished 12th in the semifinals of the world swim championships in Barcelona. Read Article →
Taylor Young, Cardinal Newman.  (Conner Jay / The Press Democrat)

2013 All-Empire Girls Swimming: Cardinal Newman’s Young saved best for last

Taylor Young will be attending Cal starting this fall on a swimming scholarship, where she will be swimming alongside Olympian Missy Franklin. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo graduate Maya DiRado is swimming in three events at the FINA World Championships starting July 19 in Barcelona, Spain. (Stanford University)

After making U.S. team, Carrillo grad ready to take on world

Maya DiRado, now a senior at Stanford, will compete in the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, later in July. Read Article →

Former Empire standouts fall short of podium spots at world swim trials

Maya DiRado (Maria Carrillo) finished fifth in the 200-meter freestyle. Molly Hannis (Santa Rosa) finished eighth in the 200 breaststroke. Read Article →
Maya DiRado qualified for the world championship swim meet next month in Barcelona by placing second Tuesday in the 200-meter butterfly final at the 2013 Phillips 66 National Championships & World Championship Trials in Indianapolis. (Mark Humphrey / Associated Press, 2012)

Maria Carrillo graduate qualifies for world swim championships

Maya DiRado placed second in the 200-meter butterfly to earn a spot in the world championship next month in Barcelona. Read Article →
Molly Hannis, who was a standout swimmer at Santa Rosa High, is now a college sophomore swimming for the University of Tennessee. (Photo by University of Tennessee Athletic Department)

College swimming: Hannis, DiRado aiming high

Local swimmers heading to U.S. trials, aiming for spots at world championships Read Article →
Allie Davis, who prepped at Windsor, competed at the NCAA swimming championships this season as a freshman at Purdue University. (Photo by Purdue University Athletics Department)

College swimming: Windsor High grad is part of Purdue’s 800 freestyle relay team as freshman

Swimming as a true freshman, Allie Davis made the NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships with the Purdue University swim team. Read Article →

SRJC swimmers earn All-American honors

Sixteen Bear Cub swimmers and divers were announced as Community College Swimming and Diving All-Americans this week. Read Article →

Analy swimmers excel at NCS meet

On a day when three swimmers shattered the American high school record in the boys 100-meter breaststroke, Sonoma County League champion Analy emerged as the top Redwood Empire finisher at the North Coast Section Swimming and Diving Championship, with the Tigers boys and girls team each finishing in 16th place. Read Article →

Saturday’s Empire sports schedule

Click through for the complete schedule of events Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Taylor Young. (Photo by John Burgess, The Press Democrat)

NCS Swimming & Diving Championships: Young, Bauer, Scott lead Empire advancers

Analy's Jonathan Knox sets two Empire records during swimming preliminaries. Read Article →

NCS Swim & Dive Championships

Redwood Empire schools qualified 64 entries into the NCS Swimming and Diving Championships this Friday and Saturday. Analy led all schools with 15 entries followed by Maria Carrillo with 13. Read Article →

PD Preps Swim Bests

The Empire's best swimming and diving marks Read Article →
Montgomery's Jenna Bauer. (Photo by John Burgess, The Press Democrat)

NBL swimming: Carrillo doubles up to nail down consecutive championships

Maria Carrillo girls beat Montgomery, boys defeat Ukiah to sweep NBL championships Read Article →
Analy's Nate Kuhn won the 100 free and 100 back (shown above). Photo courtesy of Lehla Irwin.

SCL Swimming: Analy sweeps championships

Analy girls and boys both beat Healdsburg to win the SCL Championships on Saturday. Read Article →