All-Empire Swimming and Girls Swimmer of the Year

Allie Davis of Windsor High is The Press Democrat's Empire Swimmer of the Year. Read Article →

2011 Spring Sports All-League Teams

Click through to see all-league teams for baseball, softball, swimming, boys golf, boys tennis and badminton. Read Article →

Ex-Viking swimmers now Olympic Trials sister act

Sibling swimmers Penelope and Sophia Yamauchi are pushing one another to a rarefied level in their sport — Olympic hopefuls. Read Article →

Largest Empire Group Yet To Qualify For Swimming’s U.S. Olympic Team Trials

Empire swimmers to qualify for the Olympic trials: Molly Hannis, Santa Rosa High/Tennessee; Amanda Sims, Montgomery/California; Maya DiRado, Maria Carrillo/Stanford; Penelope Yamauchi, Montgomery/Arizona State; Sophia Yamauchi, Montgomery/UC Santa Barbara. Read Article →

SRJC athletics among state’s best

Santa Rosa finished second statewide in overall athletic excellence for the 2010-11 year. Bear Cubs teams were edged out by Mt. San Antonio College for the state cup awarded for 2010-11 by the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators. Read Article →

NCS swimming: Underclassmen shine for Sonoma County

Windsor leads charge as Davis sets Empire record; Ursuline’s Young beats school mark. Read Article →

Ursuline, Maria Carillo take NBL swim titles

The final swim team in Ursuline High history went out a winner Saturday as the Bears captured the North Bay League title. Read Article →

Windsor dominates SCL swim tournament

Allie Davis and Sam Haley each collected two gold medals as Windsor’s swim team convincingly captured the girls’ and boys’ titles at the Sonoma County League Tournament on Saturday. Read Article →

High school swimming: Opportunity to make their mark

Empire meets give teens chance to improve times or swim strong in finals. Read Article →

Empire large-school swim bests

Here are the top performers this season for each event in large-school swimming. Read Article →

Empire Swimmers Among SRJC Best In State Meet

Practices provide some of the toughest competition for Santa Rosa Junior College swimmers priming the Bear Cubs’ best for the state championships opening today. Read Article →

Padecky: How to turn college recruiting upside down

Everyone says they want to know the reality of college sports. And then someone like Josh Sterling speaks. Eyes and mouths open wide and the romance is gone. Read Article →

Passing the torch: Sims to DiRado

Former Empire star swimmers Amanda Sims, Maya DiRado on opposite ends of college careers, but both excelled at NCAA championships. Read Article →

Sims is 100 butterfly champion

Amanda Sims, the Montgomery High grad who is in her senior season at Cal, easily took first place in the 100-yard butterfly Friday at the NCAA Division I women’s swimming and diving championship in Austin, Texas. Read Article →

Sims, DiRado start strong at NCAA championship

Amanda Sims appears to be going out in style. Maya DiRado might be coming in the same way. The two Redwood Empire sirens and Pac-10 competitors kicked off the 2011 NCAA Division I swimming and diving championship with strong performances Thursday at the Lee and Joe Jamail Swim Center in Austin, Texas. Read Article →

Empire Scoreboard

Friday's results for Sonoma State baseball, Sonoma State softball, SRJC swimming, and High School baseball, softball, tennis and swimming Read Article →

Empire Scoreboard

Thursday's results for SSU tennis, SRJC golf, high school boys and girls basketball, high school baseball, high school softball, high school golf, high school swimming and high school tennis. Also, Friday's Empire schedule of events. Read Article →