Casa Grande's Adria Barich , center, at the 2014 CIF State Cross Country Championships held at Woodward Park in Fresno, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (PD File)

Casa Grande’s Adria Barich, Santa Rosa’s Daniel Pride win Rancho Invitational titles

Casa Grande’s Adria Barich pulled away from Maria Carrillo’s Carolina Avelar in the last 350 meters. Read Article →
Sonoma Academy runners (front row, from right) Rylee Bowen, Caleb Richards and McKenna Sell lead the way during a Sonoma Academy cross-country team workout at Howarth Park in Santa Rosa on Wednesday. (ALVIN JORNADA / The Press Democrat)

Cross-country: Veteran runners to lead way

Empire spotlight will fall on veterans who have dominated before. Read Article →
Sonoma Academy's Rylee Bowen runs in the girls 1600-meter race during the 2015 CIF Track & Field Championships at  Clovis on Saturday.  (Crista Jeremiason/ The Press Democrat)

Rylee Bowen competes at international meet

Sonoma Academy cross country and track star finished last among 14 runners. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman vs. Justin-Siena

PD Preps Insider: Cal-Hi Sports honors for Barbosa, Vice-Neat, Flores

Cal Hi Sports, the state’s top authority on high school athletics, was kind to the Redwood Empire in doling out basketball honors recently. The popular web site selected three local girls for recognition. Read Article →

All-Empire girls cross country team

The All-Empire girls cross country team. Read Article →
All-Empire Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year Rylee Bowen. Credit: Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat

All-Empire girls cross country runner of the year: Rylee Bowen

Sonoma Academy running sensation Rylee Bowen dashed away with the CIF Division 5 cross country state title, but she was just having fun. Read Article →

Sonoma County League All-League Cross Country, 2014

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

North Bay League All-League Cross Country, 2014

All-league teams are selected by coaches. Read Article →
Sonoma Academy's McKenna Sell, left, and Rylee Bowen, center, warm up with the team prior to the race. The Sonoma Academy girls cross country team took third place overall in Division 5 during the 2014 CIF State Cross Country Championships held at Woodward Park in Fresno, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Insider: Local athletes not done running

The CIF state cross country meet was last weekend, but some of the area’s top high school runners don’t want their seasons to end. Read Article →
Sonoma Academy freshman Rylee Bowen, foreground, begins to pull away from the pack early in the Division 5 championship race at Fresno. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Sonoma Academy’s Bowen wins state championship

California has a new Division 5 cross country champion in Sonoma Academy’s freshman sensation Rylee Bowen. Read Article →
Sonoma Academy's Rylee Bowen runs to an early lead at the start of the North Coast Section Cross Country Championships Division 5 race, at Hayward High School on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Bowen won the race in 18:46. (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

NCS cross-country: Bowen wins NCS crown, takes team with her

Sonoma Academy freshman won the girls' Division 5 race by 10 seconds. Read Article →

SCL cross country: Sophomores run the show

El Molino’s Schultz,
 Petaluma’s Parratt
 win individual titles. Read Article →
Santa Rosa junior Delaney White won her third consecutive NBL cross country championship Friday at Spring Lake. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Carrillo sweeps NBL cross country titles

Maria Carrillo swept the team titles Friday at the North Bay League cross country championships, taking all divisions on the 3.1-mile course at Spring Lake. Read Article →
Fort Bragg quarterback Kaylor Sullivan. (Photo by John Burgess, The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Insider: Fort Bragg’s Kaylor Sullivan dominating the competition

Fort Bragg quarterback Kaylor Sullivan is setting records and leading the Timberwolves to the verge of an NCL I championship Read Article →
Rylee Bowen at a cross country workout with her Sonoma Academy teammates. (Press Democrat photo / Christopher Chung)

Rylee Bowen: Full speed ahead

By BOB PADECKY FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT It was near the end of the interview Tuesday, as others were talking about her, when Rylee Bowen quietly rose from her chair, walked behind Nika and started braiding her mom’s blond hair. Rylee didn’t say a word, eyes down, engrossed at the task in hand. She was […] Read Article →

Sonoma Academy coaching openings

Tennis is the ninth varsity sport now offered by the small private high school in Santa Rosa Read Article →
USA Track and Field Championships Day 2

Conley’s master plan intact

Newly crowned 10,000-meter national champion Kim Conley leaves for the European track circuit on Sunday. 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 →
Mendocino's Erin Thomas, the All Empire Small School Girls Cross Country Player of the Year. 
(CONNER JAY / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire girls cross-country: No teammates, no matter for Erin Thomas

Mendocino's Thomas stole the spotlight as a one-person team. Read Article →

North Central League II all-league girls cross country, 2013

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

North Central League I all-league girls cross country, 2013

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

Sonoma County League all-league girls cross country, 2013

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

North Bay League all-league girls cross country, 2013

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

Empire runners finish strong in college cross country

College cross country 2013 season highlights Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Redwood Classic enters 56th year

The Redwood Classic in Boonville is one of the oldest and largest small-school tournaments in California. Read Article →

CIF state cross country: Piner’s Reyes 11th at state final race

Anderson’s 14th-place finish leads Maria Carrillo boys team to 13th place in team standings Read Article →

Cross country: Empire athletes ready to compete with the state’s best in Fresno

Empire schools will be sending 44 runners, including Maria Carrillo's Ryan Anderson and Santa Rosa's Delaney White among others, to race in the state championships in Fresno. Read Article →

SRJC cross country teams enjoy breakthrough season

Both the men and women qualified for the California Community College Athletic Association championships for the first time since 1997. Read Article →

NCS cross country: Maria Carrillo sweeps Division 2

By PHIL BARBER THE PRESS DEMOCRAT HAYWARD — The coaches of the Maria Carrillo and Casa Grande cross country teams were hoping their kids could pull off a rare feat at the North Coast Section Meet of Champions — a one-two finish for the North Bay League in both boys and girls divisions. They came […] Read Article →
NBL Cross-Country

NCS cross country: Pumas’ boys, girls back on sure footing

Maria Carrillo's defending champions can look forward to drier course than last year’s muddy event. Read Article →