All-Empire Girls Cross Country; Moffett runner of the year

Running since she could walk, Casa Grande sophomore Ashley Moffett more than hit her stride during a stellar first year of cross country. Read Article →

Empire Runners Left Mark On College Cross Country Season

Posted By Press Democrat Staff Writer Michael Coit: More than a dozen of the Empire’s recent prep cross country top performers contributed great efforts to NCAA teams this season. Last to compete were Hugh Dowdy and Reesey Byers, the Empire’s top boys’ runners a year ago. The pair stayed close at the USA Cross Country […] Read Article →

Nacouzi headed to World Cross Country Championships

Julie Nacouzi, a senior at Montgomery High, finished fifth at the USA Cross Country Championships in San Diego and will compete at the worlds next month in Spain. Read Article →

Texas may eliminate steroid testing program

When Texas began testing tens of thousands of high school athletes for steroids, the goal was to stop teens from taking dangerous performance-enhancing drugs. The death of a 17-year-old baseball player in a Dallas suburb had drawn national attention to the hazard. Read Article →

2010 All-League Cross Country teams

Click here to see the all-league boys and girls cross country teams for the NBL, SCL and CMC. Read Article →

Ursuline athletes prepare for transition to Newman

The respective administrations of Ursuline and Cardinal Newman high schools, has a message for the parents, students and coaches of Sonoma County: Ursuline athletes won’t be scattered to the North Bay winds. Rather, the vast majority are likely to just march across the campus to Newman. Read Article →

Top 10 local sports stories of 2010

It was pretty much Robby Rowland’s Redwood Empire in 2010; the rest of us just hung out here and gawked. Read Article →

Empire’s Top Runners Make All Nor-Cal Team

Luis Luna, Piner; Forrest Shaffer, Ryan Douglas and Kevin Poteracke, Petaluma; Lauren Kraus, Maria Carrillo; Ashley Moffett, Casa Grande; and Julie Nacouzi, Montgomery, rank among Northern California's best. Read Article →

Vikings’ Nacouzi third in cross country nationals

Montgomery High’s Julie Nacouzi ran a smart race to capture third in the Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships in San Diego on Saturday. Read Article →

Nacouzi Wins West Regional Cross Country Championship

While she finished 8th in the same race a year ago, Nacouzi was just aiming for a top ten finish. But the race went better than expected with Nacouzi improving by 15 seconds on last year’s time. Read Article →

Empire runners in Saturday’s State Cross Country Meet

Here's a look at how Empire runners fared in Saturday's CIF championships in Fresno. Read Article →

Empire Runners At California High School Championships

In Division III, both Luis Luna, of Piner, and Forrest Shaffer, from Petaluma, are ranked in the state’s top ten after finishing first and second, respectively, in last week’s North Coast Section finals. Read Article →

NCS cross country: Piner’s Luna, Casa’s Moffett lead the way

Luis Luna from Piner and Ashley Moffett of Casa Grande led strong performances by Empire runners at the North Coast Section cross country championships. Read Article →

NCS cross country: Empire runners have strong showing

Luis Luna of Piner and Ashley Moffett of Casa Grande led a string of strong performances by Empire runners at the NCS cross country championships in Hayward. Read Article →

NCS cross country: State berth on the line

Sonoma County sends its top cross country squads to the North Coast Section meet today in Hayward, where several individual runners also aim to qualify for the state meet. Read Article →

Top runner non-factor this season

Poised to challenge the Empire’s cross country records as a senior, Julie Nacouzi has been largely absent due to injuries and a lack of practice with the Montgomery team. Read Article →

NBL cross country: Prospectors running toward first title

Looking to make history, the Piner boys’ cross country team seeks its first North Bay League title at the league finals around Spring Lake in Santa Rosa today. Read Article →

For Carrillo girls cross country, ‘it’s only news if we lose’

The time was so long ago — the last time Maria Carrillo’s cross country girls lost a league meet — that the Raiders had a winning record. Buster Posey wasn’t old enough yet to go to his junior prom. Baseball’s All-Star Game was declared a tie after 11 innings. Read Article →

Petaluma cross country leaving SCL competition in dust

Trojans boys, girls have eye on SCL finals after sweeping rival Casa Grande in dual meet. Read Article →

Major milestone for Maria Carrillo cross country

Long one of California’s top prep cross country programs, the Maria Carrillo girls set a remarkable milestone – 100 straight league victories – in their opening North Bay League meet. Read Article →

Cross country league competition begins

After a month of running at invitationals and other meets, North Bay League and Sonoma County League cross country teams open their respective league season Wednesday. Read Article →

Viking Opener at Spring Lake on Saturday

The trails around Spring Lake in Santa Rosa will be packed with prep runners Saturday for the Viking Opener Cross Country Invitational. Read Article →