Kiwanis adds all-star soccer games to docket

The games will be May 17 at Montgomery High School Read Article →
Montgomery senior soccer player Izzie Beal. (Photo by Guy Foster)

Recruiting: College choice about more than just sport

What athletes should consider in their search for college financial aid. 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 →
Sgt. First Class Jimmy Pera of the California Army National Guard, left, presents the 2013-14 Maxpreps Tour of Champions trophy to Maria Carrillo girls soccer coach Debra LaPrath during halftime of a boys basketball game last week. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

Girls soccer: Maria Carrillo girls soccer team presented with honor

MaxPreps presented a trophy to coach Debra LaPrath last week in recognition of the Pumas' No. 1 national ranking this season. 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 →
Santa Rosa United's Jackie Dutton, left, and teammate Katie Prosser hold up certificates before they sign formal letters of intent on Wednesday night in Santa Rosa. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

Girls soccer: Newman’s Dutton commits to University of Denver

Jackie Dutton was looking for a great program in a fun city. She found it in Denver. Read Article →
Sonoma Academy's Chloe Colbert. (Photo by John Burgess, The Press Democrat)

All-Empire small-school girls soccer: Chloe Colbert put Sonoma Academy on top

Colbert scored big goals in Sonoma Academy's run to a section title. Read Article →

Girls soccer: Maria Carrillo to be honored as nation’s best squad

MaxPreps to present Pumas with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy on Thursday Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Madison Gonzalez, the All-Empire Large School Girls Soccer Player of the Year. (JOHN BURGESS / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire girls soccer: Gonzalez has ‘wow’ factor

Maria Carrillo's super sophomore lived up to the hype in being selected player of the year Read Article →

North Bay League all-league girls soccer, 2013

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

Sonoma County League all-league girls soccer, 2013

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

North Central League I all-league girls soccer, 2013

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

North Central League II all-league girls soccer, 2013

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Rancho Cotate boys moving on without stars

A behind-the-scenes look at Empire sports. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Middletown’s Hannah Diaz signs to play soccer at Saint Mary’s College

A behind-the-scenes look at Empire sports. Read Article →

Padecky: El Molino’s Valerie LaForge ready for the next challenge

The Lions standout signed a letter of intent for a soccer scholarship at St. Mary's College in Moraga. She's planning on graduating early so she can start college in the spring. Read Article →

Empire roundup: SRJC sends seven wrestlers to state championships

Also: Sonoma State soccer standout Lauren Curtin named All-American; men's soccer scoring leader Varnadore named to regional team. Read Article →

Women’s soccer: Diverse roads to a title

Former Empire stars took different paths to become part of a college champion. Read Article →

Can’t beat Pumas – for past 49 games

Maria Carrillo caps second straight undefeated season with another Division 1 title. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Don’t bother calling during playoffs

Casa Grande football players impose a recruiting blackout for now. Read Article →

NCS girls soccer: Maria Carrillo wins ‘beautiful game’ for third consecutive championship

The Mario Carrillo girls soccer team beat Montgomery, 2-1, to win the NCS Division 1 title Read Article →

NCS soccer championships: Sonoma Academy girls, Anderson Valley boys win titles

Savannah Stoughton's three goals lift top-seeded Sonoma Academy Read Article →

Soccer: Sonoma State falls to Seattle Pacific in NCAA tournament

The Seawolves lost 1-0 in the NCAA Division II Championship Tournament Western Regional. Read Article →
Sonoma Academy's Chloe Colbert strikes the ball past St. Vincent goalie Jacalyn Murphy for the game’s only goal Wednesday. (KENT PORTER / Press Democrat)

NCS girls soccer: Sonoma Academy beats St. Vincent for third time

Coyotes score the game’s lone goal on a late breakaway by Chloe Colbert. Read Article →

NCS soccer playoffs: Maria Carrillo girls advance to championship match

Also: Montgomery girls blank Cardinal Newman 4-0; Carrillo boys fall to Tamalpais; Anderson Valley boys beat Geyserville and the Middletown girls knock off Cloverdale. Read Article →

NCS girls soccer: Windsor puts it all together against Rancho Cotate

3-1 win sets up second-round rematch with top-seeded Maria Carrillo. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Montgomery’s budding designer

Isabella Beal isn't just a vital member of the Montgomery girls soccer team. She’s a budding designer, too. Read Article →
Anna Waldman, shown sliding, is the Eagles’ force up front, a powerful striker who finishes chances. The former Mendocino High School star leads the state in scoring. (Mendocino College)

Women’s soccer: Eagles flying high

Undefeated Mendocino College aims for deep playoff run. Read Article →

NCS soccer schedule: Wednesday’s games

Complete list of Wednesday's games involving Empire teams Read Article →
Montgomery's Taylor Ziemer will lead the second-seeded Vikings. (Photo by Conner Jay, The Press Democrat)

NCS soccer seeding: 11 NBL teams in playoffs

Carrillo girls, Montgomery boys get top seeds in Div. 1. Read Article →