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 →
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SCL roundup: Petaluma wins softball title; Sonoma Valley claims baseball crown

Trojans rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Analy, 8-7. Read Article →
The Kiwanis All-Star boys game held at Santa Rosa High School, Friday, April 17, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school seniors show their stuff in Kiwanis All-Star soccer games

Friday’s soccer games were a way to build rivalries for future games to come. Read Article →
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Kiwanis All-Star Soccer set for Friday

Top soccer players from Sonoma County will converge on Santa Rosa High School Friday. Read Article →

Updated: Where Empire athletes are heading

Which colleges Empire prep athletes are committing to this week. Read Article →

All-Empire small schools girls soccer team

The All-Empire small schools girls soccer team. Read Article →
2014-15 All-Empire small schools girls soccer player of the year Chloe Colbert of Sonoma Academy. (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire small schools girls soccer player of the year: Chloe Colbert

Chloe Colbert, with an amazing 50 goals this year, is once again the region's top player. Read Article →
Maddy Gonzalez, Maria Carrillo Soccer

All-Empire large school girls soccer player of the year: Maddy Gonzalez

Maddy Gonzalez is Large School Player of the Year for second year running. Read Article →

All-Empire large school girls soccer team

The All-Empire large schools girls soccer team. Read Article →

North Bay League All-League Girls Soccer, 2014

All-league teams are selected by coaches. Read Article →

North Central League II All-League Girls Soccer, 2014

All-league teams are selected by coaches. Read Article →

North Central League I All-League Girls Soccer, 2014

All-league teams are selected by coaches. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's goalie Claire Howard catches the ball during a game held at Maria Carrillo High School, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Insider: Maria Carrillo’s impressive goalie

Just as impressive as Puma girls' offense was play of goalkeeper Claire Howard. Read Article →

Sonoma County League All-League Girls Soccer, 2014

All-league teams are selected by coaches. Read Article →
Santa Rosa goalie Osvaldo 
Benavides looks back to watch the ball enter the goal on a penalty kick during an NCS playoff game in 2013. Some soccer coaches and players believe it is unfair to decide a game on a shootout. (ALVIN JORNADA / The Press Democrat, 2013)

Benefield: Pressure is on when penalty kicks start

Penalty kicks are the necessary evil of soccer. Read Article →
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NCS soccer roundup: Sonoma Academy girls go undefeated to grab title

The top-seeded Sonoma Academy girls’ soccer team beat St. Vincent 5-1 on Saturday in the NCS Division 3 final. Read Article →
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Maria Carrillo girls close in on 4th consecutive title

Girls team one win away from fourth consecutive NCS Division 1 crown. Read Article →
Montgomery's Taylor Ziemer takes the ball towards the goal as Petaluma's Hannah Devoe pressures her during the game held at Montgomery High School, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Vikings set for battle

Montgomery girls' 2-1 win over Petaluma sets up title match with rival Maria Carrillo. Read Article →
Sonoma Valley's Hayden Pearce and Maria Carrillo's Bria VarnBuhler fight for the ball during the game held at Maria Carrillo High School, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NCS girls soccer: Pumas keep title hopes alive with 2-0 win

Maria Carrillo girls continue their chase for a fourth league title in a row. Read Article →
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NCS soccer roundup: Montgomery boys outlast Santa Rosa in epic match

In a game that took 27 penalty kicks to decide, Montgomery’s boys soccer team edged visiting Santa Rosa in a Division 1 quarterfinal Saturday night. Read Article →
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NCS soccer roundup: Petaluma in quarterfinals with 2-0 win over Casa

Petaluma played one of its best defensive games of the year Read Article →
Madison Gonzalez and the Maria Carrillo Pumas are the top seed in the NCS Division 1 girls soccer tournament. (CRISTA JEREMIASON/ PD)

NCS soccer: Playoff brackets top-heavy with NBL squads

The NBL may have earned top seeds, but the competition promises to be wide open. Read Article →
Jose Lopez, bottom, stretches with the Elsie Allen boys soccer team during practice, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Soccer turf dilemma

Is synthetic turf the scourge of soccer, or the savior of the game? Read Article →
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Girls soccer roundup: Analy downs Piner, stays unbeaten in SCL

Sami Zepponi scored two goals in the Tigers' 5-0 victory over the Prospectors Wednesday. Read Article →
Becky Nelson is escorted out by family friend and Montgomery soccer player Carson Wyatt during a special ceremony in tribute to women with breast cancer held between the boys and girls soccer games at Montgomery High School, Tuesday, October 7, 2014.(Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Beautiful Game steps up for breast cancer awareness

Montgomery High defender Carson Wyatt saved the day Tuesday night, but it wasn’t on the soccer field. Read Article →
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Girls soccer roundup: Analy’s SCL dominance continues

Analy remains unbeaten in the Sonoma County League. Read Article →
Windsor vs Cardinal Newman Soccer

Windsor keeps pressure on in girls soccer win

Windsor defeated Cardinal Newman, 1-0, in NBL match Wednesday. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: League play set to kick off

North Bay League and Sonoma County League football games get under way this weekend. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Megan Sullivan, right, kicks the ball away as Montgomery's April Gomez, pressures her during the game at Maria Carrillo High School on Monday.(Press Democrat photo / Crista Jeremiason)

Benefield: Carrillo shuts out Montgomery in 4-0 win

If possession is nine-tenths of the law, Pumas wore the big star badges Monday. Read Article →
Montgomery’s Taylor Ziemer, seen here during a game against Windsor last season, had two goals and an assist in Tuesday’s win against Casa Grande. (CONNER JAY / The Press Democrat, 2013)

Girls soccer: Montgomery, Carrillo open NBL play with wins

In other action: Rancho Cotate beats Windsor, Analy routs Healdsburg, while St. Vincent and Sonoma Academy played to a 2-2 draw in NCL II action. Read Article →