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Empire athletes awarded NCS scholarships

The North Coast Section Foundation handed out $1,000 scholarships to nine Empire athletes who averaged a minimum 3.3 GPA and were involved in other activities. Read Article →
Middletown graduate Jessie Flynn captured a North Coast Section Section title at 189 pounds this past season. (Photo by the Flynn family)

Middletown’s Flynn is a 2-sport winner

Jessie Flynn qualified for the state wrestling tournament this past season and also anchored the Mustangs' defense as the starting goalkeeper. Read Article →

Empire roundup: Former St. Vincent hockey star named to All-America team

Capping a standout run for the Air Force Academy hockey team, Adam McKenzie was named to the Capital One Academic All-America at-large second team. Read Article →

Cardinal Newman to host wrestling camp

Cardinal Newman wrestling coach Francisco Manriquez will be overseeing a pair of summer wrestling camps at his school on June 27-28. Manriquez will be assisted by Ricky Alcala, a Division I All-American wrestler, and Hector Sandoval, a JC All-American. Read Article →
Kayla Aggio, top, grapples with an opponent during a match against Midland University in the Oklahoma City Dual tournament last October.
RICH TORTORELLI / Oklahoma City University Athletics, 2013

Padecky: Rancho Cotate grad Aggio peaking while grappling tragedy

145.5-pound titlist at nationals, Aggio will wrestle at U.S. World Team Trials. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman senior P.J. Klee was a strong contender to become the first Empire wrestler to win a state championship in eight years. (Conner Jay / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire boys wrestling: Newman’s Klee not looking back

The senior's remarkable season came to a disappointing end, but P.J. Klee is already gearing up for the next challenge - going to West Point in the fall. Read Article →

North Bay League all-league boys wrestling, 2014

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

Sonoma County League all-league boys wrestling, 2014

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →

Coastal Mountain Conference all-league boys wrestling, 2014

All-league teams are selected by coaches Read Article →
Harmonie Roberts, left, gets a hold of teammate Serenity Voboril during wrestling practice at Ukiah High School on Tuesday.

Ukiah’s Harmonie Roberts places third at nationals

Roberts finished the tournament 3-2, winning her first three matches at nationals. Read Article →
Casa Grande's Erika Mihalca flips teammate Seamus Lanhan during 
wrestling practice at the National Guard Armory in Petaluma on Feb. 26, 2014. (Photo by Alvin Jornada, The Press Democrat)

Casa Grande’s Erika Mihalca finishes fourth at nationals

Mihalca placed fourth in the 139-pound class at the USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals at Oklahoma City this weekend. Read Article →
Ukiah wrestling coach Gary Cavender, right, helped guide Pablo Gonzalez, left, on a path that would lead to an NCS wrestling championship.  (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

Ukiah’s Pablo Gonzalez goes 4-2 at national championships

Pablo Gonzalez didn't have a bad weekend competing with the best of the best on the East Coast. Read Article →
Analy wrestling coach Ryan Stevens, left, and wrestler Ryan Rypka hold up a pennant celebrating the school’s first Sonoma County League wrestling title since 1975. (Photo by Analy High School)

Analy wrestling coach Ryan Stevens battling cancer

Wrestling community comes together in effort to raise money to help cover medical expenses Read Article →
Maria Carrillo second baseman Andrew Vaughn makes a throw to first base after tagging out Cardinal Newman's Jeff Rebello during Saturday's game. (ALVIN JORNADA / The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Insider: Pumas shine on the diamond

Maria Carrillo's baseball and softball teams both win weekend tournaments Read Article →
Ukiah wrestling coach Gary Cavender, right, helped guide Pablo Gonzalez, left, on a path that would lead to an NCS wrestling championship.  (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

Ukiah wrestler’s battle against all odds

How NCS champion Pablo Gonzalez learned to stop fighting and start wrestling. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Wrestlers shake off jitters at CIF wrestling championships

A behind-the-scenes look at Empire high school sports. Read Article →
PJ Klee of Cardinal Newman, right, battles Gilroy’s Paul Fox during the CIF State Wrestling Championships on Saturday in Bakersfield.
JOHN SACHS / Tech-Fall.com

CIF State wrestling: Newman’s PJ Klee finishes second

Controversy surrounded Klee's 3-1 decision loss to Gilroy's Paul Fox. Read Article →
P.J. Klee of Cardinal Newman lifts Trent Nicholson of Kimball High School (Tracy) in their 152-pound match Friday at the CIF State Wrestling Championships in Bakersfield. (JOHN SACHS / Tech-Fall.com)

State wrestling: Newman’s Klee in contention for title

152-pounder cruises through matches, eyes Empire's first state championship in 8 years. Read Article →

Windsor sends four to state wrestling championships

Windsor's Perez Perez, Cardinal Newman’s Klee among favorites at 2-day CIF state wrestling meet in Bakersfield Read Article →
Casa Grande graduate Donovan Halpin recently wrapped up a distinguished collegiate wrestling career at Stanford, a school he thought he was a longshot to get into. (Photo by Hector Garcia-Molina)

Casa Grande graduate Donovan Halpin worked to make college dream come true

Donovan Halpin got into Stanford and later walked on to the wrestling team, earning a spot as co-captain. His secret? Hard work and lots of it. Read Article →
The Windsor boys wrestling team won the NCS title on Saturday in Newark. (Photo by Peter Fournier, The Press Democrat)

NCS wrestling: Windsor wins first team championship

Jaguars nip James Logan by 1.5 points; Perez wins final in tough 113-pound match Read Article →

CIF girls wrestling: Empire qualifiers

A look at qualifiers from the Redwood Empire by school Read Article →
Casa Grande's Erika Mihalca flips teammate Seamus Lanhan during 
wrestling practice at the National Guard Armory in Petaluma on Feb. 26, 2014. (Photo by Alvin Jornada, The Press Democrat)

CIF girls wrestling: Casa’s Mihalca has made winning a tradition

Before Casa Grande's Erika Mihalca was an NCS wrestling champ, she was a judo medalist. Read Article →

NCS wrestling championships: Empire’s seeded wrestlers

A look at the Empire wrestlers seeded in each weight class at the tournament Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's P.J. Klee wrestles with a coach during practice. (Photo by John Burgess, The Press Democrat)

NCS wrestling: Newman’s Klee takes aim at championship

At least 126 local athletes will be taking the mat at the North Coast Section boys wrestling championships Friday and Saturday Read Article →

SCL wrestling: Championship tournament results

Team and individual results from the SCL Wrestling Championships 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 →

Windsor boys’ wrestling takes NBL title

Ukiah takes the NBL girls wrestling title, but the surprise of the day came in the girls' heavyweight division. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: St. Vincent baseball coach climbing up victories rankings

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

Wrestling: Four Empire girls win NCS championships

Empire schools will be sending 13 girls to the CIF meet Feb. 28, including four who won section titles. The Windsor boys team dominated the field to win its third consecutive dual-meet title. Read Article →