Redbirds youth wrestling club begins this month

The Redbirds will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at Cardinal Newman High School. Read Article →
Windsor’s Dominic DuCharme, top, battles Abner Romero of Buchanan for seventh place at 152 pounds Saturday. Romero scored an 11-2 major decision over DuCharme, leaving the Windsor wrestler in eighth place. (John Sachs /

Two Windsor wrestlers take 8th in state meet

Windsor wrestlers Dominic DuCharme and Beau Colombini both medaled at the CIF state wrestling tournament Saturday in Bakersfield. Read Article →
Windsor’s Dominic DuCharme, right, works on taking down Dylan Miracle of Madera South during his second match at the CIF state wrestling meet Friday at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. (John Sachs /

State wrestling tournament: 2 Windsor wrestlers in hunt for 3rd

Two Windsor wrestlers will represent Sonoma County in Saturday’s final rounds. Read Article →

Windsor wrestlers ready for big stage at state championship meet

Four Windsor High wrestlers qualified for CIF state meet. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Michael Klee will be wrestling in the 145-pound weight class at the 43nd annual CIF State Boys Wrestling Championships held in Bakersfield this Friday and Saturday. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Michael Klee’s time to shine at state wrestling meet

Cardinal Newman senior is taking his unblemished record this season to the CIF state wrestling meet. Read Article →

Benefield: Rancho Cotate wrestler Vickie Espinoza bounces up off the mat

Espinoza came up short of her own expectations at CIF, but isn't giving up. Read Article →

Empire boys wrestling athletes to compete at state finals

The CIF boys state meet is this weekend. Here’s a look at the qualifiers from this area. Read Article →

CIF girls wrestling: Rancho Cotate’s Vickie Espinoza finishes 2nd

Junior made it to finals but fell to reigning champ in her weight class. Read Article →
Windsor's Dominic DuCharme, top, during a January  meet. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

North Coast Section wrestling: 4 from Empire claim titles

Two from Windsor join Newman, El Molino wrestlers in victory. Read Article →
Windsor's Beau Colombini, top, during the King of the Mat wrestling tournament in January 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school wrestling: Windsor boys advance; Empire girls at state

Eight Windsor High School wrestlers advanced in NCS championships Friday. Read Article →
Alex Garcia, 17, right, a wrestler from Archbishop Hanna High School, practices with Dalton Elster, 17, from Sonoma Valley High School, on Wednesday, Feb.25, 2015. (BETH SCHLANKER / The Press Democrat)

NCS wrestling tournament: Archbishop Hanna senior Alex Garcia eyes victory

Garcia, a senior, is the No. 1 seed at 132 pounds. Read Article →
Ukiah High School wrestler Harmonie Roberts, Thursday Feb. 19, 2015 during practice. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Sister act on Ukiah High School girls wrestling team

Ukiah is building a powerhouse in the sport, and the Roberts sisters are supplying much of the fuel. Read Article →
In this 2011 file photo, Rancho Cotate wrestler Kayla Aggio shows off her CIF state championship belt and  US Nationals medal.
Credit: Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat

Former Rancho Cotate wrestler Kayla Aggio not satisfied with All-American status

Even though Aggio competed in a college championship match last weekend and earned All-American status for the third time, she still wasn’t satisfied. Read Article →

Girls wrestling CIF qualifiers

Ten from the Redwood Empire qualified for the CIF state wrestling tournament. Read Article →
Windsor's Beau Colombini, top, during the King of the Mat wrestling tournament in January 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school wrestling: Windsor continues win streak at NCS team battle

The Jaguars won their fourth consecutive Dual Team Championship Saturday. Read Article →

Wednesday’s prep wrestling roundup

Healdsburg won the much-anticipated Sonoma County League wrestling showdown at El Molino High on Wednesday night by a runaway score of 54-18. Read Article →
Kelseyville senior Marina Beckwith was denied eligibility for the NCS wrestling championships after transferring from Willits in January.  
Credit: Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat

Kelseyville’s Marina Beckwith won’t compete at NCS

Marina Beckwith, while disappointed at being ruled ineligible by the NCS, said she wants to continue wrestling, a sport that has provided a steadying force for her. Read Article →
Petaluma wrestling coach Denny Plyler cheers on his team as they face off against Healdsburg, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Plyler has been coaching at Petaluma for 40 years. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Petaluma High’s Denny Plyler stepping off the mat (w/video)

After 40 years, Petaluma wrestling coach set to retire. Read Article →
Windsor's Beau Colombini, top, defeated Northgate's Ian Morford during the King of the Mat wrestling tournament held at Windsor High School, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Maria Carrillo hosts local, Bay Area wrestlers at Saturday meet

Some of the top wrestlers in Northern California will head to Maria Carrillo High School Saturday. Read Article →
Windsor's Noah Au-Yeung, right, defeated Cardinal Newman's Kyle Smith in the 128-pound weight class during the match held at Cardinal Newman, Wednesday, Jan.  28, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NBL wrestling: Windsor at the top

Windsor’s wrestling team took a giant step toward capturing the NBL title Wednesday night. Read Article →

High school wrestling: Ukiah remains perfect in NBL

Ukiah kept its wrestling record unblemished by defeating visiting Rancho Cotate. Read Article →
Healdsburg's Jacob Sloma, left, defeated Napa's Alec Richmond in the 170-pound weight class during the King of the Mat wrestling tournament held at Windsor High School, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Windsor wins again at King of the Mat tourney

It was a test of endurance for more than 300 wrestlers at Saturday tournament. Read Article →
Windsor's Noah Au-Yeung defeated Healdsburg's Drew Esquivel in the 120 weight class during the King of the Mat wrestling tournament held at Windsor High School in 2013. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

King of the Mat tourney draws a crowd

Forty schools scheduled to take part in annual Windsor wrestling event. Read Article →
Windsor's Dominic DuCharme, top, defeated Sonoma Valley's Noah Bartolome in the 160-pound weight class final during the inaugural Deets Winslow Invitational held at Sonoma Valley High on Saturday.
Credit: Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat

Windsor dominates Winslow Classic

Windsor’s wrestling team took home seven first-place ribbons while winning the team trophy at the first Deets Winslow Classic held Saturday at Sonoma Valley High. Read Article →

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 →