All-Empire Small School Volleyball Team

First and second teams comprised of players from Rincon Valley Christian, Anderson Valley, Kelseyville, Middletown, Clear Lake, Roseland Prep, St. Helena, Mendocino, Lower Lake and St. Vincent. Read Article →
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Rincon Valley Christian senior Hannah Andrews, The Press Democrat’s All-Empire Small School Volleyball Player of the Year.

All-Empire Small School Volleyball Player of the Year: RVC’s Hannah Andrews

Outside hitter Hannah Andrews, a senior, was a focal point of the Eagles’ attack, with skills she honed competing alongside the North Coast’s top large-school players at Empire Volleyball Club. Read Article →
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Casa Grande senior Ashley Harris, The Press Democrat's All-Empire Large School Volleyball Player of the Year.

All-Empire Large School Volleyball Player of the Year: Casa Grande’s Ashley Harris

Casa Grande star brought unrivaled size, strength and skill to the area. Read Article →

All-Empire Large School Volleyball Team

First and second teams comprised of players from Petaluma, Cardinal Newman, Maria Carrillo, Sonoma Valley, Casa Grande, Montgomery and Windsor. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman linebacker Philip "Scooby" Wright will be heading to the University of Arizona on a football scholarship in the fall. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire Large School Football: Newman’s Wright defensive player of the year

Cardinal Newman linebacker Phil "Scooby" Wright also played wide receiver for the Cardinals, catching 31 passes for 463 yards and nine touchdowns. Read Article →
Senior running back Jalon Luque ran for 2,071 yards in 2012, helping Rancho Cotate go 12-1 and reach the NCS championship game. (Scott Manchester / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire Large School Football: Rancho Cotate’s Luque offensive player of the year

Rancho Cotate's Jalon Luque rushed for a school-record 2,071 yards in 2012, including 278 against Northgate in the NCS semifinals. Read Article →

All-Empire Large School Football Teams

The All-Empire Large School first and second teams for offense, defense and special teams. Read Article →

All-Empire Small School Football Team

First and second team offense, defense and special teams Read Article →
Fort Bragg

All-Empire Small School Football: Fort Bragg’s Dondanville defensive player of the year

Fort Bragg nose tackle Neil Dondanville recorded 54 tackles and 3½ sacks, but that doesn’t begin to define his contributions. Read Article →
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All-Empire Small School Football: Fort Bragg’s Smith offensive player of the year

Zach Smith rushed for 1,801 yards and 18 touchdowns and led the Timberwolves to an undefeated record in NCL I play. Read Article →

All-Empire Boys Cross Country Team

First, second and third teams Read Article →
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All-Empire Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year: Ukiah’s Holden stands out

Soaking wet running through a Costa Rican rainforest, Paul Holden still glided effortlessly much as the Ukiah record-holder coasted along prep cross country courses. Read Article →

All-Empire Girls Cross Country Team

FIrst, second and third teams, comprised of players from Analy, Casa Grande, Windsor, Maria Carrillo, Mendocino, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma Academy, Piner and Petaluma Read Article →
Casa Grande's Ashley Moffett is the 2013 girls all-empire cross country runner.   (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year: Moffett hit stride in senior year

“I just really wanted to finish strong, just leave it all out there,” Moffett said. “The season was very rewarding.” Read Article →
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Windsor junior Hailey Begert-Hellings is The Press Democrat All-Empire Girls Golf Player of the Year.

All-Empire Golf Player of the Year: Game hooked Pumas star Begert-Hellings

Shooting well below the region’s prep low scorers, Maria Carrillo's Hailey Begert-Hellings capped her season with a section finals finish that left her just one shot short of the Northern California championships. Read Article →

Press Democrat All-Empire Girls Golf Team

FIrst and second teams, comprised of players from Analy, Maria Carrillo, Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, Windsor, Casa Grande, Cardinal Newman, Ukiah, Montgomery and Sonoma Valley Read Article →

Press Democrat All-Empire Small School Girls Soccer Team

First team, second team and coach of the year. Read Article →
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Middletown junior Hannah Diaz

All-Empire Small School Girls Soccer: Diaz keeps getting better

It may come as no surprise that Hannah Diaz, who scored 43 goals for Middletown this season and had more than 20 assists, is The Press Democrat's Small School Player of the Year once again. Read Article →

Press Democrat All-Empire Small School Boys Soccer Team

The 2013 All-Empire Small School Soccer first and second teams. Read Article →
Roseland Prep senior soccer midfielder Michael Iturbe. (Scott Manchester / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire Small School Boys Soccer: Iturbe leads Knights’ charge

The senior midfielder had big shoes to fill when Roberto Macias graduated, and he did in grand fashion, leading the Knights to the North Coast Section title game. Read Article →

Press Democrat All-Empire Large School Boys Soccer Team

First and second teams, plus coach of the year. Read Article →
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Maria Carrillo senior center-forward James Pierpoint

All-Empire Large School Boys Soccer: Pumas score with Pierpoint

A big player up top, James Pierpoint grew into his body and became the Empire’s premier player in Maria Carrillo’s march to the large school boys soccer section title game. Read Article →

Press Democrat All-Empire Large School Girls Soccer Team

First and second teams, comprised of players from Maria Carrillo, Casa Grande, Cardinal Newman, Rancho Cotate, Analy, Montgomery, Healdsburg, Petaluma and Windsor. Read Article →
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Maria Carrillo senior forward Katie Mohr

All-Empire large school girls soccer: Mohr is Pumas’ leader on the pitch

Maria Carrillo's Katie Mohr is the dominant player on a dominant team Read Article →

Press Democrat All-Empire Girls Tennis Team

First and second teams, comprised of players from Analy, Cardinal Newman, Casa Grande, Healdsburg, Maria Carrillo, Montgomery, Petaluma, Piner and Sonoma Valley. Read Article →

All-Empire Girls Tennis Player of the Year: Maria Carrillo’s Fu Long

Fu Long handled local competition so effortlessly, she was an easy choice for the honor. Not only did she go undefeated in the North Bay League, she won an opening-round match in the North Coast Section Tournament. Read Article →