JC women's NorCals: Bears Cubs win 9th straight

The Bear Cubs dominate the boards to cruise past Ohlone College, 65-51.

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NCS girls basketball: Casa rises to occasion

Casa Grande clawing for loose balls and hit the shots when they counted most in a 60-48 victory over Dougherty Valley.

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Stakes get higher for SRJC hoops teams

The SRJC men and women take the floor Wednesday in second-round playoff games.

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Seven teams still in title hunt

Are we having fun yet? Seven Redwood Empire basketball teams sure are, and two of them are from the same school.
Little Rincon Valley Christian, which competes in Division 6 of the North Coast Section playoffs, is the only area school with boys and girls teams still in contention.

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PADECKY: Ailing Harrigan takes Casa Grande girls to new heights

Gretchen Harrigan, a 5-foot-9 senior, leads Gauchos with 31 points in 53-47 win against Dublin.

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NCS basketball roundup: Analy boys fall in double-overtime

Tigers hang tough but hot-shooting Miramonte prevails 98-87; Sonoma Valley, Montgomery and Analy girls all lose

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NCS girls basketball: Tumultous season ends for Maria Carrillo

Year began with resignation of longtime coach, ends with 58-47 loss to Alameda

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All-Conference Hoops Honors for Former Empire Standouts

The SRJC men and women both won Big 8 Conference titles this season.
 

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NCS basketball: Intensity turns up a notch as tournament reaches quarterfinals

Tournament continues with quarterfinal games Friday and Saturday (click through for schedule).

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NCS boys basketball: St. Vincent falls to Stuart Hall, 47-40

Nursing a two-point lead, the Mustangs go scoreless in the first  seven minutes of the fourth quarter.

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NCS girls basketball: Sonoma Academy battles to victory

Kate Bayes scores 28 points to lead Coyotes to 57-42 win against Marin Academy.

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SRJC men, women open basketball playoffs Saturday

Haehl Pavilion will host a playoff doubleheader starting at 5:30 Saturday.

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NCS Div. 2 girls basketball: Montgomery 62, Clayton Valley 51

The Eagles come out wanting to run, and Montgomery obliges, racing to a 17-point early lead.

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Girls NCS Div. 3 basketball: Sonoma 62, Hercules 39

The Dragons win the home game they didn't expect to get in a rout.

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Long journey to a NCS title begins Tuesday night

The Casa Grande girls and the Windsor boys, considered by some to be the top two large school teams in the Redwood Empire, both begin North Coast Section title quests tonight with home games.

No. 2 Windsor (23-5) has a rematch with No. 15 Pinole Valley (14-12) while No. 3 Casa Grande (27-1) entertains No. 14 Arroyo (13-12). Both Division II games tip-off at 7 p.m.

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Analy girls get bye, Sonoma gets home game after NCS bracket shakeup

The NCS Div. 3 brackets have been shuffled, leading to new locations/times for Analy's boys and girls teams. The Sonoma Valley girls will now play a home game.

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NBL all-league girls basketball team, 2012

Maria Carrillo's Madison Sowards is league MVP.

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NCS basketball first-round schedule

Tuesday's and Wednesday's first-round schedule for the NCS basketball playoffs.

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Empire sends 42 teams to NCS basketball tournaments

The Windsor and Cardinal Newman boys are among the high seeds in first-round action.

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No upset win by Gauchos this time

Saturday night, for the third year in a row, Casa Grande defeated Analy in the championship game of the Sonoma County League girls basketball tournament.

While the results in 2010 and ’11 were viewed as upsets, this year’s outcome went according to script.
The Gauchos had been the dominant team in league during the regular season and Saturday night in the Santa Rosa JC gym it was the same story as they easily handled the Tigers, 54-35.

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Windsor boys get No. 2 seed

The Windsor boys basketball team got the news it was hoping for Sunday, receiving the second seed in the North Coast Section Division 2 playoffs.

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NCL II girls basketball championship: Sonoma Academy pulls out miracle win

Sonoma Academy’s Kate Bayes scores 38 points, but it was a shot she missed that saves the game.

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SRJC women's players honored

Leading the Santa Rosa Junior College women’s bid to repeat as state champions is a trio of players named to the all-conference basketball team.

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SCL girls basketball tournament: Analy 45, Healdsburg 31

The Tigers avenge two league defeats to advance to the SCL tournament final.

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SCL girls basketball tournament: Casa Grande rolls, will meet Analy in final

The Gauchos race to a 40-16 halftime lead and end up winning, 70-36, over Sonoma Valley.

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Student Viewpoint: Staying involved, despite injury

Cardinal Newman's Helen Moses Happ finds ways to contribute despite a broken wrist.

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NBL girls basketball tournament: Maria Carrillo prevails in OT

The Pumas overcome adversity to beat visiting Cardinal Newman, 51-48.

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NBL girls basketball tournament: Vikings over Panthers

Yielding the lead briefly in the second quarter, Montgomery took control by spreading the scoring and playing stout defense to overcome Santa Rosa’s rebounding advantage in a 59-49 win Tuesday.

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League basketball tournaments tip off tonight

The North Bay League girls and everyone in the North Central League II open things Tuesday night.

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Padecky: Vote AJ, and vote frequently

Let’s give a big shout-out, shall we, to Amanda Johnson, Maria Carrillo’s AJ, the super-kinetic Oregon basketball star who is one of 10 national finalists for the Lowes Senior CLASS award.

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