Kerry Benefield: Rancho QB Mefferd has Cougars standing tall

Gunner Mefferd says the Rancho Cotate Cougars have had one hiccup this season. Read Article →

Carrillo sweeps NBL cross country titles

Maria Carrillo swept the team titles Friday at the North Bay League cross country championships, taking all divisions on the 3.1-mile course at Spring Lake. Read Article →

Fort Bragg hangs on to beat Cloverdale

By RICHARD J. MARCUS FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT CLOVERDALE — It was a memorable Halloween night on Friday for Fort Bragg as the Timberwolves squeaked by with a 20-14 victory in a late-season NCL I showdown against the host Eagles. The Timberwolves stiffened up for two defensive stands in their red zone in the final […] Read Article →

Benefield: Full speed ahead for Cardinal Newman

It was 52-13 by game's end and Newman had moved to 5-1 in league. Read Article →

Friday night football scores

Who won, who lost across the Redwood Empire Friday night. Read Article →

Carrillo closing in on volleyball title

Maria Carrillo continued its march toward a 10th consecutive crown Tuesday. Read Article →

Week 7 football rankings: Who sits at No. 1?

Check out the latest rankings and see if your school made the cut. Read Article →

Windsor struggles but stays perfect

10-7 grind-it-out victory over Montgomery was no masterpiece. Read Article →

Football: Montgomery beats Maria Carrillo on kick return, 30-23

In a tale of two halves, the Montgomery High School football team held off a late surge from Maria Carrillo to beat the Pumas 30-23, Friday night in Santa Rosa. Read Article →

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 →

Windsor rolls at Miramonte, improves to 3-0

By PHIL BARBER THE PRESS DEMOCRAT ORINDA — A 2-0 start was great news for Windsor, but wins over Granada and Benicia were a little different from Friday night’s assignment. This was Miramonte, one of the top football programs in the Bay Area and the reigning North Coast Section Division 2 champion, and it was […] Read Article →

Rylee Bowen: Full speed ahead

By BOB PADECKY FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT It was near the end of the interview Tuesday, as others were talking about her, when Rylee Bowen quietly rose from her chair, walked behind Nika and started braiding her mom’s blond hair. Rylee didn’t say a word, eyes down, engrossed at the task in hand. She was […] Read Article →

Football preview: Piner looks to extend improvement trend

New QB Tony Martignoli can throw deep passes well. Read Article →

Football preview: Surge of energy at El Molino

The Lions have a strong core of upcoming juniors returning and they're eager to do better than last year's sixth-place finish in the SCL. Read Article →

Football preview: Analy’s key playmakers return, but offensive line a question mark

Tigers coach Bourdon still deciding on two O-line starters Read Article →

Benefield: Real work begins for Empire’s football teams

The first of football practice began on Monday. For all the football teams in the Empire, it's a clean slate; everyone's a contender. Read Article →

Benefield: Sports is about the cheering

I didn’t cry when the final whistle blew on my last college soccer game. What I remember feeling was relief. It had been a long time. I was ready to hang it up. About six months later, relief was replaced by something else I wasn’t ready for. I was coaching an under-14 girls soccer team […] Read Article →

Krist, Baumgarten named all-state for softball

Two Empire standouts have received all-state honors from CalHiSports.com. Read Article →

Healdsburg’s Nicastro overcomes brutal Achilles injury

Healdsburg standout is back on track after an Achilles injury last summer. Read Article →