PADECKY: El Molino asks: How small is too small?

El Molino athletic director Roan speculated 500 students at El Molino would be the fewest kids the school could have and still be competitive in the SCL.

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CIF state cross country meet: Piner's Reyes, Silva earn top-10 finishes

Sonoma Academy's Orr medals in the Division 5 boys race in Fresno.

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CIF state cross country: Thomas ready for elite test

Mendocino junior joins Maria Carrillo's Ryan Anderson (above) and 42 other Empire athletes at state.

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NCS Cross Country: Pumas take team titles as Anderson wins in 15:55

Montgomery senior Leila Nacouzi lost a shoe; the mud inhaled it a mile into the 3-mile race, and she ran the final distance with one shoe.

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NCS cross country: Resilient Walton tackles new challenge

Windsor's talented freshman Brandon Walten will tackle an unfamiliar course in the rain as he battles poor eyesight.

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PADECKY: Maria Carrillo the school of champions

Excluding football, and counting only head-to-head competition, Carrillo has a 116-8-2 record this fall in sports

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SCL championships: Analy's Foster, Petaluma's Douglas lead all the way

Sonoma Valley girls, Trojan boys take team titles in cross country championships at Spring Lake

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NBL, SCL, CMC cross country titles at stake

Cross country league championships begin Friday at Spring Lake with the North Bay League. The Sonoma County League follows Saturday, and the Coastal Mountain Conference runs Nov. 7. Here’s what to look for:

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High school cross country: Ukiah's Holden sets meet, school marks

Ukiah’s Paul Holden and Arcata’s Chloe Pigg showed why they are both state-ranked runners.

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NBL cross country: Pumas find strength in numbers

The massive Maria Carillo team leaves home nearly half its runners but wins easily in its NBL opener at Ukiah.

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Press Democrat honors athletes of the year

The Press Democrat once again honored the Redwood Empire’s best, brightest, boldest and brawniest Wednesday night at the Friedman Event Center, presenting awards to the top athletes and scholar-athletes from 38 local high schools.

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18th annual All-Empire Athlete of the Year awards

The Press Democrat's annual ceremony honoring athletes and scholar athletes is Wednesday night.

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El Molino Boosters Fundraiser

Cow pie bingo Saturday

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Part-time Cougars to become full-time Titans

Starting next fall, Rohnert Park students won’t have to choose between sports and robotics. Tech High plans to field its own sports teams for the first time in its 13-year history.

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All Empire Boys Cross Country: Luna runner of the year

Luis Luna added to his high school legacy by capturing another All-Empire Boys Cross Country Runner Of the Year honor.

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Luna Starts Strong On Track

The Empire record holder at 3,200 meters, Luis Luna ran a 9:07.83 in the prestigious Brooks PR Invitational indoor race at the University of Washington.

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Piner's Luna aims for personal milestone

Piner's Luis Luna plans to be the first member of his family to go to college.

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High school girls soccer reigns on national signing day

The Empire has 15 high school girls soccer players accept college scholarships.

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Letter of intent day: Wednesday's signees

A list of Empire high school athletes who signed letters of intent Wednesday.

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Wanted: Tips on Empire athletes' scholarships

Starting Wednesday, athletes in football, soccer, cross country and other sports can submit letters of intent to accept scholarship offers.

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Coastal Mountain Conference all-conference boys cross country, 2011

The top runners at the CMC meet.

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NBL all-league boys cross country team, 2011

Luis Luna is runner of the year, and three Piner teammates are on the first team.

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SCL all-league boys cross country team, 2011

The top boys runners in the SCL.

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Luna, Lane earn Nor-Cal honors

A crop of Empire runners earn All Nor-Cal honors.

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Empire's banner year

SRJC women, Windsor football, DiRado and Hall’s gold medals highlight stellar 2011 for area athletes and teams

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SSU Athletics Ranks Among Nation's Best

The 2011 National College Scouting Association Collegiate Power Rankings placed Sonoma State No. 21 among all 280 NCAA Division II schools.

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Luna 30th at XC nationals

Piner senior Luis Luna finished 30th but enjoyed the opportunity to run in Saturday’s Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships in San Diego.

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Luna looking toward cross-country nationals

Luis Luna's last high school race will be a big one -- nationals on Saturday in San Diego.

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Luna fifth, Lane sixth at state XC meet

Looking at Piner’s Luis Luna and El Molino’s Nicole Lane, you’d never know they had similar results at Saturday’s CIF State Cross Country Championships. Lane was ultra-pleased with her sixth-place finish in the first race of the day at Fresno. Luna? He was kicking himself an hour after his fifth-place finish helped narrowly lift the Prospectors to third place in Division 3 .
 

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Empire runners seek state podium

Piner's Luis Luna and El Molino's Nicole Lane are among North Coast runners seeking big finishes in Saturday's CIF meet.

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