Sonoma Academy’s Willow Gallagher, left, and Kiana Herold fight for the ball against Athenian’s Grace Reckers during Friday’s game.

Girls basketball: 3-pointers the difference for Sonoma Academy

Coyotes knock off late-arriving Athenian, 39-29, in nonleague match

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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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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 girls soccer: Middletown wins Division 3 title

Middletown used an inspired defensive effort to defeat Sonoma Academy, 2-0

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NCS finals predictions

These final postseason predictions are a lock...

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NCS girls soccer: Sonoma Academy beats rival St. Vincent with five-goal flurry

The Coyotes will play for the NCS title on Saturday after a 5-1 win.

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NCS soccer: Teams evenly matched in semifinals

Opponents familiar with one another, have already played close games

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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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Halloween predictions

Just doesn't get any better than the CIF North Coast Section soccer playoffs. There are plenty of things I'd still like to see altered in the format (i.e. a state championship) but I'll take what I can get.

So, it's Halloween and time for predictions on today's first-round games.

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NCS girls soccer: Carrillo top seed in showcase for Empire

Ranked No. 1 nationally, heavily favored Pumas lead several talented teams

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NCL II Girls Volleyball: RVC tops Sonoma Academy in 3 straight

The visiting Eagles (20-5, 10-1) — playing their third match in three days  — made quick work of the Coyotes (13-7, 6-4).

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PADECKY: Curiosity leads prep coaches to SSU clinic

To think outside the box is to go to a coaches clinic. It’s a coach letting go of the “control freak” thing and admitting, just by his presence, that he doesn’t know everything

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Montgomery, Sonoma Academy both benefit from tuneup

Despite a 7-0 final result, coaches from Montgomery and much smaller Sonoma Academy come away pleased.

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Power shift in girls high school soccer?

So just where will the better underclassmen girls soccer players be headed this fall?

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All-Empire Small School Girls Basketball: Kate Bayes Player of the Year

The best basketball season in Kate Bayes’ remarkable resume was defined by her unselfish play as much as great performances.

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NCL II all-league baseball team, 2012

St. Vincent de Paul's Sean Curry is league MVP.

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NCS 1A Track Championship results

St. Helena’s Tutui Gomes dominated the Coastal Mountain Conference again this week as he was a double winner at the North Coast Section 1A Track Championships at Montgomery High on Saturday.

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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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CMC track meet: St. Helena's Gomes leads the way

Runner beats heat, posts great times in multiple events.

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Best track & field results, week of May 6

The top times and performances from around the Empire.

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New baseball coaches have a shared passion

Four rookie Empire leaders aim at teaching, injecting enthusiasm in the game.

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NCL baseball: Coyotes build a program one step at a time

First-year coach Herrguth pushes fundamentals as Sonoma Academy’s initial team improves.

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Sonoma Academy's first home baseball game

Sonoma Academy won its first-ever home baseball game Wednesday at Doyle Park, defeating Calistoga,  5-4.

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NCL II all-league boys basketball, 2012

Rincon Valley Christian's Kasey Cazet and St. Vincent de Paul's Evan Knight share player-of-the-year honors.

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NCL II all-league girls basketball, 2012

Sonoma Academy's Kate Bayes is league MVP.

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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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All-Empire large-school girls cross-country: Lane benefits from lots of hard work

El Molino's Nicole Lane improved by training with boys and running more miles early in the season.

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All-Empire boys small-school soccer: Macias a talented leader

Roseland University Prep's Roberto Macias is the player of the year.

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All-Empire girls small-school soccer: Middletown's Diaz dynamic

Middletown's Hannah Diaz is the player of the year.

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All-Empire small-school volleyball: Andrews' well-rounded excellence

RVC's Hannah Andrews is the player of the year.

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