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Windsor wrestlers ready for big stage at state championship meet

Four Windsor High wrestlers qualified for CIF state meet. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Michael Klee will be wrestling in the 145-pound weight class at the 43nd annual CIF State Boys Wrestling Championships held in Bakersfield this Friday and Saturday. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Michael Klee’s time to shine at state wrestling meet

Cardinal Newman senior is taking his unblemished record this season to the CIF state wrestling meet. Read Article →
Montgomery's Michael Septimo drives to the hoop against Dublin in Santa Rosa on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.   (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

NCS boys basketball: Montgomery Vikings slam door on Dublin Gaels

Vikings held Dublin to 20 points below its season average in 61-49 victory. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Damian Wallace drives to the basket as St. Mary's Thomas Roche defends during Wednesday night's game at Cardinal Newman High School. Newman defeated St. Mary's 73-56 to advance to the NCS finals. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat

NCS boys basketball: Cardinal Newman beats St. Mary’s to reach Division 4 title game

Connor Rubattino scores a game-high 26 points to lead the Cardinals to a 73-56 victory. Read Article →
Gabby Giddings, middle and teammates Rachel Ibrahim, left and Angela Higerida of the Windsor Jaguars practice a press break during practice Tuesday March 3, 2015. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

NCS girls basketball playoffs: Jaguars turn to their cubs

Windsor is making a playoff run with four varsity freshmen and a senior leading the pack. Read Article →
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PDPreps Insider: Petaluma freshman soccer player Brady Scott going places

Petaluma freshman Brady Scott was named to US Soccer’s U16 national team for a trip to Holland to play a series of international 'friendlies.' Read Article →
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Benefield: Rancho Cotate wrestler Vickie Espinoza bounces up off the mat

Espinoza came up short of her own expectations at CIF, but isn't giving up. Read Article →
Montgomery's Joel Seitz drives to the basket in the Vikings' playoff victory Friday against Northgate. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NCS basketball semifinals on Wednesday

Two North Coast Section boys basketball tournament semifinals in Santa Rosa highlight the schedule of games Wednesday. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Justin Botteri shoots over Cloverdale's Jayson McMillan during the game Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NCS boys basketball: Cardinal Newman rolls to easy win over Cloverdale

Cardinal Newman came out focused and defeated Cloverdale 69-39. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Kylie Kiech is fouled as she drives to the basket between Justin-Siena's Haley Weaver, left, and Catherine Cronwall, right, during the game held at Cardinal Newman High School, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NCS basketball playoffs roundup: Anderson Valley pulls off
 upset over St. Elizabeth

Anderson Valley’ pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the tournament so far. Read Article →
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CIF girls wrestling: Rancho Cotate’s Vickie Espinoza finishes 2nd

Junior made it to finals but fell to reigning champ in her weight class. Read Article →
Windsor's Dominic DuCharme, top, during a January  meet. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

North Coast Section wrestling: 4 from Empire claim titles

Two from Windsor join Newman, El Molino wrestlers in victory. Read Article →
Tom Kirkpatrick guides the Windsor football team in spring conditioning, Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Padecky: Windsor High School’s Tom Kirkpatrick a gentleman coach

Tom Kirkpatrick points to everyone except to himself. Always has. Always will. Read Article →
Montgomery's Eric Poulsen goes up to the basket as Northgate's Jeremy Moniz defends during the game held at Montgomery High School, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.  (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NCS boys basketball tournament: Vikings take control in 59-49 win

Montgomery will host Dublin Wednesday at 7 p.m. Read Article →
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NCS girls basketball roundup: Short-handed Panthers fall to Clayton Valley 67-63

Forced to play without its starting center, Santa Rosa turned in a valiant effort but lost. Read Article →
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NCS girls basketball tournament: Late comeback boosts Windsor to 57-54 win

After only taking the lead with a minute remaining, Windsor held on to win. Read Article →
Windsor's Beau Colombini, top, during the King of the Mat wrestling tournament in January 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school wrestling: Windsor boys advance; Empire girls at state

Eight Windsor High School wrestlers advanced in NCS championships Friday. Read Article →
Alex Garcia, 17, right, a wrestler from Archbishop Hanna High School, practices with Dalton Elster, 17, from Sonoma Valley High School, on Wednesday, Feb.25, 2015. (BETH SCHLANKER / The Press Democrat)

NCS wrestling tournament: Archbishop Hanna senior Alex Garcia eyes victory

Garcia, a senior, is the No. 1 seed at 132 pounds. Read Article →
Tom Bonfigli's Cardinal Newman basketball team will enter the NCS playoffs as the top-seeded team among Division 4 boys. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

NCS basketball tournament roundup: Cardinal Newman boys give coach win No. 700

Coach Tom Bonfigli reached career win No. 700 Wednesday night. Read Article →
Cloverdale's John McMillan watches his shot reach its target during their first-round NCS Division 4 playoff game against Fortuna in Cloverdale, Wednesday, Feb. 25. (Jeremy Portje / For The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Hot-shooting tandem leads Cloverdale boys to 49-33 victory

Cloverdale Eagles upset the visiting Fortuna Huskies Wednesday in front of a raucous home crowd. Read Article →
Convent of Sacred Heart's Ariana Abdulmassih shoots as Sonoma Academy's Clara Spars, center, and Savannah Stoughton, right, defends during the game held at Sonoma Academy, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

NCS girls basketball tournament: End of the road for Sonoma Academy

Sonoma Academy had its stellar season come to an end Wednesday night with 54-36 loss. Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Kylie Oden looks to pass as Liberty's Jamesha Green defends during the game held at Santa Rosa High School, Tuesday, February 24, 2015.   (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

NCS girls basketball: Santa Rosa wins to cap big night for NBL

Santa Rosa, Montgomery, Ukiah, Windsor all win in first round of NCS playoffs. Read Article →
Elsie Allen's Bradley Greiner, right, tries to dribble past  Miramonte's Ryan Anderson during their game in Santa Rosa on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.   (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

NCS boys basketball: Dream season ends for Elsie Allen

Elsie Allen’s record-setting season came to a disappointing end Tuesday night with a
 58-41 defeat against Miramonte. Read Article →
Devin Murray practices with her Santa Rosa teammates Monday in preparation for the start of NCS playoffs. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat)

For Santa Rosa’s Devin Murray, the old feeling is back

Santa Rosa's Devin Murray thought her career was over but doctors OK'd her return. Read Article →
Elsie Allen  coach Matt Kasch, center, player Vinny Chavez, left, and other members of the baseball team work on field maintenance after practice. (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

Kerry Benefield: Elsie Allen baseball and the discomforts of home

The infield of Lobo field is an undulating patch of grass with deep divots and wide dead spots where no grass grows. Read Article →
Tom Bonfigli's Cardinal Newman basketball team will enter the NCS playoffs as the top-seeded team among Division 4 boys. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

NCS seedings: Newman gets No. 1 slot in boys tournament

44 local teams of various size and gender among those receiving good news. Read Article →
Ukiah High School wrestler Harmonie Roberts, Thursday Feb. 19, 2015 during practice. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Sister act on Ukiah High School girls wrestling team

Ukiah is building a powerhouse in the sport, and the Roberts sisters are supplying much of the fuel. Read Article →
In this 2011 file photo, Rancho Cotate wrestler Kayla Aggio shows off her CIF state championship belt and  US Nationals medal.
Credit: Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat

Former Rancho Cotate wrestler Kayla Aggio not satisfied with All-American status

Even though Aggio competed in a college championship match last weekend and earned All-American status for the third time, she still wasn’t satisfied. Read Article →
Montgomery's Matt Hyman goes up for a shot as Cardinal Newman's Justin Botteri defends during Friday's game at Santa Rosa JC.
Credit: Crista Jeremiason  / The Press Democrat

Newman boys down Monty in NBL final

Montgomery and Cardinal Newman tipped off in the North Bay League Tournament championship game Friday, and the game was every bit as intense as expected. Final score: Cardinals 47, Vikings 45. Read Article →
Elsie Allen's Jalen Busby drives past Sonoma Valley's Cyle Caselli to the basket for two during the game held at Elsie Allen High School, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

SCL boys basketball tournament: Elsie Allen breezes past Sonoma Valley to reach title game

Lobos win 60-37 to set up matchup on Friday hosting No. 2 Piner. Read Article →