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Benefield: Cardinal Newman siblings rule the court

Gunnar Walker, a senior, has been playing basketball for Cardinal Newman for four years. His sister Lauren joined him on campus and on the hardwood two years ago. Read Article →
Elsie Allen High player Jalen Busby (11) making his layup over several Piner High players during the first half of Friday's game at Piner High in Santa Rosa. Jan. 30, 2015. ( Erik Castro / for The Press Democrat)

High school boys basketball roundup: Elsie Allen alone atop SCL after beating Piner 81-65

Behind Jalen Busby’s 42 points, Elsie Allen assumed sole possession of first place. Read Article →
Roseland University Prep's Abel Ortiz, left, and Pablo Avendano, right, defend against Technology's Himansu Singh during the game, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Tech High’s Himansu Singh standing tall on basketball court (w/video)

The heart of the extraordinarily young Titans squad is averaging more than 21 points a game. Read Article →
Windsor's Beau Colombini, top, defeated Northgate's Ian Morford during the King of the Mat wrestling tournament held at Windsor High School, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Maria Carrillo hosts local, Bay Area wrestlers at Saturday meet

Some of the top wrestlers in Northern California will head to Maria Carrillo High School Saturday. Read Article →
Tom Kirkpatrick had a winning percentage of .722 in two stints as the head coach at Healdsburg over four decades. (Erik Castro, for The Press Democrat, 2011)

Veteran Healdsburg football coach Tom Kirkpatrick gets Windsor job

By LORI A. CARTER THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Longtime high school football coach Tom Kirkpatrick has retired — twice — but is back in the game again, taking the helm as Windsor High School head football coach. Kirkpatrick, 62, coached Healdsburg High from 1987 to 2000 before stepping back from coaching, while remaining a math teacher. […] Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Emily Codding drives to the basket as Windsor's Hannah May defends during the game held at Windsor High School, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school girls basketball roundup: Panthers hold off Jaguars 65-55

Santa Rosa drained a dozen 3-point shots as the Panthers beat Windsor Thursday. Read Article →
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Padecky: SCL soccer vote an imperfect decision with repercussions

This issue will end badly for some. Read Article →
Head coach Carlos Mosqueda, left, watches his Elsie Allen players run drills during a practice last fall.  (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

SCL principals vote to keep boys soccer a fall sport

Choosing the lesser of evils at a meeting at Thursday, the administrators voted 4-2 to keep boys’ soccer as a fall sport. Read Article →
Windsor's Noah Au-Yeung, right, defeated Cardinal Newman's Kyle Smith in the 128-pound weight class during the match held at Cardinal Newman, Wednesday, Jan.  28, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NBL wrestling: Windsor at the top

Windsor’s wrestling team took a giant step toward capturing the NBL title Wednesday night. Read Article →
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NBL boys basketball: Vikings surprise Newman 50-40

What a difference Michael Septimo has made in the Montgomery-Cardinal Newman series this season. Read Article →
Petaluma's Jenna Teagarden drives to the basket between Sonoma Valley's Renee O'Donnell, left, and Kayla Field, right, during the game held at Petaluma High School, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school girls basketball roundup: Petaluma clamps down in win

Petaluma played one of its best games of the year while defeating Sonoma Valley, 52-39. Read Article →
Lobos head coach Madison Lott shouts words of encouragement to his players during a preseason practice in August. (PD File, 2014)

PDPreps Insider: More schools seek football coaches

Santa Rosa and Elsie Allen looking for head coaches, college scholarship news, and more. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Damian Wallace drives to the basket past Casa Grande's Tommy Buickerood. (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

Newman shocks Casa Grande with frantic last-minute rally

Cardinal Newman rallied from a six-point deficit in the final 40 seconds to defeat Casa Grande, 60-54, before a standing-room only crowd Monday night at the Cardinals’ gym. Read Article →
Roseland University Prep's Pablo Avendano goes up to the net between Technology's from left to right, Himansu Singh, Jacob Tawasha, John Hirsch and Neil Morris during the game Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school boys basketball roundup: Piner scoring spree overwhelms Healdsburg, 57-29

Piner scored 18 consecutive points to begin the second half while defeating visiting Healdsburg. Read Article →
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High school boys basketball roundup: Gauchos’ win streak preserved by rally

Casa Grande rallied in the final five minutes to defeat Montgomery, 55-44. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate High School boys soccer coach Eamon Kelly led his team to its first-ever NBL league championship this season. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

NBL boys soccer votes to shift seasons

It’s now official: North Bay League boys soccer will be played in the winter. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman's Jasmine Henderson goes to the basket as Santa Rosa's Kylie Oden defends during a game held at Santa Rosa High School, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school girls basketball: Cardinals in a romp over Santa Rosa, 66-33

The Cardinal Newman girls basketball team won the battle of the North Bay League titans Read Article →
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High school wrestling: Ukiah remains perfect in NBL

Ukiah kept its wrestling record unblemished by defeating visiting Rancho Cotate. Read Article →
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High school boys basketball roundup: Montgomery offense heats up vs. Windsor

Montgomery ended the game on a 21-3 run while defeating visiting Windsor, 59-38 Read Article →
Rincon Valley Christian's Kylie Olson, left, drives to the net as St. Vincent's Lauren Vollert defends during the game held at St. Vincent in Petaluma, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school girls basketball: Rincon Valley Christian rallies for win

Rincon Valley Christian’s girls basketball team rallied to defeat St. Vincent 30-23 Tuesday. Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Emily Codding (21) drives to the basket while defended by Cardinal Newman's Hailey Vice-Neat (13) during the NBL Tournament girls basketball championship game in 2014. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

Top girls teams Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa to face off in NBL

Wednesday's girls' basketball game a battle for supremacy in the North Bay League. Read Article →
Rincon Valley Christian coach Doug Crouse and star player Erin Buescher (12) celebrate a state title victory in 1997. (KENT PORTER / The Press Democrat, 1997)

PDPreps Insider: RVC’s AD retires; Nelson gets 100th win

Doug Crouse, the athletic director at Rincon Valley Christian from 1991 through 2014, has retired. Read Article →
Healdsburg's Jacob Sloma, left, defeated Napa's Alec Richmond in the 170-pound weight class during the King of the Mat wrestling tournament held at Windsor High School, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Windsor wins again at King of the Mat tourney

It was a test of endurance for more than 300 wrestlers at Saturday tournament. Read Article →
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High school girls basketball: Panthers get big win over Rancho Cotate

Kylie Oden played her best game of the season Saturday night. Read Article →
Former Windsor High School football coach Vic Amick. (PD File)

Search for next Windsor head football coach picks up steam

For more than three weeks, the Windsor High football program has been without a varsity coach. Read Article →
Casa Grande's JJ Anderson goes up for a shot as Windsor's Gabe Knight defends during the game held at Casa Grande High School, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school boys basketball roundup: Gauchos alone at top of NBL

Casa Grande defeated visiting Windsor, 61-45. Read Article →
Windsor's Noah Au-Yeung defeated Healdsburg's Drew Esquivel in the 120 weight class during the King of the Mat wrestling tournament held at Windsor High School in 2013. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

King of the Mat tourney draws a crowd

Forty schools scheduled to take part in annual Windsor wrestling event. Read Article →
Petaluma's Cassie Baddeley tries to stop Analy's Isabella Niedermair from going to the basket during the game held at Petaluma High School, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school girls basketball roundup: Analy tops Petaluma in overtime

Tigers held on to defeat Petaluma, 65-60, in a SCL game Thursday night. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Clayton Andrews goes up for a shot as Montgomery's Zac Merriken, left, and Lane Young, right, defend during the game held at Maria Carrillo High School, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

High school boys basketball roundup: Windsor hands Cardinal Newman first loss

Windsor defeated previously unbeaten Cardinal Newman, 43-36. Read Article →
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High school girls basketball roundup: Newman defeats Windsor in NBL play

Maya Flores and Hailey Vice-Neat scored 17 points apiece Tuesday night to lead visiting Cardinal Newman to a 55-36 victory over Windsor in North Bay League girls basketball action. Read Article →