Maria Carrillo senior Clayton Andrews, All-Empire Large-School Baseball Player of the Year. 
(John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire Large-School Baseball Player of the Year Clayton Andrews

Andrews' ability to put the ball in play is only one of his many talents. Read Article →
Clear Lake senior Cole Brodnansky, the 2014-15 All-Empire small school baseball player of the year. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire small school baseball player of the year Cole Brodnansky

Clear Lake senior bettered himself in just about every category this season. Read Article →
Sonoma Academy's Rylee Bowen runs in the girls 1600-meter race during the 2015 CIF Track & Field Championships at  Clovis on Saturday.  (Crista Jeremiason/ The Press Democrat)

Rylee Bowen to represent US in Colombia

Sonoma Academy student named to USA Track & Field youth national team. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate senior Justin Zinnerman, the 2014-15 All-Empire boys track athlete of the year. (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire boys track athlete of the year Justin Zinnerman

After battling ankle injuries early, Zinnerman found his groove and excelled. Read Article →
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All-Empire Girls Track Athlete of the Year Allison Scranton

Petaluma's Scranton grabbed fourth place at state in discus. Read Article →
Petaluma senior Joelle Krist, the 2014-15 All-Empire large school softball player of the year. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire large school softball player of the year Joelle Krist

Krist hit a phenomenal .529, knocked in a mind-boggling 46 runs and banged six home runs. Read Article →
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All-Empire small school softball player of the year Jordyn Turner

'She was our overall MVP,' said longtime coach Margaret Fitzgerald. Read Article →
Windsor senior Ruth McQuown, the 2014-15 All-Empire girls badminton player of the year. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire girls badminton player of the year Ruth McQuown

It took only three years for Ruth McQuown to become the best prep female player in the county. Read Article →
Santa Rosa High School junior Oliver Staten, the 2014-15 All-Empire boys badminton player of the year. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire boys badminton player of the year Oliver Staten

Oliver Staten won every regular season match he played for Santa Rosa High in 2015. Read Article →
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All-Empire boys swimmer of the year Stefan Keller

Keller did serious damage to NBL competition this year. Read Article →
Archbishop Hanna's Armani Perry in a 2013 game. (PD File, 2013)

Small-school East squad beats West 83-82 in All-Star game

Archbishop Hanna’s Armani Perry drained a 3-pointer with 11 seconds remaining to lift the East squad over the West. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo junior Piper Brockley, the 2014-15 All-Empire girls swimmer of the year. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire girls swimmer of the year Piper Brockley

Brockley is fully focused in the pool. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman freshman Alejandro Serrano Osoba, the 2014-15 All-Empire boys tennis player of the year. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire boys tennis player of the year Alejandro Serrano Osoba

The Spanish exchange student, who spent last year at Cardinal Newman, wants to go pro. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo senior Michael Danielski, the 2015-15 All-Empire boys golfer of the year. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire boys golf player of the year Michael Danielski

Consistently booming fairway drives, an improved short game and an even-keeled disposition made for a successful mix that guided Maria Carrillo senior Michael Danielski to a stellar 2015 season. Read Article →
Maddy Gonzalez, shown in 2014, will join other Redwood Empire soccer stars at the Elite Club National League soccer tournament in Seattle. (PD FIle, 2014)

Empire sports roundup: Santa Rosa youth soccer teams in Seattle tournament

Two local soccer teams are traveling to Seattle next week, plus other news. Read Article →
Oral Roberts' Anthony Sequeira, right, is greeted at the plate by teammates Matt Whatley (19) and Matt Brandy, center rear, after hitting a three-run home run against Arkansas in the ninth inning of a game at the Stillwater Regional of the NCAA college baseball tournament in Stillwater, Okla., Friday, May 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Former Petaluma players Comstock, Sequeira picked in draft

The men were picked by the Diamondbacks and Phillies, respectively. Read Article →
Francis Christy, then a Casa Grande catcher, was the Press Democrat's Large School Baseball Player of the Year in 2013.   (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Casa grad Christy drafted by Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected former Casa Grande baseball star Francis Christy with the first pick of the seventh round (196th overall) of the MLB draft on Tuesday. Read Article →
Sonoma Academy's Rylee Bowen runs in the girls 1600-meter race during the 2015 CIF Track & Field Championships at  Clovis on Saturday.  (Crista Jeremiason/ The Press Democrat)

Bowen, Carter to run at Brooks Invitational

Two of Sonoma County’s brightest track stars have been invited to the Brooks Invitational meet in Seattle on June 20. Freshmen Rylee Bowen of Sonoma Academy and Kirsten Carter of Santa Rosa High will compete in the mile and 400 meters, respectively. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Zach Scott pitched the first two innings of the no-hitter, then started the game-ending play with a tough play at first base. (The Press Democrat)

NBL all-stars get no-hitter to silence SCL

Six pitchers combined for a no-hitter in Sunday 's annual Kiwanis all-star game. Read Article →
Petaluma's Allison Scranton shows off her medal after taking fourth place in the girls discus during the 2015 CIF Track & Field Championships held at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis.  (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

State track championships: Scranton sets record in discus

With a monster toss, Allison Scranton left her mark on the Redwood Empire record books Saturday, besting the area discus record by more than four feet. Then she did it again. Read Article →
Petaluma's Allison Scranton advanced to the final round of the discus with a throw of 135 feet, 9 inches.

Carter, Scranton, Bowen advance to state track finals

Freshmen Rylee Bowen and Kirsten Carter, as well as senior Allison Scranton, all advanced to Saturday’s finals of the CIF Track and Field Championship in Clovis. Read Article →
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High school softball: Clear Lake captures Division 5 title

Homers by Atkins, Wingler propel top-seeded Cardinals to 5-1 victory over St. Joseph Notre Dame. Read Article →
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High school baseball: Tomales ready to play for NCS title

Twenty Redwood Empire teams made the North Coast Section baseball playoffs this year, but only one remains standing: Tomales, which finished in the middle of the NCL II with a 6-6 record and was 10-8 as the NCS Division 6 playoffs began. Read Article →
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NCS softball: Clear Lake downs St. Vincent 14-4 to reach section final

No. 1 seed advances to Friday's Division 5 title game. Read Article →
Senior Nicholas Rauch runs during practice at Casa Grande High School on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 south of Petaluma. (BETH SCHLANKER / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Casa Grande’s Nicholas Rauch focusing on one chance to shine at state track meet

Rauch is the finest male distance runner Casa Grande has ever produced, says his coach. Read Article →
Analy's Will Smith during the game held at Petaluma High School, Friday, November 7, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

PDPreps Insider: Analy’s Smith picks a college

Analy quarterback Will Smith has signed a letter of intent to play at Kansas Wesleyan University. Read Article →
Casa Grande's Tyler Moore struggles to get to the ball as teammate Max Cerini watches during the game held at Casa Grande High School, Saturday, May 30, 2015. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

NCS baseball: Heartbreaking loss for Casa Grande

There was high drama at Saturday’s NCS Division 2 quarterfinal at Casa Grande. Read Article →
Clear Lake coaches Rick Moreno, left and Derek Brodnansky give a quick team talk, Friday May 29, 2015 after a workout  at Clear Lake High School in Lakeport. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

NCS baseball roundup: Clear Lake stays unbeaten with 2-1 victory

Undefeated and top-seeded Clear Lake pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the seventh. Read Article →
Sonoma Academy's Rylee Bowen (PD file).

NCS track and field: Redwood Empire freshmen Rylee Bowen, Kirsten Carter among those headed to state meet

The future of Redwood Empire running arrived at UC Berkeley’s Edwards Stadium on four skinny legs. Read Article →
Mina Werner, a senior on the Clear Lake High School girls softball team, takes cuts in the batting cage, Friday, May 29, 2015 in Lakeport. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

NCS softball roundup: Clear Lake, Laytonville win Saturday

Cardinals walloped visiting Valley Christian, 18-0. Read Article →