NCS playoff softball seedings

Dennis Lucchesi did his research. The Windsor softball coach looked at the other North Coast Section teams in Division 2 and told his girls: “Unless they do something crazy, we’re in.” Sunday, it was Lucchesi who went nuts after learning that his 12-10 Jaguars had been denied a postseason berth.

 

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Petaluma downs Rancho Cotate 3-2

Trojans overcome early deficit to down Cougars.

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Ukiah rolls into NCS softball playoffs

Ukiah ended Montgomery's season on Thursday with a 16-1 victory.

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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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Sonoma State's Lipperd top pitcher in West Region

Seawolves' ace wins NCAA Division II All-West Region Softball Pitcher of the Year award

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Where Are They Now? Stroud the ace of Sacramento State

Former Montgomery star overcomes injury to become sharper pitcher

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Where Are They Now? Sarris adapts to new role at Delaware State

Ex-Rancho Cotate softball pitcher Stephanie Sarris overcame shoulder surgery to earn all-MEAC honors.

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Where Are They Now? Christianson makes smooth transition at Cal Lutheran

Former Empire player of the year earned starting role with Regals

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NBL softball: Panthers slam Pumas

All Santa Rosa’s softball team needed was one swing of the bat by Alison Wendler to put the Panthers up for good against Maria Carrillo on Thursday.

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Petaluma clinches SCL with 5-4 softball win over Analy

Trojans' Dana Thomsen and Analy's Megan Winters go distance in 10-inning thriller.

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NBL softball: Cougars stay unbeaten in league

The Cougars’ second North Bay League victory over the Pumas played out much like the first. Katy Kibbe pitched strong and the defense better in the 5-1 victory.

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SSU softball: Lipperd pitches Seawolves to first-round playoff win

Vanessa Currie's solo homer is all Sonoma State needs in West 1 Regional opener

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College softball: Keith lands a leading role

Former Maria Carrillo star hopes for second straight NAIA championships berth with MidAmerica Nazarene

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NBL softball: Vikings rally past Panthers

Montgomery’s Vic Diab's double drove in the go-ahead run and the Vikings rallied to defeat Santa Rosa, 5-4.

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SCL softball: Windsor pulls another upset

After toppling Petaluma last week and taking Maria Carrillo to extra innings, the Jaguars beat visiting Analy, 8-7.

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SSU softball headed to NCAA Div. II tournament

Sonoma State’s softball squad is back in the NCAA tournament, rewarded for a strong season.

The Seawolves open play Friday in the Carson bracket of the NCAA Division II West Regional, taking on league rival Chico State.

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NBL softball: Rancho Cotate's Kibbe shuts out Ukiah

Katy Kibbe threw a three-hit, 12-strikeout shutout as the Cougars won, 2-0, to stay undefeated in NBL play.

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SCL softball: Krist homer lifts Petaluma over Casa

Freshman blasts a late-inning home run to give Petaluma the lead in a scoreless game.

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NBL softball: Pumas nearly flawless in win over Santa Rosa

Maria Carrillo backs Robin Johnson's stellar pitching with three home runs in a 10-0 win.

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Ft. Bragg avenges softball playoff loss to Healdsburg

The Timberwolves edge Healdsburg, 5-3, avenging an upset in last year's NCS playoffs.

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SCL softball: Petaluma overcomes early deficit against Analy

Petaluma rallies from two down to beat Analy, 5-2, and improve to 4-0 in league.

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SCL softball preview: Petaluma possesses hitting, pitching to win it all again

This year’s SCL softball race is expected to be as competitive as last season’s.

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NBL softball preview: Youth will be served

The North Bay League has a lot of players who can drive a softball this year. It just doesn’t have many who can drive a car — not legally. This is a strikingly young league.

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El Molino Boosters Fundraiser

Cow pie bingo Saturday

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Padecky: Lipperd strong-arming opponents

Sonoma State's only softball pitcher racked up four shutouts in one weekend and set the NCAA Div. II single-game strikeout record.

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SSU's Lipperd throws sixth no-hitter in DH split

Samantha Lipperd pitches two complete games, striking out 18 in a 3-0 loss and a 1-0 win.

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SSU softball: Lipperd strikes out record 26

Sonoma State softball pitcher Samantha Lipperd's astonishing weekend has so far included a Division II record 26 strikeouts in an 11-inning victory on Friday night and a no-hitter on Saturday.

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PADECKY: Where would we be without Schools Plus?

Eleven schools in the Santa Rosa City School system will receive a check from Schools Plus. Half the money is earmarked for arts and music, the other half for athletics, that can be used for new uniforms, upgrades to equipment or facilities, or other improvements.

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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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