College and high school results for Wednesday, June 3

Here's how teams in Sonoma, Lake & Mendocino counties performed this Wednesday. Read Article →

Clear Lake’s perfect baseball season comes to end

The visiting Head-Royce Jayhawks jumped out to a 7-0 lead and held on for a 7-3 victory to end Clear Lake's hopes of a perfect season on Wednesday. Read Article →

College and high school results for Tuesday, June 2

Here's how teams in Sonoma, Lake & Mendocino counties performed this Tuesday. 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 →
Petaluma High School softball players earlier in May. (PD File)

NCS softball: Petaluma falls to Livermore 2-0

Trojans came up on the bad end of a small-ball showdown. Read Article →

College and high school results for Saturday, May 30

Here's how teams in Sonoma, Lake & Mendocino counties performed this Saturday. Read Article →
Clear Lake High School senior Jared Strate takes batting practice in the team's batting cage on the old football field (the goal post has been standing for 50 years or more) which has always doubled as the baseball field, Friday May 29, 2015 in Lakeport. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Clear Lake baseball, softball teams have small-school power

Players have formed a special bond and it shows on the field. Read Article →
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NCS baseball playoffs: St. Vincent, Sonoma Academy fall

Redwood Christian overcame an early deficit and defeated St. Vincent, 3-2. Read Article →
Santa Rosa High School’s Kirsten Carter, center, easily wins the girls 200-meter dash Saturday in the NCS Redwood Empire track meet. (John Burgess / PD)

NCS track and field championships: Santa Rosa’s Kirsten Carter advances in 2 events

Freshman won her preliminary heats in both the 200- and 400-meter dash events. Read Article →
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NCS softball playoffs: Analy, Rancho, Newman lose on Friday

Albany scored the only run of the game in unorthodox fashion on Friday as the Cougars eliminated visiting Analy from the NCS Division 3 playoffs. Read Article →

College and high school results for Friday, May 29

Here's how teams in Sonoma, Lake & Mendocino counties performed this Friday. Read Article →
Ruby Moreno, front, and other Rancho Cotate cheerleaders get in shape for cheerleading practices, Tuesday May 26, 2015 at Rancho Cotate High School in Rohnert Park. A bill in the California legislature would make cheerleading a CIF-sanctioned sport. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Benefield: When it comes to cheerleading, participants are athletes all the way

What truly competitive cheer teams do is not your mama's rah-rah-sis-boom-bah cheerleading. Read Article →
El Molino senior Lani Gaspar.  (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

NCS track and field: Redwood Empire athletes look to secure trip to state meet

The NCS Meet of Champions gets under way Friday. Read Article →

NCS baseball and softball schedules, Friday and Saturday

Schedules of games for Empire teams playing in the NCS tournament. Read Article →
Ukiah's Mykala Ramsey slides safely into third as Petaluma's Meghan DeCoite is late to tag during the game held at Petaluma High School, Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

NCS softball: Petaluma’s right-field hits lead to win over Ukiah

Trojans advance to play No. 1 seed Livermore on Saturday. Read Article →

NCS baseball: Cloverdale beats El Molino, 1-0

Cloverdale pitcher Chris Harms dominant in opening-round victory Read Article →

NCS baseball: Maria Carrillo, Piner, Ukiah fall in opening round

St. Vincent, Sonoma Academy victorious in first round Read Article →

NCS softball: Cardinal Newman scores four runs in seventh inning to win 8-7

Sarah Holly scores the winning run on a head-first slide with one out. Read Article →

Wednesday scores: NCS baseball and softball

A look at Wednesday's scores in NCS baseball and softball action. Read Article →

College and high school results for Wednesday, May 27

Here's how teams in Sonoma, Lake & Mendocino counties performed this Wednesday. Read Article →

Tuesday NCS baseball roundup: Casa’s Joaquim blanks Campolindo

Casey Longaker belted a three-run homer in the first inning and Chris Joaquim pitched a shutout as Casa Grande defeated visiting Campolindo, 3-0, in the opening round of the NCS Division 2 bracket on Tuesday. Read Article →

Tuesday NCS softball roundup: Rancho blasts four homers in 12-6 win

Rancho Cotate belted a season-high four home runs while getting a road win over Pinole Valley, 12-6, in the first round of the North Coast Section Division 2 playoffs on Tuesday. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman batter Bryce McChinak lays down a bunt against Concord in Tuesday's first-round NCS playoff game.   (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

Cardinal Newman falls 2-1 in baseball playoffs

Cardinal Newman’s season came to a sudden and surprising end on Tuesday as the heavily favored Cardinals, seeded No. 2, lost to visiting 15 seed Concord 2-1 in the first round of the NCS Div. 2 baseball playoffs. Read Article →
Cardinal Newman vs. Justin-Siena

PD Preps Insider: Cal-Hi Sports honors for Barbosa, Vice-Neat, Flores

Cal Hi Sports, the state’s top authority on high school athletics, was kind to the Redwood Empire in doling out basketball honors recently. The popular web site selected three local girls for recognition. Read Article →