Stories from Kerry Benefield

Benefield: Young mom has goal in sight, needs an assist

An upcoming charity soccer tourney benefits a nonprofit that helps foster kids transition out of the system.

Benefield: Lucas gets European seasoning

Santa Rosa High senior spent summer in Europe, riding for USA Cycling’s junior national team.

Benefield: A race where alumni get special treatment by fans

At the Viking Opener Cross Country Invitational, runners who may have hung up their race shoes a long time ago get a chance to dust off that school singlet and hit the trail.

Benefield: Ex-Petaluma High runner finds moments of tranquility — in ultramarathons

For Emily Richards, who recently finished one of the world's toughest ultramarathons, races are a great escape.

Benefield: Empire hockey fans flock to kiss, touch, see NHL Stanley Cup

Hundreds of people turned up at the Redwood Empire Ice Arena Sunday to be in the presence of hockey glory.

Benefield: Tomales Braves exemplify synergy

Decreased enrollment has dimished the small-town high school football team's roster, but not its performance.

Benefield: Critics love to slam President for golf hobby (w/video)

The reasons for executive criticism are uncertain among local coaches.

Benefield: Vikings alum, MLS player Kronberg fighting for No. 1 gig, again

The Montgomery alum had battled for a starting goalkeeper spot on the MLS Sporting Kansas City until injury sidelined him.

Benefield: Santa Rosa's Sluys clan rules as horseshoe royalty

Grandparents taught Travis Sluys the game while traveling the country to capture age division championships.

Benefield: There is an 'I' in team in IndyCar

Team Penske drivers Will Power and Helio Castroneves are both in great position to capture a series title, which means it’s every driver for themselves at Sunday’s race in Sonoma Raceway.

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