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Benefield: Pack-a-day smoker turned marathon runner readying for Santa Rosa run
Greg McQuaid, 47, has been running a marathon every weekend for the past 33 weeks. On Sunday, he’ll attempt to keep his streak going at the Santa Rosa Marathon.
Benefield: Montgomery grad 1st California woman to win grueling 100-mile mountain bike race
Larissa Connors defeated a field of 150 women riders to win the grueling Leadville 100 mountain bike race on Aug. 12.
Benefield: Former Empire athlete conquers Highland Games as top amateur
Gary, Randolph, who played football and threw shot put and discus for Healdsburg High and was on the track team at SRJC, came home from Norway with the world title.
Benefield: Love your running shoes? You probably have this Petaluma High grad to thank
Stan Hockerson, a Petaluma High grad and Santa Rosa Junior College runner, has been a major force in shoe design.
Benefield: Montgomery grad finding his voice as play-by-play man
Rylan Kobre is spending the summer in Wisconsin as the play-by-play radio guy for the Kenosha Kingfish and loving every minute of it.
Benefield: Local semi-pro soccer squad enjoying amazing inaugural season
Cal Victory, the newest team in the United Premier Soccer League, has landed a playoff berth, but a tough draw.
Benefield: Ursuline High grad follows curious path to rugby success
New Long Beach State rugby coach Aly Taylor dreams of creating a club program that will play the likes of USC, UC Irvine and CSU Northridge.
Benefield: Local semi-pro squad set for busy weekend of soccer
Cal Victory FC, made up of both local and out-of-town college-level and semi-pro talent, faces its first real test of the season.
Benefield: Cardinal Newman grad finds relief in Royals bullpen
Scott Alexander's career is flourishing after Type 1 diabetes was diagnosed and treated.
Benefield: Pac-12 in a class of its own in self-promotion, too
The ‘Conference of Champions’ won 13 national titles in the 2016-17 school year.
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