Stories from Kerry Benefield
Benefield: Sky's the limit for Santa Rosa soccer phenom, 14
Luis Arriaga turned 14 on Jan. 26. Eleven days later, he was on a plane to Madrid as a member of the U.S. U-14 boys national soccer team.
Santa Rosa United's Under-11 girls claim state crown
Santa Rosa United can claim its second State Cup soccer title this season after the U-11 girls brought home the winner's trophy last weekend.
Benefield: Hot-shooting tandem leads Cloverdale boys to victory
The No. 9 Cloverdale Eagles upset the visiting No. 8 Fortuna Huskies Wednesday night 49-33 in front of a raucous home crowd.
Benefield: For Elsie Allen baseball, home is where the heartache is
Lobos have to prepare their embarrassment of a field in addition to their baseball team.
Benefield: Santa Rosa's boy on the boat
Jack Russ was transported by Daniel James Brown’s book on rowing and its depiction of a sport that few truly grasp.
Benefield: Montgomery's Septimo driven to win after absence (w/video)
After a sprain kept Michael Septimo off the court for weeks, he's back with a vengeance.
Benefield: Annadel, Trione’s gift
It’s 5,000 acres in the middle of Santa Rosa. A place where people run, bike, hike and ride horses in the heart of Santa Rosa. Henry Trione's gift is a wonder.
Benefield: Windsor soccer star's pro dreams coming true (w/video)
Windsor's Eti Tavares, who spent his early years in a West African country playing soccer in the street with balls made from plastic bags, is on the cusp of going pro.
Benefield: When weather gets tough, tough get running
People who run in the rain don’t think they're gritty, they just think they know a secret to having fun.