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Benefield: Elsie Allen football hopes to be on the rise
Last year’s junior varsity football coach believes some of the athletes he coached will make for a solid foundation on this year’s varsity squad.
Benefield: Meet the new Empire football coaches
Ukiah, Piner and a handful of other football programs have new people at the helm. Who are they?
Benefield: DiRado happy to go out on top
The Olympic champion and 2010 graduate of Maria Carrillo High School, who visited her alma mater on Thursday, is at ease with her decision to retire.
Benefield: Prospects brighter for field lights at Piner High
Piner boosters have been grinding away for years to raise funds for a project that could top $400,000.
Benefield: Santa Rosa needs to celebrate DiRado
Mayor John Sawyer said talks are already under way to find a proper way for hometown to pay tribute to the Olympics swimming star.
Benefield: Championship loss stings, but Sonoma County Sol looking ahead
The Sol could not put the game away despite taking the lead twice.
Gutsy move propels Santa Rosa High grad Hannis to Olympics
Swimmer Molly Hannis overcame a considerable deficit in the 200-meter breaststroke to win a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. But don’t count her out. Her coach says she has the tools to become the best in the world.
Benefield: Casa Grande star adding basketball to sports resume
Not satisfied with dominance on the football field and baseball diamond, senior Spencer Torkelson is headed for the basketball court.
Benefield: Healdsburg High grad, Cal State Stanislaus thrower makes foray into Scottish Games
Healdsburg’s Gary Randolph is making a name for himself in the Scottish Games.
Benefield: Sonoma County Sol ready to make deep playoff push
The next order of business for the Sol is Saturday.
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