Stories from Kerry 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.

Benefield: Maria Carrillo grad Gray running toward Olympic dream

Alis Gray wasn’t a star in her high school years, but her running career is on an upward track.

Benefield: Maria Carrillo alum DiRado seeks one more shot at Olympics

If this is indeed Maya DiRado's swan song, she picked a pretty good time for her final flight.

Benefield: Cross country runners getting an early start

Many high school runners are spending their summer months readying for fall competition, which coaches say is key.

Benefield: Sonoma County's top cycling advocate ready to shift gears

Gary Helfrich doesn’t get to ride his bike as much as he’d like these days, which is odd because he’s the executive director of the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition.

Benefield: These cross country athletes can master courses outdoors and in the classroom

You’d be forgiven if you cut the Middletown High School cross country team a break this year. You’d be wrong to do that.

Benefield: Montgomery grad running toward Olympics

Track star Kim Conley is setting her sights on the Summer Games after making her Olympics debut four years ago in London.

Benefield: Former Empire soccer star concentrating on game overseas

After graduating from Arizona State last month, Sara Tosti moved to Sweden, where she plays on a Division 3 squad.

Benefield: Local rowers ready for shot at national championships

Ben Holm and Ryan Cardiff have been a pair team for only a few months, but they’re showing a knack for winning.

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