Stories from Kerry Benefield

Benefield: Tour of California helped make Sonoma County bike country

Where were you 10 years ago when 35,000 people jammed into downtown Santa Rosa to feel the whirr of 128 professional cyclists screaming past?

Benefield: Santa Rosa beats Montgomery 1-0 to clinch NBL title

A red card set up the winning kick by Santa Rosa’s Edwin Martinez from near midfield Wednesday.

Benefield: Controversy fuels NBL soccer showdown

Soccer star Bryan Rosales insists he transferred to Montgomery purely for academic reasons, but Santa Rosa High says otherwise.

Benefield: North Bay players sign, celebrate, sigh with relief

Wednesday was, of course, National Signing Day. Here, it was balloons and loud music, families wearing mascot sweatshirts and taking photos. In a word, great.

Benefield: NBL boys soccer race as good as it gets

With the way things are going, none of the frontrunners — Montgomery, Rancho Cotate and Santa Rosa — are likely to clinch until the last minute of league play has expired.

Benefield: Despite battered bodies, NFL legends giving back

A group of Hall of Fame football players are scheduled to gather in Yountville to watch Super Bowl 50 as part of a fundraiser for an organization that treams some of the trauma the game causes.

Benefield: Rancho edges Santa Rosa 2-1 in NBL boys soccer showdown

Rancho battled back and converted twice to get the win and pull to 8-1 in league play Wednesday, while handing Santa Rosa its first loss of the season and dropping it to 7-1.

Benefield: Forward focus for Santa Rosa High School runner Holland

Aimee Holland's coaches praise her natural ability and determination to do well after surviving a fragile start to life in her native China.

Benefield: Double dose of leadership on El Molino's girls basketball squad

Emily and Madison Dean, seniors at El Molino High School, are the engines that make the Lions girls' team go.

Benefield: Rancho Cotate gets revenge in boys' soccer rematch with Montgomery

The Cougars' 1-0 win on the road Friday against the Vikings helped salve the wounds of last season's playoff loss.

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