Stories from Kerry Benefield

Benefield: NBL boys soccer begins uncharted winter season

Questions surround the fields in winter, outdoor lights, club soccer and increased competition.

Benefield: Competition spurred SCL soccer’s move to winter

The SCL didn’t want to be left behind after the NBL moved its boys season to the winter.

Benefield: Casa Grande star Salazar will sit out NCS cross-country race

Sore hamstring is the latest injury to plague last year’s All-Empire Cross Country Boys Runner of the Year.

Benefield: Carrillo girls capture NCS soccer title behind standout goalie

Claire Howard single-handedly saved the Pumas' bacon for a long stretch in the second half of Saturday night’s North Coast Section Division 1 final.

Benefield: Sonoma Academy’s girls soccer team offers gesture of goodwill

Top-seeded Coyotes gave up home-field advantage to Middletown for first-round NCS playoff game.

Cardinal Newman grad’s long road to World Series ring

Those 35 days on Royals’ 2015 roster represented a major accomplishment for Santa Rosa's Scott Alexander.

Benefield: Will lights ever shine on Piner football?

Long a project of the mighty few, a campaign to raise the funds needed to purchase and install both lights and a new public address system for Piner has gained new life.

Benefield: Legally blind Windsor runner sees goal clearly

Windsor High School's Branden Walton is aiming to make the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. And the legally blind runner is the first to say it won't be easy.

'Overtime' podcast: What do runners think about when they run?

In the latest 'Overtime' podcast, PD columnist Kerry Benefield goes inside the minds of Santa Rosa High's cross country team members.

Benefield: Maria Carrillo's Howard tough to beat

Maria Carrillo's senior goalkeeper has blanked opponents 11 times in 19 games this season for the 17-2 Pumas.

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