Stories from Kerry Benefield
Benefield: Club soccer coach makes college real for team
Messias Souza Dos Santos has taught his Santa Rosa club team tactics but also pushed the players to keep pace in school.
Benefield: Now at Division I level, Alec Kobre hasn't lost his touch
Former Montgomery, SRJC star knows a little something about clawing his way into an impact role.
Benefield: Who gets to decide who is worthy of our charity?
Darryl Talley's story got to me, until it didn't.
Benefield: It's a whole new season for Rancho Cotate basketball teams
Rancho Cotate is hoping to do a lot of surprising this season. And there is nowhere to go but up on the hardwood.
Benefield: We've got (polite and respectful and positive) spirit, yes we do
'Battle of the Fans' will reward the school with the most spirited student section during the course of the boys' and girls' basketball seasons. And by spirited, organizers mean civilized — fun and raucous, but civilized.
Benefield: St. Helena faces biggest challenge yet vs. Salesian
Salesian is the No. 1 seed. St. Helena is No. 3. The teams will square off at Alhambra High School Friday night in the NCS Division 5 championship.
Kerry Benefield: Sonoma Academy's Bowen rules state cross country
Sonoma Academy freshman wins Division 5 title by eight-second margin.
Kerry Benfield: QB Mefferd has Rancho Cotate standing tall
Cougars haven’t loss since falling to Maria Carrillo in mid-October
Benefield: Petaluma teen racer fast, calm on track
St. Vincent High School junior Zack Anderson, named Rookie of the Year by the San Francisco chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, says he gets more rattled driving on the streets of Petaluma than the track.