Stories from Kerry Benefield

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.
Ukiah, Piner and a handful of other football programs have new people at the helm. Who are they?
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.
Piner boosters have been grinding away for years to raise funds for a project that could top $400,000.
Mayor John Sawyer said talks are already under way to find a proper way for hometown to pay tribute to the Olympics swimming star.
The Sol could not put the game away despite taking the lead twice.
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.
Not satisfied with dominance on the football field and baseball diamond, senior Spencer Torkelson is headed for the basketball court.
Healdsburg’s Gary Randolph is making a name for himself in the Scottish Games.
The next order of business for the Sol is Saturday.