Stories from Kerry Benefield
Benefield: In echoes of Katrina, words of hope for Middletown
The victims of the Valley fire are using sports to rebuild, just as Holy Cross High did in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans.
Benefield: Honor for local former ballplayer stirs up memories
Marshall Brant, a local boy who played at Rancho Cotate, Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State, is being honored for his minor league career.
Benefield: Boyes Hot Springs woman outruns her competition on 200-mile Tahoe run
Suzanna Bon ran nearly 68 hours and was the first-place woman finisher in the recent Tahoe 200.
Benefield: More high school teams going coed
Rincon Valley Christian is the latest area high school to drop girls soccer due to lack of numbers.
Benefield: Roseland Cup soccer tournament a unifying force
Second year for event conceived as a response to the Andy Lopez shooting
Benefield: Middletown athletes give rebuilding community a running head start
When the starter's gun fires Saturday at Spring Lake, the Middletown Mustangs will run.
Benefield: Valley fire may stop the games, but not the spirit of Middletown
Coach of the Middletown High Mustangs describes the horrors of the Valley fire and those uplifting glimmers of hope.
Benefield: Valley Ford surfer gets a daily dose of waves
Dale Webster, 66, of Valley Ford has gone surfing every day for 40 years.
Benefield: Cousins leading girls golf resurgence at Rancho
Rancho Cotate finally has the numbers to field a competitive girls golf team.