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Benefield: 2012 Petaluma Little League stars still having fun on diamond
Five members of the team that went on that magical run to finish third at the Little League World Series are now seniors beginning their final season of prep baseball.
Benefield: Cardinal Newman boys team better than a No. 15 seed
Cardinals were ranked higher than NorCal semifinal opponent Moreau Catholic when NCS seedings were announced.
Benefield: Coaches can lead the way in molding young adults
A program that aims to address sexual violence and bullying, aggression and disrespectful behavior is unfolding in gymnasiums and ball fields across Sonoma County.
Benefield: Tough test awaits Cardinal Newman girls and their opponents
Newman and Carondelet "haven't been tested like they will be in this game," says a coach who faced them both this season.
Benefield: RVC girls rededicated selves before playoff run
Stinging from a big loss back in January, players and coaches committed to getting better — and they did.
Benefield: For last few Empire wrestlers standing, practice partners in short supply
It’s lonely at the top. Perhaps in no sport more than wrestling.
Benefield: Too much home-field advantage?
The Montgomery boys soccer team was the only NCS title contender to play the championship game on their opponents' home field. All other title contests in the section were at neutral sites.
Benefield: Heartbreak for Montgomery boys in NCS soccer title game loss
Acalanes, playing at home, knocked home the game winner after 98 minutes of scoreless soccer, sending the Vikings home.
Benefield: Montgomery boys rise to occasion in NCS semifinal win
Facing a low moment in the game, the Vikings kept their composure and earned a trip to the title showdown.
Benefield: Montgomery girls basketball determined to succeed
Losing to Santa Rosa in the NBL Tournament may be just the spark the Vikings need to go far in the NCS playoffs.
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