Stories from Kerry Benefield

Facing a low moment in the game, the Vikings kept their composure and earned a trip to the title showdown.
Losing to Santa Rosa in the NBL Tournament may be just the spark the Vikings need to go far in the NCS playoffs.
For the first time in what feels like forever to Rancho Cotate fans, the girls basketball team is expecting a postseason berth.
After taking a year off, former Montgomery High star Erik Poulsen has the Bear Cubs closing in on Big 8 title.
Both the North Bay League and Sonoma County League champions were decided on the final night of play, which points to the competitive parity across both leagues.
While coaches are important mentors, teachers and role models, there are bigger issues facing school communities.
The Santa Rosa High guard, off to St. Mary's in the fall, suffered a sprained ankle early in the season forcing her and the team to readjust.
Despite stumbling Friday, the Elsie Allen boys remain in first place in the SCL.
As of Thursday night, one is the win tally for the squad in North Bay League play this season.
The Jaguars, playing at home, topped the mighty Montgomery Vikings to take sole possession of first place in the NBL.