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Benefield: Healdsburg baseball team celebrates player's rare feat
Playing second base, Connor Browning snuffed out a potential rally all by himself with the rarest of baseball plays.
Benefield: At 63, SRJC golfer just one of the college kids
At No. 4 on the Bear Cubs' roster, the baby boomer freshman is more than holding his own.
Benefield: SRJC swimmers succeeding in unfamiliar waters
With a roster loaded with talent, the Bear Cubs women’s swim team is not afraid of switching things up a little — even in the final stretch of the season.
Benefield: El Molino baseball enjoying quick turnaround
The Lions have emerged as the team to beat in the Sonoma County League heading into the halfway mark of the season.
Empire grads in running for top college baseball award
Two local baseball products are on the midseason watch list for the Golden Spikes Award.
Benefield: Maria Carrillo grad proving indispensable on college diamond
Clayton Andrews had an 11-strikeout performance Saturday to earn Big West Pitcher of the Week honors — two weeks after he was named Big West Player of the Week.
Benefield: NBL softball race just got more intriguing
It looked like the league title race was going to be a good one, but it took a major left turn Thursday, which means it might be even better than expected.
Benefield: For Santa Rosa High's Carter, no hurdle too high
The Panthers' track superstar ran the fastest 300-meter hurdle time in the nation Friday night in cold and windy conditions — and the record stood for almost 24 hours.
Benefield: Former Petaluma softball star Thomsen back in spotlight
College career got a big boost when she was elevated to Hawaii’s No. 1 starter.
Benefield: Empire grads now putting on a show in Pac-12 baseball
The similarities between local baseball phenoms Spencer Torkelson and Andrew Vaughn are striking. Both are recently out of high school and both are shining at the upper echelons of Division I college baseball.
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