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Stories from Kerry Benefield

Benefield: Redwood Empire football the best kinds of 'What Ifs'

Nothing but hopes and question marks as prep season begins.

Benefield: SRJC cross country team a squad of Empire all-stars

Former high school competitors come together to push each other as Bear Cubs.

Benefield: No such thing as too much soccer for Ziemer

Senior plays for Montgomery, several club teams, wants to add U18 national team

Thousands expected at 7th annual Santa Rosa Marathon

Get ready for a a slew of road closures and parking restrictions as thousands take to the streets of Santa Rosa.

Benefield: Santa Rosa Marathon keeps Flins' marriage strong

Chino couple ventures north every year to celebrate anniversary in motion.

Benefield: Middletown players come together while fires rage

Football season is a welcome relief for the Mustangs as Lake County continues to burn.

Benefield: Sonoma County kayaker completes big race in tiny boat

An experienced expedition kayaker and west county resident went up against bigger, better boats in the 750-mile 'Race to Alaska.'

Benefield: Hard-hitting Healdsburg Prune Packers keep it fun

The independent Healdsburg Prune Packers is producing players ready for the minor leagues and colleges. Now all they need is a few more fans.

Benefield: Santa Rosa sophomore attracting international attention

Bryan Rosales is off to Northern Ireland to play in the prestigious Dale Farm Milk Cup.

Benefield: These rowers hit the books as hard they do the water

I called some recently graduated high school athletes and posed various versions of this scientific question: 'Does rowing attract smartypants athletes or do athletes attain smartypants status only after they start rowing?'

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