Stories from Kerry Benefield

Benefield: Sky's the limit for Santa Rosa soccer phenom, 14

Luis Arriaga turned 14 on Jan. 26. Eleven days later, he was on a plane to Madrid as a member of the U.S. U-14 boys national soccer team.

Santa Rosa United's Under-11 girls claim state crown

Santa Rosa United can claim its second State Cup soccer title this season after the U-11 girls brought home the winner's trophy last weekend.

Benefield: Hot-shooting tandem leads Cloverdale boys to victory

The No. 9 Cloverdale Eagles upset the visiting No. 8 Fortuna Huskies Wednesday night 49-33 in front of a raucous home crowd.

Benefield: For Elsie Allen baseball, home is where the heartache is

Lobos have to prepare their embarrassment of a field in addition to their baseball team.

Benefield: Santa Rosa's boy on the boat

Jack Russ was transported by Daniel James Brown’s book on rowing and its depiction of a sport that few truly grasp.

Benefield: Montgomery's Septimo driven to win after absence (w/video)

After a sprain kept Michael Septimo off the court for weeks, he's back with a vengeance.

Benefield: Annadel, Trione’s gift   

It’s 5,000 acres in the middle of Santa Rosa. A place where people run, bike, hike and ride horses in the heart of Santa Rosa. Henry Trione's gift is a wonder.

Benefield: Windsor soccer star's pro dreams coming true (w/video)

Windsor's Eti Tavares, who spent his early years in a West African country playing soccer in the street with balls made from plastic bags, is on the cusp of going pro.

Benefield: When weather gets tough, tough get running

People who run in the rain don’t think they're gritty, they just think they know a secret to having fun.

Benefield: Student athletes learning, training together at El Molino (w/video)

Athletes at El Molino are in year two of a program that is part study hall, part weight training, part conditioning and part athletic head-hunting.

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