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Stories from Kerry Benefield

Benefield: Mendocino baseball trip to Nicaragua more than a game

The Mendocino High Cardinals traveled to Nicaragua over spring break to be givers but returned from the impoverished nation enriched by the experience.

Benefield: Competitive mountain biking not a typical high school sport

The speeds are fast and the competition robust, but the mood can be decidedly light in the world of competitive high school mountain biking.

Benefield: El Molino’s Gaspar speeds into record books

Meet the senior football player-turned-track star who's become the Empire's top sprinter.

Benefield: Quite a run for Santa Rosa Flyers club hockey team

Considering the season the Flyers were having before they put on a blazing run through their league playoff and then into the state competition, second place might as well be first.

Benefield: SSU women's track and field team makes its return

Gone since 2007, SSU has brought back women's track and field — but the school's facilities need work.

Benefield: Sonoma County Sol players thrive on competitiveness

The Sonoma County Sol is possibly the finest soccer team in the area outside of the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer or Sacramento Republic of the USL Pro league.

Benefield: Rugby club match preserves memory of soldier

The winner of Friday night's match between Santa Rosa and Elsie Allen will take home the 'Jessie Williams Cup,' a trophy bearing the name of a Santa Rosa alum who died while serving in Iraq.

Benefield: SCL out of NBL’s badminton shadow

Players and coaches are cheering the creation of a new pennant race in the world of local high school badminton.

Benefield: Montgomery hoops team ready for CIF run

The Vikings, who were slotted as a No. 3 seed in the CIF tournament, drew a bye for Wednesday’s first round.

Benefield: Cardinal Newman wrestler's time to shine at state championships

Senior Michael Klee is taking his unblemished record this season to the CIF state wrestling meet this weekend.

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