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Stories from Kerry Benefield

Benefield: Mancini the man to beat in state meet

Kasey Mancini of Santa Rosa JC is ranked No. 1 in the state in the decathlon heading into the CCCAA Championships May 20-21.

Benefield: No Curry, no problem for Warriors in Game 5 win

The Warriors were just fine under Shaun Livingston’s watch Wednesday night, beating the Rockets 114-81 to advance to Round 2 of the NBA playoffs.

Benefield: Kelseyville pitcher Lyndall keeps cool in real-life emergency

The pitcher’s family encountered a violent car crash on the way home from a ballgame earlier this month.

Benefield: No pressure to race in mountain bike competition

As many as 1,000 mountain bikers are expected to compete in cross country races Saturday in Petaluma as part of the NorCal High School Cycling League.

Benefield: Cardinal Newman star Raasch gets perfect response after pitching gem

A rival coach heaped on the praise after witnessing a performance like no other.

Benefield: Lacrosse a game among friends for crosstown squads

'It's a rivalry that benefits the players, it really benefits the town. It's exciting,' one coach says.

Benefield: El Molino runner Brian Schulz sets a determined pace

The guy never stops pushing. And, according to his dad, El Molino’s distance coach Hal Schulz, it isn’t wise to ask him to stop.

Benefield: Foursome partners get holes in one in same round

Jim Arnold and Karl Reynolds achieved a one in 1.3 million feat with their aces.

Benefield: When dad is the coach

Unique relationship on the field isn’t always the easiest thing for the athlete/child.

Benefield: Cloverdale softball team ready to be tested

Despite the 8-0 start and 3-0 run to open league play, veteran coach Margaret Fitzgerald is not ready to coronate this crew.

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