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Benefield: Pac-12 in a class of its own in self-promotion, too
The ‘Conference of Champions’ won 13 national titles in the 2016-17 school year.
Benefield: Sonoma County's semi-pro soccer squads gearing up for playoffs
The two soccer squads, featuring some of the top players who have suited up for SRJC, SSU and elsewhere, are both at critical junctures in their respective seasons.
Benefield: Prune Packers players balancing baseball, internships
Besides pitching for the Healdsburg team, Alec Rennard and Matt Blais are working nearly full time on internships before returning to college in the fall.
Benefield: Healdsburg cyclist goes coast to coast in Trans Am race
Clay Stark biked plenty as a young man, but a battle with throat cancer was the impetus for his return to the saddle.
Benefield: Nation's top young golfers battling on Sonoma County course
The Wyndham Cup features 40 of the top juniors in the nation playing three days of Ryder Cup-style competition.
Benefield: Determined coach helped Petaluma rower shine at nationals
Casa Grande grad Shannon Gallup secured the highest-ever national finish for a rower from Petaluma's North Bay Rowing Club.
Benefield: Baseball's stars of tomorrow could be on a field near you today
The Healdsburg Prune Packers are entrusted with a slew of college talent this summer, and the team is making the most of it.
Benefield: Forestville man on a quest to win CrossFit title — at 60
Joe Stumpf is one of 20 men who qualified for the Masters 60-plus category at the 2017 CrossFit Games in August. And make no mistake, he is training to win.
Benefield: Scranton ends college career as top decathlete
Teddy Scranton, a 2013 Petaluma High grad competing in his senior season at Cal Poly, is the best decathlete in the Big West Conference.
Benefield: Celebrating 50 years of a track legend's 'magic mile'
This Friday is the 50th anniversary of one of U.S. Track and Field's greatest moments.
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