Stories from Kerry Benefield

Elsie Allen junior Jonathan Rubio is the California Golden Gloves champ at 132 pounds and will compete in the national Golden Gloves tournament next week.
Between September and this weekend, Lake County high school mountain bikers and their coaches, along with many supporters, have created their own home course.
Soccer, football and basketball players and others at SRJC Wednesday took part in the "Walk a Mile in her Shoes" event, bringing attention to sexual assault and domestic violence.
Freshman Andrew Vaughn is leading the Pac-12 in homers and RBIs, helping the Golden Bears rise to second in the conference.
The experienced Gauchos are riding the talents of the usual suspects, along with a fantastic year from a guy who didn't even suit up last season.
After sharing the North Bay League title last season, the Pumas are sole champs this year and on their way to the postseason en masse.
Tischbern has emerged as the Empire’s fastest sprinter at the virtual midpoint of track season, posting top times in both the 100 and 200 meters.
The Vikings will lean on Karen Cai this week as they try to make a move on Santa Rosa for the top spot in the NBL race.
At 6 p.m. Friday, Bella Niedermair will suit up for the Schools Plus senior all-star basketball game at Montgomery High. By 8:30 p.m. she’ll be across town for kickoff of the Santa Rosa Kiwanis all-star soccer contest.
Some of the best high school soccer players in the area will gather on one field Friday night for a doubleheader of all-star soccer.