Kerry Benefield - Staff Reporter

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The Latest Stories By Kerry Benefield

Eve Rackham's work ethic and her evolution as a motivator and mentor will be the key to her success as the school's new head volleyball coach.
A handful of local high school athletes are playing two sports this season, but pulling it off hasn't been easy.
For three seasons, Alyiah Shields stood on the sideline with a clipboard. That's not the case this year.
In the battle of unbeaten North Bay League teams Wednesday night, the Vikings struck early and struck often.
The Dragons made a statement in their league opener on Friday night, posting a 2-1 win against their longtime SCL rivals Healdsburg.
The 59-53 win against Cardinal Newman earned the Vikings a 4-0 league record heading into a critical stretch of games.
Former Windsor High School wrestler has been climbing the national ranks of the American Flat Track National circuit.
On Friday, about 220 young baseball enthusiasts — a good many of whom lost their homes in the deadly wildfires in October — will get a chance to learn skills under the tutelage of baseball veterans.
Hundreds of people turned up at the Redwood Empire Ice Arena Sunday to be in the presence of hockey glory.
When the Santa Rosa Cycling Club was able to visit its shop and warehouse on Coffey Lane on Oct. 9, there was nothing left.
Injured teammate Bailey Foley has been an emotional fixture for the Huskies in their most remarkable season.
After years in the North Central League II, Sonoma Academy begins its first season in the Sonoma County League
Local high school girls soccer teams are in their first year of winter soccer, meaning it’s been a full year since we have seen the likes of Montgomery and Maria Carrillo take the field.
Late goals, momentary lapses and the Healdsburg Greyhounds boys soccer team has found itself walking away from games with losses or a tie instead of a win.
Competitors met in soccer matches, first of three sessions this academic year.
The former Santa Rosa High standout is rewriting the Aggies’ record books while leading the women’s basketball team to a 9-0 record.
It was 10 years ago Saturday that Stacey Strong and her teammates raised the iconic NCAA national champions trophy.
Officials at Maria Carrillo offered to hold the tournament in their gym after the tournament’s traditional host, Cardinal Newman High, was badly damaged in the deadly wildfires in October.
The Pumas ran away with both the boys’ and girls’ championship banners Friday at Spring Lake.
This year the top four seeds in NCS Division 5 won’t play in the first round. And area coaches are a little bummed out by the byes.
The junior ran away with her second consecutive SCL individual championship over the weekend.
The No. 11-seed Wolverines are in the second round of the NCS Division 5 playoffs after stunning Fort Bragg last week.
With its 600 students scattered at four satellite campuses, Cardinal Newman High School is charting a course toward recovery as classes and sporting events continue.
With their home gym put out of service by wildfires, Cardinals were left to find a place for workouts.
The team rallied to tally a 4-1-3 record after the fire, good enough for the No. 6 seed in the playoffs.