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Kerry Benefield - Staff Reporter

Staff reporter at The Press Democrat

kerry.benefield@pressdemocrat.com
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The Latest Stories By Kerry Benefield

Taylor Sargis and Mark Sidorenko were big winners for SRJC at the recent Big 8 swim championships
Playing second base, Connor Browning snuffed out a potential rally all by himself with the rarest of baseball plays.
Three high-profile prep coaching positions are now open after area coaches announced their departures.
At No. 4 on the Bear Cubs' roster, the baby boomer freshman is more than holding his own.
With a roster loaded with talent, the Bear Cubs women’s swim team is not afraid of switching things up a little — even in the final stretch of the season.
Clayton Andrews had an 11-strikeout performance Saturday to earn Big West Pitcher of the Week honors — two weeks after he was named Big West Player of the Week.
Two local baseball products are on the midseason watch list for the Golden Spikes Award.
The Lions have emerged as the team to beat in the Sonoma County League heading into the halfway mark of the season.
The St. Ignatius Wildcats were crowned the first Division 1 NorCal regional champions in Santa Rosa as the home team could only watch.
Not only did Peterson run three races at the recent Big Cat meet, she won all three — convincingly.
The senior posted the second-highest pentathlon score in Redwood Empire history while crushing a 26-year-old meet record this month — and it's only his second year running track.
College career got a big boost when she was elevated to Hawaii’s No. 1 starter.
The Panthers' track superstar ran the fastest 300-meter hurdle time in the nation Friday night in cold and windy conditions — and the record stood for almost 24 hours.
It looked like the league title race was going to be a good one, but it took a major left turn Thursday, which means it might be even better than expected.
A dinner and celebration is scheduled for Saturday, April 7, at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa.
The Cardinals have been playing their best soccer all season in recent weeks, according to their coach.
The similarities between local baseball phenoms Spencer Torkelson and Andrew Vaughn are striking. Both are recently out of high school and both are shining at the upper echelons of Division I college baseball.
Nate English was a coveted prospect but he lost his love of the sport and walked away — for 12 years.
It's not about their 20-game win streak at this point in the Bear Cubs' season — it's about one.
Vikings reserve Zack Batchelder put the game away in overtime with a jaw-dropping volley.
The Vikings survived lackluster second and third quarters in their home gym Wednesday night to advance to the next round of the NorCal basketball playoffs.
Alan 'Momo' Soto scored twice Tuesday night to lead the Vikings’ attack against an overmatched McClatchy High team in the Division 1 NorCal tournament.
The trick for the Vikings is preparing for a tough team without getting intimidated or overwhelmed by the assignment.
On Saturday, the Mendocino County school's boys and girls teams will take to the court to play for their respective NCS Division 6 banners.
Newman's girls basketball team was minutes away from a Division 3 championship banner. But under pressure from a furious press, the Cardinals let it slip away.