Stories from Kerry Benefield

The battle for supremacy in North Bay League-Oak Division girls’ tennis is going to be about as good and fierce as tennis fans might wish.
The Bear Cubs' 3-0 nonconference victory Friday started with a first-half scoring drought.
The teams of the new NCL II and NCL III have a little more wiggle room than expected after two schools did not have enough athletes to form an all-girls team.
The Roseland University Prep boys’ soccer team is riding the wave of recent success and throwing their hat into the ring for winter soccer.
El Molino travels to Petaluma Friday to play a Trojans team that has had the Lions' number in recent years.
A change in role allowed Celeste Barajas, a sophomore who prepped at Santa Rosa High, to take advantage of her instincts and help the Bear Cubs win their home opener 2-1.
Fresh on the heels of two losses in which Healdsburg was outscored 102-0, players voted to end the season. It is a decision that has sparked confusion, disappointment and — already — regret.
The Panthers did much the same thing two seasons ago, and then it all unraveled.
'They completely outworked us ... We were spectators,' the Bear Cubs' coach said after Tuesday's 2-1 loss.
Pumas swept honors in 2017 cross country season and have a strong cast of returning stars.