Kerry Benefield - Staff Reporter

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Upper Lake High School football player’s auto accident was tragic, but family, friends and strangers have come together in support, including his teammates wearing his No. 5 on their helmets.
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 Santa Rosa Downtown Mile will be part of a four-day event, Sonoma Vita, headlined by Levi's Granfondo.
The Bear Cubs' 3-0 nonconference victory Friday started with a first-half scoring drought.
The Roseland University Prep boys’ soccer team is riding the wave of recent success and throwing their hat into the ring for winter soccer.
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.
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.
Wildfires disrupted 2018 cross country season but didn’t damage athletes’ love of their sport.
Healdsburg High School will not field a varsity football team for the remainder of the season after the team voted Monday to disband the squad.
Paul Cronin and Les Hamilton will reunite on the field not as quarterbacks but as head coaches in Friday's game.
El Molino travels to Petaluma Friday to play a Trojans team that has had the Lions' number in recent years.
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.
'They completely outworked us ... We were spectators,' the Bear Cubs' coach said after Tuesday's 2-1 loss.
The Panthers did much the same thing two seasons ago, and then it all unraveled.
Pumas swept honors in 2017 cross country season and have a strong cast of returning stars.
Tonight, Piner’s new football field lights make their debut as the Prospectors host Novato. The west Santa Rosa school is the last in the city to get field lights.
Team USA beat host Panama 7-1 to claim the title.
Friday night marked the first time the football team played at home since the deadly wildfires last October that destroyed a significant portion of the Cardinals' campus.
'This is my last year as a Bear. I just want to hit this year hard and fast,' Samantha Lamos says. But first, she'll try to help the U.S. U-23 team win gold at the world championship.
Retiree Silas Boden is preparing to race at Monterey’s Laguna Seca track next weekend and hopes to come home with a competition license.
Joe Brown, 14, is hitting an eye-popping .800 in exhibition games with his team of mostly 15-year-olds ahead of this week's World Cup opener in Panama.
Credo High’s Jasper Caddell has earned a spot on the US team headed to Poland for the Olympic Hopes Regatta next month.
Larissa Connors just capped a season of "racing my guts out.” But she's not done. Not quite.
The journey to bring lights to Piner High's athletic fields has gone on for decades. In the latest 'Overtime' episode, football player Colton Roy talks about what finally having lights means to the school.
“ It’s going to be a dog fight every single night,” Cardinal Newman coach Jeff Nielson said.