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The Latest Stories By Kerry Benefield

The Maria Carrillo grad and Cal star has won amateur baseball’s top recognition.
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.
Larissa Connors just capped a season of "racing my guts out.” But she's not done. Not quite.
The Cal first baseman is one of four finalists for the Golden Spikes Award given to the best amateur player in the nation.
Two sisters who starred at Maria Carrillo got the idea for their Arizona-based sportswear company when they were working to get back into shape after having babies.
Athena Schrijver swept the gold medals in her weight categories at the championships in Colombia.
When former Rancho Cotate drafting teacher and track coach Bob Lombardi lost his home in October's wildfires, he knew just person to call.
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.
With her double-podium performance at the state track meet over the weekend, the just-graduated Santa Rosa senior gave the haunting memory of a poor freshman performance an emphatic shake-off.
Credo High’s Jasper Caddell has earned a spot on the US team headed to Poland for the Olympic Hopes Regatta next month.
The two best power hitters in college baseball will face off in a three-game series starting Thursday, and they just happen to be former North Bay League rivals.
Retiree Silas Boden is preparing to race at Monterey’s Laguna Seca track next weekend and hopes to come home with a competition license.
The Bear Cubs’ second-place finish at the state championship is the second second in as many meets.
'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.
Many soccer minds say it's France's game to lose, but soccer hearts are pulling for the underdogs.
Every time a news story appears in which a cyclist is harmed in a collision with a vehicle, people come out of the woodwork condemning the cyclist.
Taylor Sargis and Mark Sidorenko were big winners for SRJC at the recent Big 8 swim championships
Local baseball standouts Andrew Vaughn and Spencer Torkelson continue to shine on the Division I college baseball stage.
'It was the hardest golf course I have ever played,' Tim Bogue says of his recent weekend at the U.S. Senior Open. He missed the cut, but is still determined to earn his senior-tour card.
Alec Isabeau and John Royston found in each other — and shared with others — a love for going a little bit harder, a little bit farther.
With scorching heat beating down and after suffering debilitating stomach issues, Bob Shebest was slowed to nearly a crawl in the 100-mile endurance run. But he didn't quit.
For one Pumas runner, a last-minute phone call provided a chance to get the sour taste of his final meet out of his mouth.
Cloverdale High senior Ray Sayago was a guest on a podcast episode of “Overtime with Kerry Benefield” recently, talking about sports, team and high school and about the art of being 'coachable'.
With the U.S. out of the picture, most of us are free to choose favorites without feeling disloyal to the Stars and Stripes. So who should we watch?
Tim Bogue is a longshoreman by trade, but he’s a golfer at heart. And he’s a good one.