Rancho reigned supreme in their first-round play-off game against Alameda. At the top of the 7th inning with a 5-4 lead, #28 Alex Schmelzel and #24 Gabby Schenone reacted to an infield pop-fly resulting in Schenone making a diving catch with the agility of a cougar for the second out, helpin…

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Lucas Derammelare, a junior at Technology High School, is our Athlete of the Month and recognized for his achievements as a track captain for the Tech High Track team. His plan after graduation is to attend a four-year college.

Jiselle Uribe Suarez, a senior at Technology High School, is our Athlete of the Month and recognized for her achievements as a captain for the Tech High Softball team. Her plan after graduation is to attend the SRJC for nursing

The month of May symbolizes several things. Some may consider it the start of weather changes, others, the end of school or for others it could be the de facto start of summer. While for local track athletes it was the start of their second season. The first part of the season was the team p…

In what seems to be a customary tradition these days, the Rancho Cotate softball team once again won the North Bay League Championship. After thrashing rival Cardinal Newman 7-0, the girls clinched another NCS title and a first-round home playoff game this Tuesday against Alameda High School.

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If you would have asked Marc Orloff where he saw himself five years ago, he probably wouldn’t have said coaching track and field at Technology High School. Sometimes life works in mysterious ways. Orloff had a son who was on the track team four years ago and he was concerned his son wouldn’t…

Nine Technology High Athletes competed at the 2022 CMC Tennis Championships. The Titans placed third overall.  Out of the six Titan teams, four went to the Semifinals.  Kobe Brown and Dipen Timsina made it to the finals, placing second. 

Salmon fishers are happy, recent trips have yielded limits for most customers. Striped bass in the delta and bay regions has backed off some, the bite has moved up stream to the Sacramento River. Halibut in the bay and on the sandy shoals offshore are producing heavy coolers for the trip hom…

Today we want to recognize one of our JV Softball players. Janice is a sophomore who plays third base/catcher. She is the leading hitter on the team and all-around great player no matter what part she needs to play on the team from a position to a teammate. She is encouraging and has a fabul…

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Fifty years ago, when Rohnert Park was a small sleepy city, a softball league was formed by Jim Pekkain and his wife for the women who lived locally.  The idea was to get women out of the kitchen for some social time, competition, exercise, and most of all fun.  It was called the Rohnert Par…

Rancho Girls’ Basketball player #12 Keyonee Neal, who was a 4-year varsity player, signed her acceptance letter for a well-deserved full scholarship to the University of Dominican. Neal will have a plaque installed in one of the trophy cases in the TAG lobby for being the highest scorer for …

A very good man took a fall recently, he was weaving a bit and just fell, a graveled parking area and a nice rolling fall, no injuries but out cold. A minute or two and he was fully aware but still groggy. A minute or two sitting and he felt fine, until he stood up, then not so fine. Two fri…

As we move into May the school year is wrapping up, which means spring sports season is almost complete. Rohnert Park teams are either ending their seasons or moving towards the playoffs. Rancho Cotate, Credo, and Technology are all moving towards the end of their seasons and some teams are …

Tuesday’s game featuring Technology High School and Credo High School was a perfect example of two teams moving in different directions. One team, Technology, is filled with several girls who have never played softball before and are learning on the spot how to play the game. While Credo is …

Technology High Class of 2022 Tennis players Dipen Timsina, Elianna Striplen, Madalie Deniz and Chris Duffy were recognized before their matches with Sonoma Academy. 

There’s just something about rivalry games, isn’t there? It doesn’t matter the sport, whenever two rival schools face off, fireworks are bound to happen. This is the case whenever Cardinal Newman and Rancho Cotate play. It doesn’t matter what sport or what context, these two teams meeting me…

As we move into May and school gets closer to winding down for the year, spring sports are entering the final stretch. This week’s game of the week was Credo and Tech Softball on Saturday afternoon. This coming week’s game to watch will be Rancho Cotate and Cardinal Newman Softball, meeting …

Sportscar Vintage Racing Group (CSRG) comes to Sonoma Raceway this weekend April 29th to May 1st for 3 days of Vintage and contemporary race cars. Historic vintage cars from as early as a 1910 National to the current Trans Am Mustangs, Camaros. Dodge Viper and Lamborghini will have time on t…

Technology High School senior Madaline Deniz went into her Friday match with one thing on her mind: revenge. Deniz wanted to have a successful senior day and defeat the girl who had beaten her just a couple of weeks earlier, the last time Sonoma Academy played Technology High School in tenni…

Bringing a program back after five years away is never an easy task. When the Technology High School Girls Softball team was disbanded five years ago, it was a huge blow to girls’ sports at the school. The softball team was playing well and getting rid of it wasn’t easy for the school to do.…

On a short, sunny drive north, the climate control went from freezing in the morning, to A/C. It has been a crazy spring but not quite as crazy as getting a huge flood of rain in December, then we jumped to summer, a very cold summer in January. 

Every athlete has those days where seemingly everything they do is perfect. Tuesday was one of those days for Technology senior Cayden Thompson. Not only was he named team captain, along with Andy Campbell, he also threw six scoreless innings, had multiple hits, and two diving catches, highl…

Friday afternoon’s baseball game between Rancho Cotate and Windsor High School wasn’t your prototypical long grind it out affair; it was something much different. Friday’s game lasted just about one hour and fifteen minutes, as both teams delivered a great performance. There were just five h…

Reports of last weeks’ success of the opening weekend for sport salmon varied widely. If you were listening to the sport salmon fishermen and fisher-etts the results were spotty at best. The same reports from the salmon charter boats are stellar, neat rows of fresh, silver fish laid out on the deck.

Last Saturday evening at Petaluma Speedway 4 different classes of cars raced on the 3\8 dirt oval at the Petaluma Fairgrounds. From the smallest displacement engines of the 600 Micro sprints through Mini stock, dirt modified, and the wingless sprint cars an exciting evening of racing was hel…

It started with a petrified tree, half-buried in the mud of the Mokelumne River watershed in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The site intrigued Greg Francek, a ranger for East Bay Municipal Utility District, as he was walking the valley last summer. He inspected further, and what he discovered …

Bradley Terrell of Sebastopol won the Wingless Sprint car race on March 26th as Petaluma Speedway opened their season.

Thinking ahead, beyond a troubled Europe, beyond the next variant, to summer vacations and getaways. It is hard to purge some of what is in the daily news and look ahead to what will be the first normal summer in more than two years; a July Fourth celebration with hot dogs, cold watermelon a…

In the battle of proximity between Rohnert Park and Sebastopol, the Rancho Cotate Cougars came out on top with a 10-0 victory Tuesday afternoon. The Cougars were in control from the very first pitch and beat a sloppy West County team to improve to 3-1 on the season, while West County fell to 6-6.

Sometimes losses are better indicators of where a team is than wins are. This might sound crazy, but it’s true. Most of the examples have to do with a team who know they are overmatched coming in and then playing really well against the favorite. This will tell a coach how good the team real…

Ethan is a 3-sport student-athlete (cross country, soccer, and track).  He is an exceptional athlete and student.  He currently has a 4.6 GPA with 3 AP Courses in his schedule.  He took first place in four events (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, long jump, and triple jump) at the Big Cat Invitatio…

Spring vintage car race coming April 1 through April 3 the Classic Sports Racing Group (CSRG) will return to Sonoma Raceway for the spring vintage car race, the David Love Memorial Race, which honors one of the cofounders of the CSRG.

It’s always difficult to get that first win. Regardless of what the circumstance is, getting the first in anything can be difficult. A first job, first relationship, first win of the season, all these things are hard, so when it happens there’s a sigh of relief from those who accomplish it. …

There’s a couple of sayings in sports; one that you can’t win the game in the first quarter, but you can lose it and second is that the best time to get to a pitcher is in the first inning when he isn’t as sharp. The second applied to the Credo Gryphon on Friday. The boys got off to a slow s…

The Petaluma Speedway at the fairgrounds will be starting its racing season March 26. The testing and tuning were held previously.

Friday night’s Technology High School vs. Anderson Valley baseball game was the type of game every coach dreams about. A game where their team jumps on the opponent early and is able to cruise the rest of the way. Games like this don’t happen often, so when they do it certainly makes everyone happy.

Sometimes players have those games, where everything goes perfectly well. Basketball players can just do everything, pull up from 30 or make fadeaway jump shots; quarterbacks can just get in a zone where they make throws and plays that define reality. Sports are about individual and team gre…

The last time softball was at Technology High School, the team was making an NCS Playoff run in route to a 13-5 regular season record. That year, 2017, saw the girls lose 13-6 to eventually NCS Division 5 Champion Berean Christian. It was also the last time Tech High parents and supporters s…

For those who drove by Technology High School on Saturday morning, it was clear something was going on. There was very little parking to be found on the streets and you could see kids of all ages walking towards Benicia Park and the Tech High School playground. This event, in the minds of so…

 For those who drove by Technology High School on Saturday morning, it was clear something was going on. There was very little parking to be found on the streets and you could see kids of all ages walking towards Benicia Park and the Tech High School playground. This event, in the minds of s…

Gavin Nammachanthy, a freshman at Technology High School, is the athlete of the month, and recognized for being on the Boy’s Varsity Basketball team. His plan after graduation is to go to a four year college. 

Janessa Paun, a junior at Technology High School, is the athlete of the month, and recognized for being on the Girl’s Varsity Basketball team. Her plan after graduation is to go to Sac State and get a bachelor’s degree with a major in history and a minor in kinesiology and work for the Sacra…

One of the most beautiful examples of spring in Sonoma County are the native wildflowers. To see them you will need to get away from pavement. Some favorite spots to see these treasures are in our public parks, here are a few: Crane Creek, Helen Putnam, Shiloh, Foothill. All have web sites a…