Seniors Andre Williams was recognized by the Press Democrat as the Small Schools Boys Scholar-Athlete of the Year in their annual All-Empire Awards program. He was one of eight overall winners selected from over 35 schools in the Redwood Empire. Williams competed for the Coyotes in cross country in the fall, where he won the California State Dvisions V Cross Country Championship. He also competes in track and field in the spring and has advanced to the Meet of Champions this weekend with top qualifers advancing to the State Track & Field Meet next weekend. For a link to the Press Democrat article, visit: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/sports/9575592-181/press-democrats-all-empire-athletes-of
That same evening, SA's head cross country and track & field coach Danny Aldridge was selected as the Empire Coach of the Year by the Press Democrat. Danny has had an amazing athletic career as an athlete and coach, including having individual State Champions (male and female) at Sonoma Academy as well as qualifying both teams to the CIF State Championships. For a link to the Press Democrat article, visit: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/sports/9586765-181/benefield-longtime-empire-coaches-doug
The varsity boys basketball team saw their historic season come to an end this past Saturday night in a hard-fought second round North Coast Section playoff game at Clear Lake High School. The Coyotes finished the season with the most wins for any varsity boys basketball team in a single season (21), and they also won the program's first ever Division 5 NCS playoff game.
The 21st win and NCS playoff victory came last Wednesday night as the varsity boys upset the six seeded Cougars from College Prep of Oakland. Granted the home game becuase of the SA boys league champion designation, the Coyotes came out motivated to make boys basketball history, and with their hot shooting from the floor (12 of 24 from the three point line) there was never any doubt who would come out on top. With the 78-63 victory on Wednesday, the boys then traveled to Clear Lake on Saturday night where they were within single digits for most of the game, before the Cardinals pulled away for a 16-point victory and ended the Coyotes season. Congratulations to the varsity boys players and coaches on a remarkable and memorable season.
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