INTERVIEW: Petaluma Ca Trojan’s Rick Krist is YSN’s Coach of the Year

From the Youth Sports Network YouTube Channel “Petaluma High Head Coach Rick Krist is interviewed after being named the ALL YSN Coach of the Year for the 2015 All YSN Football Team.”

Listen to YSN’s interview with Rick Krist “Coach of the Year” includes Steve Ellison former longtime and respected coach at Petaluma High School.

Also congrats to the following Petaluma players making the 2015 All YSN Football Team:


  • DE- Travis Plank, Petaluma
  • DE- Andrew Floerke, Casa Grande
  • LB- Spencer Torkelson, Casa Grande
  • CB- Nic Petri, Casa Grande


  • G- Ben Upton, Petaluma
  • WR- Kaleo Garrigan, Casa Grande
  • FB- Lucas Dentoni, Petaluma

PCA tv releases video of Petaluma High School’s 2014 Graduation Ceremony

Petaluma High Chamber Choir Singing National AnthemEvery year Petaluma Community Access does a good job capturing our High School Graduation ceremonies.  Today they released Petaluma High School’s 2014 Graduation ceremony.  See anyone you know?  If you do please send them a link to this post or use the social media share icons below.  Brandon Marweg Valedictorian 2014 Petaluma High SchoolWe hope that our 2014 grads are doing great after their first year of college and adulthood.  Our local high schools do a great job in getting them prepared for the next steps in their lives.



Congrats to Petaluma High School grad Anthony Sequeira drafted to MLB Phillies

Anthony Sequeira Oral Roberts BaseballRound 23, #684 overall – Anthony Sequeira, RHP

Sequeira was the 2015 Summit League Player of the Year, hitting .341/.423/.583 for Oral Roberts, but the Phillies have drafted him as a pitcher, because he’s apparently pretty great at that, too. There’s a nice little recap here of Sequeira’s season below written by the Summit League, ORUs Sequeira named Gregg Olson Award Semifinalist:

TULSA, Okla. ( – Oral Roberts baseball player Anthony Sequeira has been named a semifinalist for the Gregg Olson Award, an honor to be presented to college baseball’s breakout player of the year. The annual award is given to a top amateur baseball player who elevates his game to an elite level throughout the season.

Sequiera Oral Roberts Golden EaglesA native of Petaluma, Calif., Sequeira improved his batting average nearly 90 points from his junior year, when he batted .258. This season, Sequeira turned in a breakout season while being one of the Golden Eagles best hitters with a .341 batting average while leading the team in several offensive categories.

Sequeira was named The Summit League Player of the Year and a First-Team player at the utility position as well as a relief pitcher after leading the conference in home runs, RBI as well as saves.

The Gregg Olson Award is named after Olson, a former Auburn pitching great and two-time All American who had breakout sophomore junior seasons for the Tigers. The award was developed to honor college baseball’s success stories and showcase players like Olson who have raised the level of their game through hard work, strength of mind and determination.

Eligible players will be those who are omitted from major publication’s preseason All American prognostications; however by the end of the season their on the field performance will demonstrate that they are among the top amateur baseball players in the nation.

Ball State sophomore pitcher Scott Baker won the inaugural Greg Olson Award in 2013.

The winner of the 2014 Gregg Olson Award will be named in Omaha, Nebraska during the College World Series which is to be held this season at TD Ameritrade Park from June 15-June 25/26.

Also check out this good news: #Petaluma is Two for Two! Crosstown Grads Both Drafted To Arizona Diamond Backs in MLB Draft

Anthony SequeiraUPDATE: June 11, 2015 Oklahoma News On 6 – ORU’s Sequeira Named Finalist For Olerud Award

UPDATE: June 11, 2015 The Daily Progress: BASEBALL: ORU’s Sequeira, Whatley earn Midwest All-Region honors

#Petaluma is Two for Two! Crosstown Grads Both Drafted To Arizona Diamondbacks in MLB Draft

We would like to congratulate two high school grads for being drafted in Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks.

15.christy.mugFrancis Christy is a Casa Grande High School grad who is a Junior at Palomar College was drafted in the 7th round of the MLB draft on Tuesday. We recently shared an article on him in our social medial feeds in May,. Palomar’s Christy grows up Comets catcher has matured and figures to be a high pick in the June draft. He previously was named California Community College Player of the Year and National Community College Player of the Year, was drafted in the seventh round by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.  He was the first player taken in round 7 and the first California community college player selected in the draft. He also was the first community college catcher in the nation taken in the draft. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound sophomore, who signed a letter of intent with the University of Washington prior to Palomar’s 2015 season, batted .316 with a state-leading 11 home runs, 52 RBIs and 43 runs scored in 45 games as the Comets went 37-8 and finished third in the California State Tournament.

daniel_comstock_49_mbaDaniel Comstock a Petaluma High School grad,  who was Empire District Player of the year in 2012, was picked up in the 18th round of the MLB draft today.  Comstock, also a catcher, hit .317 in 50 games for Menlo Oaks during the 2013-14 season.  He was second on the team in home runs (4) and third in RBI’s (29) and second on the team in on-base percentage (.408) that year which earned him a spot on the All-NAIA West Group Team.  In his 2014-15 year he hit .393, 16 home runners, and 56 RBIs with a .482 On Base Percentage. On June 3, 2015 Comstock was named NAIA All-American.

Two hours ago Comstock tweeted this on his Twitter page.

Also see this late and great news: Congrats to Petaluma High School grad Anthony Sequeira drafted to MLB Phillies

Scranton sets Empire discus record at state track meet

(Photo by Crista Jeremiason/ The Press Democrat)

June 6, 2015, 10:07PM: As provided yesterday in the Press Democrat by Kerry Benefield:

CLOVIS — With a monster toss, Allison Scranton left her mark on the Redwood Empire record books Saturday, besting the area discus record by more than four feet.

Then she did it again. This time, she topped her minutes-old record by another 11 inches.

“Once my first one was a (personal record), I was just like, ‘This is the best day ever and it can only go up from here,’ and it did,” she said.

And Scranton did it on high school track’s biggest stage.

The Petaluma High senior took fourth place at the CIF State Track & Field Championship in Clovis, surrounded by stellar competitors.

“The girl behind me who got fifth, got second last year,” Scranton said.

The winning toss was a Herculean 161 feet, 9 inches. Scranton’s best throw on the day was 149 feet, 4 inches.

But she’ll take it. And she’ll take the state medal that goes with it. And she’ll take the honor of being the greatest discus thrower in Empire history.

“It is really cool to be a part of this. There are so many amazing athletes here,” she said.

Scranton, who finished sixth at state last year, almost didn’t make it to the finals. An admittedly abysmal preliminary round Friday earned her a seventh seed coming into Saturday’s finals despite being well below her best effort.

To read more go to the Press Democrat: Scranton sets Empire discus record at state track | The Press Democrat

Here is a short video of her talking about breaking the record and breaking her personal record.

Here is a video of her making it through the finals.

VIDEO: #Petaluma High School 1 of 33 Schools Nationwide Selected To Send Science Project Into Space

There is a great article by Jamie Hansen in the Press Democrat this morning covering this exciting project called Petaluma High aims to send science project to space, following Mark West Charter.

For more information on this program you can go to Student Spaceflight Experiments Progam website.

Click here to help them raise the money they need to get their experiment into space.  They need to raise $8,500 by Monday next week, according to the PD article.

Here is the Kids In Space, Petaluma High SSEP IndieGOGO video