Mark C. Volain, Marin IJ

Mark C. Volain

Marin IJ

California, United States

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Past articles by Mark:

Tiburon’s Chandler takes up cycling to honor mother

Meredith Chandler to ride in 100-mile Waves to Wine bicycle race to benefit multiple sclerosis → Read More

Stinson Relays offer a glimpse into the MCAL cross country season

Arrival at Stinson Beach Thursday for the annual Stinson Relays, the unofficial-official start of the MCAL cross country season, is a scene out of -- well, a relay race hosted on a beach. → Read More

Preps of the Week for Sept. 10

Not every team in Marin came away a winner this week, but that doesn’t mean their weren’t individual performances worthy of note throughout the week. From game-winning kicks to bounce-b… → Read More

Volain’s View: The ‘Bernie Schneider Way’ of doing things

Family, foes reflect on longtime Tamalpais, Marin Catholic coach Bernie Schneider, who died August 24 → Read More

Prep football: Drake overcomes penalties, rolls past Healdsburg

The Pirates were assessed many penalties in their season-opener against Healdsburg, but also had their offense working as they rolled to a 46-6 win. → Read More

Volain’s View: San Anselmo’s Scott shines for grandmother, Ireland

Drake High graduate was co-captain for Team Ireland, honoring her late grandmother with her play → Read More

MIJ’s plan for prep sports coverage in 2019

Some changes to how things are reported — both to and by the sports department. → Read More

Marin counters state falloff in prep football participation

The California Interscholastic Federation is reporting a decline in players for the fourth consecutive year. "From my perspective, we have as many as ever," says Tamalpais High School coach Matthew LemMon. → Read More

Volain’s View: Goff should take it to next level this season

Jared Goff has gotten to the Super Bowl and had some very good games. What’s next? → Read More

Pacifics fall to Vallejo Admirals in extras

Chris Fornaci hit a grand slam in the 10th inning to put some separation between his Vallejo Admirals and the San Rafael Pacifics in what had been a very close game. → Read More

Volain’s View: How Bay Area baseball teams are shaping up post-trade deadline

A's make necessary moves, Giants plan for future without sacrificing 2019 → Read More

Israeli, Russian wrestlers to train with Marin duo in Israel

Coach Chris Feder and Redwood junior Ben Olsan are heading on training trip with Maccabi USA Wrestling. → Read More

Little League: San Rafael 11s remain unbeaten with convincing win

Big second inning highlights mercy-rule shortened 11-0 victory over Dixie-Terra Linda. → Read More

Sonoma Raceway: NASCAR weekend highlights 50th anniversary

Novato native Dave Smith will race the 2.52-mile course - which features the return of The Carousel - Saturday. → Read More

Little League rosters: Rosters for every Marin All-Star team

Mill Valley Little League Hugo Barberie Kaelin Christman Bennett Dammann Elliot Dasovich Jackson Dumas Tito Fierstein Reed Hanna Farhan Khaliq-Baporia Cooper Kift Cole Kramlich Cole Maxson Shade Mu… → Read More

Minor-league roundup: Marin baseball players delivering in affiliated ball

We may be over two months into the schedule for games played in Major League Baseball, but if you’re looking for the games where you may see a former Marin ball player, minor league teams are… → Read More

Dipse black shirts: Petaluma's Harwood kicks his way to final shirt

Petaluma's Tyler Harwood tapped into his remaining energy to pass two runners and claim one of the coveted Dipsea black shirts, a prize awarded to the first 35 finishers at the historic 7.4-mile trail race. → Read More

Dipsea notebook: Paddy O’Leary wins runners’ section

San Francisco resident Paddy O'Leary, 31, recorded the second-fastest time of the entire day, 50 minutes, 57 seconds, en route to winning the runners' section at the 109th Dipsea Race on Sunday. → Read More

Richtman’s resume includes records, reinforcing others

Sunday’s 109th Dipsea Race will be without a figure that’s been there for years: Novato ultra-marathoner Mark Richtman. While Richtman tended to go for races longer than the Dipsea &#82… → Read More

Former Redwood pitcher Peck drafted by St. Louis Cardinals

A day after helping pitch Chapman University to the Division III national title, Tyler Peck was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 28th round of the MLB amateur draft. Peck was the 845th overall pick. → Read More