Sports

Tragedy, Trials and Triumph

A 16-year-old Louis Fudge walks into the tattoo shop. Even though he’s a sizeable kid for his age, he’s pretty intimidated at the buzzing of tattoo guns and the men wit ...

Lingering unhealthy air leaves football playoffs in limbo

With lingering unhealthy air generated from smoke from the recent Camp Fire near Paradise hanging over a vast region of Northern California, officials from several different CIF se ...

Jesuit forfeits playoff wins, Del Oro to section final

We’ve learned that Del Oro will be the first team to qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section Championship game from Divisions I-VI. Wait, what? The CIF announced Friday afternoo ...

Colfax’s Weir making up for lost time

A year after throwing just one pass his junior season, Colfax quarterback Alex Weir is sure making up for lost time. As Colfax’s starting quarterback this year in an 11-0 se ...

Area hoop teams ready to tip off

Ready or not, the high school basketball season is ready to tip off for area boys and girls teams. Foresthill’s boys team got the official jump on all of the area hoop squad ...

Fighting Fire with Familiarity

Travis Smith had been retired from coaching for three years. He and his wife Elizabeth were ready to enjoy life as grandparents. So naturally, when the Forest Lake Christian athl ...

CIF postpones football playoffs due to air quality

Friday’s scheduled Sac-Joaquin Section semifinal playoff football games have been postponed until next weekend, it was announced by the California Interscholastic Federation ...

Hillmen brace for ‘Cinderella’ River Valley

In the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section football playoffs, it happens every November. You’ve all heard the one about the team that spun its wheels for most of the regular season, fin ...

Grizzlies claim sixth boys water polo banner

LODI– Rio Americano has been a big playoff rivalry with the Granite Bay boys water polo team for years. Head coach Andrew Reego would know. Reego, a Granite Bay grad who won ...

Del Oro, Colfax fall in volleyball regional

It was the end of the line Thursday evening for a pair of area girls volleyball teams trying to extend their journeys through the CIF Northern California Regional championship tour ...

Prep grid playoffs: It’s like March Madness in November

If Thanksgiving is just around the corner, the prep football playoffs must be heating up. It’s like March Madness in November -- one loss and you’re out. With that in m ...

Area JV teams had strong grid seasons

The 2018 football season was a banner year for several of the area’s varsity programs. Both Placer and Colfax’s varsity squads completed perfect 10-0 seasons while Del ...

Bear River knocks off Center in highly anticipated rematch

LAKE OF THE PINES– In one of the most anticipated rematches coming in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs Friday night between Bear River and Center, round two didn’t disa ...

Falcons roll past Los Banos, 56-21

COLFAX– If the Colfax High football team was feeling the pressure of entering the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs as the No. 1 seed, the Falcons sure didn’t ...

Del Oro shakes the ‘Dogs, 36-7

LOOMIS– Del Oro head coach Jeff Walters says his team is not worried about any distractions leading up to the Golden Eagles’ 2018 playoff debut.   It clearly wa ...