basketball

Colfax girls undaunted by undefeated Argonaut

At first glance the Argonaut High girls basketball team looks like an unstoppable juggernaut. The Mustangs are 29-0, coasted through the Mother Lode League and for the season they ...

Colfax boys brace for upstart Cougars

Mike O’Connell isn’t looking at the number in front of Capital Christian on the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV bracket. The 13th-seeded Cougars are the lowest seed remaining ...

Campbell studies up for semifinal

Madeline Campbell and her fellow Del Oro High girls’ basketball teammates have had enough, and they plan on changing an ongoing basketball playoff nightmare. Four of the last f ...

Center too much for Del Oro

LOOMIS — The Center High boys basketball has size, speed and a large chip on its shoulder as the No. 6 seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. The Cougars blitzed Del Oro in t ...

Eagles back to familiar perch

LOOMIS — Del Oro High’s defensive intensity is back just in time. The No. 2 Golden Eagles suffocated No. 7 East Union 66-33 in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division III quarterfinal T ...

Falcons roll, Bruins drop a tight one

The Colfax High girls muscled past West Campus Thursday night, booking a spot in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV semifinals for the first time in five seasons.Junior Michelle W ...

Buffaloes pull away from Placer

MANTECA — Keeping Manteca’s top scorers in check was a tough enough task for the Placer High boys basketball team. When the Buffaloes took advantage of their other offensive o ...

Colfax boys clobber Ripon

The top-seeded Colfax High boys basketball team overwhelmed Ripon to open the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs Tuesday, crushing the Indians 81-53 in Colfax.The Falcons led ...

Balanced Bruins roar past Ripon

LAKE OF THE PINES — The only star player on the court inside Jack McCrory Gym Tuesday night was wearing a red Ripon jersey. While Lauren Feddersen poured in 23 points to lead th ...

Wildfires burn Big Valley

The Foresthill High girls basketball team pulled off the biggest upset of the first round in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs Tuesday night. The 13th-seeded Wildfires overcame a ho ...

Valley too much for Forest Lake

LAKE OF THE PINES — After four straight losses to Forest Lake Christian over the last three seasons, Samantha Shoemake and her Valley Christian teammates were more than ready for ...

Breaking down the boys playoffs

It’s hard to disagree with the Sac-Joaquin Section regarding the seeding for the upcoming basketball playoffs. A look at the trends for the last five years show that the high sch ...

Section releases brackets

Six area high school basketball teams will host first-round games this week as the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs get underway. The section released brackets Sunday for the girls, w ...

Falcons find redemption at Crabbe

Notes from a week spent wondering why I didn’t do more curling in my youth:Joey Jergo and the Colfax High boys entered Earl Crabbe Gym Thursday with a chip on their shoulders ...

Ritchart sparks Forest Lake past Foresthill in finale

Laura Ritchart drained five 3-pointers to spark Forest Lake Christian past feisty Foresthill Friday night. The Falcons pulled away for a 41-36 victory on the road.Ritchart scored 1 ...