basketball

Bear River battles back, but falls short

SACRAMENTO — In one of her biggest hit songs, 1980s pop star Tiffany crooned, “When I think about what could’ve been, it makes me want to cry.” Talore Spencer can relate. ...

Golden Eagles light up El Camino

LOOMIS — Playoff experience was in short supply on the Del Oro High roster heading into Wednesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division III first-round contest against El Camino. The ...

Falcons pull off the upset

Ron Pucci’s coaching career was extended Wednesday night as Colfax High pulled off a significant upset to open the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs. The 12th-seeded Falc ...

Eagles shake off early struggles

LOOMIS — Airing three of their first four shots and missing their first six, the Del Oro Golden Eagles hardly looked like a No. 2 seed early in their Sac-Joaquin Section Division ...

Bruins put the clamps on Capital

SACRAMENTO — Like a vise, the Bear River High girls basketball team clamped down on Capital Christian defensively in merciless fashion — especially in the fourth quarter. Offe ...

Bruins’ tough playoff path starts at home

Bear River High wrapped up its first league title since 2003 last week. The Bruins will look to add another chapter to the history books as they begin the Sac-Joaquin Section Divis ...

Bear River claims its share

The Bear River High boys basketball team wrapped up a share of the Pioneer Valley League title Friday night with a hard-fought 71-62 win at El Dorado. The Bruins (20-6 overall, 10 ...

Pucci to step down

With Ron Pucci’s Colfax High basketball teams over the past three-and-a-half decades, it wasn’t all about the wins and losses. Oh, don’t get me wrong. While there’s a gym ...

Colfax spoils Placer’s postseason plans

Katie Cassilagio did everything she could to keep a bitter rival out of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. Cassilagio, the lone senior on the Colfax High roster, drilled a wide ope ...

Foresthill boys fall to Victory Christian

The Foresthill High boys basketball team fell to Victory Christian 63-37 Thursday night in Foresthill. Pliny Murphy scored 13 points in the loss and Sean O’Hagan added 11. The ...