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Maneatis makes quick ascent

The winds were whipping last week at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Track and Field Championships and pole vaulters cringed as they walked toward the pit at Elk Grove High. It did ...

Del Oro pair headed to state tourney

The Del Oro High golf team held its own against the best in Northern California Monday, but came up three strokes short of a state championship berth. The Golden Eagles placed four ...

Del Oro's title dream dashed in Carson

CARSON — Del Oro High’s historic 2011 football season ended with one last valiant effort. But Helix showcased its speed and skill in a six-minute blur in the second quarter and ...

Bear River bumped in five games

The Bear River High volleyball team bowed out of the CIF NorCal playoffs Tuesday night, but not before giving Marin Catholic a serious scare. The sixth-seeded Bruins lost 25-15, 23 ...

Del Oro relay seventh

The Del Oro High boys 4x400-meter relay team capped its spectacular season with one last record-breaking performance in prime time.The Golden Eagles placed seventh in Saturday nigh ...

Golden Eagles sail into semis

LOOMIS — Brianna Ruiz’s latest assault on Del Oro High’s track and field record book will have to wait. Club volleyball season is on the backburner for Belle Obert and Baile ...

Co-PVL champs go down in openers

The top two girls basketball teams in the Pioneer Valley League finally bowed out of the postseason Tuesday night. It was only fitting that co-champions, and bitter rivals, Bear Ri ...

Del Oro junior Branum fifth at state tourney

Austin Branum doesn’t have a big, elaborate meal planned to reward himself for a fifth place finish at the CIF State Wrestling Championships in Bakersfield Friday and Saturday. ...

Four foothills hopefuls headed to Bakersfield

Sac-Joaquin Section champions Austin Branum and Kevin Burrage are out to prove they can compete with the best wrestlers in the state. The Del Oro High grapplers will lead foothill ...

Ratings give coaches a gauge, goals

The league strength ratings for both boys’ and girls’ basketball were released by the Sac Joaquin Section on Monday. This was the first of four announcements from the s ...

Saints marching toward history

Matt Sween has heard the laughs and snickers when his Auburn Christian basketball team walks into opposing gymnasiums. Unlike in years past, they usually dissipate within a few min ...

Late charge gives Bulldogs state title

CARSON — Three touchdowns in 25 seconds turned a close game into a Folsom blowout, as the Bulldogs won the CIF State Football Division II Championship on Saturday in Carson, defe ...

Rivals hit the trail, together

When Kevin Ostenberg heard the news earlier this fall that his Del Oro High cross country team would be competing at the Division II level in the postseason, his reaction was not f ...

The economics of playoff football: Sac-Joaquin Section takes a big bite out of local gate

The stands at Auburn’s LeFebvre Stadium may be full for Friday's high school football playoff showdown between Placer High and Oakdale. But while the gate will be one of the bigg ...

Time to assemble playoff puzzle, piece by piece

The year was 2007. Roseville and Rocklin High built impressive 8-2 regular-season records — and didn’t qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section football playoffs. In 2005, Bear Rive ...