playoffs

Placer on to semifinal after shutout

Mark Miller has guided the Placer High soccer team into rare territory — the second round of the playoffs. But the coach insists the Hillmen have not peaked yet. Placer used a la ...

Del Oro tennis rolls into semifinals

The Del Oro High tennis team rolled into the Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals Monday with a 7-1 victory at Bella Vista in Sacramento. The Broncos eliminated the Golden Eagles from th ...

Placer volleyball to host first-round playoff match

Four local volleyball squads will open postseason play at home on Tuesday as the Sac-Joaquin Section released its playoff brackets on Thursday. Placer High, which placed second in ...

Falcons bow out in Vacaville

The Forest Lake Christian soccer team gave Vacaville Christian a spirited run Thursday before falling in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoffs in Vacavill ...

Lincoln unable to catch Placer, but sends three to playoffs

It was where the Lincoln High golf team was hoping to score a victory over the Pioneer Valley League’s top team, but Placer proved too strong, even at Turkey Creek Golf Club. The ...

Pitching sees less zip, but more jump

Moving the softball pitching rubber from 40 feet to 43 this season has produced more hitting and scoring. No surprise there.What may come as a surprise is the improved pitching sta ...

Bear River’s epic title streak comes to an end

The Bear River High softball team’s unprecedented run of Sac-Joaquin Section championships came to an end Wednesday night. The Bruins lost to Benicia 9-2 in an out-bracket ga ...

Fledgling no more: Young Falcons turn program around

Optimism is abundant each spring, especially on the baseball diamond. As the flowers begin to bloom each April, even Chicago Cubs fans announce, “This could be the year.” It w ...

Hillgals, Bruins bow out in openers

The Placer High soccer team didn’t have time to mount a comeback Thursday in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs. The Hillgals, who rebounded from ...

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 ...

Falcons muscle back to final

LODI — The Falcons of Colfax High were far from high-flying Wednesday night in their Sac-Joaquin Section semifinal showdown with Summerville. But they proved they could grind out ...

Woodcreek's back-to-back bid comes up short

The two-strike hitter. The 12th-round boxer. The fourth-quarter running back. The Jarvis Watkins. They have the same thing in common – attacking at their best with the most i ...

Falcons fly into semifinals

As the snow piled up outside, the Colfax High girls rained down shots inside as they crushed West Campus 59-24 Thursday night.The fourth-seeded Falcons advanced to the Sac-Joaquin ...