prep sports

Bigger stage awaits Westlake

A high schooler, nearly a minute off the fastest qualifying time, might be satisfied with just going to the Olympic Trials. But if you glance at Brian Westlake?s workout schedule, ...

Del Oro pair headed to La Verne

Apparently Del Oro High athletes like to branch out in groups. After three members of the Eagles? football team committed to play at Linfield College, Taylor Bergthold and Nick Lew ...

Junior, soph pull their weight on DO relay team

The Del Oro High 4x400 boys relay team will return to the CIF State track and field championships today in Clovis where a team that features two seniors, a junior and sophomore wil ...

Golf proving to be Raskin's sport

A crowd of nearly 200 gathered on the 17th hole at Butte Creek Country Club as a four-man playoff whittled down to two: Del Oro High junior Justin Raskin and Zach Smith of Amador V ...

Bond between Simmons, Wheeler has made them stronger

A dominant athlete on a track team isn?t rare. Two isn?t an oddity either even if they run the same events. But to have two tantalizing stars head both the boys and girls hurdle te ...

Placer's ride comes to end

SACRAMENTO ? Ryan Mason?s powerful right arm was enough to stave off elimination for the Placer High baseball team early Wednesday, but the Hillmen couldn?t find the answer in the ...

Thill provides chills, thrills to advance Bruins

SACRAMENTO ? Ali Thill could have taken a short trip to the freeway and hitchhiked her way out of a lackluster day in the field. Instead, the Bear River High junior found a way to ...

Big third inning advances Bruins in playoffs

SACRAMENTO ? Alyssa Reina wasn?t ready to end her stellar prep career or see her coach Duane Zauner hang it up quite yet. The senior catcher led the Pioneer Valley League with a . ...

Bats fail Eagles in upset

SACRAMENTO ? Whitney Smith was on deck in the seventh inning hoping to come to the plate to rekindle the magic bats the Del Oro High softball team had all season. But the senior wa ...

Hits don't fall for Colfax in season-ending loss

SACRAMENTO ? Colfax High played a similar game as Yuba City Thursday afternoon but couldn?t catch the same breaks as they fell 4-0 in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Di ...

Hillmen plow past River Valley in sectionals

SACRAMENTO ? As Ryan Mason delivered yet another strikeout in the fourth inning his smile became increasingly hard to miss. The Placer High senior pitcher couldn?t control his ent ...

Hillgals one and done

It was a never-die attitude that brought the Placer High softball team to its first playoff appearance since 1997 and it was that same mentality that nearly helped it advance. The ...

Del Oro takes third in Masters, Placer seventh

Experience and the weather were definitely on Austin Smotherman?s side Monday at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters golf tournament. The Del Oro High senior shot a tournament record ...

Eagles set eyes on new future

LOOMIS ? The last time the Del Oro High girls soccer team reached the postseason leading scorer Lauren Gollnick wasn?t concerned about what college she would attend because she had ...

Eagles clinch section title over Granite Bay

LOOMIS ? A section title fell on the shoulders of the doubles teams, the same Del Oro High boys tennis teams that didn?t win a match in their previous meeting with Granite Bay. Bu ...