Sac-Joaquin Section

Hillmen fever is an affliction Auburn enjoys

The 2009 Placer Hillmen football team has returned the fever to LeFebvre stadium. And all over town, there is a buzz of positive energy. Tonight, during a potentially thunderous ...

Hillgals, Falcons battle powers in semifinals

The Placer High volleyball team meets a familiar foe in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III semifinals tonight. Forest Lake Christian will battle an established postseason power ...

Placer survives in five

As her volleyball season hung by a thread Tuesday night at Earl Crabbe Gym, Kelsey Lardner looked at her fellow seniors and pleaded with them. “I just said, ‘This is not the wa ...

Placer, Del Oro open Division III volleyball playoffs at home

All but one of the five local teams kicking off tonight’s Sac-Joaquin Section volleyball playoffs will host their postseason openers. No. 11 Colfax travels to Newman to take on ...

Dalton Dyer a hit on, off the field

Dalton Dyer expected to get high-fives from his Placer High teammates and coaches on the football field last fall. It turns out he’s a bigger hero to thousands of foster youth an ...

Crider leaps past 36-year-old Placer triple-jump record

Placer High junior Brett Crider progressed by leaps and bounds in the triple jump this spring, nearly landing at the state championships. Crider broke Placer’s 36-year-old schoo ...

SJS crown a relief for football athletes

SACRAMENTO — The section title they were supposed to win on a near-freezing night in mid-December finally came under a searing sun at Sacramento City College Monday. Placer High ...

Placer wins section title

SACRAMENTO — Matt Ross knew he’d be taking the mound at some point Monday afternoon. He didn’t know it would be with no outs in the second inning. The Placer High senior was ...

Placer seniors seek to go out on top

After suffering a stress fracture the first week of April, Placer High leadoff hitter Jordan Arndt missed 12 games. “He had a tough time with it,” said catcher Joel Thys. “H ...

Grizzlies maul Golden Eagles

SACRAMENTO — It has seldom done things the easy over the past couple of seasons, but somehow the Del Oro High baseball team has usually managed to find a way. After taking it on ...

Crucial error creates must-win showdown

SACRAMENTO —Sometimes, things just don’t go according to plan. A costly error with two runners in scoring position proved to be the difference Monday night as the Del Oro High ...

River City stuns Placer in opener

It looked like an easy straight-set win on paper, but what took place on the court Monday afternoon was a stunning three-set defeat. Dan Fraguglia and Amelia Arnold dropped the mi ...

Studebaker shines at Section meet

Placer High junior Ryan Studebaker won the varsity boys 100 breast at the Sac-Joaquin Section swim finals Saturday at Tokay High in an all-American time of 56.47. Studebaker place ...

Colfax eight strokes short at Masters

Austin Heikila wrapped up a spectacular spring with an 18-hole score of 83 Monday on a windy afternoon at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament at The Reserve at Spanos Park i ...

Umamoto advances to Masters

Bear River’s Johnny Umamoto fired a 4-over-par 76 during the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI tournament at The Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton Monday, tying for third place ov ...