It would have taken a miracle for Manteca to overcome's Oak Ridge's good fortune. The Buffaloes were in a bad spot for a catch-and-shoot prayer at the end of Wednesday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoff opener at Winter Gym, with Ernie Pimentel inbounding the ball from their own baseline and only 1.3 seconds remaining. Oak Ridge center Chris Browning intercepted Pimentel's pass intended for Dominique Barnes at midcourt, securing the No. 9 Trojans' thrilling 73-72 ...
It didn't take long for St. Mary's to realize that Sierra was a one-man show Wednesday night in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs.
RIPON – Ron Vander Molen was so worried about Millennium High's Ruben DeLeon that the Ripon Christian head coach planned all week to double team him in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs Wednesday.
SACRAMENTO - All No. 16 Weston Ranch got out of Wednesday's 91-49 loss to top-seeded Sacramento in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs was needed postseason experience.
Regardless of the outcome, East Union will smell home cookin' for the last time this season tonight when El Dorado of Placerville visits for a Sac-Joaquin Section Division III second-round playoff game.
MODESTO – Ricky Acosta went 2 for 5 with an RBI and closed out the bottom of the seventh with a strikeout Wednesday in the opening round of the Johansen Tournament as Manteca picked up its second win in as many outings, 7-3.
RIPON – The Ripon Indians picked up where they left off last year, winning and winning convincingly Wednesday at Mistlin Park, 4-2, over visiting Amador.
East Union High recorded its last field goal with 4 minutes, 29 seconds left. And it didn't matter. The No. 4-seeded Lancers produced their highest single-game point total of the season in their 75-61 victory over No. 13 Inderkum of Sacramento to open the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III at Dalben Center Tuesday. Ashley Rose kept Inderkum (16-11) at a double-digit distance by calmly draining all 10 of her free throws over the final 4 minutes, ...
San Andreas - Ripon Christian didn't get the memo. The Knights aren't supposed to beat a No. 5-seeded team that has 23 wins and a Mountain Valley League championship to open the postseason. But they did, and easily. Junior center Kelsey Tillema was an inside-out force for No. 12 Ripon Christian Tusday, churning out 20 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and three blocks to lead the Knights' 47-30 victory over Mountain Oaks to advance to ...
FAIRFIELD – Courtney Duran nailed a 3-pointer moments into Weston Ranch's first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoff appearance, but by that time the Cougars were already down 5-0.
The Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament, which begins Thursday morning at the Spanos Center on the campus of the University of the Pacific, is a massive wrestling event featuring 448 wrestlers (32 in each of 14 weight classes).
TURLOCK – Facing a stiff test in Turlock, a 2008 Sac-Joaquin Section Division I runner-up, Sierra showed well, forcing a 1-1 tie on a Diana Alfaro goal from Nicole Vanni seven minutes into the second half.
Outdoor background noise has more ingredients at times than an $8 drink at Starbucks but, on occasion, harmonizes into beauty.
Manteca Babe Ruth has announced its tryouts dates for the three age divisions it offers. Tryouts for the 13-year-old division are on Saturday, Feb. 28 starting 11 a.m., and March 7 at 1 p.m. at East Union High. The 14-15 division tryouts are on April 25 and May 2 at 10 a.m. also at East Union. The 16-18 year olds will try out on the same dates and site starting at 1 p.m. Registration will ...
Jim Agostini isn't pretending to have the book on Inderkum. Instead of thumbing through notes and scouting reports Monday night, he was reviewing game film on his own team. Agostini's focus is on making sure his No. 4 East Union Lancers are on top of their game when they open the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs against Tri-County Conference champion No. 13 Inderkum of Sacramento tonight at Dalben Center. "I don't know that much about ...
STOCKTON – Ripon Christian made school history this spring. The Knights' unforeseen playoff run all the way into the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII girls soccer final came to an end Saturday after running into powerhouse Bradshaw Christian Sacramento, who defeated RC 3-0 to claim its fifth straight section championship at Lincoln High. "We have a pretty dynamic offense when we're clicking," Bradshaw Christian coach Michael Rangel said. "Our patterns and pieces and our creativity inside ...
STOCKTON – Sierra has gotten the best of Kimball during its three years of existence. On Saturday, the T'Wolves defeated their Valley Oak League rival this season for a fourth straight time, but this was for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship at the Arnaiz Softball Complex, 4-0. Sierra junior hurler Allie Walljasper tossed nine strikeouts and freshman Devi Coglio had a two-RBI triple that crowned the T'Wolves section champion for a second time in ...
Thunder READING, Pa. – Riley Gill's 27 save shutout and Evan Barlow's goal and assist were enough to help the Reading Royals send the Stockton Thunder to a 4-0 defeat in Game 2 of the Kelly Cup Finals before 4,693 fans at Sovereign Center on Sunday.
SAN JOSE (AP) - When Logan Couture limped off the ice in the middle of a tied game San Jose desperately needed to win, it looked as if he was taking the Sharks' playoffs hopes with him.
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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Jennifer Johnson won the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic on Sunday for her first tour title, birdieing four of the final six holes for a one-stroke victory over Jessica Korda and Pornanong Phatlum.
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Sang-Moon Bae watched anxiously after hitting his tee shot at the par-3 17th hole Sunday in the Byron Nelson Championship.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Josef Newgarden and Graham Rahal took care of business right away Sunday.
Recently there has been a lot of discussion on how to reduce the number of gun related crimes in the U.S.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - It's only fitting that Jimmie Johnson's latest romp through the record books was shrouded in post-race controversy.
OAKLAND (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes hit a leadoff home run in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
DENVER (AP) - Juan Nicasio scattered three hits over six innings, Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki each drove in two runs and the Colorado Rockies won their first series over San Francisco in two years, beating the Giants 5-0 on Sunday.
SANTA ROSA (AP) - Always close to the front but never first at the end, Tejay van Garderen would often wear himself out wondering if he could swap the white jersey that goes to the best young rider for the yellow one that goes to the winner.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Another year, another Triple Crown hopeful unable to come through.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs opened the Western Conference finals resembling the past champions who've been there so many times before.