ELK GROVE - After putting a raucous Cosumnes Oaks student body on pins and needles with an 8-2 run to open the first-round Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III playoff contest, East Union lost its touch and fell 63-49 Wednesday.
WESTON RANCH - The Weston Ranch High boys basketball team passed the first test of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs.
RIPON - For a sophomore, Cole Herrin plays and acts like he's been there, done that.
Ripon Christian opened the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-V playoffs just as is expected from the tournament's No. 1 seed, demolishing Tioga High of Groveland 69-35 Wednesday.
The area's three remaining girls basketball teams are each one win away from qualifying for NorCals while advancing into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs semifinal round.
For the remainder of the season it is win at all costs, and that was obviously the mindset for the East Union Lancers in their 58-48 Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III first-round win over Dixon High Tuesday at the Dalben Center.
Defense helped Manteca High overcome dry spells on the offensive end Tuesday in its first-round showdown with 12th-seeded Natomas in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III girls basketball playoffs.
RIPON - In the end, it didn't matter that the Ripon Christian girls basketball team nearly surrendered a 20-point lead and virtually invited the visiting Victory Christian Vikings into a game they were never in.
Being the second best team in the Trans Valley League was not good enough to earn Ripon High's girls basketball team a home game in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV playoffs, and it proved costly in the Indians' 78-68 overtime loss to Linden High Tuesday.
The Sierra High girls basketball barely earned one of 16 Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III playoff berths, but getting in earned the Timberwolves a matchup with the tourney's No. 1 seed,
WESTON RANCH - The season came to crashing halt Tuesday for the Weston Ranch High girls varsity basketball team.
Even though blue-chip prospect Josiah Turner, a 6-foot-3 point guard bound for Arizona, was dismissed by the team last month, Sacramento High may still be favored to defend its Division-III crown in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
With five teams qualifying and three Manteca Unified schools hosting a first-round game, the Valley Oak League is well-represented in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III girls basketball playoffs - so far.
Good news first: Sierra High's two losses to end the Valley Oak League girls basketball season last week had no effect on its postseason chances.
EL DORADO HILLS – Closing the Sac-Joaquin Section Divisional Wrestling tournaments with a berth into the SJS Masters meet was the primary goal, but Weston Ranch's Donnell Simms was able to take it a step further by winning the 189-pound championship on his way to the Masters.
Orestimba-Newman defeated Ripon Christian 227-261 Thursday in Southern League golf action at the par-36 Diablo Grande Ranch Course in Patterson.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants pitcher Jake Peavy homered through the low-hovering mist for his first long ball in more than nine years, leading San Francisco ...
The Weston Ranch soccer team continued its defense of the Sac-Joaquin Section championship Wednesday but it was not a pretty defense as the Cougars and ...
Emotions can play a big factor when crosstown rivals clash.
The Manteca High girls' tennis squad rolled past visiting Lathrop in Tuesday's Valley Oak League match, 9-0.
STOCKTON – Manteca eked out a first-set victory Tuesday before host Chavez-Stockton took the next three in a 24-26, 25-23, 25-11, 25-22 non-league volleyball win.
Ripon Christian opened Southern League play with a 2-0 loss to host Le Grand on Tuesday.
Eddie Aguilar scored three goals and assisted in two more to lead Sierra to a 5-0 win over host Lathrop to open the Valley Oak ...
Niko Ilardi threw for four touchdowns and ran for two to lead the Ripon Chiefs to a 40-6 Mountain Valley Football League victory over the ...
It was hard enough opening the Valley Oak League season against the perennially tough Oakdale Mustangs.
Lathrop atoned for last year's defeat to Franklin with a 25-20, 25-18, 25-14 sweep of the visiting Yellowjackets on Monday in non-league volleyball action.
The Manteca Jr. Buffaloes edged the Turlock Bulldogs 13-12 Saturday in Cen-Cal football action Saturday at Turlock High School.
MODESTO – Under hot and smoky conditions, the Sierra boys won the small-schools division and the Sierra girls were third on the 5-kilometer course in the ...
It's called game planning, and it's something that every coach does before stepping onto the field on a given Friday night.
Ripon Christian Athletic Stadium was christened Friday evening with a 37-15 non-league win over Linden.