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HEAVY BURDEN

Zak Burden made big plays with his arms and legs, and on the game’s final sequence it was he who fittingly punctuated No. 10 Rio Linda’s 49-44 upset of No. 2 Sierra in Friday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division III quarterfinal at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

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Posted: nov. 22, 2014 12:35 a.m. | | HEAVY BURDEN Comments 0 Comments

Capital’s speed too much for Ripon Christian

SACRAMENTO —The better athletes won out on this day.

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Posted: nov. 22, 2014 12:26 a.m. | | Capital’s speed too much for Ripon Christian Comments 0 Comments

Buffaloes upended by Sacramento

Down to their final play, Dakarai Charles threw toward the corner of the end zone with confidence.

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Posted: nov. 22, 2014 12:27 a.m. | | Buffaloes upended by Sacramento Comments 0 Comments

Calm under pressure, Tijero nearly lives dream

Fade to black.

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Posted: nov. 22, 2014 12:25 a.m. | | Calm under pressure, Tijero nearly lives dream Comments 0 Comments

ROUND TWO

A year ago, Manteca put an emphatic stamp on its fourth Sac-Joaquin Section championship with a runaway victory over a first-time finalist.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 12:18 a.m. | | ROUND TWO Comments 0 Comments

Ripon Christian ready for toughest test

Ripon Christian is well aware of what it’s up against tonight.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 12:17 a.m. | | Ripon Christian ready for toughest test Comments 0 Comments

Calling on young guns for playoff run

Sophomores have long been a part of Sierra’s winning formula this season, but when Brandon Arreola burst around the corner and into the end zone this was something new.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 12:16 a.m. | | Calling on young guns for playoff run Comments 0 Comments

GETTING HER KICKS

Behind the goal posts, shagging footballs blasted through the uprights during warm-ups, Sierra’s Marissa LaQuaglia makes no illusions about her role on Friday nights.

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Posted: nov. 19, 2014 11:47 p.m. | | GETTING HER KICKS Comments 0 Comments

Knights’ offense still running without Brown

Ripon Christian appeared to have an Andrew Brown clone in the form of junior tail back Brian Sytsma.

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Posted: nov. 19, 2014 11:42 p.m. | | Knights’ offense still running without Brown Comments 0 Comments

BUFFALOES BASH

The third time was the charm for Eric Reis and his Manteca High football team.

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Posted: nov. 15, 2014 1:18 a.m. | | BUFFALOES BASH Comments 0 Comments

Sierra not content with win

Confetti wafted in the air above the home bleachers and players were met with hugs and high-fives at every turn.

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Posted: nov. 15, 2014 1:16 a.m. | | Sierra not content with win Comments 0 Comments

Birthday boy Kramer carries Knights

GARDEN VALLEY – The Ripon Christian Knights relied on a strong second-half surge to roll past Golden Sierra in Friday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoff opener.

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Posted: nov. 15, 2014 1:16 a.m. | | Birthday boy Kramer carries Knights Comments 0 Comments

Sportsmanship prevails in traumatic moment

It was the kind of moment that can take the air out of a stadium.

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Posted: nov. 15, 2014 1:15 a.m. | | Sportsmanship prevails in traumatic moment Comments 0 Comments

No. 2 Sierra better against the Spread

By now, the Sac-Joaquin Section football playoff brackets have been dissected and analyzed by anyone with a rooting interest or a job to do.

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Posted: nov. 13, 2014 11:58 p.m. | | No. 2 Sierra better against the Spread Comments 0 Comments

Buffs seek first victory vs. Vanden

Eric Reis has been known to share stories of Manteca High’s grid-iron glory of years past with his players.

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Posted: nov. 13, 2014 11:57 p.m. | | Buffs seek first victory vs. Vanden Comments 0 Comments

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