Sports

Valley Christian dispatches Big Valley in D-V opener

The Valley Christian Academy boys basketball team got its playoff quest off on the right foot Wednesday night. The Lions (24-4) owned the backboards with a 38-20 rebounding adv ...

Vikings gut out initial postseason win

It wasn’t necessarily easy and it wasn’t always pretty, but the Oakmont High boys basketball team found a way to win its playoff opener Wednesday night. “Survive and advan ...

Thunder boys enter DII playoffs as the No. 6 seed

Rocklin High’s varsity boys basketball team, the winner of the last two Sac-Joaquin Section, Division II championships, enters the playoffs as the No. 6 seed. The Thunder (19-8 ...

Whitney’s Fitzgerald pins down success on the wrestling mat

While most of us follow the path of least resistance, there are some who find joy in being pioneers, trying new things. One of those unique individuals is 14-year-old Madison Fi ...

Wrestlers set sights on Stockton, one step from state

The season is winding down in high school wrestling, as the field of competitors is whittled down week after week.Last weekend, the top wrestlers from three leagues gathered to det ...

High Schools strike up a new game

Local students are striking up new competition. At Strikes Family Entertainment Center in Rocklin, more than 70 students are taking part in the fast-growing high school club bowli ...

Woodcreek dominates final three quarters, beats Pitman

The Woodcreek girls advanced in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin section playoffs at home Tuesday past a scrappy, tough Pitman team out of Turlock 51-37. The Timberwolves were do ...

Granite Bay holds off Raiders, advances in postseason

After struggling early to defend River City’s talented Victoria Turner, the Granite Bay High girls basketball team worked its way to a 54-51 win Tuesday night. The first-round ...

Getting ready for turkey season

The spring turkey hunting season in California has become enormously popular. But, the success rate of turkey hunters can be pretty much like fishing success, where 10 percent of t ...

Hidden Heavenly: More than meets the eye at Tahoe resort

It’s a relatively quiet Sunday morning in South Lake Tahoe, a day when the weekend warriors are waking up late, a bit groggy from staying in the casinos far too long the nigh ...

Valley too much for Forest Lake

LAKE OF THE PINES — After four straight losses to Forest Lake Christian over the last three seasons, Samantha Shoemake and her Valley Christian teammates were more than ready for ...

Oakmont looks to enjoy home court playoff advantage

Rarely does a No. 2 seed enter the first round of a 16-team tournament with a great deal of concern about its matchup.   That is not quite true Wednesday night, as the Sac- ...

Woodcreek enters pursuit of section title as No. 2 seed

          FYI:   Wednesday’s playoff games (games tip at 7 p.m.) Division II No. 15 Folsom at No. 2 Woodcreek Division II No. 13 ...

Lions begin pursuit of crown

There is a sense of uncertainty around the gym at Valley Christian Academy as the Lions prepare for their first postseason game this week. After earning the No. 4 seed among the el ...

Playoff excitement ignites memories of Milosevic

The last time the O-zone, the student cheering section at Oakmont High, was this excited, Milos Milosevic was in the center of the action.   Two years ago, a talented but un ...