boys basketball

Thunder boys fall to St. Francis 75-72

The season came to a close for Rocklin High’s boys basketball team on Thursday night. The Thunder, seeded No. 10 in the Northern California regional tournament, were beaten 75-7 ...

Timberwolves survive Chico challenge

Depth is such an incredible luxury for Woodcreek High boys basketball coach Burnel Pinkerton.   “If it’s not going well with one group, I can just go down and gr ...

Vikings dunk Giants in road playoff test

The Oakmont High boys basketball team is used to being the team with the home court advantage. Thursday night, the Vikings found out they could get it done when the other guy has t ...

Vikings hit the road for second round contest

It might be time to see the Oakmont High boys basketball team get everyone going on the same night. All season long, the Vikings have received sensational performances from a nu ...

Fourth-seeded Woodcreek begins state title chase

After a bye to open the tournament, the Woodcreek High boys basketball team hits the floor Thursday night to open the CIF State Division II Championship tournament. By virtue of ...

New videos at Placer Sports

We have posted some new video reports at our regional all-sports Web site, www.placersports.com.  Visit our site and click on the video content area to see highlights from the ...

Valley Christian falls short in San Francisco

Unforced errors in the opening half put the Valley Christian Academy boys basketball team in a situation it could not escape. The Lions lost their opening game in the CIF State ...

Rocklin tops Pleasant Valley; plays at St. Francis Thursday

The Thunder boys beat Pleasant Valley High of Chico 73-44 on Tuesday night in the first round of the Northern California regional basketball tournament. Rocklin High is a No. 10 s ...

The difference two years have made at Woodcreek

Coming to center court at Arco Arena to accept its section championship banner was a monumental moment for the Woodcreek High boys.   Two years ago, the Timberwolves were at ...

Oakmont cruises past Montgomery into NorCal second round

The game felt like a mismatch from the outset, and except for the fact that Oakmont went into cruise control for portions of the night, it was just that. Montgomery High’s boy ...

Valley Christian on the road to open NorCal tourney

You get the sense that Valley Christian coach Brad Gunter would rather see the University of Kansas coming out of the opposing locker room than Victory Christian. The Lions have ...

Oakmont opens NorCal tonight, Woodcreek boys have bye

It’s ability to regroup quickly will be put to the test Tuesday night when the Oakmont High boys basketball team is back on the court. “They were down a little yesterday, bu ...

Woodcreek fights back, beats Oakmont for section title

When you get a chance to put away a great team like Woodcreek, you had better do it because they won’t stay down for long. That was a lesson learned by the Oakmont High boys b ...

Familiar foes, friendly finale between Woodcreek and Oakmont

Three times already this season, Oakmont (22-6) has faced its nemesis, SFL champion Woodcreek (25-5), and come up on the short end.   The defeats include a blowout loss on ...

Vikings beat buzzer, knock off No. 1 seed Fairfield

They reviewed the video just to be sure, but J.T. Adenrele’s tip-in just beat the buzzer Thursday night to lift the Oakmont High boys basketball team past Fairfield. The Sac-J ...