High school basketball

Valley Christian is beaten on the boards in loss to Ripon Christian

RIPON--The Grinnell System is the sum of several parts, and one was missing for Valley Christian Academy on Friday night. And one, as it turned out, was all it took to make a diffe ...

Brillington, Granite Bay fight to finish in loss to Bethel

VALLEJO--Nate Brillington went out guns blazing. He went out driving, slashing, attacking and spinning, too. Brillington even made the home fans ooh and ahh over his moves.But the ...

Valley Christian puts up 95, hits the road for Ripon Christian next

With two minutes remaining in Valley Christian Academy’s game Wednesday night, Jason Gish began to feel it. He told coach Brad Gunter Jr. as much, and the coach, hardly one t ...

Season ends for young Valley Christian girls team

The odds were stacked against them from the start.The Valley Christian Academy girls basketball team returned one player this season – senior Heather Frank – but nearly ...

Oakmont achieves goal of playoff berth but falls to Vanden in first round

FAIRFIELD - Oakmont High School suited up five juniors and four sophomores for its first Sac-Joaquin Section girls basketball playoff game in seven years. Vanden started the Solano ...

Valley Christian basketball works ‘The System’

League championships and postseason appearances have become the norm at Valley Christian Academy, and when teams win, everyone tends to be happier.But something was missing within ...

Comeback victory helps Oakmont girls get into basketball playoffs

Oakmont High School overcame a four-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat visiting Rio Linda 40-36 in a Capital Valley Conference finale Friday night and qualify for the Sac- ...

Playoff field smaller for Roseville-area teams this season

The Roseville area's representation in the Sac-Joaquin Saction basketball playoffs is considerably smaller than last season.There are just five local teams in the playoffs, which w ...

Roseville tops Woodcreek in rugged SFL season finale

On paper, the game meant nothing. Neither Woodcreek High School nor Roseville had any chance of going to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. All they were playing for was fourth plac ...

Del Oro pounds Roseville to clinch SFL basketball crown

Roseville High School’s boys basketball team had seen much better nights than Wednesday.Del Oro ran away with a 76-53 victory to secure the Sierra Foothill League title. The ...

Granite Bay holds off Rocklin, heads to Del Oro on Friday

Granite Bay High School boys basketball coach Jason Sitterud has been looking for the right formula.With a 58-48 Sierra Foothill League win at Rocklin on Wednesday night, it appear ...

Oakmont can't hit the big shot in loss to Casa Roble

When playing the role of the tortoise, sometimes you get burned by the hare.Slow and steady has won the race more often than not for the Oakmont High School boys basketball team th ...

Valley Christian basketball floors it early, cruises late

Valley Christian Academy outscored Elk Grove-Lutheran 32-11 in the first quarter and cruised to a 78-45 Sacramento Metro Athletic League victory Friday night at home.Freshman Micah ...

Woodcreek basketball wins for its seniors on their night

It was senior night for Woodcreek High School basketball Friday, and the stage was set for a fittingly dramatic finish. Rocklin overcame a seven-point halftime deficit to tie the s ...