Basketball

After opening-round upset, Woodcreek can't slay the Dragons

SACRAMENTO– The clock struck midnight around 8:30 p.m. Friday night for the Woodcreek boys basketball team. After the 13th-seeded Timberwolves knocked off No. 4 Whitney Wed ...

Rreshpja explodes for 44 in playoff win over Stockton Christian

Here’s a quick roundup of girls playoff hoops from Thursday night:   Valley Christian 62, Stockton Christian 45 If Bernada Rreshpja keeps this up, look out! The Sac- ...

Lady Falcons soar into section semis

COLFAX– Doing all the little things right, the Colfax Lady Falcons made it two straight in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section girls Division IV basketball playoffs Thursday night. ...

Forest Lake dodges upset bullet against Sac Adventist

LAKE OF THE PINES– Cupid nearly struck Cinderella with his arrow Thursday night at Forest Lake Christian. From the looks of things during the first eight minutes of a Valent ...

Lady Hillmen reach Section semis

AUBURN– Like many successful basketball coaches, Tony Camillucci emphasizes defense and rebounding as a priority for his Placer girls. But the Lady Hillmen have some players ...

Bruins treat home fans to playoff romp

LAKE OF THE PINES– There’s no place like home.   That was the mantra the Bear River boys basketball team rode Wednesday night to get off on the right foot in the ...

Thundering Herd hit by the Storm

ROCKLIN– Last Friday’s regular-season finale between Rocklin High and Whitney may have served as a wake-up call for the Thunder. And that’s a good thing for t ...

Wildcats win first playoff game vs. Grant, 63-37

  The third-seeded Whitney Wildcats (18-11, 7-3) stayed home for their first CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoff game against the 14th-seeded Grant Pacers (17-10, 7-5 ...

Historical playoff points to ponder

With the prep basketball playoffs upon us, here’s a few tidbits to chew on… Did the Placer High boys basketball team play in the first ever “play-in” gam ...

Lady Hillmen fight off hungry Bears

AUBURN– When it comes to the postseason, all team records and individual stats get thrown out the window. The No. 3 Placer girls survived a first-round scare against an ext ...

Falcon girls continue mastery over Bear River, 77-18

COLFAX– So much for the third time being the charm.   After rolling past Bear River twice in Pioneer Valley League play rather easily this season, Colfax’s Lady ...

Herriman header sends Zebras home

ROSEVILLE– The Lincoln High boys soccer team was taken down 2-1 by the Roseville Tigers Tuesday night after being outplayed by possession in the second half.   Going i ...

Basketball playoff brackets revealed

The long haul of the winter season has come to what many call “the real season”. Saturday, the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section released the official playoff brackets for both b ...

Wildfires wrap up bar-raising regular season

Foresthill in 2018–19 has set the new standard for Wildfire boys basketball. In the 14-year history of the Wildfires’ boys basketball program, no team has seen a bette ...