Sports

FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PREVIEW

Games that count opened up in the Capital Valley Conference, Delta, Sierra Foothill, Capital Athletic Leagues last Friday. Many teams have a scheduled bye week before Pioneer Valle ...

Falcons top Bruins in epic five-game PVL match

LAKE OF THE PINES– Advantage Colfax.   That was the storyline Wednesday night as Colfax’s girls volleyball team used a huge comeback to rally past host Bear Rive ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

We had just started our second pass downstream when one rod started shaking and line started peeling off with a familiar zzz-zz-zz sound. “It’s a fish!” I shoute ...

Del Oro not looking past winless ‘Cats

LOOMIS– It would be all too easy this week for the Del Oro football team to put it on cruise control and go through the motions with a winless Whitney team calling on the Gol ...

Former Del Oro grad enjoying second athletic life as Aussie Rules Footballer

During his athletic prep playing days at Del Oro High in the early 2000s, it’s doubtful that Zac Taylor ever dreamed about making United States sports history – in Aust ...

Economy boom, officiating bust

We often take for granted that every game we attend is going to have the officiating necessary to put the outcome in the record book. Most of us do not know where those men and wom ...

Sports Chatter

With the high school football season reaching the midway point for area teams, here’s what we think we’ve learned halfway through the year and perhaps what we may need ...

Despite new faces Falcons off to 4-0 start

With only nine starters from last season’s team coming back in 2018, it wouldn’t be too farfetched to think that the Colfax Falcons entered the current football season ...

Placer boys take Nevada Union Invite

GRASS VALLEY– Placer’s boys team and Del Oro’s Riley Chamberlain stole top cross-country honors at Saturday’s Nevada Union Invitational ran in Grass Valley. ...

High school sports shrine to induct Mike Ray, Ron Pucci

Two Placer County high-school sports legends are going to soon give Colfax sizeable presence in the Sac-Joaquin Section high-school sports Hall of Fame. Mike Ray, covered Colfax H ...

Del Oro finds redemption from section loss, cruises by Granite Bay

GRANITE BAY− With a combined 17 Sac-Joaquin Section banners between two Sierra Foothill League titans, the highly anticipated rematch of the 2017 D-II section final between D ...

Section final rematch highlights Week 5

Get your popcorn ready. The Sierra Foothill League begins Friday night. Throw in some renewed rivalry games, and we’ve got ourselves a dandy of a preps football weekend. Week ...

Eagle netters turn back Oak Ridge, 6-3

  Using their singles depth as a catalyst, Del Oro’s girls tennis team notched an important Sierra Foothill League victory Thursday afternoon. Playing in El Dorado ...

Golden Eagles and Grizzlies ready to rumble

GRANITE BAY– This one has been marked on the calendar since last December – for one team a reminder for celebration and for the other, a reminder for retribution. As S ...

Girls water polo teams in spotlight

LOOMIS– Last week, it was boys water polo teams taking center stage. This week, it’s the girls. Sixty-four girls high school water polo teams from around Northern Cali ...