playoffs

Eagles, Falcons go down

First-half foul trouble and a sizeable height disparity were too much for the Del Oro High boys basketball team to overcome Tuesday night in the opening round of the CIF Northern C ...

Eagles fall into Dragons’ lair

GALT — After crushing nearly every challenger for the past three months, the Del Oro High girls basketball team didn’t know how to react Wednesday night at Galt High School. Sa ...

Mustangs stand in Eagles way

The Del Oro High boys basketball team will see a near mirror image of itself tonight in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III semifinal. The Golden Eagles will face Foothill at Galt ...

Del Oro boys soar to semis

The Del Oro High boys basketball team rode another hot shooting night from sophomore Aaron Hendricks to its second straight trip to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III semifinals ...

Whitney boys reach section semis

A strong finish propelled the Whitney High boys basketball team past St. Mary’s (Stockton) 50-42 Friday night in Rocklin. The game was tied at halftime, but the Wildcats were ...

Too little, too late for Timberwolves

Playing to extend an amazing season, and down 17 points on the road, the Woodcreek High boys basketball team dug deep Friday night, but came up just short in a 70-67 loss to Bella ...

Del Oro survives shooting slump

LOOMIS — Katie Pulliam put her head in her hands when she heard the details of her team’s dismal shooting performance Thursday night. “It sucks,” the Del Oro senior said a ...

Woodcreek boys ride late surge to upset of Yuba City

Down by five points on the road in a hostile gym, it did not look good for the Woodcreek High boys basketball team Wednesday night in Yuba City. Unfazed, the Timberwolves scored th ...

Grizzlies put scare in Bella Vista, lose game at end

The stands at Bella Vista High in Fair Oaks were painted red with fans sporting their “Destination Arco” shirts when the Granite Bay boys basketball team came calling Wednesday ...

Golden Eagles light up El Camino

LOOMIS — Playoff experience was in short supply on the Del Oro High roster heading into Wednesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division III first-round contest against El Camino. The ...

Eagles shake off early struggles

LOOMIS — Airing three of their first four shots and missing their first six, the Del Oro Golden Eagles hardly looked like a No. 2 seed early in their Sac-Joaquin Section Division ...

Boys Playoff Notebook

Without a whole lot of fanfare and suspense, the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section released its brackets last Sunday afternoon on the section’s Web site for its playoff basketball tourname ...

Girls hit hardwood for playoff openers

The Del Oro High girls basketball team relied on star power during its deep playoff runs over the past four years. The Golden Eagles (24-1) may lack big names this season, but the ...

Top Seed Doesn't Materialize For Lady Eagles

Veteran Del Oro girls basketball coach Mike Takayama has been coaching long enough to know when the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section office offers the disclaimer - “Don’t anticipate th ...

Pairings set for basketball playoffs

They’re both aiming to be No. 1 in the Sac-Joaquin Section. For the time being, however, Del Oro High’s boys and girls basketball teams are both seeded No. 2 in their respecti ...