Takayama

Longtime Del Oro coach honored

LOOMIS – John Wooden’s atypical approach to coaching – not yelling and every player is as important as the next – led to 10 straight NCAA championships. Legendary Chicago B ...

Del Oro gets unique test with St. Francis

Mike Takayama had no trouble joking about Del Oro’s sloppy play, even though it resulted in a rare loss last weekend. “I’ve seen fewer turnovers in a bakery,” the head coa ...

Del Oro hits hardwood for Foundation Game

COLFAX — For Belle Obert and her Del Oro High teammates, Monday night’s Sac-Joaquin Section Foundation Game was a chance to feel nervous before the calendar even turned to the ...

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 ...

Can Del Oro still dominate?

LOOMIS — Despite graduating star point guard and two-time league MVP Emilie Johnson, veteran head coach Mike Takayama can’t remember a Del Oro High girls basketball squad like ...