Sports

Fighting Fire with Familiarity

Travis Smith had been retired from coaching for three years. He and his wife Elizabeth were ready to enjoy life as grandparents. So naturally, when the Forest Lake Christian athl ...

CIF postpones football playoffs due to air quality

Friday’s scheduled Sac-Joaquin Section semifinal playoff football games have been postponed until next weekend, it was announced by the California Interscholastic Federation ...

Del Oro, Colfax fall in volleyball regional

It was the end of the line Thursday evening for a pair of area girls volleyball teams trying to extend their journeys through the CIF Northern California Regional championship tour ...

Prep grid playoffs: It’s like March Madness in November

If Thanksgiving is just around the corner, the prep football playoffs must be heating up. It’s like March Madness in November -- one loss and you’re out. With that in m ...

Area JV teams had strong grid seasons

The 2018 football season was a banner year for several of the area’s varsity programs. Both Placer and Colfax’s varsity squads completed perfect 10-0 seasons while Del ...

Falcons roll past Los Banos, 56-21

COLFAX– If the Colfax High football team was feeling the pressure of entering the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs as the No. 1 seed, the Falcons sure didn’t ...

Del Oro shakes the ‘Dogs, 36-7

LOOMIS– Del Oro head coach Jeff Walters says his team is not worried about any distractions leading up to the Golden Eagles’ 2018 playoff debut.   It clearly wa ...

Quarterfinal playoff action on Friday's docket

There were some big opening-round upsets, including a 12-5 to provide some extra excitement. From here, there are no more days off. It’s win or go home every week. Here&rsquo ...

Lady Falcons win NorCal Regional volleyball opener

COLUSA– Colfax girls volleyball coach Haley Biles will be the first to tell you that she was a bit mystified when the CIF State office released its Northern California Region ...

Fun’s over: It’s time to play football

Collectively, it’s not too far off base to say that the playoff mindset this week for the area’s prep football teams is strikingly different from years past. For these ...

LeFebvre Stadium turns 50 this week

AUBURN– As Placer High football fans fill into LeFebvre Stadium this Friday for the opening Hillmen playoff game, Hillmen faithful should take time to toast a time some 50 ye ...

Placer XC teams advance to section finals

ANGELS CAMP– The Placer boys cross-country team continued its hot pace at the Sac-Joaquin Subsection race at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp Saturday afternoo ...

Forest Lake, Colfax fall short of championship

RIPON– The Forest Lake Christian Lady Falcons fell just one win short of winning their second Sac-Joaquin Section championship in school history. A stout defensive effort a ...

Falcons, Bruins lead All-PVL grid picks

When all the ballots were counted, it’s not surprising that the top two football teams in the Pioneer Valley League this season dominated the All-PVL football squad, which wa ...

First round playoff football preview

The postseason is finally here. Some coaches call it “the real season”. Many Gold Country Media-covered teams earned first-round byes, so we’ll give a look to wha ...