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As The SJS Turns | Five Storylines As Sac-Joaquin Section Football Begins
The 2023 Sac-Joaquin Section Football Season Opens Friday Along With Plenty Of Intrigue And Expectations In what has become a tradition in recent years, it’s the Sac-Joaquin Section that gets to usher in a new season of Northern California football.  We know it’s been a minute since readers were... Read more
Beyond Expectations | Rio Americano Basketball Nears Rare Title
Fueled By A Senior-Heavy Roster Aiming To Overachieve, Rio Americano Basketball Can Claim A Capital Athletic League Crown This Week • PICTURED ABOVE: Rio Americano Seniors Dylan Newberry (5) and Miles Lake (23). (David Gershon photos) It’s been more than 20 years since Rio Americano basketball won the last... Read more
SPORTSTARS’ VAULT | Pete Saco: Into The Sunset (AUG. 2014)
With News Of Beloved Former Sac-Joaquin Section Commissioner Pete Saco Passing Away, We Share Our Profile Of Him Upon His Retirement • [ EDITORS NOTE: This article was originally published in August 2014 in the final days of Pete Saco’s 21-year tenure as SJS Commissioner. It remains as it... Read more
NorCal Football Coaches Of The Year | Grant’s Carl Reed & Syd’Quan Thompson
Grant Football Co-Coaches Reed & Thompson Orchestrated A Full Program Revival And Redefined Its Long Used Motto: #Pacer4Life • PICTURED ABOVE: Grant Co-Coach Syd’Quan Thompson Holds Up The 3-AA State Bowl Championship Trophy With Fellow Coach Carl Reed Looking On. (David Gershon photo) If you’ve played a down for... Read more
Full Stop | Oak Ridge Football Rides Defense Into SJS Final
A Familiar Formula Delivers A Rematch With A Familiar Foe As Oak Ridge Football Prepares To Take Another Shot At League Rival Folsom • It’s late November and the Oak Ridge football team is right where it expected to be – in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship... Read more
Inspiration Sensation | Christian Brothers Football Wins CAL In Comeback Fashion
Christian Brothers Football Drew Motivation From Several Sources In A Thrilling Capital Athletic League Championship Victory At Vista del Lago • PICTURED ABOVE: A No. 18 Spencer Webb Oregon Jersey Is Held Up As Christian Brothers Players Celebrate Their CAL Title Win. (Jim McCue photo) What the Christian Brothers... Read more
Made Of Honor | How The Honor Bowl Became A Showcase For More Than Football
After 10-Plus Years, Honor Bowl Creators Reflect On The Origins And Evolution Of Event That Brings High School Football And Military Appreciation Together • Sometimes, out of great suffering and loss can come great hope and reward. The War in Afghanistan that began in 2001 as Operation Enduring Freedom... Read more
Padre Perseverance | Serra Football Outlasts Folsom In Showdown
Depth And Grit Allow No. 3 Serra Football To Battle Through Cramping To “Steal A W” At No. 2 Folsom — Setting Up Clash With No. 1 De La Salle • PICTURED ABOVE: Serra Running Back Jabari Mann. (David Gershon photos) The Serra football team understood its road trip to... Read more
Done With Drama | Capital Christian Football Embraces Singular Focus
With A Turbulent 2021 Behind Them, Capital Christian Football Staff And Players Open The Season Happy To Keep Their Battles On The Field • PICTURED ABOVE: Capital Christian senior WR Kanye Clark. (Ike Dodson photos) The Capital Christian football program battled throughout the Fall 2021 season. On the field... Read more
Oak Ridge Football Out To Reclaim Identity
“Oak Ridge Football Doesn’t Go 3-7” — Trojans Prepare To Put Rocky 2021 Behind Them As Confidence Builds For Second Season Under Coach Casey Taylor • PICTURED ABOVE: Oak Ridge senior linebacker and captain, Conner Dasmann fights through a block. (Ike Dodson photos) What a difference a year makes. The... Read more
Fitting Finish | Elk Grove Basketball Makes History
With A Talented And Ambitious Core Of Seniors Leading The Way, Elk Grove Basketball Claimed Its First State Title • There was really no other way for the Elk Grove basketball season to end. The Thundering Herd celebrating the program’s first-ever CIF State Basketball Championship on the Golden1 Center... Read more
Promise Fulfilled | Seniors Lead Whitney Soccer To NorCal Title
A Talented 2022 Class Delivered On Long-Awaited Expectations In Leading Whitney Soccer To A CIF Div. I Crown, Cementing The Program Among Region’s Elite • When Joel Williams took over as the Whitney soccer coach, his vision was to help elevate the varsity boys to become one of the... Read more