Not content to only satisfy one of his interests during the fall sports season, Ethan Reece decided to go for both football and cross-country.

Though they didn’t have a chance to play most of the regular season, Logan Mayfield and Kenny Morgan received recognition last week when they were chosen by the Optimist Club of Sacramento to play in this year’s Optimist High School Baseball All Star Small Schools game. The Optimist All Star…

This month, the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) signed Rival as the national operating partner for the AAU Esports program. The AAU broke into the esports gaming ring last year, when it announced esports as the newest addition to its 41 sports.

In what could have been their final softball game had the season actually occurred, Anabelle Buchanan of Liberty Ranch and Haley Sanchez of Galt High School were selected to play on the Small Schools’ South roster of the Optimist All-Star softball game, which honors the top senior high schoo…

With student-athletes being forced to work out on their own these days due to the coronavirus shutdown, the motivation to stay on top of their training might be a little harder than it normally would if they were at the field or track with their coach and athletic trainer.

After a monstrous season of setting records and making his mark on the Sac-Joaquin Section, Liberty Ranch’s Jalen Patterson made his college plans official, according to athletic director Anthony Linebaugh, by signing his letter of intent to play basketball for Arizona Western College.

Justine Navarra (Buhach Colony High School) and Nolan Torres (Corona High School) were named the recipients of the prestigious CIF Spirit of Sport Award for the 2019-20 spring sports season. The two statewide winners will receive an award, a patch, and a $1,000 scholarship. The CIF Spirit of…

The Sacramento River Cats, Sutter Health and Atlas Disposal are joining forces to donate 1,500 grocery care packages to first-responder employees, and volunteers from all three organizations will participate in a “packing day” at Sutter Health Park on Tuesday, May 12, beginning at 10 a.m. Th…

While these days, she can be found doing volleyball workouts as she prepares for college, Haley Sanchez admits that when she started playing volleyball in eighth grade, it wasn’t her top choice.

After playing basketball for four years, Galt High School’s Logan Mayfield earned All-League honors at the end of the winter season.

The Stockton Heat’s parent club, the Calgary Flames, announced April 27 that it has signed forward Emilio Pettersen to a three-year entry level contract.

Those who are looking to stay fit on their own as schools continue distance learning now have another resource. Running website Athletic.net launched its new Athletic app in mid-April to provide the opportunity for runners to compete against runners across the country in virtual meets where …

Each June, the California Coaches Association honors dozens of coaches, as well as others who contribute to athletics, up and down the state for the tremendous impact they have had on their campuses and in their communities. The association would like to bring recognition to these coaches an…

The Stockton Heat announced on April 14 that they have signed free-agent defenseman Greg Moro to a two-year AHL deal and free-agent defensemen Noah King and Koletrane Wilson to one-year AHL deals, with all three contracts starting in the 2020-21 season.

The Sacramento River Cats were able to throw an Opening Day celebration of sorts in lieu of their regularly scheduled plans on April 14, treating families to some of the perks they’d normally experience at a River Cats game from the convenience of their own car.

The Galt Warrior girls soccer team has had an especially talented roster the past several years and the Sierra Valley Conference recognized that fact this year when Sabrina Welch, Sasha Martinez and Mariely Preciado were voted All-League at the end of the winter season.

The five-time Pacific Coast League Champion Sacramento River Cats have a formidable history in their 20 years of play including years as the Triple-A affiliate of both the Oakland Athletics (2000-2014) and San Francisco Giants (2015-present). The River Cats have played a wide variety of grea…

Minor League Baseball has officially postponed all scheduled games in April due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Stockton Ports, all tickets for Stockton Ports games in April will be valid for any upcoming Ports game in 2020.

The Stockton Heat announced April 6 that Zac Leslie has been named the team’s winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Stockton community during the 2019-20 season.

Abbey Brown (Middletown High School) and Lingxiang Hu (San Francisco International High School) were named the recipients of the CIF Spirit of Sport Award for the 2019-20 winter sports season, according to a March 26 announcement by the CIF. The two statewide winners will receive an award, a…

Ending his final league season at the top of the league’s scoring leaders and at the top of the Sac-Joaquin Section’s scoring list for the 2019-20 boys basketball season, Jalen Patterson earned another honor as he was voted as the Sierra Valley Conference MVP.

The Galt Warriors earned one All-League honor and the Liberty Ranch Hawks had three All-League athletes after the conclusion of the 2020 season in a list that was released by the Sierra Valley Conference earlier this month. No Coach of the Year was named.

On March 16, 2020, Astril Najar Meza was officially signed by the William Jessup Warriors. The outfielder, a 2018 Liberty Ranch graduate and former Hawk softball player who went on to continue her education at Sierra College were she has been playing for the Wolverines.

The 10 Section Commissioners and the CIF State Office Staff had their annual spring meeting scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17-18, and CIF Executive Director Ron Nocetti noted in a March 17 press release that, while the CIF is unsure when spring sports will resume, there are no pl…

In the top of the sixth inning in the visitor’s dugout in the March 13 baseball game between host Galt and San Juan, a Spartan warned his teammates this could be their last at-bat.

Editors note: This article was meant to run in the March 11 issue of The Galt Herald but was erroneously replaced by a duplicate of another article. The Galt Herald regrets this error.

Galt varsity baseball opened up league play on Thursday, March 5 with a win against El Dorado. The Warriors were led on the mound by Tyler Little, who pitched six innings and gave up five hits and 0 earned runs, while striking out seven Cougar hitters. Little was relieved by Sebastian Soto, …

The Liberty Ranch Hawks shut out Bradshaw Christian in their Sierra Valley Conference opener on March 6 as it hosted the Pride and won 2-0.

Stockton finished the weekend with three of a possible four points against Bakersfield after dropping a 4-3 shootout decision Saturday at Mechanics Bank Arena. Eetu Tuulola notched his second-straight multi-point effort for the Heat and Martin Pospisil potted his second professional goal, bu…