Three wrestlers from the Sac-Joaquin Section Girls Wrestling North Regional tournament as well as two from the SJS Division V tournament qualified for the SJS Masters tournament and will compete for the chance to advance to state.

Four years of playing for the Liberty Ranch Hawks and giving his all every game culminated in something of a special night for Jalen Patterson on Jan. 17 and again in a surprise announcement before the Hawks’ game on Feb. 11.

With a complete team effort that hurtled them past visiting Marysville, on Monday, Feb. 18, the Galt Lady Warriors played in and won their first playoff game since the 2010-11 basketball season.

The Liberty Ranch Hawks, who ended their league season with three straight wins, earned the seventh seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs and hosted Sonora (10th seed) in the first round Feb. 18 in a game that was played after publication of The Galt Herald.

Two days of wrestling over the Feb. 14-15 weekend led to the advancement of four Galt Warriors to this weekend’s Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament, which will be held at Stockton Arena.

After wrapping up a 4-0 shutout win over Rosemont on Feb. 11, the Liberty Ranch Hawk girls soccer program was given the seventh seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV soccer playoffs, which begin tonight.

The Galt Warriors take a shot in their game against Union Mine on Feb. 4. The Warriors lost 56-43 to the Diamondbacks. On Feb. 7, the Warriors hosted Bradshaw Christian and also held its senior night; the Warriors lost 67-47 to the Pride before facing El Dorado on Feb. 11 on the road in the …

With a rescheduled game against Rosemont added to their schedule on Feb. 7, the Galt Warriors played its third game of the week and first at home.

The Liberty Ranch Hawks had a successful end to the league portion of their season as they won multiple Sierra Valley Conference Championships after competing in four championship matches at the SVC wrestling tournament at Bradshaw Christian High School.

In a game of runs, the Stockton Heat could not overcome a three-goal hole as the Iowa Wild hung on for a 7-4 win Sunday at Wells Fargo Arena. The Heat jumped out to a 2-0 run as Byron Froese and Alan Quine each lit the lamp, but Iowa rattled off five unanswered over the next nine minutes for…

William Farren won by fall over Aaron Sampson in the 106-pound weight class, Robert Maple  pinned Avrey Anderson in the 152-pound weight class and Zack Mason pinned Tomas Guerrero in the 220 weight class.

In the closest game between the varsity boys basketball programs in years, the Liberty Ranch Hawks defeated rival Galt in overtime on Jan. 31, 47-45.

After his wrestlers turned in some individual wins against Rosemont, Liberty Ranch head coach Oscar Johnson said that he was happy with the way the team performed in their final dual meet of the year.

The Sac-Joaquin Section Feb. 4 named T.J. Ewing (Monterey Trail), Patti Harris (Hilmar), Daryn Glasgow (Bear River), Scott Savoie (Bear River), Rob Steves (Gregori) and MaryAnn Tolbert (Manteca) as the recipients of the 2019-20 Sac-Joaquin Section Model Coach Award. This year’s six winners r…

Led by a pair of goals from Austin Czarnik, the Stockton Heat used a big second period to overcome an early hole and win the club’s first game back from the All-Star break by a 4-1 final over Bakersfield. Both of Czarnik’s markers came in the second period as Stockton turned a 1-0 deficit in…

At one point, Liberty Ranch’s Sydney Klink appeared to score in the first half when the Hawks already had a 1-0 lead. Although the referee would rule the shot didn’t count, the Hawks successfully kicked a goal just before the half and eventually beat cross-town rival Galt 2-1 on Jan. 30 at L…

In a way, the Galt Warriors helped to knock in three goals in their win over Liberty Ranch on Jan. 30, but it was just two that were registered for the visitors’ side of the scoreboard.

In a showcase of the best high school senior football players in the area, Marcelo Lopez of Galt High School helped the South win 25-13 in the Optimist All-Star Game for football, which was held at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium.

The Liberty Ranch Lady Hawk soccer team competed against Rosemont and El Dorado last week and split their games between the two programs.

A full list of classes offered by Galt Parks & Rec can be found online at www.ci.galt.ca.us; or call 209-366-7180.

Outfront Media Sports and Data Impressions announced Monday the signing of a two-year strategic relationship. Under terms of the agreement, Data Impressions will serve as the official technology solutions provider of the CIF Esports Initiative. The CIF’s endemic esports partners currently in…

Sacramento Republic FC announced on Jan. 23 that forward Stefano Bonomo announced his retirement from professional soccer, drawing his five-year pro career to a close. Bonomo finishes a strong career, headlined by seven USL Team of the Week selections, with 31 league regular season and playo…

Elias Reed and Isabelle Lopez, who were the first recipients of the Carole Myrick Memorial Scholarship, are currently attending Sac State (Reed) and Cal Poly (Lopez). The scholarships were designed for college-bound seniors who attended a Galt Joint Union High School and who played for Count…

Glenn Gawdin struck for a pair of goals, including the game-tying strike with just 3.7 seconds left in regulation to help the Heat earn a point in the club’s final game before the All Star Break, a 4-3 overtime defeat against Ontario at Stockton Arena. The Heat were able to take a pair of on…

In one of the fiercest rivalries among high school sports programs in the city, Liberty Ranch had the upper hand for a while after scoring the first goal in its matchup with Galt at Warrior Stadium.

With one of the closer games between the Galt Warriors and the Liberty Ranch Hawks in boys basketball taking place Jan. 14, the Hawks found themselves outscored in the fourth quarter but left Warrior Gym with a 61-51 win in their second Sierra Valley Conference game of the season.

Karina Aguilar dribbles around Union Mine’s Emma Pickens on Jan. 17. The Lady Warriors played three games last week, falling to Liberty Ranch at the Hawk’s Nest 52-44 on Jan. 14 before losing 55-26 to Union Mine. The Lady Warriors bounced back with a non-league game against Mountain House th…

The Galt Warrior boys soccer program shut out El Dorado in the Sierra Valley Conference opener as Alexis Gonzalez, Eduardo Garcia and Ethan Reece all scored goals for the Warriors.

The Galt Warriors may have earned a win in their Sierra Valley Conference opener against Rosemont but head coach Lee McCowan said, when asked about possible goals for the team, that beating a certain team wouldn’t be one of them and that playing well is what he looks for.

Austin Czarnik notched a pair of goals and Artyom Zagidulin turned in 27 saves on 28 shots faced as the Stockton Heat completed a weekend sweep of the San Jose Barracuda with a 2-1 win Sunday at the SAP Center. The Barracuda got the early lead, Trevor Carrick lighting the lamp 11:57 in to pr…

A make-up game against Bret Harte, their first league game of the season, and a preseason home game equaled wins for the Liberty Ranch Hawk boys basketball team, which defeated Ripon 55-48 on Jan. 7, Sierra Valley Conference opponent El Dorado 80-61 on Jan. 10, and Bret Harte 69-50.

Sacramento Republic FC announced Friday it has reached an agreement with midfielder and club legend Rodrigo ‘RoRo’ Lopez to return to the club following his time in Mexico’s top leagues. The terms of the new deal were not disclosed.

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