March 20, 2012
State championships at Power Balance Pavilion (Sacramento) FRIDAY Boys' Division IV: Price vs. Richmond Salesian, 1:30 p.m. Girls' Division IV: La Jolla Country Day vs. Richmond Salesian, 3:30 p.m. Girls' Division II: Riverside North vs. San Jose Mitty, 6 p.m. Boys' Division II: Carlsbad La Costa Canyon vs. San Jose Mitty, 8 p.m. SATURDAY ...
March 19, 2013 |
When it comes to making three-point shots, no girls' basketball player in Southern Section history has had a better season than senior Courtney Jaco of Los Angeles Windward High. She enters the Open Division state championship game Saturday in Sacramento against Oakland Bishop O'Dowd as the single-season Southern Section record-holder with 142 three-pointers, according to CalHiSports.com. She has 408 three-pointers in her career. "Practice makes perfect," Jaco said of her success.
September 27, 2011 |
The nation's 29 NBA arenas and their workers are bracing for a loss of revenue and wages totaling tens of millions of dollars if the labor dispute between NBA owners and players leads to most or all of the 2011-12 season being canceled. The situation is particularly acute at Staples Center in Los Angeles, because it's home to two NBA teams, the Lakers and Clippers. While the other NBA arenas each host 41 regular-season home games a year, Staples Center has 82. "It's going to devastate these workers," said Mike Garcia, president of the SEIU-United Service Workers West union, with nearly 1,000 members working at the three NBA arenas in California: Staples Center, Oracle Arena in Oakland and Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento.
March 23, 2012 |
Reporting from Sacramento -- Her name is Emily Dinger, but she might as well change her last name to Dagger, because her three-point shooting in the second half and clutch free throw in the final seconds were the daggers in helping San Jose Archbishop Mitty defeat Riverside North, 56-54, in the Division II state championship game for girls' basketball at Power Balance Pavilion on Friday night. North (30-6) kept coming back but couldn't overtake the Monarchs (28-5) after Dinger's free throw put her team ahead by four points with 11 seconds left.
March 24, 2012 |
With foul trouble mounting and a fourth-quarter lead beginning to dwindle, Sun Valley Village Christian turned to the most unlikely of players, reserve guard Joe Shashaty, to deliver the decisive blows in the Division V state championship basketball game Saturday at Power Balance Pavilion. Shashaty made consecutive three-pointers midway through the final quarter, enabling the Crusaders (32-3) to protect a four-point lead and come away with a 62-51 victory over Alameda St. Joseph Notre Dame for their first state title.