Published Preview/Game Stories

Below are some of my best published previews and game stories that I’ve done in the past:


Auburn Journal:  Sierra College Softball Team Takes Both Games Double Header

Auburn Journal:  American River Takes it in the Chin.

In this story, Del Oro soccer went up against a speedy Napa squad in the first round of the CIF-San Joaquin Section playoffs Division-II bracket. A controversial call at the end of regulation, gave the Indians an opportunity to tie the game up to force overtime where they hit a game-winning shot with three minutes left in the game.

With the golf season under way in the Pionner Valley League, all but one team played in the PVL first-match on an 18-hole course. Lincoln escapes Placer by 17-strokes to take the first round of 18 with the Hillmen’s Natalie Pietromonaco taking the individual medal by one stroke.

Faced with a dire Do-or-Die, Must-Win game; Del Oro used a interception returned for a touchdown at the end of the second half to roar to life for a monster second half rally

It was a battle of rivals between Placer and Colfax to start Pioneer Valley League play in volleyball. After a tight first set, the Hillmen built some momentum to take the PVL-opener with a sweep.

This is an agate/abbreviated (shorten-version of the full story) story that I did on the Rocklin/Nevada Union Football game. Behind a five-touchdown, 306-yard passing performance by William Floyd, the Thunder roared passed by the Miners to seal the third seed in the Sierra Foothill League. The full version of the story was published later in the week.


I covered the Sierra College “Sophomore Celebration”, the Junior College equivalent of a four-year university’s “Senior Night”. Up 35-0 in the second quarter, Feather River cut the Wolverine lead to 13 by the start of the fourth, 55-42. But a touchdown in the fourth and two great defensive stops sealed Sierra College’s third win of the season.


This story features my ability of doing AP game stories, getting quotes from both teams that are in the coverage zone of the company as I distribute it between two editors.


Placer Herald/Folsom Telegraph:  Schab’s walk off hit squanders Folsom’s rally–

Statesman Journal:  Blanchet Catholic Downs Horizon Christian 

Folsom Telegraph:  Third time not a charm for Granite Bay, as Folsom advances to Division I semis

Placer Herald:  Whitney Freshman Hold Line Against Roseville.

Placer Herald:  Sierra College teams defeat Sac City as playoffs await



This preview article is on the defending CCCAA Softball State Champions, Sierra College Wolverines. I focused on how they succeeded last season and how they hope to play ‘one day at a time’ even though they know they have a bulls-eye on their backs for being champions.


This was my first preview article on a junior college basketball squad on the Sierra College girls basketball team. The team headed into the 2014-2015 season with the idea of winning the California state championship with local talent from the local high schools.


Heading into the Fall Volleyball season, the Whitney Wildcats Girls Volleyball team tasted their first sense of success in the playoffs; going further than any other Wildcat team has gone before in the playoffs. Below is the link to the story.


This particular Volleyball article, the Rocklin girls volleyball squad entered the 2014 season with aspirations to continue their success from their deep playoff run into 2013.


On the gridiron, the Whitney Football team looked to use a read-option threat with Hunter Rodriegues at quarterback and were looking for answers experience wise to help with their youth defense entering the 2014 season.


This particular preview article showcase how the Woodcreek girls basketball team are bringing up youth to their squad as they look forward towards the 2014-2015 season.


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