Ripon High's two best boys basketball players and a Modesto Christian standout who hails from Manteca were among the top honorees in the Trans-Valley League.
Sierra High's Will Ward and Scott Thomason were rewarded with the Valley Oak League's top honors after anchoring the Timberwolves' first 14-0 finish in conference play.
The basketball season continues for four Manteca area teams Wednesday.
Juniors Tia Sidtikun and Ruth Waters represent Ripon High on the all-Trans Valley League girls basketball first team.
Turlock had an opportunity to at least extend the game with Sierra sophomore reliever Dakota Conners on the mound in a nonleague contest Monday.
Cassie Waggy, a 2011 graduate of East Union High, helped power Division-I Lehigh's softball to two wins in the Rebel Spring Games Monday.
The Manteca High boys tennis team came out of the California High School Classic with just one win in five matches.
SACRAMENTO - Sierra High's boys basketball team got beat at its own game in its biggest game of the season.
Even in defeat, Ripon High's boys basketball team walked out of the Modesto Christian gym in Salida with new-found swagger back on Feb. 10.
The all-Valley Oak League major awards were fittingly split between the co-championship girls basketball teams.
Manteca High alumnus Paul Lyons IV was the runner-up finisher in the 60-meter dash during the Big Sky Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships last Saturday at Walkup Skydome (Flagstaff, Ariz.), and it was a close second.
East Union's baseball team routed first-year varsity Gregori 13-3 in a mercy-shortened nonleague affair in Salida. The win moves the Lancers to 3-0.
Eleven years to the day, head coach Scott Thomason and Sierra High's boys basketball team will return to Power Balance Pavilion Friday to play top-seeded Foothill of Sacramento for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III championship
East Union's boys golf team teed off its promising 2012 season with a 202-215 win over Ripon Wednesday at Manteca Park Golf Course. The nonleague match pitted two of the area's top teams.
The Sierra High girls soccer team took down three-time defending San Joaquin Athletic Association champion Lodi 2-0 Wednesday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
ELK GROVE - Carl Chandler stared at the ground as he paced alongside the triple jump runway, while Manteca High teammate Kenny Wooten was preparing to take his final leap in the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet Thursday at Elk Grove High.
Two East Union standouts were rewarded for their breakout efforts in the Valley Oak League.
Allie Walljasper's impressive softball résumé continues to grow.
Leo Soto hopes he can help San Diego Christian University take the next step the same way he did for Sierra High's baseball program.
Jacob Souza's selfless act led to a Valley Oak League championship for Sierra's baseball team and the Most Valuable Player award.
Jamie DeBruyn takes a defense-first approach to soccer, so it is no surprise that he nominated Ripon High senior defender Zaire Davis for the Trans-Valley League's MVP award.
FAIR OAKS - Anthony Santiago scratched on his final attempt in Friday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division II-III shot put final at Bella Vista High.
Sierra junior Scott Tolman established himself as one of the state's top swimmers Friday at the Clovis Olympic Swim Complex.
There was plenty of star power to go around in the loaded Valley Oak League this past girls soccer season, but one stood above the rest to the coaches.
Ripon freshman Taylor Werner is advancing to the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters track and field meet in three events, while Ellie Waters and Brandon Roma both qualified in two events.
SACRAMENTO - Sierra wasn't at its best in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division III semifinal series with Yuba City, but the Timberwolves' best may not have been good enough.
STOCKTON - Ripon went down swinging against Dixon pitching ace Tyler MacKenzie.
The decorated careers of Mike Lopez and Yok Jing Ma came to an end Tuesday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Individual Tournament.
Freshman Taylor Werner was Ripon High's top performer in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV-V Preliminaries Tuesday at CSU Stanislaus.
The East Union softball and Sierra and Ripon baseball teams are all seeking revenge in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.