Head coach Brett Lewis is hopeful that his East Union boys basketball team is peaking in time for the start of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
RIPON - Tri-fold display boards honoring the girls basketball team's five seniors greeted fans inside Ripon High's North Gym foyer Monday night.
Jake Danhoff didn't start the game, but boy did he finish in East Union's much-needed 50-43 win over visiting Manteca Friday.
Lathrop's chances of qualifying to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs are now grim following its heartbreaking 64-61 loss to visiting Kimball on senior night Friday.
For three quarters, Sierra played like a team desperate for a win that could propel it a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth.
Manteca couldn't solve Sierra's suffocating defense for a second time.
The playoffs have already started for Lathrop's boys basketball team.
STOCKTON - Close-game situations are nothing new to Manteca, and that experience once again served the Lady Buffaloes well in Tuesday's pivotal Valley Oak League matchup at Weston Ranch.
Sierra's boys basketball team remains on track to earn the No. 1 seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs, but much can happen in the final week of the Valley Oak League season.
The battle for second place in the Southern League and Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berths rages on.
RIPON - The Southern League girls basketball title is likely to be shared by its two parochial schools for a second straight season.
Alyssa Cantu, Sarah Phillips and Jasmine Ivey are set up to make a return trip to the California Interscholastic Federation Girls State Invitational, and they could have some company come Feb. 22-23.
Clutch free-throw shooting from Courtney Range and a fortunate bounce in the winning seconds propelled Manteca High's girls basketball team in another close Valley Oak League win Thursday at Winter Gym.
Ripon High's boys basketball team is in danger of losing four straight after suffering yet another heartbreaking loss Thursday.
LATHROP - East Union wrapped up the Valley Oak League dual season with wins over Sierra and host Lathrop Wednesday, but the Lancers ultimately came up short of their goal.
Sierra left it in the hands, or feet, of two senior captains to keep its Sac-Joaquin Section Division III title hopes alive in a well-contested ...
Kimball's deadly accuracy from the perimeter trumped the inside dominance of Loretta Kakala and Manteca in this Sac-Joaquin Section Division III quarterfinal pitting Valley ...
Jack Weaver is following in the footsteps of a fellow Lancer, and the tracks lead all the way to Caldwell, Idaho.
Jocelyn Reyes couldn't find the mark on easier opportunities.
Manteca is one step closer to achieving the Buffalo Slam after vanquishing visiting Hiram Johnson 75-46 in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division ...
A 15-minute delay, sloppy field conditions and stretches of torrential rain did little to slow down East Union in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division III opener ...
Six of the seven Sac-Joaquin Section postseason qualifiers from the area will get to enjoy home-field advantage in the opening round next week.
There isn't an easy path to the finals for the three league titlists from the Manteca area.
Syd'Nee Fryer made visits to a handful of NCAA Division I schools, but she found a home in Southern Oregon.
For all that Tydus Verhoeven and Loretta Kakala have accomplished in their four years as varsity basketball standouts, a Valley Oak League title had eluded ...
Manteca dominated from start to finish, but Noelle Smith and visiting Lathrop made the Buffaloes work for their 3-1 win in their annual Kicking for ...
Tydus Verhoeven crouched down into a defensive stance and clapped his hands as if to say, "Bring it on!" at one point in the fourth ...
LATHROP - The Sac-Joaquin Section's recommendation of moving Lathrop High out of the Valley Oak League and into a new-look Western Athletic Conference held up ...
East Union nearly forfeited the game on its own senior night Wednesday.
Jenna Zuniga won't soon forget this Christmas present.