Lathrop High's girls basketball team are likely to come up short of its very first Sac-Joaquin Section playoff appearance, but it at least got to end the season on a high note.
Ripon is in wait-and-see mode following a 60-45 victory over Orestimba in Newman Tuesday.
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.
Things just got real for area boys volleyball teams.
East Union had already battled back twice from deficits, and Brayden Hardcastle came oh so close to tying it back up in the bottom of ...
Freshman Tianna Sidtikun's impact was immediate for the Ripon girls soccer team.
On the heels of an upset victory, the area's last basketball team standing will attempt to pull off an even bigger one tonight in ...
Tydus Verhoeven secured a defensive rebound and quickly flung an outlet pass for Jorge Cedano, who then lofted it up to the 6-foot-7 standout for ...
Manteca High's reigning Sac-Joaquin Section Division III champion baseball team has reloaded with young talent, but these Buffaloes are learning fast.
The Valley Oak League's selections for its most valuable boys and girls soccer players may be a surprise to some.
Aaron Paschini doesn't have to score to make his presence felt.
Their size presented problems for the rest of the Valley Oak League, but Manteca High seniors Tydus Verhoeven and Loretta Kakala did much more for ...
Manteca High's boys basketball team begins its CIF State Division III title defense Wednesday against a familiar opponent, only this time it will be ...
Being the underdog is nothing new for Sierra's boys soccer team (17-8-3), which has knocked off the No. 2- and 3-ranked teams in the ...
Manuel and Joe Pires, separated by just two years in age, have heard it all their lives.
Sierra didn't wait long to strike this time around, and the Timberwolves' air-tight defense took care of the rest.
It was sheer bliss for top-seeded East Union in one moment.
With the spring season already in full swing, seven area basketball and soccer teams remain in the hunt for Sac-Joaquin Section banners, while one wrestler ...