Ripon Christian's sophomore girls basketball team rolled to another blowout victory in Southern League play Thursday, crushing visiting Denair, 50-10.
LATHROP - Lathrop High won on the mat, but East Union won where it counts - the scoreboard.
RIPON - Ripon High's first scoring option was sidelined for the entire game, and for certain parts of its Trans-Valley League grudge match with Escalon Tuesday the second, third and fourth players in line joined him on the bench.
Ripon Christian's girls basketball team held host Le Grand to seven points in each quarter and rolled to a 55-28 victory Monday.
The Manteca Maniacs set out on their maiden voyage Sunday.
Sierra is as hot as East Union was cold in their Valley Oak League contest Friday.
Weston Ranch star Dylan Alexander threw up a half-court prayer at the buzzer with the Cougars down 42-40 at Manteca High's Winter Gymnasium.
Another day, another blowout win for Ripon Christian's boys basketball team.
Felipe Duran's unconventional pin sparked East Union's wrestling team in its double-dual with visiting Sonora and Kimball Wednesday at Dalben Center.
Manteca High's Valley Oak League double-dual opener with Lathrop and Oakdale did not last long.
George Contente figured his Ripon High's girls basketball team was going to have its hands full when it hosted Hilmar for a Trans-Valley League opener Tuesday.
Sierra's boys basketball squad made its fourth trip to Sonora in seven days Tuesday, and the Timberwolves returned home with their 10th straight victory.
It was a year of "first time evers" and "first time in a long times" in Manteca area sports.
Jim Agostini wanted to see how his East Union girls basketball team's conditioning and depth would hold up on the fourth and final day of the Tom Hawkins/Tracy Breakfast Lions Tournament Friday at Tracy High.
Manteca High's freshman boys basketball team mounted a 17-6 run in the third quarter en route to beating rival Sierra 48-38 and claiming the Block M Tournament championship Friday.
East Union coach Brian Goulart was concerned that the Lancers' Valley Oak League make-up game at Manteca may have come at a bad time.
Manteca High's track and field team received a big boost from two transfers in a Valley Oak League dual meet against visiting rival Sierra on Thursday.
Manteca took first in just two varsity races as visiting Ripon came away with Valley Oak League wins for its boys and girls swim teams Friday.
Amaiya Guyton and Jaysen Reindel of the Lancer Youth Wrestling Club earned medals at the Flo Reno Worlds Championships last weekend at the Reno Livestock Events Center.
Ripon Christian survived its toughest challenge of the Southern League so far on Friday, warding off Orestimba 1-0 in Newman thanks to some fortunate bounces.
The Lathrop High boys golf team hit a milestone in its brief history on Thursday, clinching a spot in the Valley Oak League Championships for the first time with its 223-257 over Manteca at French Camp Golf Course.
Ripon High soccer head coach Jamie DeBruyn wanted more, but one goal was all that was needed for his Indians to topple Hilmar 1-0 and pad their in the Trans-Valley League standings Thursday at Stouffer Field.
Ripon Christian hadn't given up a goal in Southern League play until Tuesday.
The Lathrop track and field team continued its breakout campaign Thursday, beating visiting Oakdale at three of the four levels.
Manteca busted out of its recent scoring slump Wednesday with a 5-2 victory at Sierra's Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium, and with four regular-season contests remaining it's a safe bet that the prolific Buffaloes will break the 100-goal mark for the first time in program history.
A fifth straight Trans-Valley League title may now be out of reach for Ripon High's boys golf team, but coach Chris Musseman has his players' focused train on an even larger prize.
This was supposed to be the year.
Manteca High's boys tennis team secured sole possession of the Valley Oak League crown in its regular-season finale on Tuesday, but 10th-year head coach Frank Fontana and the Buffaloes aren't satisfied yet.
Chris Musseman expects better play out of his Ripon High boys golf team the next two days.
Hughson has rarely been a kind host to Ripon's girls soccer team in recent years.