Manteca High's girls basketball team is in a little bit of a funk.
Weston Ranch High's wrestling team continued its impressive start to the season with a second-place finish in the Healdsburg Duals in Sonoma County Saturday. Sixteen schools competed, including Valley Oak League rival Sonora which came in 11th.
East Union passed its second big test of the early season with a 53-45 victory at Riverbank Monday.
Ripon High's girls basketball team went to its trusty press defense to secure a 55-49 win over Capital Christian of Sacramento Friday.
RIPON - Will Ward had his way in the post. Joseph Berry was deadly from long range. Guillermo Nunez did a little bit of everything else.
RIPON - The smallest wrestler of Ripon High's varsity squad came up huge.
Children with mental, physical and other developmental disabilities from Manteca and surrounding cities will have a chance to enjoy the national pastime in an organized setting.
With several key players still out with injuries, Manteca High's girls basketball team struggled to get untracked in a 66-54 nonleague road win at Johansen Tuesday.
The fun is about to begin for East Union's girls basketball team.
East Union High's wrestling team had a busy two days last week in Stockton.
Powered by a 22-point third-quarter surge, Lathrop High sprinted past host East Union 54-44 to seize the Camelot Classic crown Saturday night at Dalben Center.
Ripon High's Jake McCreath was recognized with a major award while selected to both the first-team offense and defense by the Trans-Valley League.
The Oakdale High football team reaped the rewards of a dominant run through the Valley Oak League this past fall.
Out of shape and rusty, Ripon High senior Andy Yciano was in his comfort zone once he hit the mat in a dual meet at Lathrop High Wednesday.
Karleasha Thompson is fast.
RIPON - A devastating knee injury derailed Jacqui Uecker's senior season at Ripon High, but she remained positive that her ultimate dream of playing volleyball for a four-year university would eventually come to fruition.
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Paul Lyons finished strong in his junior season for the Sacramento State men's track and field team, but it wasn't quite good enough for him to make his first appearance in the NCAA Championships.
STOCKTON - Ripon High shortstop Jarrod Andrews made the defensive play of the game, and it was he who scored the final run to end the 25th Annual High School All-Star Baseball Classic at Delta College's Nick Cecchetti Field on Friday.
Three of seven hits were triples for the Manteca Little League Tigers, who ran away from Tracy American 14-5 Tuesday in the quarterfinal round of the District 67 Minors Tournament of Champions at Brock Elliot School.
Brian Goulart and his East Union softball team aren't done celebrating yet.
STOCKTON - John Ward doesn't have fond memories of Sierra.
STOCKTON - Since taking over his alma mater in 2002, Manteca High head coach Eric Reis has built a winning program steeped in tradition anchored by dominant linemen.
STOCKTON - Steven Martinez, a bull of a lineman at 5-foot-11, 290 pounds, couldn't wait between turns to go toe-to-toe with other touted linemen from the county.
The area's two qualifiers for the CIF State Track & Field Championships ended their high school careers in the preliminary round Friday in Clovis.
Isaac Searcy threw all but two pitches for the Cardinals and hit a pair of doubles to help defeat the Red Sox 6-3 on Friday for the Manteca Little League major division championship.
Cherish Burks, Darian Van Der Maaten, Leo Soto and 11 other recent graduates from the Manteca area will don their high school jerseys one last time.
Hayden Beier was the lone three-event winner in individual races for the Manteca Dolphins, who placed second in a Mid-Valley League tri-meet at the Ervin Zador Aquatics Center in Ripon last Saturday, May 30.
Aysia Cortez added another achievement to her already-impressive 2015 run on the wrestling mat.
Nine players from the Ripon and Ripon Christian baseball teams earned all-league honors, with Indians junior Angelo Baciocco getting the nod for the Most Valuable Offensive Player in the Trans-Valley League.