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Cougars hold off Sierra

Sierra proved up to the challenge in its Valley Oak League encounter with visiting Weston Ranch on Friday.

January 23, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


T’WOLVES PREVAIL

Valley Oak League-leading Sierra took Lathrop's best punch and cruised to a 65-59 victory Thursday night.

January 23, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Riverbank escapes Ripon with OT win

RIPON - Riverbank survived a second-half charge from Ripon and escaped with a 43-39 overtime win in a pivotal duel between the Trans-Valley League's first-place teams.

January 22, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Ranch rides early onslaught

STOCKTON - East Union came prepared for a track meet but left the sprint spikes at home.

January 22, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Lathrop falls in Oakdale

Emery Sipe's conventional 3-point play with 1.4 seconds to go lifted host Oakdale to a dramatic 39-37 win over Lathrop on Wednesday.

January 22, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


ALONE AT THE TOP

In a first-place battle of teams with similar strengths, experience and Hunter Johnson proved to be the difference for reigning Valley Oak League champion Sierra.

January 21, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Richter, Ripon torch Yellowjackets

Jourdy Richter drained five 3s and scored a season-high 22 points, and the Ripon girls basketball team had its best offensive game of the season in a 66-26 thrashing of visiting Hilmar on Tuesday.

January 21, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Defensive switch helps RC hold off Riverbank

Ripon Christian boys basketball coach Ron Vander Molen employed various zone defenses with hopes of neutralizing visiting Riverbank's speed advantage in their Trans-Valley League contest Tuesday.

January 21, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


CROSSTOWN CLASH

No one will ever accuse a Scott Thomason-led team of looking past anybody.

January 20, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


RUNNING GAME

RIPON - Mario Roach considers Ripon an "up-and-down" team that forces a frenetic pace with defensive pressure and constant movement on offense.

January 17, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


East Union fends off game Lathrop

Olivia Vezaldenos broke out of a recent scoring slump Friday and led East Union to a 46-38 win over visiting Lathrop at Dalben Center.

January 16, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Buffs stun Central Catholic in OT

Marcus Montano and the Manteca boys basketball team couldn't make a shot in the first quarter.

January 16, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Sierra stomps Kimball as big games against MC, Manteca loom

Sierra can now center its focus on the big games to come after steamrolling Kimball 59-38 on Thursday.

January 16, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Battle-tested Ripon rallies past Hughson

Ripon coach George Contente tested his team with a rugged schedule in the first month of the season, and it paid off in the Indians' Trans-Valley League opener Thursday.

January 16, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


STRONG FINISH

Jessica Pablo missed East Union's final six pre-league contests after rolling an ankle in a game at Sonora.

January 15, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


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Cougars clobber EU behind Simmons’ 23

Sophomore guard Tre Simmons made five 3s and led all scorers with 23 points, as playoff-bound Weston Ranch rolled past visiting East Union 70-30 Wednesday.

February 12, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Bruins edge out Ripon in overtime

Riverbank worked its late-game magic yet again, and it helped the Bruins garner at least a share of the Trans-Valley League title Tuesday when they edged Ripon in overtime, 44-43.

February 11, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Ripon clinches playoff berth, eyes title

RIPON - In a Trans-Valley League tilt between two guard-oriented teams, it was the two "bigs" who made all the difference for Ripon on Tuesday.

February 11, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


2 ranked going into postseason tourneys

Lathrop High's Alex Garcia and Tristan Smith of Ripon are both rated No. 3 in their respective weight classes, according to The California Wrestler's Sac-Joaquin Section rankings.

February 10, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


TEAM EFFORT

Garbage time does not apply to Sierra's boys basketball team.

February 07, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Cortez, Hill undefeated at SJS Girls Regional

Aysia Cortez and Mia Hill both went undefeated in the first day of the Sac-Joaquin Section Girls Wrestling Regional Invitational held at McNair High in Stockton on Friday. They are among the six Manteca-area grapplers still in the hunt for top-five spots and a berth to the CIF State Championships.

February 07, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Riverbank hands RC its first TVL loss

Things just got a little more interesting in the Trans-Valley League after Ripon Christian was dealt its first conference loss Friday at Riverbank, 70-60.

February 06, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


BUFFS BLITZED

Leah Manuleleua put a positive spin on what she called a "frustrating" night for herself and the Manteca girls basketball team.

February 06, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Sierra on its game at Central

MODESTO - Central Catholic coach Mike Wilson had three different players match up with Joshua Patton, Sierra's 6-foot-8 standout heading to Sacramento State.

February 04, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Ripon suffers another heartbreaking defeat

Hard-luck Ripon suffered its fourth loss in five games Tuesday, as a layup to tie it in the end was off the mark in a 49-47 loss to Hughson.

February 04, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Travis Vander Molen out for season

The week started with sobering news for the Ripon Christian boys basketball team.

February 04, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Manteca upends shorthanded Lathrop

LATHROP - The offensive woes continued for Lathrop on Tuesday, and matters have been made worse with the Spartans' two best players out for the rest of the season with injuries.

February 03, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


DROP & RISE

Manteca resident Aysia Cortez's toughest challenger in Saturday's 3rd Annual Lady Eagle Invitational was the scale.

February 03, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


NOT SO FAST

Sierra staved off a second-half barrage to complete its season sweep of visiting Oakdale in a 50-46 Valley Oak League victory Tuesday.

February 03, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


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