With the bitter taste of a 2-1 loss in the opening round of the 2012 Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Baseball Championships to El Dorado still resonating, Manteca is prepared to get right back after it with the bulk of the Buffaloes returning.
It wasn't when or where Manteca wanted its season to end, but it's done.
Ripon High battled to get back in it, it battled to keep it close and it battled until the end. Nonetheless, Ripon saw its season come to an end in a 47-40 Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV Girls Basketball Championships second round loss to Argonaut Thursday in Jackson.
WESTON RANCH – The first eight minutes - brilliant. The final five minutes - superb. There was only a brief five or six-minute span that showed anything other than a team with its sights set on a Sac-Joaquin Section championship. And it couldn't stop the inevitable, as Weston Ranch cruised to a 70-43 SJS Division-III tournament-opening win against the River Valley Falcons Wednesday. The Cougars (20-8) asserted themselves early, christening the ...
WESTON RANCH – In a moment's notice you can see them working. Grabbing, pulling, twisting, shifting and even slapping during two and three minute exchanges. Sweat slips off their face like milk dripping off the chin of a baby. The room is warm – and air is stale, at best – they don't seem to mind one bit. They're wrestlers. They're girls. The 2013 California Interscholastic Federation Girls State Invitational ...
YUBA CITY – This wasn't the way it was supposed to end. The challenges that awaited No. 9 Weston Ranch in its matchup with No. 8 seed River City proved too much to overcome, as the Cougars dropped a 65-62 heartbreaker in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III girls basketball playoffs Tuesday. Weston Ranch simply ran out of time, getting outscored by three points in both the fourth and overtime periods. The ...
Over the past five years, East Union baseball has given new meaning to the word "close."
OLIVEHURST – Ripon High continued to flex it muscle with six top-6 finishers Saturday at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-V Wrestling Championships at Lindhurst High after more than half of the Indians advanced to the second day.
LOS BANOS – For some of the area wrestlers on a quest for a Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV title ended. But for nine wrestlers the dream is still very much alive.
The Wagner College women's water polo team reaped the benefits of a blistering start to Mantecan Jessica Burdge's sophomore season. She scored 12 points on 11 goals and an assist in the Brown Invitational and was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors Tuesday.
TRACY -- With a Valley Oak League title, and playoff positioning at stake, Weston Ranch didn't miss on Tuesday. The Cougars dominated in every facet of the first half and cruising to a 73-43 win over Kimball High.
TRACY – With a one-point escape standing between a pair of evenly matched Valley Oak League wrestlers' race towards a championship, one of the two was able to land it. Sierra's Lucas Widmer was phenomenal on his road to the 160-poud title match, but it would be No. 1 seed James Simerley of Weston Ranch who would walk away from Kimball High with the title.
Early on for the Sierra High Timberwolves girls basketball the squad was right where it planned to be.
RIVERBANK – The Ripon Indians would have liked to nab a few more Trans Valley League titles, and they would have liked a few higher placings, but the club is definitely pleased with its performance in the TVL Championships Saturday at Riverbank High.
When Dylan Alexander and Eric Duncan started jawing with the Sierra High student body in the game's final minute, it was hard to imagine at one point there was a 10-point lead for the host Timberwolves.