Everything that could go right for East Union did for the majority of the first half.
Coming into East Union there was a goal. Nothing selfish pertaining to goal scoring, nothing far-fetched like four section titles, nor anything primarily focused on any postseason accolades. When Kianna Lamont began her era as an East Union Lancer she simply wanted to go to college. That dream became reality Wednesday as she signed her National Letter of Intent to attend and play soccer for the Cal State East Bay Pioneers in ...
WESTON RANCH - Daiveon Leverett only touched the ball three times in the second half Wednesday against East Union.
STOCKTON – In a fitting center-stage spotlight, a pair of area girl wrestlers deservingly fought for a championship in the Sac-Joaquin Section Girls Wrestling Regional Tournament Saturday at McNair High. Both standouts' quest for titles came up short, yet still secured them trips south to Lemoore for the California Interscholastic Federation Girls State Invitational Feb. 23.
STOCKTON – With lighter weights setting the foundation for the Weston Ranch Cougars to post a first-round upset and a likely route to the Sac-Joaquin Section Team Duals Championship match, the heavier weights crumbled, costing the Cougars in a 33-30 loss to Los Banos Saturday at Lincoln High.
While shooting and passing the basketball are important to any victory, Weston Ranch's 53-41 triumph over Manteca was decided by neither.
It is always a good thing to show up when someone is watching. That was the case for the Lathrop Spartans as they used the momentum provided by a raucous homecoming crowd to put together a solid performance in a 52-44 Valley Oak League win over visiting Sonora Friday. The Spartans (3-8 VOL) shined behind a 20-point, five-rebound showing from point guard Robert Orantes and a 15-point, six-rebound performance from Isaiah Ellis. ...
After a solid showing in its win over Oakdale, Sierra dug itself an early hole it couldn't recover from in its VOL loss Thursday to Sonora.
LATHROP – For a moment East Union was right where it wanted to be. It was in the fourth quarter, the deficit was four and the Lancers had Lathrop relegated to the tension of blowing a double-digit lead. East Union's moment was brief, all too brief in fact, as Lathrop, led by junior Loreal Taylor, pulled out the 44-36 Valley Oak League win Thursday. The Spartans saw a different opponent when the ...
Continuing a season as an individual in the postseason is one thing. Accomplishing the very same feat as a team is something completely different. Nabbing one of two Valley Oak League team berths for the Sac Joaquin Section was extremely important to the Weston Ranch Cougars Wednesday, and it showed.
For the Manteca Buffaloes, beating a team they weren't supposed to beat was a test they hadn't passed in Valley Oak League play. That changed for the Buffaloes Wednesday when they made the trek to Tracy a successful one with a 51-49 victory over the Kimball Jaguars.
Any loss of focus by the Sierra High girls basketball team and Oakdale would have celebrated its first Valley Oak League win.
LATHROP – Lathrop responded with a ferocious last-ditch effort, but it wouldn't be nearly enough as Manteca established an early lead and it never surrendered in a 58-49 win over the Spartans Tuesday.
Ripon loves its high school sports teams.
For Ripon boys basketball coach Rod Wright, winning his 100th Trans Valley League game was about as meaningful as a rerun of The Jerry Springer Show.