SALIDA – Weston Ranch played sloppily during the first quarter of the opening round of the Modesto Christian Holiday Hoop Classic consolation bracket Friday.
By JOHN-JOEL GRIFFITHS
RIPON – Ripon Christian senior Teagan Manus returned to her squad's lineup right on time for the opener of the Lady Knights Basketball Tournament Thursday night.
Harleen Pabla is certainly capable of running cross country at the next level.
The Sierra football squad could have certainly benefited from the raw strength and ability senior Isaac Gutierrez possesses.
Ripon was in a dogfight during the championship game of its own Winter Classic Tournament Saturday night.
Sierra's sophomore captain Kayla Wilson led the way with 13 points during Saturday's preseason contest on the road against Riverbank.
With the absence of senior guard Jessica Hasal on Friday night, Manteca's junior tandem of Chelsea Gomez and Fechi Nkwocha stepped up significantly at Winter Gym.
Allie Walljasper made it official with LSU during her signing day party at Sierra High Friday afternoon.
Ripon High's varsity football team made a run into the semifinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV postseason where it was eliminated by one of the state's best squads in Central Catholic.
Weston Ranch senior A.J. Brown got into some foul trouble during first half of the Delta Queen Classic's championship game and the Cougars (4-1) came up short against Mission San Jose, 66-47.
Ripon Christian got the job done during Saturday's championship game of the Galt Tournament.
Sierra's girls basketball team didn't have any trouble during the semifinals of the Linden Tournament on Friday night.
Manteca jumped out to an early lead during the semifinal of the DBMAC/Save Mart Classic against co-host Buhach Colony High Friday evening.
Weston Ranch won every quarter aside from the third during Thursday's 62-53 opening-round victory over Atwater at the Stagg tournament.
Sierra competed with the heart of a lion Tuesday during a Valley Oak League showdown with Oakdale.
Both of Sierra's points were awarded thanks to pair of grueling victories from its No. 5 and No. 6 singles players in a 7-2 loss at East Union Tuesday.
Alexis Erich and East Union held a three-run cushion heading into the seventh inning Friday and were three outs away from a key Valley Oak League victory over Kimball.
Only one of Friday's matches between Ripon and Hughson's co-ed tennis teams needed to be decided in a third set.
Isela Rivera fired the game-tying goal in the 38th minute with an angry blast from 20 yards away that knotted the game at one apiece Thursday night.
Ripon junior Nick Sharp shot a 1-over 36 during Thursday's Trans Valley League victory over visiting Riverbank at the Spring Creek Golf & Country Club.
Manteca's top two singles players Yok-Jing Ma and Mike Lopez didn't waste time picking up wins on Wednesday during the Buffaloes' 8-1 Valley Oak League victory over cross-town rival Sierra.
Sierra's boys and girls swimming teams didn't have much struggle picking up a pair of victories Tuesday afternoon over Valley Oak League opponents Weston Ranch and Lathrop.
Ripon's inaugural Ervin Zador Invitational Saturday was the start of a tradition for the Indians' swim program that will in hope keep the memory of a local legend alive.
Manteca settled for a split with the two finalists of last year's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs.
RIPON – Hughson pitcher Bobby Etcheverry earned a complete-game victory and scattered four hits against Ripon Friday afternoon.
Manteca picked up its second victory in as many days despite minimal rest after getting back into town late Thursday.
Lucas Garcia half-jokingly told East Unionteammate Gabe Chavez he was going to break the scoreboard if he got a hold of one during Thursday's Valley Oak League matchup against Lathrop.
Ripon's No. 2 Robbie Figeroid wasn't able to finish his round Thursday afternoon at the Spring Creek Golf Course after injuring his neck on the fifth hole and not being able to continue.
Manteca got back on the winning track Thursday as it knocked off Lathrop 8-1 during a Valley Oak League matchup.