Weston Ranch won every quarter aside from the third during Thursday's 62-53 opening-round victory over Atwater at the Stagg tournament.
Sierra survived a near second-half collapse Thursday during the opening round of the McDonald's Classic.
Ripon Christian senior Andrew Brown pieced together a historic season that came to a heart-breaking end in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI championship game at Lodi's Grape Bowl on Saturday.
MODESTO – Weston Ranch head coach Chris Teevan went head-to-head against his former high school coach Mike Vander Molen during the second round of the Modesto City Classic Thursday night.
MODESTO – East Union's boys basketball squad resorted to its bread and butter down the stretch of Wednesday's opening round matchup of the Modesto City Classic.
Ripon senior Taylor Vernon won't be done playing softball after high school.
LODI – Billy Marr's final pass of his junior season was a little high to the left sideline.
FRESNO - Sierra sophomore Josh Spooner recorded the best finish of the four local runners competing at Saturday's CIF State Cross Country Championships at Fresno's Woodward Park.
Ripon Christian's first-year defensive coordinator Eddie Erdelatz has coaching in his ancestry.
Ripon Christian has reached the pinnacle of success for its 10th-year varsity football program under first-year head coach Randy Fasani.
WOODLAND – Andrew Brown only needed 117 yards to capture this year's Sac-Joaquin Section rushing title during Friday night's semifinal matchup against Woodland Christian.
Ripon High's Jamie DeBruyn was named the Trans-Valley League's 2013 Coach of the Year for the first time after leading his Indians to a historical season in which the Indians earned the school's first championship in boys soccer.
RIPON – Ripon Christian hopes the old cliché "the third time is a charm" holds some type of truthfulness during tonight's Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI semifinal matchup against No. 2-seeded Woodland Christian (9-1).
By JOHN-JOEL GRIFFITHS
FOLSOM – Not long after Harleen Pabla punched her third consecutive ticket to the CIF State Cross Country Championships Saturday afternoon, her Manteca High coach Rick Cuevas was on the phone with College of Idaho's Pat McMurray.
Despite being faced with an eight-run deficit and just six more outs left to make something happen with on Wednesday, Manteca had no intentions of laying down against its cross-town rival East Union at the Northgate Softball Complex.
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.