STOCKTON – Sierra High's senior team captain Lucas Widmer had an impressive run during Saturday's Demolition Day Tournament at Stagg High.
The Lathrop High boys basketball team wrapped up its preseason Saturday with a 69-54 consolation championship loss at the Rocklin Holiday Classic against Whitney.
RIPON – Ripon didn't have an answer for Escalon's 6-2 senior guard Owen Pangilinan during Friday the Trans Valley League opener Friday night.
The Manteca girls basketball team finished its preseason with a 2-8 record and took its final lump on Thursday afternoon against visiting Lincoln of Stockton at Winter Gym.
The Ripon Christian boys and girls basketball teams are both coming off championship runs in the Southern League last year.
Lathrop's boys basketball squad hung with the tournament host for the first two quarters of Thursday's opening round game at the Rocklin Holiday Classic.
East Union freshman Loretta Kakala finished with 21 points and 14 rebounds during Saturday's 59-33 consolation bracket victory over West during the Tracy Breakfast Lions/Tom Hawkins Tournament.
Weston Ranch head coach Chris Teevan got a shot at redemption Saturday morning.
Sierra's 6-4 junior Hunter Johnson finished with 20 points (three 3s) and seven rebounds during Saturday's third-place game of the Adidas Trojan Classic at Lincoln High and was named to the All-Tournament team.
Ripon Christian's senior point guard Teagan Manus recorded 25 points and carried the Knights to their own tournament title on Saturday after knocking off Hughson 45-40.
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.
East Union point guard Olivia Vezaldenos remained hot and put together a flashy performance during a 58-45 Valley Oak League victory over cross-town rival Manteca.
Nick and Joe Luna III have arguably put in more time on the mat than any other youth in the area.
STOCKTON – Sierra jumped out to a quick but not-so comfortable lead thanks to three early forfeits Saturday during the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Team Dual Championships at Lincoln High.
STOCKTON – Weston Ranch senior Alyssa Cantu will be making her third straight trip to the state tournament.
Sierra High's entire student cheering section showed up to Dalben Center Friday and rushed midcourt following a Valley Oak League victory against cross-town rival East Union.
Victoria Burke could likely make Sierra High history today.
LATHROP – Nick McGill came through in the clutch during Thursday's Valley Oak League finale between East Union and Lathrop.
Sierra was one of the tougher and more talented squads in the Valley Oak League this year.
Lathrop junior Isaiah Ellis put on a show in front of the home crowd Friday night.
Weston Ranch put Friday's Valley Oak League ball game against Sierra solely in the hands of standout sophomore Jaelen Ragsdale.
RIPON – Tiana Chacon has been an All-Trans Valley League first-team third baseman the past two seasons.
The last time East Union and Oakdale got together, the Lancers' head coach Jim Agostini referred to it as one of the hardest losses the program has experienced.
RIPON – Ripon drew first blood during Wednesday's Trans Valley League matchup against its visiting rival Escalon.
RIPON – Despite Ripon going scoreless for over a 10-minute stretch Saturday night, the Indians still had a chance to knock down a game-winning trey as time expired - but it was never hoisted.
Lathrop bounced back in a big way Saturday night.