RIPON - Ripon Christian's sophomore girls basketball team managed to make a game of it after trailing by as much as nine points midway through the fourth quarter, but the Knights were unable to complete the comeback in a 44-40 loss to Hughson.
OAKDALE - The Manteca Sharks under-10 girls soccer team maintained its unbeaten record in Bill Meyer Winter League action after a scoreless tie against Modesto and a 5-2 victory over Oakdale Saturday.
RIPON - Whether it was the full-court press, half-court trap, man-to-man or 2-3 zone defense, Ripon Christian had no answers for Hughson in a 42-23 Trans Valley League loss Monday.
The four-year college route didn't work out.
The Storm played the Sparks in the bantam division of the Manteca Parks and Recreation Youth Basketball League on Saturday at the Golden West Community Gym.
JACKSON - The Weston Ranch High wrestling team turned in yet another impressive tournament performance Saturday at the Jackson Duals hosted by Argonaut High, finishing 4-1 overall and wrestling what Pat King called its best match of the season in its only loss to North Coast Section power Upper Lake.
ESCALON - Escalon High's Lloyd Engel Tournament always features a number of wrestling powerhouses and 2009 was no different.
The East Union sophomore boys basketball team evened its Valley Oak League record at 1-1 with a 50-42 win over Sonora Friday night at the Dalben Center.
CERES - Central Valley hit 11 second-half 3-pointers and stormed back from a 41-22 halftime deficit to force overtime, but Weston Ranch got it done in the extra frame behind three clutch Charray Poole free throws to claim a thrilling 76-73 win.
The rims at their own Dalben Center were unkind to the East Union Lancers.
LODI – Just two days after revealing its realignment proposal, the Sac-Joaquin Section capped a big week by presenting a revamped playoff system that could end up taking into affect as early as next year.
RIPON - Not much went wrong for Ripon High in an 82-55 home pasting of Summerville Friday night, the last non-league contest to count toward postseason power ratings.
Another glorious Bowl Championship Series season has come and gone, and I don't know about you, but I'm still buzzing over having just crowned four separate college football champions.
The Manteca Youth Softball Association is holding its last registration date on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Straw Hat Pizza in Manteca (1238 N. Main St.).
OAKDALE - Lathrop High's sophomore girls basktball team is showing signs of improvement and continued its good play Monday in a 47-31 Valley Oak League victory at Oakdale.
The Sac-Joaquin Section announced Thursday that Pete Saco's 21st-year as its commissioner will be his last.
PASADENA, Md. (AP) - The freckle-faced Wonder Kid moves through a gym packed with powerlifters, gliding past the grunting, straining, muscle-bound adults.
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