Weston Ranch's boys basketball team is rolling. Now it's a matter of stopping the other team from doing so.
After the second of its final two last-second shot attempts came up empty, the Manteca Buffaloes were left clinging to a 58-56 loss to Tokay High during first round action of the Tom Hawkins/Tracy Breakfast Lions Basketball Tournament Tuesday.
Ripon Christian was able to jump out early on Escalon and cruise, setting up a semifinal contest with Hilmar High after its 61-42 win over the Cougars in the first round of the Ripon Christian Tournament Tuesday.
Ricky Morris, you just qualified for the California Interscholastic Federation State Cross Country Championships for a second straight year.
Harleen Pabla was a year old the last time a Manteca High cross country runner - male or female - competed in the state meet.
After taking a commanding lead early and sustaining it through three quarters, East Union allowed a determined Ripon High group to the take advantage of Lancers' lapses on offense and force overtime. East Union would take care of business at the free-throw line in overtime for the 59-56 win Friday.
Prior to her freshman year in high school, Andie Shelton had rarely, if ever, spiked volleyballs with any regularity.
Sierra High won a wild shootout Thursday against highly-touted Lodi.
TRACY - Joseph Sausau had the look of a confident player as he toed the free-throw line.
LODI – There was one player in John Giannoni Gym standing with the basketball with the balance of the game resting on her decision.
East Union's basketball team has opened the season playing a quality brand of basketball, and that didn't change Thursday for the Lancers. But the squad is coping with a 63-49 road loss to Davis High.
Giovanni Marin was a freshman when he moved to Manteca from Mexico.
TRACY – The Manteca High Buffaloes made the necessary half-time adjustments in Thursday's Tracy / West High Winter Holiday Boys Basketball Classic.
TRACY – The Lathrop Spartans have yet to win a Valley Oak League game.
A balanced scoring attack, tenacious defense and a blistering hot first quarter culminated into an easy victory for the Manteca Buffaloes in their non-league matchup with Livingston High Wednesday.
SALIDA - After a nip-and-tuck contest for six innings, Manteca put up six runs in the top of the seventh Monday and defeated Spreckels Park 9-4 for the championship of the District 67 All Star Tournament at Salida Elementary School.
SALIDA – Manteca has played two games in the District 67 Senior All-Star Tournament at Salida Elementary School, and as a result of Wednesday's 8-0 win over Salida, Manteca has yet to give up a run.
STOCKTON - Cherish Burks has a mindset for hitting.
STOCKTON - Ripon High shortstop Jarrod Andrews made the defensive play of the game, and it was he who scored the final run to end the 25th Annual High School All-Star Baseball Classic at Delta College's Nick Cecchetti Field on Friday.
Brian Goulart and his East Union softball team aren't done celebrating yet.
STOCKTON - John Ward doesn't have fond memories of Sierra.
STOCKTON - Since taking over his alma mater in 2002, Manteca High head coach Eric Reis has built a winning program steeped in tradition anchored by dominant linemen.
STOCKTON - Steven Martinez, a bull of a lineman at 5-foot-11, 290 pounds, couldn't wait between turns to go toe-to-toe with other touted linemen from the county.
The area's two qualifiers for the CIF State Track & Field Championships ended their high school careers in the preliminary round Friday in Clovis.
Cherish Burks, Darian Van Der Maaten, Leo Soto and 11 other recent graduates from the Manteca area will don their high school jerseys one last time.
Nine players from the Ripon and Ripon Christian baseball teams earned all-league honors, with Indians junior Angelo Baciocco getting the nod for the Most Valuable Offensive Player in the Trans-Valley League.
After splitting innings with an elder teammate for two seasons, Danielle Sperry finally had her shot at carrying the load as the workhorse pitching ace for Ripon High's softball team.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
ELK GROVE – Anthony Santiago had a personal best in the shot put Friday, is going to the state championships and he wants more.
ELK GROVE - Carl Chandler stared at the ground as he paced alongside the triple jump runway, while Manteca High teammate Kenny Wooten was preparing to take his final leap in the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet Thursday at Elk Grove High.