The Manteca Buffaloes eliminated any doubt as to who was the best squad in the Ceres Tournament, dismantling Johansen High in the championship 64-35 to earn the tourney title.
Christian Pena took full advantage of his two-day Western Invitational wrestling tournament run, nearly capturing the 145-pound title in a championship match loss to Escalon's Jason Robbins Saturday at Modesto Junior College.
The East Union High Lancers scored 18 points off of turnovers in the first half Friday against visiting Enochs.
With each Sierra High run, defensive miscues enabled Tokay to find itself back to within a couple possessions. For Sierra's final run late in the fourth the Tigers would have no answer, succumbing to the final burst in a 63-52 loss Friday.
Ripon High's girls basketball team went to its trusty press defense to secure a 55-49 win over Capital Christian of Sacramento Friday.
The Ripon Christian Knights opened the contest on fire, building a seven-point first quarter lead en route to a 60-49 win over Linden in the Ripon Christian Tournament Friday.
With less than two minutes to play and Sierra High trailing for the first time in the contest, seizing the first win of the season appeared to be slipping away from the Timberwolves. But a pair of clutch free throws from sophomore Celine Barber helped seal the deal in Sierra's 61-54 win over Stagg High.
The Manteca High girls varsity basketball squad's defense was a big part of the offense Thursday against Atwater in the opening round action of the Ceres Tournament.
RIPON - Will Ward had his way in the post. Joseph Berry was deadly from long range. Guillermo Nunez did a little bit of everything else.
Shalene Jackson and Tiare Tu'uga are quickly becoming a lethal combination for East Union High thus far in the young season.
RIPON - The smallest wrestler of Ripon High's varsity squad came up huge.
WESTON RANCH – It didn't take long for Weston Ranch to knock the wind out of the visiting Franklin Yellowjackets, jumping out to a 12-0 start on the way to a 79-59 win, the fourth straight for the Cougars, over Franklin Tuesday.
A strong third-period rally helped propel the Lathrop High boys varsity basketball team past Liberty Ranch on Tuesday.
With several key players still out with injuries, Manteca High's girls basketball team struggled to get untracked in a 66-54 nonleague road win at Johansen Tuesday.
The fun is about to begin for East Union's girls basketball team.
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.