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.
East Union High's wrestling team had a busy two days last week in Stockton.
Powered by a 22-point third-quarter surge, Lathrop High sprinted past host East Union 54-44 to seize the Camelot Classic crown Saturday night at Dalben Center.
WESTON RANCH – The Weston Ranch Cougars caught little resistance on their way to the Cougar Duals team dual tournament championship against Golden Valley, but Golden Valley would not follow suit, handling Weston Ranch in the title match Saturday.
STOCKTON – Things are seemingly turning around for the Weston Ranch Cougars. They strung together their third consecutive victory in a 62-48 win over Cordova High to close out play in the Edison Tournament Saturday in Stockton.
STOCKTON – After both teams returned to the floor after halftime, Calaveras High built a 10-point lead in early in the third. Weston Ranch found some resiliency, outscoring the Redskins in the fourth and earning the tourney title with a 59-58 win at Stagg High.
The Manteca High boys varsity basketball squad continued to its winning ways on Friday.
A strong opening half propelled Weston Ranch to a comfortable 70-59 victory over Edison High Friday in the Delta Queen tournament in Stockton.
Manteca High used a strong opening period and a dominant fourth to push past the Livingston Wolves 65-56 in opening round action of the 4th Annual Save Mart Classic in Atwater.
The Ripon Christian Knights dominated from the outset Thursday against Summerville in the Lady Huskies Basketball Tournament in Hughson.
It's been a while since I fished in any tournaments.
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.