When push came to shove, the East Union Lancers met the challenge, taking a three-point lead on a Alex Del Real three-pointer with just over four minutes remaining. It would be the Lancers' last challenge met, as Riverbank closed on a 15-0 run on its way to a 54-42 win Wednesday.
Out of shape and rusty, Ripon High senior Andy Yciano was in his comfort zone once he hit the mat in a dual meet at Lathrop High Wednesday.
STOCKTON - The Weston Ranch High boys varsity basketball squad fell to 0-3 in the young season, losing Wednesday to Lodi.
Karleasha Thompson is fast.
When Will Ward gets the ball in the low post, he usually draws a swarm of defenders.
Ripon High's girls basketball team is undefeated through four games, and it is doing it with defense.
Robert Orantes got the offense going with defense.
It took 8 minutes, 29 seconds for Downey's girls basketball team to score its first points in a nonleague contest with East Union Monday.
Brendon Curtright went undefeated with a clutch pin.
For the second time in as many games, the Weston Ranch Cougars' found themselves on the wrong end of a two-point loss, falling to host Vallejo High 77-75 Saturday.
The Manteca Buffaloes were able to run their winning streak to two games when the Buffaloes were able to hold off a stubborn Enochs High group in a 64-62 win in the Modesto City Classic finale Saturday.
MODESTO - John Fenech was the hero for Modesto City Classic co-host Beyer High on Thursday.
RIPON - Practice makes perfect.
Sierra High did not put together its best performance to open the first half of its Cartwright Classic second round contest with Folsom High, but the Timberwolves were able to get things going late. They closed out the contest with a 16-5 fourth quarter for a come-from-behind 48-46 victory Friday.
After trailing by a couple of baskets after one period of play, Weston Ranch got hot, blowing past Ponderosa High 60-40 behind a huge second period performance Friday in the Christian Brothers Tournament.
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.