For both programs the contest was a little more than a loser's bracket game in the 2012 Tracy/West Winter Holiday Classic. Excel Academy is in its first year establishing itself as a high school program and a great portion of its foundation came off the Lathrop High campus.
Manteca High's girls basketball team finally showed what it can do with its full complement of available players on Tuesday.
Sierra's girls basketball team led after every quarter, but an 18-9 run from Ceres left the Timberwolves with their third straight nonleague defeat on Monday, 42-37.
The Luu sisters of Riverbank played every minute, while East Union's Vezaldenos siblings had trouble staying on the court.
Manteca High's boys basketball team couldn't slow down Ashur Athneil, and Johansen held off the Buffaloes to win Monday's opening-round contest 53-46 in the Tracy/West Winter Holiday Classic.
OAKLAND (AP) - When the Golden State Warriors began madly celebrating a stunning, last-second win against defending NBA champion Miami on the Heat's home court this week, Jarrett Jack quickly offered a message to his teammates.
The Ripon Indians girls basketball team continued action in the Liberty Ranch Tournament with an impressive 52-45 win over Capital Christian High Friday.
Defense and rebounding has long been the staple of Sierra's success, but so far this season the offense has been inconsistent.
East Union has definitely had one consistent theme thus far this season.
CARSON (AP) - Rey Vega ran for 202 yards and four touchdowns and Ray Lomas IV ran for 183 yards and three scores as Modesto Central Catholic defeated Solana Beach Santa Fe Christian 66-7 in the California State Division IV Championship on Friday night.
A barrage 3-pointers in the second half pulled Stagg High back into what looked like an East Union runaway, but it would not be enough as the Lancers held on for the 64-55 victory Thursday at Dalben Center.
The Manteca High girls varsity basketball team put up a ferocious fight, but could not close out on top in the first round of the Ceres Tournament during a 50-48 overtime loss to Atwater High Thursday.
Weston Ranch High took care of business in the Rocklin Holiday Tournament opener, adding to a four point halftime lead and beating Whitney High 70-61 Thursday in the tournament's opening round.
RIPON - Ripon Christian girls basketball coach Ed Mulder is hopeful that the team's current two-game losing streak proves to be productive in the long run as the Knights inch closer to beginning their defense of the Southern League co-championship.
RIPON -- There's one thing worse than an ugly win.
Six of the seven Sac-Joaquin Section postseason qualifiers from the area will get to enjoy home-field advantage in the opening round next week.
NEWMAN - Ripon could not overcome Payton Church and 16th-seeded Orestimba in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV play-in game Friday, but the young Indians gained valuable ...
STOCKTON – Alexa Garcia is a freshman with no fear, and now she is two matches away from a trip to the California Girls Wrestling Championships.
Sometimes, a miss can lead to a good thing – maybe even a dream coming true.
There isn't an easy path to the finals for the three league titlists from the Manteca area.
Syd'Nee Fryer made visits to a handful of NCAA Division I schools, but she found a home in Southern Oregon.
DELHI - Ripon Christian's girls soccer team topped off its fifth straight Southern League championship season Wednesday with a 2-1 victory at Delhi.
STOCKTON - Not bad for a rebuilding season.
LATHROP - Michael Mills let go of a corner 3 as time expired.
Wednesday's 67-52 loss to visiting Central Catholic of Modesto in all likelihood ended East Union's season, but it was a season in which ...
For all that Tydus Verhoeven and Loretta Kakala have accomplished in their four years as varsity basketball standouts, a Valley Oak League title had eluded ...
OAKDALE - Manteca already had at least a piece of the Valley Oak League championship when it visited Oakdale for the final regular-season game of the ...
East Union's Zach Hernandez got knocked to the ground on a corner kick from Trent Rivera early in the second half, but he did ...
Josie Reyes was in on two first-half goals for Manteca and that lead would hold for the rest of the game as the Buffaloes held ...
Sierra celebrated senior night and its Valley Oak League outright championship with a trouncing of Weston Ranch on Tuesday night.