Another day, another blowout win for Ripon Christian's boys basketball team.
When East Union opened its Valley Oak League contest with Sierra High on a 10-0 run, it was a glimpse of what was to be expected during the Lancers' 48-31 victory over the visiting Timberwolves Friday.
RIPON – It is one thing to dominate a team with less talent, but to do so with the effort usually reserved for close games is another.
The effort and execution Sierra High's girls basketball team displayed over the final two quarters were missing early, and visiting Sonora took advantage in a 55-43 win Wednesday in both clubs' Valley Oak League opener.
Felipe Duran's unconventional pin sparked East Union's wrestling team in its double-dual with visiting Sonora and Kimball Wednesday at Dalben Center.
Manteca High's Valley Oak League double-dual opener with Lathrop and Oakdale did not last long.
It was not their best performance.
After putting itself in the best possible position to win their first-ever Valley Oak League game, Lathrop forfeited its 10-point lead and needed to fend off a stubborn East Union club in a 42-40 win Tuesday at Dalben Center.
George Contente figured his Ripon High's girls basketball team was going to have its hands full when it hosted Hilmar for a Trans-Valley League opener Tuesday.
The most challenging part to the Southern League opener for Ripon Christian was likely making the long trek to Mariposa. Once the Knights showed up it was all business, cruising to an easy 55-33 win in both teams' league openers.
Sierra's boys basketball squad made its fourth trip to Sonora in seven days Tuesday, and the Timberwolves returned home with their 10th straight victory.
When the Valley Oak League boys basketball season gets underway tonight, the league will break down into two groups. In one group six teams, East Union, Manteca, Lathrop, Kimball and Oakdale will vie to separate themselves from one another. And in the other group will be Sierra and Weston Ranch.
One victory separated three teams in the final Valley Oak League girls basketball standings a season ago. And if defending league champions Manteca High, Weston Ranch and East Union are linked together like sausage again in 2012, it will not be a surprise.
It was a year of "first time evers" and "first time in a long times" in Manteca area sports.
The Sierra High boys basketball squad captured the Fuchs Memorial Holiday Classic crown Friday at Columbia College.
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Weston Ranch High came in extremely focused against East Union in Friday's Valley Oak League match.
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The Manteca High sophomore boys basketball team may be hitting its stride at the right time.
Briana Oseguera has been described that athlete who doesn't come around too often.
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Teammates since they were 10, Ripon High seniors Kaylyn Evans and Jillian Jamero are set to go their separate ways.
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Lathrop High is one of those bubble teams in the Valley Oak League playoff race.
Daniel Wyatt hit an off-balanced, double-clutch 3-pointer as time expired in the end of Sierra's 67-63 loss to visiting Central Catholic on Wednesday.
Joshua Fala can cross one more thing off his bucket list.
East Union's Donja Payne can turn a game around.
Manteca is gearing up for its rematch with Valley Oak League-leading East Union, but the Buffaloes aren't looking past any of their opponents until ...