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.
Throughout the West Coast Jamboree the Weston Ranch girls basketball team was able to put up quality showings against each tournament opponent, but that was not the case in the Cougars' 61-39 loss to Monte Vista in the championship round of the Tanzanite Division.
Jim Agostini wanted to see how his East Union girls basketball team's conditioning and depth would hold up on the fourth and final day of the Tom Hawkins/Tracy Breakfast Lions Tournament Friday at Tracy High.
Weston Ranch's boys basketball team finished with a more-than-respectable third-place effort in the Modesto Christian Holiday Classic Friday, defeating the tournament host in overtime, 79-77. It was the second time in as many years that the Cougars defeated Modesto Christian in overtime.
Manteca High's freshman boys basketball team mounted a 17-6 run in the third quarter en route to beating rival Sierra 48-38 and claiming the Block M Tournament championship Friday.
RIPON - Ripon Christian was eager to defend its home court in its own tournament.
Sierra has done some of its best work against top teams so far, and Thursday was no different.
East Union High will play for third place today in the Tom Hawkins / Tracy Breakfast Lions Girls' Basketball Tournament.
The Weston Ranch High girls varsity hoop squad will take on host Monte Vista (Danville) today for the Tanzanite Division title of the West Coast Jamboree.
One day after suffering its worst defeat of the season, Ripon High's boys basketball team put together one of its best all-around efforts.
Clay Cuneo's blocked shot at the buzzer secured the East Union sophomore boys basketball team's 40-39 victory over rival Manteca in the semifinal round of the Block M Tournament Thursday.
East Union High's girls basketball team isone win from a shot at the Tom Hawkins/Tracy Breakfast Lions Tournament championship. On Wedensday, it handled co-host West High with ease 50-28 to advance to the semifinal.
SALIDA - Defensive adjustment.
Another night, another victory for the Valley Oak League champion Weston Ranch boys basketball team.
A Gyse Hulsebosch 3-point buzzer beater brought visiting East Union within three points at the end of the first quarter Friday night, but a 15-0 ...
The Ripon High Indians clinched the Trans-Valley League crown Friday with a convincing 48-33 win against visiting Mountain House.
TRACY - Lathrop High's girls basketball team is pulling out all the stops to achieve its first postseason berth.
Manteca High's sophomore boys basketball team put itself in position to gain an outright claim of the Valley Oak League championship while knocking a ...
RIPON - Cynthia Van Vliet didn't start taking soccer seriously until her freshman year.
RIPON -After a down year, relative to the lofty standards he set for himself, Will Kamps was worried that his football career may be over.
RIPON - Ripon used runs of 8-0 and 6-0 in the second quarter Thursday night to get spacing on visiting Riverbank that the Indians would continue ...
RIVERBANK - Ripon's girls basketball team has clinched its fourth Trans-Valley League championship in the 12th and final year under head coach George Contente, but ...
LATHROP - Fred Lavender left little doubt how this one would turn out.
TRACY - Sierra's opponents in the coming days is the least of its concerns.
STOCKTON - Joseph Mayorca showed the ability to score in bunches during his decorated three-year career for Weston Ranch's boys soccer team, but among his ...
The good news keeps coming for two standout linemen from Sierra High's state champion football team.
LATHROP - Lathrop's girls basketball team couldn't afford another loss.
ESCALON - Ripon Christian clinched a berth to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs on Tuesday, but it did not come easy.