It's net-cutting week for area basketball teams zeroing in on league championships, while others are looking to improve their postseason standing.
Former East Union High standout Brittany LaMar is making an immediate impact for the William Jessup University softball team.
The Turlock Christian hangover was in full effect at the start of Ripon Christian's girls basketball contest with visiting Delhi Monday.
ESCALON – The Ripon High wrestling program exercised its dominance over the heralded Escalon Cougars on two separate occasions this season.
OAKDALE – When it was said and done Oakdale was still the league's dominant force, but Weston Ranch more than proved itself as the league's second in command.
With the ill effects of their first Valley Oak League loss looming over the East Union Lancers, the squad was able to pull out an always-challenging Sonora road victory with a 52-49 Friday.
LATHROP – After building an 18-point halftime lead, Lathrop put itself in position to post a huge Valley Oak League upset, but in the game's final 90 seconds Sierra's Guillermo Nunez came through with back-to-back 3-pointers to lead the Timberwolves to a 69-61 win Friday.
Brock Swift is East Union High's unsung hero.
SALIDA - The streak lives.
The Ripon Christian Knights clinched a first-place share of the Southern League Friday with a 74-35 victory at Turlock Christian.
RIPON - While putting the finishing touches on a decorated Ripon High athletic career, senior Jake McCreath took a few moments to ink his next commitment to play football for the Morningside College of Sioux City, Iowa, Thursday.
RIPON - Halie Bergman entered the ballgame midway through the third quarter with Turlock Christian trailing Ripon Christian 19-16 in Thursday's encounter between the Southern League's two best girls basketball teams.
It wasn't the ideal head coaching debut for young Danielle Wells.
The Lathrop High girls varsity basketball squad notched its biggest win of the season.
An unstoppable Kimball High offensive surge, coupled with what seemed like an never-ending East Union scoring drought culminated into the Jaguar's 43-35 Valley Oak League upset Wednesday at the Dalben Center.
East Union lost a pitcher's duel to Central Catholic on Wednesday.
Sierra High's playoff hopes became a little bit tougher following Friday's 11-7 Valley Oak League loss to visiting Oakdale.
LATHROP - Devin Sullivan pitched five strong innings in his first start in more than month, and Manteca rapped out 16 hits in completing a series ...
Sierra High's boys track and field team had to truly early its Valley Oak League championship, and it ended the regular season undefeated with ...
RIPON - A team rarely celebrates a tie, and while two-time defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII champion Ripon Christian was not all smiles after tying visiting ...
Two days after pitching a perfect game against rival Manteca, Sierra ace Lindsey Walljasper didn't get the nod for the Timberwolves' rematch with once-beaten ...
TRACY - C.J. Drain scored the eventual-game winning run, then struck out the side in the bottom of the eighth inning as Weston Ranch escaped ...
Barely three minutes into the game, Ivy Benson fought through a pack of Oakdale defenders for a goal, and midway through the first half Leah ...
The race for the fourth and final Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth is on in the Valley Oak League.
Central Catholic found out firsthand last week that there is no quit in Manteca.
It was home sweet home for East Union's five seniors during a Valley Oak League "away" softball game against Central Catholic, which does not ...
TRACY - Scott Tolman made school history during his outstanding junior season.
Oakdale handed Sierra an own goal in the game's first minute Monday and battled back from a three-goal deficit to knock the Timberwolves out ...
Regardless of the outcome, three Manteca High boys tennis players are going to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Individual Tournament.
Sierra High's boys swim team can do no worse than first.