WESTON RANCH – Even when everything finally lined up for Weston Ranch, Vista del Lago senior Patrick Lowman found a way to ruin the moment. Lowman converted two of three free throws with less than 30 seconds remaining to help Vista pull off the 72-71 Sac-Joaquin Section Division III upset Wednesday.
East Union was able to play Lancer ball through the game's first three quarters, but depth, or lack thereof, proved to be too steep a challenge in East Union's 64-47 playoff loss at Lindhurst Wednesday.
Lathrop High's first boys basketball postseason run was short-lived.
The Manteca Buffaloes opened both the first and fourth quarters with offensive spurts, separating themselves for good with the double-digit fourth quarter push in a 62-40 Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoff win Tuesday.
East Union's girls basketball team made its 12th straight appearance in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs Tuesday night.
RIPON - Tia Sidtikun was thankful about playing a tough preseason schedule.
Weston Ranch came home with its first Sac-Joaquin Section girls basketball playoff win in school history, fighting back with a late furry to oust host El Dorado High in a 58-51 first round win Tuesday.
To make it to the semifinal round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs would be a major accomplishment for the three Valley Oak League girls teams in the bracket.
Scott Thomason lives by the one-game-at-a-time mantra.
The Sac-Joaquin Section's top-ranked 182-pounder coasted to a SJS Division V Tournament title Saturday at Hughson High.
Modesto Christian's boys basketball team is the most talented in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs.
In-town rivals Ripon and Ripon Christian have two different paths to NorCals, the next-level tournament for all semifinalists in the Sac-Joaquin Section's Division I-V playoffs.
WESTON RANCH – For two of the Valley Oak League's best wrestlers, their quest for Sac-Joaquin Section titles came to abrupt end in overtime losses. Both wrestlers though and several other VOL standouts earned the right to extend their season into next week's Masters Championships.
Manteca's three high schools, each with Valley Oak League championships, are tipping off the Sac-Joaquin Section boys and girls basketball playoffs at home this week.
For one reason or another, Guillermo Nunez doesn't like to lose.
The stars shined Friday at Manteca High's raucous Winter Gym, but it was the play of the less heralded players that was the difference ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian exploded on a 16-0 run in the second half Friday to trim a 20-point deficit to four in the fourth quarter, but ...
STOCKTON - Weston Ranch survived a scare Friday night, needing a 14-4 flurry in the third quarter to ward off Sierra, 49-41.
RIPON - In a 9-0 Ripon run to start the second quarter Friday, Sarah Thompson converted one steal in into a transition basket and Reina Sausedo ...
Aron Navarette led a second-half Manteca comeback with four goals Thursday as the Buffaloes came from behind to beat visiting Lathrop 4-2 in boys Valley ...
The Sac-Joaquin Section announced Thursday that Manuel Pires is one of its six Model Coaches for the 2016-17 school year.
Sierra accomplished almost all that it wanted to for three quarters against Junior Ballard and visiting Lathrop on Thursday.
MODESTO - East Union's boys basketball team followed one of its worst efforts of the season with its best.
LATHROP - After allowing its previous opponent to shoot 33 free throws in a loss, Lathrop's girls basketball team made it a point to scale ...
East Union High remains in the thick in the Valley Oak League race.
Rhiannon Genilla can make lemonade out of lemons.
Manteca High's Loretta Kakala was one of hundreds of nominees watching the 40th Annual McDonald's All-American Game selection show Sunday evening on ESPNU ...
It is good to have a Tydus in your tank.
East Union needed just 15 seconds to test Sierra freshman goalkeeper Michaela Bitle, who was filling in for ailing starter Callie Crain (shoulder) in Tuesday ...
NEWMAN - The Southern League-leading Ripon Christian girls soccer team got untracked early and often in its 5-0 drubbing of Orestimba on Tuesday.