WESTON RANCH - The season came to crashing halt Tuesday for the Weston Ranch High girls varsity basketball team.
Even though blue-chip prospect Josiah Turner, a 6-foot-3 point guard bound for Arizona, was dismissed by the team last month, Sacramento High may still be favored to defend its Division-III crown in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
With five teams qualifying and three Manteca Unified schools hosting a first-round game, the Valley Oak League is well-represented in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III girls basketball playoffs - so far.
Good news first: Sierra High's two losses to end the Valley Oak League girls basketball season last week had no effect on its postseason chances.
EL DORADO HILLS – Closing the Sac-Joaquin Section Divisional Wrestling tournaments with a berth into the SJS Masters meet was the primary goal, but Weston Ranch's Donnell Simms was able to take it a step further by winning the 189-pound championship on his way to the Masters.
Weston Ranch's boys basketball team was expected to contend for the Valley Oak League title this season, even with three sophomores in the starting lineup.
One team was trying to close out a frustrating season with one last quality effort.
LATHROP - J.J. Ramirez wants a commitment from his Lathrop High boys varsity basketball team.
The Ripon Indians opened the contest with a blistering start and never lost track, blasting Orestimba High 88-57 to close out the Trans Valley League boys basketball season Friday.
With the Valley Oak League championship already annexed by Manteca High's girls basketball team, the buzz surrounding its anticipated regular-season showdown with rival East Union took a little bit of a hit.
WESTON RANCH - With Sac-Joaquin Section postseason positioning at stake, intensity was not a problem for Weston Ranch and Sierra's girls basketball teams Thursday in their Valley Oak League finale.
RIPON - Thursday might have been senior night for the Ripon High girls basketball team, but it was a sophomore guard who came in off the bench and made the biggest impact in the Indians' last Trans Valley League game.
Winning felt so good for Lathrop High's girls basketball team after Tuesday's victory that the Spartans decided to do it again, putting together a fourth-quarter comeback to sting the Kimball 46-36 in both clubs' Valley Oak League finale.
Eddie Andrade is a young man of few words.
WESTON RANCH - As predicted, the East Union High boys varsity basketball game at Weston Ranch Wednesday was an up-and-down, high-scoring affair.
Greg Leland's first order of business after taking over for Vern Gebhardt as Sierra High's Dean of Athletics was finding his replacement as ...
Manteca High senior outside hitter Morgan Miramontes is one of six area volleyball players to be selected to the All-Valley Oak League first team.
Seventy years ago, on November 14, 1945, shattering Los Banos High with a 26-0 victory, Manteca High wound up their home games for the season ...
Elysia Hernandez and Alejandra Rascon have never been teammates, but that will change next year.
Ellie Waters used cross country to get in shape for the basketball team as a freshman.
Teams were more aware of Joseph Mayorca this year, but there was still no stopping Weston Ranch's talented striker.
Brooke Riley concluded her storied golf career at East Union by finishing in a four-way tie for 20th place in the 2015 CIF High School ...
SONORA - Sonora has been there, done that. And the state's reigning Division IV state champion has done it again.
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ROSEVILLE - Ripon scored the final 11 goals of the match Saturday in a 13-3 win over Sonora for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III boys' water ...
Tomas Huerta, Alec Araquel and Iris Carrillo of Weston Ranch will be joined by the Sierra boys team in Fresno for the California State Championships ...
STOCKTON – He who laughs last, laughs longest. And the Weston Ranch boys' soccer team is laughing all the way to the trophy case – again.
They're in different divisions this year for the playoffs, but they are back in the in the Sac-Joaquin Section finals.
RIPON - Danielle Sperry and Taylor Jaquez have been added to a growing list of Ripon softball players who have moved on to play at the ...
WOODLAND - Ripon can now shift its focus to Sonora.