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.
So which school has the better girls basketball team, East Union or Manteca?
RIPON - The Ripon Christian Knights ceremoniously cut down the nets Friday after their 63-17 trouncing over Gustine.
For the first time in school history the Lathrop High boys basketball team is heading to the postseason ,and the squad is not backing into its first playoff matchup after handling Kimball in 68-54 Valley Oak League Friday.
RIPON - The Knights may not have been at their best Thursday against Gustine.
Just one night after blowing a shot at earning at least a share of its first Valley Oak League championship, Weston Ranch's girls basketball team still had reason to play with purpose in the regular-season finale at Sierra Thursday.
FOLSOM – It was a tough day Saturday for local wrestlers Saturday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III championships as Vista del Lago High.
Six of the seven Sac-Joaquin Section postseason qualifiers from the area will get to enjoy home-field advantage in the opening round next week.
NEWMAN - Ripon could not overcome Payton Church and 16th-seeded Orestimba in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV play-in game Friday, but the young Indians gained valuable ...
STOCKTON – Alexa Garcia is a freshman with no fear, and now she is two matches away from a trip to the California Girls Wrestling Championships.
Sometimes, a miss can lead to a good thing – maybe even a dream coming true.
There isn't an easy path to the finals for the three league titlists from the Manteca area.
Syd'Nee Fryer made visits to a handful of NCAA Division I schools, but she found a home in Southern Oregon.
DELHI - Ripon Christian's girls soccer team topped off its fifth straight Southern League championship season Wednesday with a 2-1 victory at Delhi.
STOCKTON - Not bad for a rebuilding season.
LATHROP - Michael Mills let go of a corner 3 as time expired.
Wednesday's 67-52 loss to visiting Central Catholic of Modesto in all likelihood ended East Union's season, but it was a season in which ...
For all that Tydus Verhoeven and Loretta Kakala have accomplished in their four years as varsity basketball standouts, a Valley Oak League title had eluded ...
OAKDALE - Manteca already had at least a piece of the Valley Oak League championship when it visited Oakdale for the final regular-season game of the ...
East Union's Zach Hernandez got knocked to the ground on a corner kick from Trent Rivera early in the second half, but he did ...
Josie Reyes was in on two first-half goals for Manteca and that lead would hold for the rest of the game as the Buffaloes held ...