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.
After a dismal offensive showing in the first half from Manteca, the Buffaloes' woes continued in the third and helped East Union to a one-sided 57-31 Valley Oak League win over the host Buffaloes Thursday at Dalben Center.
Senior night can lead to some quirky lineups.
WESTON RANCH – Playing for at least a portion of the Valley Oak League title seemed to be on the mind of only one team, as East Union built a double-digit halftime lead and never relinquished in a 57-48 win over Weston Ranch Wednesday.
Two sophomores stole the show on the Manteca High girls basketball team's senior night Wednesday.
Lathrop High's girls basketball stretched its winning streak against Oakdale to four games after trouncing the Mustangs on their home floor 53-33 on Wednesday.
It's safe to say that at 5 feet, 8 inches, Scott Thomason didn't play above the rim during his days as a player.
East Union High continued to play inspired basketball.
Andrew Brunn threw five innings of one-hit ball for Manteca, and freshman Ryan Ward allowed no hits and struck out five in two innings of ...
Sierra left it in the hands, or feet, of two senior captains to keep its Sac-Joaquin Section Division III title hopes alive in a well-contested ...
The fourth quarter was shaping up to be just like the rest of the game until Manteca's Jorge Cedano got into the act.
Ripon High will move on to the semifinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs.
STOCKTON – Sierra's Branden Rullan is going to the California State Wrestling Championships, and East Union's Jaysen Reindel is two wins away as the ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian put its size advantage to good use in defeating Aspire Langston Hughes Academy in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division V quarterfinal Friday.
SACRAMENTO - Ripon Christian gave top-seeded Bradshaw Christian all it could handle in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI semifinal on Friday.
GALT - With a full squad, Joe Pires believes his Sierra boys soccer can beat anybody.
Fortunately for East Union, misses do not count against you in soccer.
GARDEN VALLEY – Morgan Van Elderen made a key steal for visiting Ripon Christian with 30 seconds remaining to help repel a late rally by Golden ...
Kimball's deadly accuracy from the perimeter trumped the inside dominance of Loretta Kakala and Manteca in this Sac-Joaquin Section Division III quarterfinal pitting Valley ...
Jack Weaver is following in the footsteps of a fellow Lancer, and the tracks lead all the way to Caldwell, Idaho.
RIPON - One goal was all it took.
RIPON - After finding itself trailing in the game's first 30 seconds Wednesday, Abby Buitrago led No. 4 Ripon Christian to four first-half goals on ...
SACRAMENTO – The freshman can deliver in the clutch.