Ryan Culpepper beat the buzzer, and his Manteca Buffaloes' sophomore boys basketball team beat upset-minded Weston Ranch as a result.
RIPON - With Ripon High returning all of its key components and Modesto Christian playing in another basketball universe, Tuesday night's Trans Valley League matchup between Ripon Christian and Riverbank projected to be a pivotal league contest in terms of league and postseason positioning.
Jim Agostini didn't want it to be about him. It is that selflessness that made his father, Augie, one of the most revered figures at East Union High. The elder Agostini passed away Sunday at the age of 85, and his son's Lancers honored his memory with a 57-33 victory at Sierra Tuesday. Ashley Rose led the way with 26 points, four assists and four steals. "The team and the coaching staff have been wonderful ...
WESTON RANCH - After snapping East Union's big streak, Weston Ranch is hoping to start its own.
RIPON - Ripon High dropped to 2-2 in Trans Valley League play with a 48-30 loss to Waterford Tuesday night.
RIPON - One up. One down. Ripon High's bid to repeat as Trans Valley League runner-up started smoothly, and then some, Tuesday night in a 72-27 pasting of Hughson at home. Efren Sifuentes hit four 3-pointers and scored 11 of his game-high 14 during a 25-8 Ripon second-quarter run. Matt Ratto chipped in 11 and Ryan Baker had nine as the Indians led 20-9 after one and held a 40-point lead with nearly six minutes ...
Alysia Atkins scored eight of Sierra's 12 fourth-quarter points and put up 24 total as the Sierra High sophomore girls basketball team knocked off East Union, 48-42, Tuesday night.
Let the Trans Valley League games begin. Finally. The six-team league's schedule consisted of 15 games for each squad over the last few seasons, but now there are only 10. With most conference regular seasons already underway, the Mother Lode League provided non-league opponents for the TVL to fill in the gaps, though last week's contest did not count against the Sac-Joaquin Section's playoff power ratings. Modesto Christian is again favored to win both boys ...
LINCOLN - Zach Williams and Marcus Gonzales fared well at the always-tough Mark Fuller Invitational Saturday.
STOCKTON - You always remember your first. If the saying holds true then East Union 119-pounder Marco Castaneda will never forget Saturday afternoon at Lincoln High in Stockton. Although a number of EU wrestlers showed well and came away with medals, the day belonged to Castaneda, the Lancers' lone tournament champion, who pinned Bret Harte's Scott Froriech in the second round of the title match, down 6-4 in points at the time. "I took him ...
ESCALON - Eight Weston Ranch junior varsity wrestlers placed at the Escalon JV Tournament Saturday, including four gold medalists.
Kiwi Gardner and Christian Williams took center stage, but Gardner's Manteca Buffaloes stole the show.
Thursday afternoon after shooting a round of golf in Escalon, I asked a friend what his plans were for Friday night.
By the time the night ended, Weston Ranch didn't leave a whole lot of doubters inside of Dalben Center with their 60-40 handling of the Lancers.
ANGELS CAMP – Things didn't start off well for Ripon after the long road trip up to Bret Harte for their last non-league game.
MODESTO – Weston Ranch head coach Chris Teevan went head-to-head against his former high school coach Mike Vander Molen during the second round of the Modesto City Classic Thursday night.
MODESTO – East Union's boys basketball squad resorted to its bread and butter down the stretch of Wednesday's opening round matchup of the Modesto City Classic.
RIPON – The first game of the season was a work in progress.
Three area wrestling teams had rough season-opening duals Wednesday night.
It may not have been pretty but it was a win.
LATHROP - Lathrop High's boys basketball team showed flashes of how good it can be under first-year head coach Nathan McGrath in Tuesday's 60-36 victory over Stagg.
Some say that since Sac-Joaquin Section Foundation Games do not count in a team's overall record, they do not matter very much. Do not tell that to Xavier Hartfield.
FRESNO - Sierra sophomore Josh Spooner recorded the best finish of the four local runners competing at Saturday's CIF State Cross Country Championships at Fresno's Woodward Park.
Four area runners are chasing history Saturday in the CIF State Cross Country Championships.
RIPON - Kody Day, a disruptive force on Ripon High's defensive line at 6-foot-2, 225 pounds, does not back down from a challenge.
Regina Dias' comeback to the volleyball court was a successful one.
Ripon High's Jamie DeBruyn was named the Trans-Valley League's 2013 Coach of the Year for the first time after leading his Indians to a historical season in which the Indians earned the school's first championship in boys soccer.
RIPON – Ripon Christian hopes the old cliché "the third time is a charm" holds some type of truthfulness during tonight's Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI semifinal matchup against No. 2-seeded Woodland Christian (9-1).
Abdiel Chiquito was certain he would not get snubbed, not for a second straight year.
The 54 competitors in the CIF State Girls Golf Championships were treated to surprisingly-good weather at Carmel's Quail Lodge Golf Course on Wednesday.