Much is at stake in the final week of the Valley Oak League girls basketball season.
Closing the Valley Oak League Wrestling Championships with a title in one of the 14 weight-classes was not the only way to find success in the tournament, and that was the case for nearly all of the 35 wrestlers advancing to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Tournament with a fourth place or better finish.
The Ripon Indians sent 10 wrestlers to the mat during the Trans Valley League Wrestling Championships, and nine of the 10 earned berths into the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Tournament with top-four finishes in Saturdays league championships.
RIPON - Rod Wright isn't one to point blame at the officials.
For a brief moment even the East Union boys basketball team may have had some doubt, but trailing by 18 in the third quarter East Union responded, putting together a 65-62 come-from-behind victory Friday in Valley Oak League play.
LATHROP – In a perfect world, the Lathrop High boys basketball team tactics to stop Sierra High post presence Will Ward would have forced his teammates to toss up perimeter jumpers they couldn't knock down. On Friday that wasn't the case, as the Timberwolves' back court connected on 13 3-pointers on their way to a 67-40 Valley Oak League win.
Weston Ranch scored 31 points in the second quarter on its way to an 81-57 walloping of first-year varsity Kimball High in Tracy Friday.
Ripon Christian High's boys basketball team played for the outright championship of the Southern League Friday in Ripon, and the game offered little drama.
Briona Fontenot played a big role in jump starting the East Union offense in the second half of Thursday's much-needed 52-49 Valley Oak League girls basketball payback win over visiting Sonora Thursday.
Daylynn Penner has been dedicated to the Sierra High softball program since she stepped foot on campus nearly four years ago. Penner's dedication paid off as she was awarded a partial scholarship to attend college at the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute and play softball at Southwestern Oregon Community College.
Earning points for the sake of the team is a thing of the past for the wrestlers in the Valley Oak Trans Valley Leagues. For the next match, each man is wrestling for himself, wrestling in hopes of extend their season for another week.
The Lathrop High boys opened the game clicking on all cylinders, jumping out to a double-digit lead after the first quarter, but it wouldn't last, as Sierra High found its groove in the second on its way to a 44-35 Valley Oak League win Thursday.
The result shows a rather ho-hum victory for Modesto Christian's powerhouse girls basketball team, which captured a piece of its fifth straight Trans Valley League championship by downing Ripon High 76-47 at home Thursday.
East Union High boys varsity basketball coach Brett Lewis applauded the effort of his reserves Wednesday against visiting Kimball High of Tracy.
The score may have indicated that the Oakdale Mustangs were a handful of shots away from giving the Sierra Timberwolves a Valley Oak League loss they could not afford, but that was far from the case in Sierra's 60-49 win Wednesday over the Mustangs.
ATHERTON - Menlo-Atherton proved to be too big, too fast and too good.
Tournament host Sierra made it through pool play unscathed Friday with wins of 4-0 over Downey of Modesto and 2-0 over Chavez of Stockton in ...
Host Manteca High opened the Buff Cup Tournament Friday by trouncing Pacheco Friday, 9-0.
STOCKTON – The Manteca High Buffaloes ran into a tough West Campus squad in the second round of the Trojan Clash Tournament at Lincoln High on ...
STOCKTON – Bikram Thiara knows how to handle himself down the stretch.
Manteca rebounded well from its season-opening loss to Lincoln, and rebound the Buffaloes did.
STOCKTON - Thirteen turnovers and a lack of hustle on defensive rebounds led to a 16-5 first-quarter deficit for Manteca in the opening round of the ...
Linden took out its frustrations on Manteca, rallying in the second half for a commanding 2-0 win at Guss Schmiedt Field on Thursday.
STOCKTON - Lathrop fell behind to start the game Thursday, but the Spartans did not say there for long.
TURLOCK - Jadyn Shinn scored once in each half, and it was enough for the Sierra girls soccer team to come away with a 2-0 road ...
The Maytag repairman has nothing on Isabella Cruz.
Trent Rivera set the tone on his first touch of the game for East Union at Riverbank.
STOCKTON - Sierra's boys basketball team dropped a 77-74 double-overtime heartbreaker to Grant in the first round of the McDonald's Classic at Edison High ...
Some teams have little depth because of a drop-off in talent. The Sierra girls basketball team has no depth – not because of a drop-off in ...
RIPON - Anthony Sisk turned to rapper Meek Mill to get him in the right mindset for Ripon's home opener against Lathrop on Tuesday.