RIPON - While powerhouse Modesto Christian capped yet another dominant run through the Trans Valley League for its fourth straight title, Ripon High's girls basketball team can find solace in going undefeated against the rest of the conference's opposition.
After narrowly losing to Valley Oak League sophomore girls champion Sonora at home Tuesday, Manteca moved into a second-place tie with rival East Union with its season-ending 40-24 on the Squires' home floor Thursday.
SONORA – With just under two minutes to play, Gerry Cooper calmly sank a pair of free throws to push the Manteca High varsity basketball team up by two and the Buffaloes would hold off Sonora High for a 68-64 Valley Oak League win Wednesday.
Alex Nuanez's march for redemption continues Friday and Saturday with the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Tournament at East Union High.
Tyler Bylow was one of six seniors to take the court for the East Union Lancers on senior night, but Bylow shined brightest with a huge 22-point effort against the winless Lathrop Spartans in a 64-41 Valley Oak League win Wednesday at the Dalben Center.
CERES – Bret Wilson led a balanced Sierra High scoring attack in its Valley Oak League win over the Central Valley Hawks Wednesday.
There is much more than bragging rights riding on Thursday's rubber match with rival East Union.
Manteca High's boys basketball team stretched its first-place lead while clinching its second straight Valley Oak League championship by beating second-place Sierra 66-49 Friday, but that did not improve its position on the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoff power ratings.
RIPON - Ripon Christian had the right guy at the right spot with the game still on the line with 3 seconds left against host Ripon.
RIPON – Ripon Christian's varsity girls basketball team fought off every blowout attempt that visiting rival Ripon threw its way, yet the Knights could not fight off their second Trans Valley League loss to the Indians in a 60-46 defeat Tuesday.
LATHROP – The Lathrop Spartans had one last opportunity to record their one and only win of the Valley Oak League season, but even a valiant fourth quarter effort could not help Lathrop earn its first victory in a season-ending 52-48 loss to East Union Tuesday.
Even with the Valley Oak League sophomore girls basketball title already wrapped up, Sonora High wants to close its season on a high note.
WESTON RANCH - East Union High heavyweight Devon Woodall's goals moving forward are simple.
Despite a relatively close halftime score, Weston Ranch-based George Komure School went to work in the second half of the Manteca Unified Student Trust championship boys championship basketball game, rolling to a 43-31 victory over Shasta School Friday at Sierra High.
Manteca scored the game's first 13 points Monday night on the way to a 77-39 win over visiting Ripon in a boys Sac-Joaquin Section ...
After trading baskets with visiting Ripon to start the girls Sac-Joaquin Section Foundation Game on Monday, Manteca went on a 9-0 lead and never looked ...
FRESNO - So close.
NEWARK - Manteca closed out the first quarter on an 11-4 run Saturday and put up a 24-point second period on the way to a 73-45 ...
There is no leader of this pack.
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 ...