For the area wrestlers chasing the dream of a berth into the California Interscholastic Federation State Championships, the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters is undoubtedly the biggest tournament of the season. Earning a trip to Bakersfield will mean closing out action in the Stockton Arena Saturday as one of the section's top seven wrestlers.
The East Union High girls basketball team kept it close early on against No. 2-ranked El Dorado on Thursday, but the Cougars took advantage of turnovers in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs, rolling to a 50-41 win.
The season ended in Vacaville Thursday for the Ripon Christian girls basketball squad.
ELK GROVE - After putting a raucous Cosumnes Oaks student body on pins and needles with an 8-2 run to open the first-round Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III playoff contest, East Union lost its touch and fell 63-49 Wednesday.
WESTON RANCH - The Weston Ranch High boys basketball team passed the first test of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs.
RIPON - For a sophomore, Cole Herrin plays and acts like he's been there, done that.
Ripon Christian opened the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-V playoffs just as is expected from the tournament's No. 1 seed, demolishing Tioga High of Groveland 69-35 Wednesday.
The area's three remaining girls basketball teams are each one win away from qualifying for NorCals while advancing into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs semifinal round.
For the remainder of the season it is win at all costs, and that was obviously the mindset for the East Union Lancers in their 58-48 Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III first-round win over Dixon High Tuesday at the Dalben Center.
Defense helped Manteca High overcome dry spells on the offensive end Tuesday in its first-round showdown with 12th-seeded Natomas in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III girls basketball playoffs.
RIPON - In the end, it didn't matter that the Ripon Christian girls basketball team nearly surrendered a 20-point lead and virtually invited the visiting Victory Christian Vikings into a game they were never in.
Being the second best team in the Trans Valley League was not good enough to earn Ripon High's girls basketball team a home game in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV playoffs, and it proved costly in the Indians' 78-68 overtime loss to Linden High Tuesday.
The Sierra High girls basketball barely earned one of 16 Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III playoff berths, but getting in earned the Timberwolves a matchup with the tourney's No. 1 seed,
WESTON RANCH - The season came to crashing halt Tuesday for the Weston Ranch High girls varsity basketball team.
Even though blue-chip prospect Josiah Turner, a 6-foot-3 point guard bound for Arizona, was dismissed by the team last month, Sacramento High may still be favored to defend its Division-III crown in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
Branden Rullan may have fallen short of his ultimate goal, but he'll leave Sierra High as its most accomplished wrestler to date.
OAKDALE - Manteca High's baseball team has some work to do in defense of its Valley Oak League championship.
RIPON - Ripon Christian put up three first-inning doubles for four runs Thursday over visiting Mariposa and rode the steady arm of Willem Hoekstra to a ...
Sierra appeared ready to finally bust out against Rafa Lara and visiting McNair in a nonleague contest Thursday, loading the bases with no out in ...
Kristina Mojica was rewarded for her patience, perseverance and work ethic on Wednesday.
LATHROP – After dropping the first set to visiting Sierra 25-21 on Wednesday, Lathrop rode the hot hand of freshman Gian Serrano to sweep the next ...
Manteca resident Randy Schaapman is looking forward to Saturday's Fresno Invitational of the Professional Bull Riders tour.
Oakdale catcher Bryce Kirk launched the first pitch of the ninth inning over the right-center field fence, and the visiting Mustangs held on in the ...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Madison Bumgarner looked sharp again in his latest spring training outing, though it lasted only two innings.
SEATTLE (AP) - A year ago was thought to be an anomaly for the Pac-12 Conference, advancing four teams to the regional semifinals of the NCAA ...
Things just got real for area boys volleyball teams.
LINDEN - Mark Rodriguez came through in clutch situations during East Union's 5-3 extra-innings victory over previously-undefeated Linden on Monday.
Sierra broke into the win column Saturday with a 25-23, 16-25, 15-11 win over Lathrop in the Sierra Boys Volleyball Tournament.
East Union had already battled back twice from deficits, and Brayden Hardcastle came oh so close to tying it back up in the bottom of ...
Thanks to Tawny Deerinck, the science wing at Manteca High may need a new skylight.