WESTON RANCH - Is Weston Ranch High's girls basketball team for real?
TRACY - Chavez High guard Deone Jackson gave the Titans their first lead on a fastbreak layup 58 seconds into game, and it was Jackson who arched in a clutch 3-pointer and two free throws late in the fourth quarter for their second and third leads.
The new year has quite an act to follow.
TRACY - Napa shredded man-to-man defenses with ease in its three games leading up to Tuesday's Tom Hawkins/Tracy Breakfast Lions Tournament championship round matchup with East Union.
SONORA - The Robert Dominik Fuchs Memorial Holiday Classic championship is finally theirs.
The Sierra High sophomore girls basketball claimed its second non-league tournament championship Monday, this time winning its own 14th Annual Lady Timberwolves Rotary Classic by beating West of Tracy, 34-30.
WESTON RANCH - April Seth scored 13 points and hauled in 10 rebounds as the Weston Ranch sophomore girls basketball team improved to 5-4 on the season with a 54-49 home win over Central Catholic Wednesday night.
WESTON RANCH - Timnesha Wilson's buzzer-beating half-court heave rattled home at the end of the fourth quarter Wednesday night at Weston Ranch High where the unbeaten Cougars remained that way with a 58-42 win over Central Catholic.
RIPON - Christian Williams splashed down the last of his five 3-pointers from the top of the arc a minute and a half into the fourth quarter and was fouled in the process.
SALIDA - Ripon High is hitting its stride.
TRACY – Down by as many as a dozen points Monday, it would have been easy for Weston Ranch to roll over and give up.
SONORA - Turns out it wasn't a fluke the first time around, though Sierra High's boys basketball team had to work a little harder to beat Golden Valley of Merced this time around.
Eric Godfrey led three in double-digit scoring with 15 points, as Manteca High's sophomore boys basketball team defeated Ripon 47-32 in its own Block M Tournament Monday at Winter Gym.
Daniel Ruiz scored 14 points Tuesday night at the Dalben Center in leading the East Union sophomore basketball team to a 51-45 win over Patterson.
WESTON RANCH - Weston Ranch High's 45-19 win over Bear Creek Tuesday looks impressive on paper.
Central Catholic remains in the driver's seat for the Valley Oak League championship after the conference's newest member knocked off defending titlist Manteca 6-3 for a second time this season.
LATHROP - With just two goals scored in the game's first 60 minutes, Manteca and Lathrop combined for three in a five-minute span in Wednesday's Valley Oak League contest at Bennie Gatto Field.
Ripon was undaunted by its first Trans-Valley League assignment Wednesday.
Weston Ranch coach Francisco Cisneros could sense the frustration mounting from his Cougars in the first half of their Valley Oak League match at Oakdale on wednesday.
Brooke Riley capped off an impressive week Wednesday, shooting 5-under-par 31 on the links-style front nine at Tracy's Old River Golf Course, as East Union continued its Valley Oak League title defense with a 205-225 win against host Kimball.
Taylor Bays can serve. And she can dig, too.
RIPON - Nothing is coming easy in what is shaping up to be a competitive Southern League boys soccer season.
East Union kept host Weston Ranch on its heels thanks to big serving runs from Jordyn Posz and Destiny Flores.
The weather is expected to cooperate for today's Valley Oak League rematch between Manteca and Central Catholic, which was originally postponed because of rain last Thursday.
Brooke Riley's round didn't end as well as she had hoped during East Union's Valley Oak League dual match at Oakdale Golf and Country Club on Tuesday.
Scoring was at a premium Saturday when the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves junior novice squad locked up with the Tracy Jr. Bulldogs, who prevailed 6-0 in Delta Youth Football League action.
STOCKTON - The blond streak in Esteban Paramo's hair may have started as a personal statement of style, but it's come to symbolize something much bigger.
Sierra played perfect defense from the second minute to the 78th Monday against visiting East Union.
Brooke Riley shot an even-par 37 to lead East Union's 246-288 win over Manteca at Manteca Park Golf Course. Monday's win moves the Lancers to 5-0 in the Valley Oak League.
RIPON – After an explosive defensive Ripon Christian start left the visiting Orestimba Wildcats wearing roller-skates and its fleet-footed gunslinger struggling to breathe, the Southern League opener at Stouffer Field Friday night looked like an exercise in futility.