MODESTO – The Sierra boys won the small schools division and the Timberwolves girls took third in Saturday's 10th-Annual Sierra Cross Country Invitational at Legion-Tuolumne Regional Park in Modesto. The Weston Ranch girls placed fourth.
RIPON – Ripon Christian put forth a never-say-die effort against Escalon in front of its home crowd Thursday night.
Sierra's light pre-league schedule resumed Thursday with a four-game win (25-11, 25-16, 16-25, 25-18) over visiting Stagg.
McNair's stay across town as Weston Ranch was a short one, as the host Cougars cruised to a three-game victory (25-13, 25-16, 25-12) and their third in a row.
East Union's standout sophomore Brooke Riley continued to play like one of the Valley Oak League's elite on Thursday afternoon.
Weston Ranch and Sierra were tied at four apiece during Thursday's Valley Oak League matchup in Manteca.
Weston Ranch is ready for the rigors of the Valley Oak League. The Cougars capped their most successful nonleague schedule with a 7-0 shellacking of visiting Bear Creek on Thursday. They are 8-1-1 going into their conference opener at Kimball next Tuesday. Their only loss came against defending VOL co-champion Manteca, which edged them out 2-1 in the Buffalo Cup finals last weekend. William Giron and Joseph Mayorca powered Weston Ranch with two goals each. ...
Juan Acosta put his money where his mouth was Wednesday. Sierra's junior captain proved he was more than just a vocal leader by creating several scoring opportunities and putting away the go-ahead goal in the 75th minute, which helped lift his ball club to a 3-1 win over visiting Tracy. "I just found my way through and did it for my team," said Acosta, who scored his eighth goal of the preseason. "I had to ...
Sonora's Emma Holloway earned medalist honors with a 3-over 39 at the Mountain Springs Golf & Country Club on Wednesday, but that wasn't enough to knock off undefeated East Union.
RIPON - Ripon High may finally have itself a go-to scorer, and it comes from an unlikely source.
Arabella Whitlock had just one request of her young Lathrop girls tennis team: Hold your racquets back and be ready to hit.
Manteca High had what coach Kevin Bolding called "a good all-around effort" in its three-game sweep (25-13, 25-19, 25-19) of host Patterson on Tuesday.
Weston Ranch suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday against an undefeated team. On Tuesday, the Cougars narrowly escaped with a bounce-back win at winless Edison. Sal Molina netted the game-winner in stoppage time as Weston Ranch prevailed, 2-1. The deciding score came off a corner-kick sequence in which the Edison goalkeeper deflected the ball to the opportunistic Molina. Weston Ranch (7-1-1) was coming off a hard-fought 2-1 defeat to Valley Oak League ...
Ripon High's girls golf team teed off the Valley Foothill League season Tuesday with a resounding 170-238 victory over visiting Riverbank at Jack Tone Golf Course.
While most other Valley Oak League teams are two matches into the season, Manteca High's girls squad began its title defense on Monday with a 9-0 sweep of visiting Weston Ranch.
RIPON - As the saying goes, "It's better to be lucky than to be good."
Kayla Wilson drained a pair of free throws with eight seconds left in the fourth quarter, and that proved to be the difference in a 41-39 win for host Sierra over previously undefeated Ripon on Tuesday in non-league girls basketball action.
Just three days after beating West High in the Lodi Tournament finale, Manteca met the Wolf Pack again on Tuesday with hopes of notching its second win of the season in the team's home opener.
STOCKTON - Edison ended the first quarter on a 9-0 run Monday night over visiting Weston Ranch and carried the momentum into the second, extending that run to 16-2 on the way to a 50-40 non-league for the Vikings at Taggart Gym.
Andrew Olaya rose to the occasion on Saturday.
Weston Ranch senior A.J. Brown got into some foul trouble during first half of the Delta Queen Classic's championship game and the Cougars (4-1) came up short against Mission San Jose, 66-47.
Ripon Christian got the job done during Saturday's championship game of the Galt Tournament.
Sierra's girls basketball team didn't have any trouble during the semifinals of the Linden Tournament on Friday night.
Manteca jumped out to an early lead during the semifinal of the DBMAC/Save Mart Classic against co-host Buhach Colony High Friday evening.
The night before my last high-school football game 38 years ago, the local sportscaster said that since our season was done and our opponent was undefeated and going to the playoffs, we would only lose by 14 points.
Todd Felis hung up his glove and spikes in 2005, following one last softball tournament in Florida.
TRACY - First-year head coach Nate McGrath figured his Lathrop boys basketball team's all-too frequent bouts with lackluster play was bound to catch up soon.
Weston Ranch won every quarter aside from the third during Thursday's 62-53 opening-round victory over Atwater at the Stagg tournament. The Cougars (3-0) outscored the Falcons 32-24 in the opening half and were led by Teressa Hailey's 14 points. "It was one of those games where everything was off by a little bit," Weston Ranch head coach Chris Bauer said. "But we played well enough to win. The kids kept their composure." A.J. Brown contributed ...
Sierra survived a near second-half collapse Thursday during the opening round of the McDonald's Classic.
STOCKTON - The Cordova boys basketball team is still undefeated – barely