Manteca High opened the Tracy/West Winter Holiday Boys' Basketball Classic with a 52-45 victory over Modesto on Monday.
East Union passed its second big test of the early season with a 53-45 victory at Riverbank Monday.
RIPON – If defense has been an issue for the Ripon Christian Knights, it was impossible to tell Saturday.
The Manteca Buffaloes eliminated any doubt as to who was the best squad in the Ceres Tournament, dismantling Johansen High in the championship 64-35 to earn the tourney title.
Christian Pena took full advantage of his two-day Western Invitational wrestling tournament run, nearly capturing the 145-pound title in a championship match loss to Escalon's Jason Robbins Saturday at Modesto Junior College.
The East Union High Lancers scored 18 points off of turnovers in the first half Friday against visiting Enochs.
With each Sierra High run, defensive miscues enabled Tokay to find itself back to within a couple possessions. For Sierra's final run late in the fourth the Tigers would have no answer, succumbing to the final burst in a 63-52 loss Friday.
Ripon High's girls basketball team went to its trusty press defense to secure a 55-49 win over Capital Christian of Sacramento Friday.
The Ripon Christian Knights opened the contest on fire, building a seven-point first quarter lead en route to a 60-49 win over Linden in the Ripon Christian Tournament Friday.
With less than two minutes to play and Sierra High trailing for the first time in the contest, seizing the first win of the season appeared to be slipping away from the Timberwolves. But a pair of clutch free throws from sophomore Celine Barber helped seal the deal in Sierra's 61-54 win over Stagg High.
The Manteca High girls varsity basketball squad's defense was a big part of the offense Thursday against Atwater in the opening round action of the Ceres Tournament.
RIPON - Will Ward had his way in the post. Joseph Berry was deadly from long range. Guillermo Nunez did a little bit of everything else.
Shalene Jackson and Tiare Tu'uga are quickly becoming a lethal combination for East Union High thus far in the young season.
RIPON - The smallest wrestler of Ripon High's varsity squad came up huge.
WESTON RANCH – It didn't take long for Weston Ranch to knock the wind out of the visiting Franklin Yellowjackets, jumping out to a 12-0 start on the way to a 79-59 win, the fourth straight for the Cougars, over Franklin Tuesday.
RIPON - It took Hilmar less than three minutes Tuesday to score on Ripon – but all that did was focus the Indians.
RIPON - Quality nearly trumped quantity in the boys portion of the East Union-Ripon Valley Oak League dual meet at Ervin Zador Aquatic Center on Tuesday.
OAKDALE - No. 1 singles player Solman Aniss was one of four Manteca players to win shutouts, and the Buffaloes rolled past postseason hopeful Oakdale 9-0 ...
LOS BANOS - Ripon entered just eight swimmers in the third annual Merced County Championships at Pacheco High on Saturday but managed to make a splash ...
MODESTO - East Union was unable to capitalize on Central Catholic's rare "off" day at Dryden Park Golf Course on Monday.
OAKDALE - Manteca has prolific goal scorers, but its defense has quietly dominated Valley Oak League opponents so far.
Garet Stone led a contingent of seven Sierra High runners who broke 11 minutes in the 3200 Friday in the Cosumnes Oaks Distance Carnival.
Ripon came through in extra innings against Louisville of Woodland Hills for a 7-5 win Saturday in the semifinals of the NorCal Classic before losing ...
The Manteca High Buffaloes took second place in the Gold Bracket of the NorCal Classic at Tracy Sports Complex on Friday.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Manteca teen Ty Griggs' favorite memory of the Masters was Adam Scott making a birdie putt on the 18th hole that led ...
Lathrop High's track and field team swept at the varsity level in a Valley Oak League dual meet at East Union on Thursday.
Sometimes it pays to have two outs when you are up to bat.
Make no mistake about it but there's good old fashion rivalry when it comes to Ripon High and Ripon Christian.
I started covering high school sports in this area around the turn of the century. In those days, Valley Oak League and Sac-Joaquin Section championships ...
Bulletin staff reports