WESTON RANCH – For two of the Valley Oak League's best wrestlers, their quest for Sac-Joaquin Section titles came to abrupt end in overtime losses. Both wrestlers though and several other VOL standouts earned the right to extend their season into next week's Masters Championships.
Manteca's three high schools, each with Valley Oak League championships, are tipping off the Sac-Joaquin Section boys and girls basketball playoffs at home this week.
For one reason or another, Guillermo Nunez doesn't like to lose.
So which school has the better girls basketball team, East Union or Manteca?
RIPON - The Ripon Christian Knights ceremoniously cut down the nets Friday after their 63-17 trouncing over Gustine.
For the first time in school history the Lathrop High boys basketball team is heading to the postseason ,and the squad is not backing into its first playoff matchup after handling Kimball in 68-54 Valley Oak League Friday.
RIPON - The Knights may not have been at their best Thursday against Gustine.
Just one night after blowing a shot at earning at least a share of its first Valley Oak League championship, Weston Ranch's girls basketball team still had reason to play with purpose in the regular-season finale at Sierra Thursday.
After a dismal offensive showing in the first half from Manteca, the Buffaloes' woes continued in the third and helped East Union to a one-sided 57-31 Valley Oak League win over the host Buffaloes Thursday at Dalben Center.
Senior night can lead to some quirky lineups.
WESTON RANCH – Playing for at least a portion of the Valley Oak League title seemed to be on the mind of only one team, as East Union built a double-digit halftime lead and never relinquished in a 57-48 win over Weston Ranch Wednesday.
Two sophomores stole the show on the Manteca High girls basketball team's senior night Wednesday.
Lathrop High's girls basketball stretched its winning streak against Oakdale to four games after trouncing the Mustangs on their home floor 53-33 on Wednesday.
It's safe to say that at 5 feet, 8 inches, Scott Thomason didn't play above the rim during his days as a player.
East Union High continued to play inspired basketball.
It is tough to keep a good person down – no matter how much you push, pull or grab trying to do so.
MOUNTAIN HOUSE - Ripon's boys basketball team established itself as the team to beat Friday after crushing Mountain House 71-48 in a battle showcasing the ...
ESCALON - Escalon's longtime reign in the Trans-Valley League may soon come to an end.
RIPON – Practice makes perfect.
LATHROP - Lathrop finally has a win in what has been a one-sided Battle of I-5 rivalry with Weston Ranch, but it didn't come easy.
Brett Lewis emerged from the locker room smiling and with good reason: his Manteca boys basketball team had squeaked out a 61-58 win over Central ...
The combined hustle of Daisy Valencia and Jadyn Shinn coupled with a gritty effort from ailing goalkeeper Callie Crain proved to be the difference for ...
Sierra overcame two first-half deficits and dominated the final 40 minutes Wednesday en route to a 4-2 win over visiting Central Catholic to remain undefeated ...
LATHROP - It was good while it lasted.
Sydney Fryer poured in 19 points, 15 rebounds and four assists, but it was the play of the supporting cast that allowed Manteca to keep ...
OAKDALE - Ruby Daube spearheaded East Union's dramatic 42-41 win over Oakdale with 21 points on Wednesday, but it was a key play in the ...
STOCKTON - Lathrop High used a strong third quarter to roll past host Weston Ranch 52-32 in Wednesday's Valley Oak League rivalry clash.
Billy Sharmoug referred to Wednesday's signing to play football at New Mexico State as his second chance.
Based on recent history, Lathrop may be due for another big winning streak.
RIPON - On a rainy, windy night Tuesday host Ripon Christian had the wind at their backs top start the game, putting up three goals in ...