Things are about to get interesting for the high school boys and girls basketball teams in the area.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - It doesn't get much more "elite" than that.
SALIDA – More than a dozen basketball programs took advantage of Modesto Christian Martin Luther King Show Case Saturday in the Crusaders' home gym. Manteca and Weston Ranch's girls programs joined the Ripon High boys team in a one-day, tournament-style hoop fest.
Manteca High's boys basketball team showed some fight in its 53-41 loss to visiting Sonora Friday, but it got ugly when a real fight broke out midway through the fourth quarter.
The Sierra High girls basktball team showed plenty of fight against visiting Kimball Friday.
WESTON RANCH – With three and a half quarters complete and the score tied, the balance of Weston Ranch and Lathrop's Valley Oak League contest would be decided by one decision. The decision was made by Cougar head coach Ryan Bono, and made at the perfect time.
Henk Gaalswyk opened Ripon High's Trans-Valley League contest at Hughson on fire, scorching the Huskies for four 3-pointers in the first quarter on his way to game-high scoring honors in a 59-49 Ripon win Friday.
With two players out and two others playing on gimpy ankles, East Union's boys basketball team would have taken a win at Oakdale anyway it could get it.
The Lady Lancers stayed atop of the Valley Oak League standings by thumping Oakdale 55-5 at Dalben Center Friday.
RIPON - Ripon High girls basketball coach George Contente slammed a clipboard onto his seat out of frustration during Thursday's Trans-Valley League contest with Hughson.
Ripon Christian's sophomore girls basketball team rolled to another blowout victory in Southern League play Thursday, crushing visiting Denair, 50-10.
LATHROP - Lathrop High won on the mat, but East Union won where it counts - the scoreboard.
WESTON RANCH - By the time Weston Ranch began working its second-string players into its Valley Oak League contest with Sonora, the Cougars had thoroughly dominated for three-plus quarters in a 70-39 blowout Wednesday.
Manteca High showed no letdown after its double overtime Valley Oak League win over Weston Ranch, blasting the Lathrop Spartans 69-40 Wednesday in league action.
RIPON - Ripon High's first scoring option was sidelined for the entire game, and for certain parts of its Trans-Valley League grudge match with Escalon Tuesday the second, third and fourth players in line joined him on the bench.
Thursday night was a stop on an incredible journey that shows no signs of coming to an end any time soon.
CERES - This was more like it for the East Union girls basketball team.
RIPON - First-year Ripon boys soccer coach Bryant Macias said his team's season-opening loss to talented Manteca earlier this week served as a good learning ...
MODESTO - Things didn't start out well for East Union's boys basketball team in its second game of the Modesto City Classic on Thursday.
MODESTO - East Union jumped out to a big lead on tournament co-host Downey of Modesto and made it bigger Wednesday before the Knights put up ...
ESCALON - Ripon Christian's girls basketball team hit the hardwood running Wednesday and routed Johansen 50-30 in the first round of the Pete Arellano Memorial ...
LODI - Reina Sausedo scored what Ripon coach Rick Inderbitzin called a "quiet" 19 points in her official varsity debut Tuesday.
Following a three-point play by Victor Elijah late in the game to give Sierra the lead, teammate Parmvir Singh hit two free throws with 6 ...
East Union High opened the new campaign Tuesday with a hard-fought 66-62 victory over Atwater.
The only thing that could halt Sierra's quick-striking attack Tuesday was the lights.
RIPON - It was a full-circle moment for Ryan Bono, who coached his first game for Manteca High's girls basketball team on Monday.
RIPON - Despite a disproportionate advantage in shots, Manteca only managed to escape Stouffer Field on Monday with a 4-3 win over host Ripon in girls ...
STOCKTON - Manteca High's much-vaunted defense was tested early against Placer.
FRESNO - Megan Oblin made a good first impression in her inaugural CIF State Championships race at Woodward Park on Saturday.
Brett Lewis could tell something was a little off with Jorge Cedano, a sophomore who could play a key role on Manteca's defending CIF ...