When the ball slid through the net after Victoria Vezaldenos' 3-point play late in the fourth, what was in close game became a formality as the junior led East Union to its first win of the season with a 21-point effort in a 46-33 win over Downey High Tuesday.
The spoils of victory were fittingly divvied out to the tri-champions of the Southern League.
East Union's boys basketball team picked up a quality win in Riverbank Tuesday, leading the previously-undefeated Bruins by 22 at one point of a 60-47 victory.
Celine Barber amassed 21 points, and Sierra's girls basketball team used a 24-6 run to blow out host Livingston 56-26 in its second nonleague contest.
Ripon High's football team accomplished so much in 2012:
Counting its Foundation Game, East Union's girls basketball team played its second contest of the season on Monday in Modesto.
Weston Ranch's wrestling team had a busy Saturday with the boys competing in the Newark Memorial Ironman Duals and the girls staying closer to home for the 7th Annual McNair Invitational.
RIVERBANK - Everything went right for the Ripon Christian Knights during the first two games in the Ron Peterson Tip-Off Tournament, but in the championship against tournament host Riverbank the Knights were unable to bounce back from an early deficit in a 52-42 loss Saturday.
LATHROP – It took both clubs a quarter to find any sort of offensive rhythm, but when Lathrop and Ceres high both got going it was the Spartans who were a little more productive. They fended off a late Ceres rally in a 36-28 season-opening victory Friday.
MODESTO - Lathrop High's boys basketball team will play its sixth game in six days this afternoon when it closes out the Modesto City Classic.
Ripon Christian's boys basketball team used a 16-6 third-quarter run to race away from Calaveras 55-46 in a winners-bracket semifinal of the Riverbank High Ron Peterson Tip-Off Tournament.
East Union showed off depth and versatility in its season opener against Escalon Thursday at Dalben Center.
The only clue to the fact it was Sierra High's first basketball game of the season was its record.
The Manteca Buffaloes were able to remove the foul taste of a poor performance in the Modesto City Classic opener with a strong showing Thursday, beating Modesto High 68-52 in loser's bracket action.
The Ripon Christian Knights opened the Riverbank High Ron Peterson Tip-Off Tournament with a solid showing, getting nine players in the scoring column during a 77-43 blowout of the Hilmar Yellowjackets Thursday.
OAKDALE – Lathrop kept itself in the hunt for the third and final playoff slot from the Valley Oak League with a 44-32 road win over ...
Gyse Hulsebosch hit NBA-range 3-pointers, fall-away jumpers along the baseline and nearly everything else in between.
STOCKTON - Although the game was out of reach Friday night, Manteca's Tydus Verhoeven slammed home the exclamation point in the fourth quarter.
ESCALON - The beat goes on for the Trans-Valley League's top boys basketball team.
LATHROP - Kaitlynn Funsch and Alexa Mayen each scored a goal and assisted two others to help Manteca defeat Lathrop 6-2 in a Valley Oak League ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian's depth, or lack thereof, was tested in its 60-50 win over winless Riverbank on Thursday.
Lathrop High came into East Union's Dalben Center Thursday with a game plan: play smart and aggressive defense.
TRACY - Manteca is perfect no more in the Valley Oak League.
WATERFORD - Ripon Christian was a few minutes away from maintaining its comfortable lead atop the Southern League girls soccer standings.
One finally made it through.
National Signing Day was special in many ways for several local soccer products.
Manteca didn't need a triple-double from Tydus Verhoeven in its second meeting with Kimball.
HILMAR - Ripon closed the regular season with a 48-27 win over Hilmar in a battle between the Trans-Valley League's remaining undefeated teams.
LATHROP - When Junior Ballard hit his second 3-pointer in 30 seconds Wednesday night to tie East Union, the hometown crowd went wild. Unfortunately for the ...
A single tie in any of its final three regular-season matches will be good enough for East Union to wrap up the Valley Oak League ...