RIPON – One team opened the CIF State Basketball Championships with inspired play from the opening whistle. The other team simply got into the flow of the game a little too late.
Ripon Christian's boys basketball team had its season end in heartbreaking fashion Wednesday against seventh-seeded University of San Francisco at Kezar Pavilion.
Sierra High used a breakout sixth inning to change a relatively close game into a lopsided 13-3 blowout Wednesday over Patterson.
East Union's girls soccer team battled Lincoln to a scoreless tie after one half of play, but got things going in the second, erupting for four second-half goals in their 4-0 shutout victory over Lincoln Wednesday.
The rebuilding process begins for East Union's boys tennis team.
After gift-wrapping Escalon a four-run first inning lead, the Manteca Buffaloes scrapped their way into a two-run lead that would not last in a 13-7 loss to the Cougars Tuesday.
Standout senior Mikaela Alger leads five Ripon Christian girls basketball players on the all-Southern League team.
The Southern League's boys basketball Most Valuable Player award stays in the family.
The Sierra girls soccer team was dealt its first loss Tuesday, falling 3-1 to host Tracy High in nonleague action.
East Union continued its early season formula for success, using strong pitching and impeccable defense to remain undefeated with an 11-1 victory over visiting Franklin High Tuesday.
Lathrop High spotted Gregori a run in the first inning and another three in the third, but back-to-back big innings left Lathrop in position for its 11-10 nonleague victory over Gregori Tuesday.
Missed opportunities contributed to East Union High's 6-3 non-league loss to Tracy on Tuesday
Ripon High's two best boys basketball players and a Modesto Christian standout who hails from Manteca were among the top honorees in the Trans-Valley League.
Sierra High's Will Ward and Scott Thomason were rewarded with the Valley Oak League's top honors after anchoring the Timberwolves' first 14-0 finish in conference play.
The basketball season continues for four Manteca area teams Wednesday.
LATHROP - Coming off three straight losses in the unforgiving Gold Division of the West Coast Jamboree, Manteca had a tough assignment to begin Valley Oak ...
East Union began its defense of the Valley Oak League title Wednesday and was outlasted by visiting Kimball 57-53 at Dalben Center.
LE GRAND - Abby Buitrago broke a scoreless tie in the 20th minute and was just getting started for Ripon Christian in its Southern League opener ...
MOUNTAIN HOUSE - Ripon Christian's recent struggles extended into its Trans-Valley League opener against Mountain House on Wednesday.
The Sierra and Weston Ranch boys soccer teams have had some epic duels over the years, and Tuesday's Valley Oak League tussle was no ...
Even in limited action, Manteca's Tydus Verhoeven can make a big impact.
STOCKTON - The young Cougars of Weston Ranch began their Valley Oak League title defense Tuesday with 62-42 loss to visiting Central Catholic.
TRACY - Gyse Hulsebosch tallied a game-high 26 points, but East Union's supporting cast also shined in key moments in a 66-53 win at Kimball.
TRACY - For some people, 12 points, four assists, a pair of rebounds and a steal would not be a bad night. For East Union's ...
DIXON - Ram Jam Winter Classic host Dixon rallied from a 10-point deficit to upend defending tournament champion Ripon 65-61 in the title game on Friday.
SALIDA - Even when it was competitive for 2 ½ quarters, Manteca appeared disjointed in running its offense against Modesto Christian in the third-round game of the ...
Never mind the 64-43 blowout win over visiting Johansen.
For all that Gino Campiotti and the Manteca football team accomplished this past fall, it's the failures that drive the Buffaloes' talented junior quarterback.
DUBLIN - Weston Ranch aimed to stop Alameda's top two scorers and succeeded Friday, but the Hornets proved to have too much firepower in winning ...