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.
A strong third-period rally helped propel the Lathrop High boys varsity basketball team past Liberty Ranch on Tuesday.
With several key players still out with injuries, Manteca High's girls basketball team struggled to get untracked in a 66-54 nonleague road win at Johansen Tuesday.
The fun is about to begin for East Union's girls basketball team.
Two East Union standouts were rewarded for their breakout efforts in the Valley Oak League.
Leo Soto hopes he can help San Diego Christian University take the next step the same way he did for Sierra High's baseball program.
Jacob Souza's selfless act led to a Valley Oak League championship for Sierra's baseball team and the Most Valuable Player award.
Jamie DeBruyn takes a defense-first approach to soccer, so it is no surprise that he nominated Ripon High senior defender Zaire Davis for the Trans-Valley League's MVP award.
FAIR OAKS - Anthony Santiago scratched on his final attempt in Friday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division II-III shot put final at Bella Vista High.
Sierra junior Scott Tolman established himself as one of the state's top swimmers Friday at the Clovis Olympic Swim Complex.
There was plenty of star power to go around in the loaded Valley Oak League this past girls soccer season, but one stood above the rest to the coaches.
Ripon freshman Taylor Werner is advancing to the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters track and field meet in three events, while Ellie Waters and Brandon Roma both qualified in two events.
SACRAMENTO - After losing the winners-bracket semifinal, one the Lancers felt was taken from them, the East Union softball team left little doubt that it belonged in Wednesday's Sac-Joaquin Section championship round against Pioneer.
SACRAMENTO - Sierra wasn't at its best in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division III semifinal series with Yuba City, but the Timberwolves' best may not have been good enough.
Taariq Davis and Jordan McNeal spearheaded impressive Day 1 efforts for East Union sprinters in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II-III track meet on Wednesday.
STOCKTON - Ripon went down swinging against Dixon pitching ace Tyler MacKenzie.
SACRAMENTO - After being dispatched to the consolation bracket of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III softball championships with a heartbreaking 4-2 loss to Pioneer on Tuesday, East Union bounced back and scored three runs in the fifth inning of the nightcap to pull away from Vanden 7-4 at the Sacramento Softball Complex.
The decorated careers of Mike Lopez and Yok Jing Ma came to an end Tuesday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Individual Tournament.
Freshman Taylor Werner was Ripon High's top performer in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV-V Preliminaries Tuesday at CSU Stanislaus.