Guillermo Nunez and Eric Melgar were once adversaries.
WESTON RANCH – With bounce in their step and smiles on their face, the Lathrop Spartans strolled to the sideline for a first quarter timeout. The Spartans had not only sustained, but had answered Weston Ranch's 10-0 run to open the game with a 10-0 run of their own.
Everything would have had to fall into place perfectly for the Sierra Timberwolves Thursday in Valley Oak League action against Kimball, but it didn't and the Timberwolves were left coping with a 49-35 loss to the host Jaguars.
For the eighth consecutive time in Valley Oak League play, the Sierra High freshman girls basketball team earned a victory in a 54-19 laugher over Kimball Thursday.
A four-point play from Eric Melgar followed by a pair of Guillermo Nunez baskets and another Melgar 3-pointer turned a legitimate Kimball effort into another Valley Oak League blowout for Sierra. The Timberwolves outscored Kimball 15-4 to open the second half on their way to a 62-44 win Wednesday.
Despite a plague of injuries and illnesses, Sierra was able to muster its first two wins of the Valley Oak League season in a double-dual showdown across town at Manteca High Wednesday.
SONORA – Getting out of Sonora with a victory in Valley Oak League play is a challenge in any sport, so Manteca High's 63-51 boys basketball win Wednesday was more than pleasing for the Buffaloes.
The Sierra High sophomore basketball team bounced back from a one-point loss at Oakdale over the weekend to handle the Kimball Jaguars Wednesday in a 44-32 Valley Oak League win.
Chalk up another tough loss for Lathrop's girls basketball team.
RIPON – There was a stretch early where both teams looked evenly matched.
The CIF State Wrestling Championships are fast-approaching, and most have only a handful of dual meets to prepare for the grueling and pressure-packed weekends that make up the postseason.
Manteca High wrestlers came away with a total of four medals - one gold, two silver and one bronze - at the Lloyd Engel Tournament in Escalon on Jan. 11-12.
The Weston Ranch girls basketball game began a tough stretch in its schedule with one heck of a finish Tuesday in Tracy.
Things are rolling along pretty smoothly for the Ripon Christian boys basketball team, as they remained perfect in Southern League action with a 75-48 victory over Mariposa High Tuesday.
The Manteca High freshman basketball team handled business on its trip to Oakdale, getting an early lead and bringing home the 42-25 Valley Oak League win Tuesday over the Mustangs.
Sierra celebrated senior night and its Valley Oak League outright championship with a trouncing of Weston Ranch on Tuesday night.
RIPON - Ripon will take a three-game winning streak into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs after exacting revenge against Hilmar on Tuesday, 44-43.
HUGHSON - Ripon Christian appears to be peaking at the right time.
MARIPOSA - Nick Van Vliet scored twice, and Ripon Christian benefited from an own goal from Mariposa to sneak away with a 5-4 Southern League win ...
Manteca dominated from start to finish, but Noelle Smith and visiting Lathrop made the Buffaloes work for their 3-1 win in their annual Kicking for ...
MODESTO - Sierra left little doubt in its rematch with Central Catholic.
STOCKTON – East Union remained in the hunt for an at-large Sac-Joaquin Section playoff bid Saturday with a 66-42 Valley Oak League girls basketball win over ...
With a playoff berth sewed up and two league games remaining Sierra maintained its hold on first place in the Valley Oak League on Saturday ...
Ripon came within two points of winning the Trans-Valley League wrestling tournament but still claimed an overall co-championship with Hilmar as the two teams split ...
MODESTO – East Union's Jaysen Reindel won a Valley Oak League championship for the second year in a row, moving up from 220 pounds last ...
MODESTO – Long time East Union wrestling coach A.J. Reindel was honored Saturday when he was named coach of the year by the Northern California ...
Tydus Verhoeven crouched down into a defensive stance and clapped his hands as if to say, "Bring it on!" at one point in the fourth ...
It was a game of runs Friday night.
TRACY - Craig Ward is hoping for a better effort next Wednesday when his Lathrop boys basketball team rounds out the regular season against Sierra.
RIPON - The Ripon High bounced back from a dismal start with a second-half surge at Ripon Christian during Friday's rivalry match-up.