MODESTO - Manteca was outrebounded 29-18, coughed up 32 turnovers and still had a chance to beat Modesto City Classic co-host Downey in a first-round contest Wednesday.
Things went fairly well for the East Union Lancers in their season opening double-dual match Wednesday. They handled the St. Mary's 34-24 before dropping their contest against Bear Creek, 48-30.
After suffering through an injury that would seemingly have pushed an athlete out of the collegiate ranks, East Union senior Gianna Gesler used a strong sophomore campaign coupled with a dedicated grind on the summer travel ball circuit to earn an athletic scholarship to Notre Dame de Namur University in the Bay Area.
RIPON – After building a halftime lead on the Tracy Bulldogs, Ripon High was able to make free throws and play defense down the stretch to hold off Tracy 36-28 in the season-opener for both squads Tuesday.
Like father, like daughter.
It's two down, four more to go for Lathrop High's boys basketball team.
Ripon Christian's girls basketball team opened its season with an impressive 50-41 win over East Union on Monday, but unfortunately for the Knights the result has no bearing on their record.
East Union senior Sarah Phillips led a contingent of four Lady Lancers in the 2nd Annual Folsom High Girls Invitational on Saturday, successfully defending her crown in the 108-pound division.
Earning a top-50 finish to close out the season at the 26th annual CIF State Cross Country Championships Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno was a fitting end for two local standouts.
Manteca High's boys basketball team rode the scoring of three juniors on its way to a 58-47 win over Gregori of Modesto Saturday at Winter Gym.
Cody Norman's transition from coaching boys basketball to girls has been smooth so far.
After putting together a perfect 14-0 league season and falling one win short of a Sac-Joaquin Section title, the Sierra Timberwolves would seem like a logical choice for the Valley Oak League's team to beat. But an experienced Weston Ranch club, led by senior stud Dylan Alexander, is sure to lobby for some of the league's attention.
Four area runners will compete in four separate races in the 2012 California Interscholastic Federation State Cross Country Championships Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno.
East Union senior Will Brink took a big step in his amateur golf career when he recently signed with UC Davis.
Arik Anaya, sidelined for most of the 2011 season with a knee injury, nearly led Ripon's boys soccer team to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs after returning in time for the second half of the Trans-Valley League schedule.
Sometimes, a miss can lead to a good thing – maybe even a dream coming true.
There isn't an easy path to the finals for the three league titlists from the Manteca area.
Syd'Nee Fryer made visits to a handful of NCAA Division I schools, but she found a home in Southern Oregon.
DELHI - Ripon Christian's girls soccer team topped off its fifth straight Southern League championship season Wednesday with a 2-1 victory at Delhi.
STOCKTON - Not bad for a rebuilding season.
LATHROP - Michael Mills let go of a corner 3 as time expired.
Wednesday's 67-52 loss to visiting Central Catholic of Modesto in all likelihood ended East Union's season, but it was a season in which ...
For all that Tydus Verhoeven and Loretta Kakala have accomplished in their four years as varsity basketball standouts, a Valley Oak League title had eluded ...
OAKDALE - Manteca already had at least a piece of the Valley Oak League championship when it visited Oakdale for the final regular-season game of the ...
East Union's Zach Hernandez got knocked to the ground on a corner kick from Trent Rivera early in the second half, but he did ...
Josie Reyes was in on two first-half goals for Manteca and that lead would hold for the rest of the game as the Buffaloes held ...
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 ...