The Weston Ranch Cougars finished off a season where they did nearly everything right, one victory short of the Valley Oak League championship. Yet, the Cougars will still advance to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Team-Duals after closing the VOL season with a pair of wins Wednesday.
It was business as usual for the Manteca High girls varsity basketball squad.
WESTON RANCH - For the better part of three and a half quarters, East Union looked more than on its way to a Valley Oak League upset win over the Weston Ranch Cougars. Over the game's final 2:45 that would change, and the Cougars would do just enough for a 47-43 win Tuesday.
Sierra High's boys basketball team won its first six Valley Oak League games by an average margin of nearly 23 points with Oakdale coming the closest with an eight-point loss.
The roller-coaster relationship of one-third of a highly-touted Weston Ranch trio of juniors is now enrolled at Modesto Christian in Salida and planning on playing hoops for the Crusaders for his senior campaign.
The Lathrop girls basketball team has been able to count on a victory when they meet up with the Oakdale Mustangs, and nothing about that changed Tuesday as the Spartans finished off the Mustangs with a 48-35 Valley Oak League win.
Lathrop High's boys basketball team followed up one statement game with another Tuesday.
RIPON - Ripon High's girls basketball team capped the first half of the Trans-Valley League season Monday with a 62-25 rout of Orestimba.
WESTON RANCH – With just enough hope to keep believing, the Weston Ranch Cougars pressed themselves to within single digits late in the third quarter. The run ushered Sierra into a return-fire scoring frenzy, culminating in a 84-56 Valley Oak League blowout Friday.
East Union countered Manteca's aggression with aggression, and it paid dividends in Friday's Valley Oak League girls basketball showdown between first-place squads.
Old rivalries never die.
Things are starting to click in a major way for the Weston Ranch Cougars.
RIPON - The Ripon High girls basketball team has a leg up in the race for the Trans-Valley League's unofficial public schools title.
LATHROP - Sierra High's girls basketball team is hoping its early-season struggles are behind it after putting forth a complete effort Wednesday.
Bikram Thiara made history Saturday night.
Ty Griggs, 14, has continued to gain momentum from his memorable effort at Augusta National in early April.
"El Toro" to his teammates and coaches, East Union senior Marco Gonzales was a nightmare for opposing clubs.
CLOVIS - The numbers flashed across the board near the finish line after the third and final heat of the 300-meter hurdles in the CIF State ...
With Alexis Erich shelved all season by an ACL injury, senior first baseman Michelle Castro and junior pitcher Mikayla Bongi filled the void well for ...
Sierra hurdler Bikram Thiara scheduled his workouts for the morning to avoid the heat this week.
Leah Manuleleua graduated as the Manteca High girls soccer team's all-time career leader in goals scored, but she has meant much more to the ...
LODI - The sting of defeat may linger for John DeVisser, Ripon Christian's fiery baseball coach who endured his fair share losses for the Knights ...
LODI – It may be baseball season, but Ronaldo Tijero's football training came in handy Monday night.
Manteca is going back to where it made history two years ago.
ELK GROVE - Isaias Hunter and Bikram Thiara are bound for the 98th annual CIF State Track & Field Championships.
ELK GROVE – Sierra junior Bikram Thiara advanced in two events from the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Track and Field trials and will be joined in the ...
STOCKTON - When the baseball playoffs roll around, pitching is at a premium for any team that wants to make a deep run.
SACRAMENTO - Knee injuries kept Tyler-Graves Kelso from participating in previous championship runs.
SACRAMENTO - To repeat as Sac-Joaquin Section Division III champions, East Union would have needed to win three straight elimination games and beat the winners-bracket finalist ...