Willie Herrera no longer considers himself an honorary member of the Lancer family.
Much is at stake in the final week of the Valley Oak League girls basketball season.
Closing the Valley Oak League Wrestling Championships with a title in one of the 14 weight-classes was not the only way to find success in the tournament, and that was the case for nearly all of the 35 wrestlers advancing to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Tournament with a fourth place or better finish.
The Ripon Indians sent 10 wrestlers to the mat during the Trans Valley League Wrestling Championships, and nine of the 10 earned berths into the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Tournament with top-four finishes in Saturdays league championships.
RIPON - Rod Wright isn't one to point blame at the officials.
For a brief moment even the East Union boys basketball team may have had some doubt, but trailing by 18 in the third quarter East Union responded, putting together a 65-62 come-from-behind victory Friday in Valley Oak League play.
LATHROP – In a perfect world, the Lathrop High boys basketball team tactics to stop Sierra High post presence Will Ward would have forced his teammates to toss up perimeter jumpers they couldn't knock down. On Friday that wasn't the case, as the Timberwolves' back court connected on 13 3-pointers on their way to a 67-40 Valley Oak League win.
Weston Ranch scored 31 points in the second quarter on its way to an 81-57 walloping of first-year varsity Kimball High in Tracy Friday.
Ripon Christian High's boys basketball team played for the outright championship of the Southern League Friday in Ripon, and the game offered little drama.
Briona Fontenot played a big role in jump starting the East Union offense in the second half of Thursday's much-needed 52-49 Valley Oak League girls basketball payback win over visiting Sonora Thursday.
Daylynn Penner has been dedicated to the Sierra High softball program since she stepped foot on campus nearly four years ago. Penner's dedication paid off as she was awarded a partial scholarship to attend college at the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute and play softball at Southwestern Oregon Community College.
Earning points for the sake of the team is a thing of the past for the wrestlers in the Valley Oak Trans Valley Leagues. For the next match, each man is wrestling for himself, wrestling in hopes of extend their season for another week.
The Lathrop High boys opened the game clicking on all cylinders, jumping out to a double-digit lead after the first quarter, but it wouldn't last, as Sierra High found its groove in the second on its way to a 44-35 Valley Oak League win Thursday.
The result shows a rather ho-hum victory for Modesto Christian's powerhouse girls basketball team, which captured a piece of its fifth straight Trans Valley League championship by downing Ripon High 76-47 at home Thursday.
East Union High boys varsity basketball coach Brett Lewis applauded the effort of his reserves Wednesday against visiting Kimball High of Tracy.
Bulletin staff reports
It took five sets but host Weston Ranch handed Central Catholic-Modesto its first Valley Oak League loss Thursday in thrilling fashion, 25-23, 24-26, 25-18, 22-25 ...
Brooke Riley continues to amaze.
By DAVE CAMPBELL
After coasting through the first two sets 25-12, 25-10 on Tuesday night, host East Union found itself locked in a bitter battle with visiting Lathrop ...
The Manteca High girls tennis team are still within reach of first-place Central Catholic following an important 7-2 win over visiting Oakdale on Tuesday.
Nolan Lingley's 5-yard touchdown run in the fourth period Saturday keyed a 20-14 come-from-behind win for the Ripon Knights varsity over the host Modesto ...
TRACY - Adrienne Beltrami hoped to break up Karina Rodriguez's rhythm at the service line by calling a timeout for Ripon, which then trailed 14-9 ...
Despite taking 15 first-half shots, East Union could manage just one goal in the first 39 minutes Monday night when Gerardo Romero found the net ...
Despite two touchdowns for the Manteca Chargers from Marcelo Morales, the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves junior varsity held on for a 24-19 win over the Chargers ...
Derek Roy scored two touchdowns for Ripon on Thursday in a 28-18 loss to Sonora in non-league freshman football action.
In the Valley Oak League volleyball opener, the Buffaloes rode the momentum Thursday to squeak past rival East Union.
Ripon swept visiting Big Valley Christian-Modesto 25-14, 25-16, 25-20 in non-league volleyball action Thursday.
It came down to a tiebreaker, but the Weston Ranch girls tennis team was able to squeak out a victory against intradistrict rival East Union ...
Ripon Christian got behind early to host Delhi on Thursday and lost 3-0 in Southern League soccer action.