There is much more than bragging rights riding on Thursday's rubber match with rival East Union.
Manteca High's boys basketball team stretched its first-place lead while clinching its second straight Valley Oak League championship by beating second-place Sierra 66-49 Friday, but that did not improve its position on the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoff power ratings.
RIPON - Ripon Christian had the right guy at the right spot with the game still on the line with 3 seconds left against host Ripon.
RIPON – Ripon Christian's varsity girls basketball team fought off every blowout attempt that visiting rival Ripon threw its way, yet the Knights could not fight off their second Trans Valley League loss to the Indians in a 60-46 defeat Tuesday.
LATHROP – The Lathrop Spartans had one last opportunity to record their one and only win of the Valley Oak League season, but even a valiant fourth quarter effort could not help Lathrop earn its first victory in a season-ending 52-48 loss to East Union Tuesday.
Even with the Valley Oak League sophomore girls basketball title already wrapped up, Sonora High wants to close its season on a high note.
WESTON RANCH - East Union High heavyweight Devon Woodall's goals moving forward are simple.
Despite a relatively close halftime score, Weston Ranch-based George Komure School went to work in the second half of the Manteca Unified Student Trust championship boys championship basketball game, rolling to a 43-31 victory over Shasta School Friday at Sierra High.
Ernie Pimentel was the last of the Manteca High boys basketball players to hop off the ladder with a piece of history in hand.
East Union High's boys basketball team kept its slim postseason hopes alive Friday with a 60-53 victory over Central Valley on homecoming night.
LATHROP - Ripon High's boys basketball team did well to make it a game for a half, but Modesto Christian had too much in its arsenal for the Indians to keep up for the long haul.
Wayne Cheung single-handedly outscored Central Valley in East Union High's 58-30 homecoming victory Friday in sophomore boys basketball action.
Sharon Washington hit the big shot to help Manteca High's girls basketball team beat Sierra the first time the two teams met, and she was at it again Thursday in the Valley Oak League rematch with postseason berths on the line for both squads.
Manteca resident and St. Mary's High girls basketball star Chelsea Gray has garnered nationwide attention and the accolades that come with it, but the latest tops them all.
WOODLAND - Ripon can now shift its focus to Sonora.
Manteca resident Steve Padilla is one of eight new members honored in the 35th Annual induction ceremony for the ASA/USA Softball National Hall of ...
Four players from the Manteca FC competitive soccer organization have been selected for the NorCal Premier Player Development Program state player pool.
They're already section champions and they've just signed to Division I universities.
LODI - It's one thing to dominate a quarter. It is another thing to own it.
Ken Wooten had long dreamed of playing college basketball.
STOCKTON - If you were looking for your seat after the opening kick Wednesday night, you may have missed the game's first goal.
RIPON - Liberty Ranch just wouldn't go away.
RIPON - Trailing two sets to none Tuesday night, Ripon Christian mounted a valiant comeback in the third but came up short as visiting Golden Sierra ...
Manteca and East Union are one and done in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs.
WEST SACRAMENTO - The Manteca girls tennis team's season came to an end Tuesday in the semifinal round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs.
Outstanding efforts from the goalies kept this Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV boys soccer playoff opener from erupting into a high-scoring affair at Sierra High's ...
Not this time.
East Union ended the regular season strong on tuesday, sweeping host rival Sierra 25-13, 25-14, 25-18.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Boone Jenner and Ryan Murray scored within 30 seconds of each other late in the second period, and the Columbus Blue Jackets ...