RIPON – When the Ripon Indians fell to the Hughson Huskies in their first matchup on Jan. 20, they did so without starting senior and floor general Jessica Blythe who was out with a back injury.
The Buffaloes are beginning to believe. With its postseason hopes fading with two weeks left in the Valley Oak League season, Manteca appears to be peaking at just the right time. Manteca took another step toward achieving its goal Thursday by avenging two earlier losses to host Sierra with a 43-39 win, claiming back-to-back games for the first time since mid-December over the preseason. The Buffaloes (3-7, 10-13 overall) entered the week ranked 20th in ...
Everybody got into the act for the East Union sophomore girls basketball team Thursday night at the Dalben Center as the Squires improved to 11-1 in Valley Oak League play with a blowout of Weston Ranch.
The Sac-Joaquin Section's playoff committee made a few changes to its original postseason football proposal that was revealed Jan. 9.
Batman found himself a new Robin. Sierra standout guard Christian Williams did what Christian Williams usually does, scoring a game-high 24 points in the Timberwolves' 62-58 victory over Sonora in a Valley Oak League battle between contenders. Just as big was the play of backcourt mate Trevor Nogueira, who drained five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points and four assists. With 6-foot-4 center Tyler Willis, Sierra's second leading scorer and top rebounder, out for the ...
CERES – Prior to Wednesday, neither Manteca head coach Dave Asuncion or Sierra's Scott Thomason wanted to admit that Friday night was circled on the calendar.
RIPON – It was senior night Wednesday at Ripon High where the Indians welcomed Hughson for a final Trans Valley League dual before the wrestling postseason begins Feb. 14 with the TVL tournament.
CERES – Eric Godfrey scored 24 points in leading the Manteca sophomore boys basketball team past Central Valley Wednesday night, 68-51.
Sharon Washington was feeling ill, but not because of a virus. "I'm just sick of it, sick of losing - so sick of it," the sophomore point guard said after scoring a game-high 25 points in Manteca's 57-29 Valley Oak League win against Central Valley Tuesday at Winter Gym. The cure-all for struggling teams in any sport is a victory, and head coach Andrea Hiatt hopes her Buffaloes (2-7, 9-13 overall) catch a bug of ...
WESTON RANCH – Coming off back-to-back losses to the Ceres schools, a setback looking more and more understandable with each passing day, the Cougars had been hearing it a bit from their classmates at Weston Ranch High.
SONORA – If there were any bigger fans of Sierra High Tuesday night than the East Union Lancers, one would be hard-pressed to find them.
RIPON - No Reeves Nelson, no problem for Modesto Christian. Nelson's right-hand man, 6-foot-5 forward Johnny Hutton, did more than enough to fill the void in the Crusaders' 55-44 victory over Ripon Christian Tuesday. Hutton finished with 29 points while hitting five 3-pointers. Ripon Christian coach Ron Vander Molen wasn't sure why Modesto Christian's UCLA-bound star forward was sidelined, but Hutton made sure Nelson's absence did not matter. Modesto Christian maintained its grasp of the ...
Dallas Mould dominated the post for Manteca High's sophomore girls basketball team Tuesday, pumping in 11 points to go with 18 rebounds in the Buffaloes' 39-27 victory over visiting Central Valley.
AUBURN - Weston Ranch was thrown straight into the fire to kick off the Placer Duals Tournament Saturday at Placer High in Auburn, facing Galena of Nevada and Wood Creek of Sacramento, two top-notch outfits in its first two matches.
LATHROP - They may spell their names differently, but Saturday at Lathrop High, Edy Guzman and Eddie Andrade appeared awfully similar in one important category: Scoring the basketball.
Bryan Ramos is humble but relentless, a goal-thirsty striker who won't give up on a play, a run or a teammate.
The Manteca High girls tennis team is a win away from repeating as Valley Oak League champion.
LATHROP - After two back-and-forth games Monday night visiting Manteca dished out eight aces down the stretch to pull away from Lathrop and post a 25-21, 25-17, 25-11 sweep in Valley Oak League volleyball action.
Ripon High's boys soccer team is on a roll, but the wins have not come easily of late.
Brooke Riley and the East Union girls golf team is rounding into postseason form in the final week of Valley Oak League play.