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.
RIPON -Tyler Goslinga was automatic from the field, but not so much from the free-throw line.
Coming off its first loss of the Valley Oak League campaign and heading into a monster week, it was important for Manteca High to shut down last-place Oakdale Friday night at Winter Gym.
Continuing his bid for the Valley Oak League's Most Valuable Player honors, Sierra High's Christian Williams added another highlight to his ever-growing resumé, dropping 39 on Ceres Friday night in a 69-59 home win.
RIPON – Brandon Petratis' rattled in a layup with 3.7 seconds left for Ripon's deciding points in a thrilling 48-47 victory over visiting rival Ripon Christian Friday in Trans Valley League sophomore boys basketball action.
RIPON – Pretty it was not. Ripon and Ripon Christian shot a combined 54 free throws and sent home just 23 field goals Thursday night at RC, but in a game between heated rivals, it stood to reason that both charity stripes would need a little touch-up paint afterward. Although RC won the free-throw contest, sinking 18 of 28 attempts, Ripon led the contest from wire to wire and shot just well enough from the ...
Sonora got the right person the ball at the right spot and the right time. The only thing that went wrong for the Wildcats was the end result. Sharpshooting guard Kelli Keefe heaved a desperation 3-pointer from the left wing with East Union defender Ashley Rose playing her tight at the buzzer. But her attempt to send Thursday's showdown between the Valley Oak League's first-place teams into overtime caromed off the front of the rim, ...
TRACY – Weston Ranch came out and played an inspired second half of football Friday in a 48-27 loss to Kimball.
Sierra High's Anna Cardenas defeated Christine Kim in the No. 1 singles encounter Thursday, but the Timberwolves couldn't put away other tightly-contested matches in a 7-2 defeat against second-place Oakdale.
Oakdale gave itself some breathing room in the Valley Oak League standings Thursday, warding off visiting Manteca 3-2 for the second time this season.
Sierra went from escaping with a disappointing one-goal win to breathing a sigh of relief that it remained a 1-1 tie with visiting Lathrop High on Thursday.
Ripon High's girls golf team put together its best round of the season Thursday, and just in time with the Valley Foothill League North Division Tournament looming.
For Weston Ranch to play its way back into the postseason hunt, it will have to avenge some of its losses from the first-half of Valley Oak League play.