The Manteca High girls basketball team appears to be back on the rise after a decade-long championship rout.
Second place is a virtual championship for the six public schools in the Trans-Valley League for boys and girls basketball, and Ripon High was able to capture both this season.
Ripon Christian returned to the Southern League this year, and the boys basketball program picked up where it left off nearly 30 years ago.
Conquering their second consecutive Buff Cup title seemed like an obligation for the Manteca Buffaloes, demolishing both of their final opponents to walk away with back-to-back Buff Cup titles Saturday at Manteca High.
The Sierra High boys track team was able to distance themselves from some 22 programs, accumulating 88 points to win the 13th Annual Sierra-Tom Moore Relays Saturday at Sierra High.
Through the first six innings, there was uncertainty about who would leave the diamond Saturday with a nonleague win, but the Ripon Indians were able to do enough damage in their final at bat to squeeze past the Lathrop Spartans 7-4 at Lathrop High.
Sierra High's varsity softball team was able to put together an impressive two-day run through the Ceres Tournament, returning from Rainbow Fields in Riverbank with the tournament title with a win and a tie on the final day.
BAKERSFIELD - They went about it different ways, but at the end of Day 1 both Ripon High senior Travis Smith and Sierra senior Alex Nuanez had seen their final prep matches on a high school wrestling mat.
The East Union High baseball squad used a familiar recipe Friday against Lodi.
Austin Acker stood at the plate with a full count, the tying run on second and the winning run on first in Sierra High's half of the seventh inning Friday against visiting Escalon. The first-year varsity player cashed in when what looked like a harmless flyball to centerfield found the grass and gave Sierra a 4-3 comeback win.
Manteca High's girls soccer team effectively played keep-away against Stagg of Stockton in its 4-0 victory Friday, when its own Buffalo Cup tournament opened action for eight participating clubs.
Manteca High's boys tennis team dropped two of its first three matches in the California High School Tennis Classic Friday at Fresno City College.
The Sierra softball team had no problem taking care of business during its opening contests in the Ceres Tournament at Modesto's Rainbow Fields.
Manteca High's softball team is 3-0 for the first time since winning its first four in 2007 after pummeling visiting Denair by a football score of 27-0 Thursday.
When Lincoln High made its way to Manteca, there was no way the soccer team could have expected to witness the show Sierra junior Joanna Ortiz was prepared to put on. Ortiz went off for four goals in a 6-0 shellacking of the visiting Trojans Thursday.
After three quarters locked in a slugfest with host Manteca on Saturday, Albany needed one more weapon in the final period to advance in the ...
The Weston Ranch Cougars stumbled early on against visiting Bishop O'Dowd in Saturday's NorCal opening round.
Midway through the second half Friday night Minty Doyle headed in a corner kick from Jadyn Shinn for an insurance goal to help tournament host ...
RIPON - Reinforcements arrived just in time for the inaugural Ripon Christian Classic on Friday.
The East Union softball lineup is top-heavy - in a good way.
To be the champion, Weston Ranch (27-4) will have to beat the champion.
SALIDA - A nip-and-tuck battle turned into a blowout thanks to a seven-run barrage in the top of the fifth inning, as Manteca High's baseball ...
MOUNT SHASTA - The Ripon Christian girls basketball team's season ended a long way from home Wednesday in the first round of the CIF State ...
Sierra pitcher Lindsey Walljasper put the hammer down when she had to Wednesday.
RIPON - There was nothing that Manteca did that surprised Jamie DeBruyn and his Ripon girls soccer team in Wednesday's nonleague match between 2015 Sac-Joaquin ...
Manteca used the whole package Tuesday with stellar hitting, pitching and fielding to hand Ripon a 10-0 six-inning mercy rule loss in non-league baseball action ...
TRACY - After starting the season with two close losses, East Union's baseball team came out on the winning end of another thanks to a ...
STOCKTON - The Ripon Christian softball team had problems getting on track Monday in an 11-0 five-inning error-plagued mercy rule loss to host Stagg of Stockton ...
SACRAMENTO - D'Angelo Finley wasn't with Weston Ranch a year ago when the boys basketball team was handled by rival Sierra in the Sac-Joaquin ...
Past contacts with coaches ended up opening new doors for East Union senior Marco Gonzales' future.