The cards were stacked against the East Union High varsity boys basketball team Friday night.
Not surprisingly, the 2012 All-Valley Oak League team is littered with Oakdale High players, but many Manteca-area athletes also got their due.
Sarah Phillips, Anthony Melena and Josh Bird all went undefeated for East Union to help the Lancers wrap up the team portion of the Bear Creek wrestling tournament 3-2 on Friday, finishing seventh out of 14 teams.
STOCKTON – When Eric Duncan's final shot fell harmlessly to the floor as time expired the El Cerrito Gauchos looked more relieved than thrilled. Weston Ranch gave the Gauchos all they could handle in a 69-66 gut-wrenching loss Friday in the 3rd Annual McDonald's Classic semifinal at Delta College.
STOCKTON – Sierra High still has a ways to go, but the Timberwolves seem to be heading in the right direction, fending off a solid Chavez High squad 57-49 in day two of The McDonald's Classic hosted by Edison High in Stockton.
Chris Teevan wasn't impressed with how his Weston Ranch Cougars came out in their second round tourney matchup against Bethel of Vallejo Thursday night.
East Union High opened with a blistering first quarter, but a defensive lapse in the third nearly cost the Lancers in a 61-50 Gene Honk Williams Memorial Basketball Tournament victory in Vacaville Thursday.
The Sierra Timberwolves were able to open the Lodi Tournament on a good note, taking care of first round opponent Downey High 65-40 Thursday in Lodi.
RIPON – With more forfeits than pins the Ripon Indians surely didn't get their most challenging test, yet Ripon showed glimpses of where the club wants to be in a dominating 60-13 Trans Valley League wrestling win over Modesto Christian Wednesday.
The Manteca Buffaloes girls basketball team was able to break loose with a 17-point fourth quarter to close their deficit against West High, but it wasn't enough in Manteca's 39-34 loss to West Wednesday in nonleague action in Tracy.
Starting off The McDonald's Classic with a win was the most important thing for Weston Ranch. The squad answered the call, handling Oakland High 63-53 Wednesday during first round action of the Edison High hosted tournament at Delta College.
When the ball slid through the net after Victoria Vezaldenos' 3-point play late in the fourth, what was in close game became a formality as the junior led East Union to its first win of the season with a 21-point effort in a 46-33 win over Downey High Tuesday.
The spoils of victory were fittingly divvied out to the tri-champions of the Southern League.
East Union's boys basketball team picked up a quality win in Riverbank Tuesday, leading the previously-undefeated Bruins by 22 at one point of a 60-47 victory.
Celine Barber amassed 21 points, and Sierra's girls basketball team used a 24-6 run to blow out host Livingston 56-26 in its second nonleague contest.
Postseason appearances haven't come around too often in East Union's 50-year history, so sixth-year head coach Willie Herrera is understandably estatic to prepare ...
RIPON - Ashlyn Eisenga can serve it where she wants.
SACRAMENTO - Ripon Christian's run in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs came to an end in the semifinals Tuesday when the third-seeded Knights were ...
MODESTO - Ripon's boys water polo team came up short in its bid to repeat as Sac-Joaquin Section Division III champions, falling to Christian Brothers ...
A student from be.tech's culinary arts program, Stephania Mercado served up the clinching point for Manteca High's girls tennis team on Monday.
ANGELS CAMP - Weston Ranch's Tomas Huerta placed second Saturday in boys Division IV and led the Cougars to a second-place team finish in the ...
STOCKTON - In terms of the postseason, the Sierra High Timberwolves are wait-and-see on what's next.
ROSEVILLE - The best of the Valley Oak League competed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Individual Tournament at the Johnson Ranch Racquet Club on Thursday ...
RIPON - The crowd was loud – very loud – but that did not matter to Ripon Christian's Bethany Silveira.
RIPON - Calaveras followed up a lackluster first set with a more spirited effort in the second.
RIPON - Third-seeded Ripon began its Sac-Joaquin Section Division III title defense Thursday with a one-sided 13-3 win over No. 6 Livingston at the Ervin Zador ...
Ripon is playing for another Trans Valley League championship.
Considering how the match started, Manteca girls tennis coach MaryAnn Tolbert was admittedly taken aback at the final outcome.
WEST SACRAMENTO - Down a starting player, Sierra nearly pulled off an upset in its 5-4 loss to Tri-County Conference champion River City in the first ...
STOCKTON - Monday marked the end of a successful era for Ripon High's girls golf team, as seniors Laura Williams and Alex Gonzales played their ...