RIPON – The Ripon Christian Varisty Basketball Tournament saw the Vander Molen family take center stage as Travis Vander Molen proved to be the brightest star in the Knights' 55-44 championship game victory over Gregori High Saturday.
RIPON - Curtis Bernard took a few seconds to measure his shot from the right wing with a defender squared up in front of him.
A 15-3 run to close out the third quarter eliminated a seven-point Sierra High deficit and propelled the Timberwolves to a 62-56 victory over Golden Valley High Friday.
The Manteca High Buffaloes opened with 14 unanswered points, and Jessica Hasal hit six 3-pointers as they rolled past the Turlock Bulldogs on the road 50-25 on Friday.
TRACY - The Manteca and Lathrop boys basketball teams got a taste of what's to come on Thursday as they prepare to square off against each other in their Valley Oak League opener.
The Sierra Timberwolves had a golden opportunity to open the Cosumnes Oaks Tournament with a win, but a late run from Folsom High would cost Sierra in its 49-46 first round loss Thursday in Elk Grove.
WESTON RANCH – A scheduling conflict with Tokay High forced Weston Ranch to supplement its contest against the Tigers with a matchup against Franklin High of Stockton. The Cougars made a swift adjustment, blasting Franklin 65-28 Thursday in their home gym.
TRACY - If Manteca High's boys basketball team was to play Livingston 10 times this season, chances are that all of those games would go down to the wire.
TRACY - Lathrop High was in good shape leading Downey 17-4 early in the second quarter of their Tracy/West Winter Holiday Classic contest.
RIPON – Anthony Baciocco raced the length of the court with hopes of sending Ripon's nonleague contest with East Union into overtime.
LATHROP - Ripon High girls basketball coach George Contente wasn't entirely pleased with his team's 51-35 win at Lathrop Tuesday.
For both programs the contest was a little more than a loser's bracket game in the 2012 Tracy/West Winter Holiday Classic. Excel Academy is in its first year establishing itself as a high school program and a great portion of its foundation came off the Lathrop High campus.
Manteca High's girls basketball team finally showed what it can do with its full complement of available players on Tuesday.
Sierra's girls basketball team led after every quarter, but an 18-9 run from Ceres left the Timberwolves with their third straight nonleague defeat on Monday, 42-37.
The Luu sisters of Riverbank played every minute, while East Union's Vezaldenos siblings had trouble staying on the court.
Josie Reyes was in on two first-half goals for Manteca and that lead would hold for the rest of the game as the Buffaloes held ...
Sierra celebrated senior night and its Valley Oak League outright championship with a trouncing of Weston Ranch on Tuesday night.
RIPON - Ripon will take a three-game winning streak into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs after exacting revenge against Hilmar on Tuesday, 44-43.
HUGHSON - Ripon Christian appears to be peaking at the right time.
MARIPOSA - Nick Van Vliet scored twice, and Ripon Christian benefited from an own goal from Mariposa to sneak away with a 5-4 Southern League win ...
Manteca dominated from start to finish, but Noelle Smith and visiting Lathrop made the Buffaloes work for their 3-1 win in their annual Kicking for ...
MODESTO - Sierra left little doubt in its rematch with Central Catholic.
STOCKTON – East Union remained in the hunt for an at-large Sac-Joaquin Section playoff bid Saturday with a 66-42 Valley Oak League girls basketball win over ...
With a playoff berth sewed up and two league games remaining Sierra maintained its hold on first place in the Valley Oak League on Saturday ...
Ripon came within two points of winning the Trans-Valley League wrestling tournament but still claimed an overall co-championship with Hilmar as the two teams split ...
MODESTO – East Union's Jaysen Reindel won a Valley Oak League championship for the second year in a row, moving up from 220 pounds last ...
MODESTO – Long time East Union wrestling coach A.J. Reindel was honored Saturday when he was named coach of the year by the Northern California ...
Tydus Verhoeven crouched down into a defensive stance and clapped his hands as if to say, "Bring it on!" at one point in the fourth ...
It was a game of runs Friday night.
TRACY - Craig Ward is hoping for a better effort next Wednesday when his Lathrop boys basketball team rounds out the regular season against Sierra.