Willie Herrera no longer considers himself an honorary member of the Lancer family.
Much is at stake in the final week of the Valley Oak League girls basketball season.
Closing the Valley Oak League Wrestling Championships with a title in one of the 14 weight-classes was not the only way to find success in the tournament, and that was the case for nearly all of the 35 wrestlers advancing to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Tournament with a fourth place or better finish.
The Ripon Indians sent 10 wrestlers to the mat during the Trans Valley League Wrestling Championships, and nine of the 10 earned berths into the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Tournament with top-four finishes in Saturdays league championships.
RIPON - Rod Wright isn't one to point blame at the officials.
For a brief moment even the East Union boys basketball team may have had some doubt, but trailing by 18 in the third quarter East Union responded, putting together a 65-62 come-from-behind victory Friday in Valley Oak League play.
LATHROP – In a perfect world, the Lathrop High boys basketball team tactics to stop Sierra High post presence Will Ward would have forced his teammates to toss up perimeter jumpers they couldn't knock down. On Friday that wasn't the case, as the Timberwolves' back court connected on 13 3-pointers on their way to a 67-40 Valley Oak League win.
Weston Ranch scored 31 points in the second quarter on its way to an 81-57 walloping of first-year varsity Kimball High in Tracy Friday.
Ripon Christian High's boys basketball team played for the outright championship of the Southern League Friday in Ripon, and the game offered little drama.
Briona Fontenot played a big role in jump starting the East Union offense in the second half of Thursday's much-needed 52-49 Valley Oak League girls basketball payback win over visiting Sonora Thursday.
Daylynn Penner has been dedicated to the Sierra High softball program since she stepped foot on campus nearly four years ago. Penner's dedication paid off as she was awarded a partial scholarship to attend college at the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute and play softball at Southwestern Oregon Community College.
Earning points for the sake of the team is a thing of the past for the wrestlers in the Valley Oak Trans Valley Leagues. For the next match, each man is wrestling for himself, wrestling in hopes of extend their season for another week.
The Lathrop High boys opened the game clicking on all cylinders, jumping out to a double-digit lead after the first quarter, but it wouldn't last, as Sierra High found its groove in the second on its way to a 44-35 Valley Oak League win Thursday.
The result shows a rather ho-hum victory for Modesto Christian's powerhouse girls basketball team, which captured a piece of its fifth straight Trans Valley League championship by downing Ripon High 76-47 at home Thursday.
East Union High boys varsity basketball coach Brett Lewis applauded the effort of his reserves Wednesday against visiting Kimball High of Tracy.
Orestimba-Newman defeated Ripon Christian 227-261 Thursday in Southern League golf action at the par-36 Diablo Grande Ranch Course in Patterson.
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The Weston Ranch soccer team continued its defense of the Sac-Joaquin Section championship Wednesday but it was not a pretty defense as the Cougars and ...
Emotions can play a big factor when crosstown rivals clash.
The Manteca High girls' tennis squad rolled past visiting Lathrop in Tuesday's Valley Oak League match, 9-0.
STOCKTON – Manteca eked out a first-set victory Tuesday before host Chavez-Stockton took the next three in a 24-26, 25-23, 25-11, 25-22 non-league volleyball win.
Ripon Christian opened Southern League play with a 2-0 loss to host Le Grand on Tuesday.
Eddie Aguilar scored three goals and assisted in two more to lead Sierra to a 5-0 win over host Lathrop to open the Valley Oak ...
Niko Ilardi threw for four touchdowns and ran for two to lead the Ripon Chiefs to a 40-6 Mountain Valley Football League victory over the ...
It was hard enough opening the Valley Oak League season against the perennially tough Oakdale Mustangs.
Lathrop atoned for last year's defeat to Franklin with a 25-20, 25-18, 25-14 sweep of the visiting Yellowjackets on Monday in non-league volleyball action.
The Manteca Jr. Buffaloes edged the Turlock Bulldogs 13-12 Saturday in Cen-Cal football action Saturday at Turlock High School.
MODESTO – Under hot and smoky conditions, the Sierra boys won the small-schools division and the Sierra girls were third on the 5-kilometer course in the ...
It's called game planning, and it's something that every coach does before stepping onto the field on a given Friday night.
Ripon Christian Athletic Stadium was christened Friday evening with a 37-15 non-league win over Linden.