WESTON RANCH – With three and a half quarters complete and the score tied, the balance of Weston Ranch and Lathrop's Valley Oak League contest would be decided by one decision. The decision was made by Cougar head coach Ryan Bono, and made at the perfect time.
Henk Gaalswyk opened Ripon High's Trans-Valley League contest at Hughson on fire, scorching the Huskies for four 3-pointers in the first quarter on his way to game-high scoring honors in a 59-49 Ripon win Friday.
With two players out and two others playing on gimpy ankles, East Union's boys basketball team would have taken a win at Oakdale anyway it could get it.
The Lady Lancers stayed atop of the Valley Oak League standings by thumping Oakdale 55-5 at Dalben Center Friday.
RIPON - Ripon High girls basketball coach George Contente slammed a clipboard onto his seat out of frustration during Thursday's Trans-Valley League contest with Hughson.
Ripon Christian's sophomore girls basketball team rolled to another blowout victory in Southern League play Thursday, crushing visiting Denair, 50-10.
LATHROP - Lathrop High won on the mat, but East Union won where it counts - the scoreboard.
WESTON RANCH - By the time Weston Ranch began working its second-string players into its Valley Oak League contest with Sonora, the Cougars had thoroughly dominated for three-plus quarters in a 70-39 blowout Wednesday.
Manteca High showed no letdown after its double overtime Valley Oak League win over Weston Ranch, blasting the Lathrop Spartans 69-40 Wednesday in league action.
RIPON - Ripon High's first scoring option was sidelined for the entire game, and for certain parts of its Trans-Valley League grudge match with Escalon Tuesday the second, third and fourth players in line joined him on the bench.
LATHROP – The first meeting between Manteca and Lathrop this season took place in the Tracy Tournament, with the latter pulling out a four-point win. On Tuesday the Spartans weren't as nice.
Brandon Cline provided the spark Tuesday for the East Union High Lancers.
Sierra High was able to remain unblemished in Valley Oak League action, fending off a stubborn Oakdale High squad with a 53-45 win at home.
Ripon Christian's girls basketball team held host Le Grand to seven points in each quarter and rolled to a 55-28 victory Monday.
RIPON – The opening stages of Ripon and East Union's 2nd Annual Hoops for the Cure Classic were neck-and-neck, but the Lancers' third quarter gave them all the room they would need in a 58-44 victory over the Indians Saturday.
RIPON - Despite a disproportionate advantage in shots, Manteca only managed to escape Stouffer Field on Monday with a 4-3 win over host Ripon in girls ...
STOCKTON - Manteca High's much-vaunted defense was tested early against Placer.
FRESNO - Megan Oblin made a good first impression in her inaugural CIF State Championships race at Woodward Park on Saturday.
Brett Lewis could tell something was a little off with Jorge Cedano, a sophomore who could play a key role on Manteca's defending CIF ...
KENTFIELD – The Ripon High volleyball team is good – very good – but unfortunately, the Indians found out on Saturday what great was.
Only three players from Manteca-area schools were selected to the All-Valley Oak League first team.
RIPON - Best friends and phenomenal volleyball players, Ashlyn Eisenga and Sam McCreath have what Ripon head coach Erin Cutino calls a "Siamese twins-like power" on ...
RIPON-Sam McCreath is known for her sizzling spikes and ability to perform in clutch situations, but first-year Ripon coach Erin Cutino said it is ...
RIPON - Even when it is not at full strength, the Ripon volleyball team is pretty tough to beat.
Sierra sophomores Jesse Hurtado and Megan Oblin will be joining repeat qualifier Tomas Huerta of Weston Ranch at the CIF State Championships at Woodward Park ...
The fun just may be beginning for Ripon High's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV champion volleyball team.
LODI – Get the ball to Sam.
Erin Cutino inherited an experienced team with Sac-Joaquin Section championship aspirations this past summer.
They're Sac-Joaquin Section champions and their future for college is already set.
There may be no crying in baseball, but there were tears of joy a plenty Wednesday night in the East Union library.