To make it to the semifinal round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs would be a major accomplishment for the three Valley Oak League girls teams in the bracket.
Scott Thomason lives by the one-game-at-a-time mantra.
The Sac-Joaquin Section's top-ranked 182-pounder coasted to a SJS Division V Tournament title Saturday at Hughson High.
Modesto Christian's boys basketball team is the most talented in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs.
In-town rivals Ripon and Ripon Christian have two different paths to NorCals, the next-level tournament for all semifinalists in the Sac-Joaquin Section's Division I-V playoffs.
WESTON RANCH – For two of the Valley Oak League's best wrestlers, their quest for Sac-Joaquin Section titles came to abrupt end in overtime losses. Both wrestlers though and several other VOL standouts earned the right to extend their season into next week's Masters Championships.
Manteca's three high schools, each with Valley Oak League championships, are tipping off the Sac-Joaquin Section boys and girls basketball playoffs at home this week.
For one reason or another, Guillermo Nunez doesn't like to lose.
So which school has the better girls basketball team, East Union or Manteca?
RIPON - The Ripon Christian Knights ceremoniously cut down the nets Friday after their 63-17 trouncing over Gustine.
For the first time in school history the Lathrop High boys basketball team is heading to the postseason ,and the squad is not backing into its first playoff matchup after handling Kimball in 68-54 Valley Oak League Friday.
RIPON - The Knights may not have been at their best Thursday against Gustine.
Just one night after blowing a shot at earning at least a share of its first Valley Oak League championship, Weston Ranch's girls basketball team still had reason to play with purpose in the regular-season finale at Sierra Thursday.
After a dismal offensive showing in the first half from Manteca, the Buffaloes' woes continued in the third and helped East Union to a one-sided 57-31 Valley Oak League win over the host Buffaloes Thursday at Dalben Center.
Senior night can lead to some quirky lineups.
DELHI - Ripon Christian's girls soccer team topped off its fifth straight Southern League championship season Wednesday with a 2-1 victory at Delhi.
STOCKTON - Not bad for a rebuilding season.
LATHROP - Michael Mills let go of a corner 3 as time expired.
Wednesday's 67-52 loss to visiting Central Catholic of Modesto in all likelihood ended East Union's season, but it was a season in which ...
For all that Tydus Verhoeven and Loretta Kakala have accomplished in their four years as varsity basketball standouts, a Valley Oak League title had eluded ...
OAKDALE - Manteca already had at least a piece of the Valley Oak League championship when it visited Oakdale for the final regular-season game of the ...
East Union's Zach Hernandez got knocked to the ground on a corner kick from Trent Rivera early in the second half, but he did ...
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 ...