Ripon Christian's girls basketball team made its longest trip for a Southern League game Thursday and returned home with its most gratifying win of the season so far.
East Union left little to be assumed when it came to the city's most dominant wrestling program after claiming wins over Sierra and Manteca. The city's No. 2 spot goes to Manteca, which edged out Manteca 36-27 in the Valley Oak League finale.
Tiare Tu'uga was out with a dislocated shoulder.
When Ripon outwrestled Escalon to start the Trans-Valley league season it was just a step in the right direction. Now that early-season win is the foundation layer to the Indians first undefeated run to the championship since 2003.
The Weston Ranch Cougars finished off a season where they did nearly everything right, one victory short of the Valley Oak League championship. Yet, the Cougars will still advance to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Team-Duals after closing the VOL season with a pair of wins Wednesday.
It was business as usual for the Manteca High girls varsity basketball squad.
WESTON RANCH - For the better part of three and a half quarters, East Union looked more than on its way to a Valley Oak League upset win over the Weston Ranch Cougars. Over the game's final 2:45 that would change, and the Cougars would do just enough for a 47-43 win Tuesday.
Sierra High's boys basketball team won its first six Valley Oak League games by an average margin of nearly 23 points with Oakdale coming the closest with an eight-point loss.
The roller-coaster relationship of one-third of a highly-touted Weston Ranch trio of juniors is now enrolled at Modesto Christian in Salida and planning on playing hoops for the Crusaders for his senior campaign.
The Lathrop girls basketball team has been able to count on a victory when they meet up with the Oakdale Mustangs, and nothing about that changed Tuesday as the Spartans finished off the Mustangs with a 48-35 Valley Oak League win.
Lathrop High's boys basketball team followed up one statement game with another Tuesday.
RIPON - Ripon High's girls basketball team capped the first half of the Trans-Valley League season Monday with a 62-25 rout of Orestimba.
WESTON RANCH – With just enough hope to keep believing, the Weston Ranch Cougars pressed themselves to within single digits late in the third quarter. The run ushered Sierra into a return-fire scoring frenzy, culminating in a 84-56 Valley Oak League blowout Friday.
East Union countered Manteca's aggression with aggression, and it paid dividends in Friday's Valley Oak League girls basketball showdown between first-place squads.
Old rivalries never die.
RIPON - It took a total team effort for Ripon High to get past host Ripon Christian in Friday's Trans Valley League clash, 52-42.
RIPON - Ripon Christian's girls soccer team is the Southern League champion once again.
Sierra weathered an early storm from visiting Weston Ranch on Thursday and picked up its second Valley Oak League win of the season, 50-47.
RIVERBANK - Noah Hernandez threatened to break a Ripon High record, and the Indians' boys basketball team claimed sole possession of the Trans-Valley League title with ...
LATHROP - The Sac-Joaquin Section's recommendation of moving Lathrop High out of the Valley Oak League and into a new-look Western Athletic Conference held up ...
Weston Ranch was able to cool off the hottest hand in the Valley Oak League on Wednesday.
East Union nearly forfeited the game on its own senior night Wednesday.
Despite playing the fourth quarter with vision in only one eye after a collision at the end of the third, Manteca's Tydus Verhoeven came ...
Jenna Zuniga won't soon forget this Christmas present.
East Union broke open a tie game late in the first quarter and ended the period on a 7-0 run, extending that run to 25-6 ...
LATHROP - Lathrop made a big step toward the postseason after completing a season sweep of Central Catholic on Tuesday, 50-35.
RIPON - Ripon Christian High has a little bit more breathing room atop of the Southern League standings.
RIPON - Just hours after signing his letter of intent to play football for Humboldt State on Tuesday, Aaron Paschini punctuated Ripon's 65-62 boys basketball ...
RIPON - A win was as good as a tie for Hilmar at Ripon's Stouffer Field on Monday.
TRACY - Edgar Zelaya has had the luxury of resting his best players in an effort to keep them fresh for the postseason.