Missed free throws nearly cost Sierra High's girls basketball team Tuesday at Beyer.
RIPON - The first four minutes were far from perfect for Ripon Christian, but things got straightened out in a hurry. The Knights jumped all over the visiting Hughson Huskies with a first half run and never let up in a 55-18 blowout Tuesday.
In a battle of defending league champions, it was host Modesto High of the Modesto Metro Conference that prevailed 51-45 over East Union.
MODESTO – Despite a 10-2 run by Golden Valley midway through the fourth quarter Saturday in the Consolation Championship of the Modesto City Classic, East Union found itself in position to send the game into overtime with two 3-point attempts by Brandon Cline in the closing seconds. Both long tries rimmed out and the Cougars escaped with a 65-62 win at Johansen High School.
West High of Tracy had East Union beat on the look test.
The East Union Lancers once again relied on sharp-shooting and solid defense to take a step further in the Modesto City Classic Friday night by downing Los Banos 56-45 and secure their second victory of the season.
The combination of strong defense and sure-shooting helped the Ripon Christian girls cruise to its second victory in as many nights, this time by a 48-28 margin over the Downey Knights in the consolation championship of the Escalon Tournament Friday.
Manteca High freshman forward Tia Tuuga said she was nervous, but she did a horrible job of showing it in her varsity debut Thursday at Winter Gymnasium.
For the second straight night, Manteca High's boys basketball team didn't get off to a good start, but this had nothing to do with lazy defense or a cold-shooting offense.
LATHROP - The Ripon High girls varsity basketball team incorporated tough pressure defense to go with plenty of hustle plays while routing the Spartans in Thursday's non-league game.
An improved defensive performance proved to be the key for the Ripon Christian girls basketball team in its second game of the season Thursday night.
STOCKTON - After defeating St. Mary's 48-24 Tuesday night due in part to seven Rams forfeits, East Union found itself up by five points going into its last bout of the night with Sarah Phillips needing to avoid being pinned to give the Lancers a win over host Bear Creek.
MODESTO - The Modesto City Classic's defending champion got a big wake-up call during opening-round of the 16-team tournament at Modesto High Wednesday.
MODESTO - In a lot of ways, East Union aspires to be much like the team it squared off with in the first round of the Modesto City Classic Wednesday.
RIPON - With neither team establishing any kind of offensive groove or consistency early on, Ripon High went to its pressure defense to get things going against Sierra in the 2010-11 season opener for both girls basketball teams Tuesday.
East Union's postseason hopes will now hinge on its next match at Central Catholic after dropping a four-set match (13-25, 18-25, 25-21, 18-25) to ...
LODI - Alex Gonzales and the Ripon High girls golf team came up short of advancing to the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament.
Manteca came oh so close to pulling off a big upset on Tuesday.
STOCKTON - It was a great day for East Union, which claimed its ninth straight Valley Oak League championship at Swenson Park Tuesday.
This time, Manteca made Oakdale earn the victory, and the Buffaloes nearly pulled off the upset in Tuesday's showdown between the Valley Oak League ...
LATHROP – In the third set Tuesday Sierra's Brianna Padua served five consecutive service points to bring the Timberwolves from behind for the second set ...
STOCKTON - Sierra High's Claire Banks swept No. 3 Elizabeth Tolbert of rival Manteca 6-4, 6-0 in the semifinal round of Tuesday's Valley Oak ...
SONORA - A five-goal outburst in the second quarter helped the Ripon High boys water polo team gain a wide separation en route to a 15-7 ...
Payton Reis' hardest hit of the night didn't score for Manteca, but it inspired fellow freshman Kacy Bolding to finish what her teammate started ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian's boys soccer team caught Delhi off guard to stake an early lead in a Southern League match Tuesday.
STOCKTON - Non-existent in the first half Monday, Joseph Mayorca erupted for three goals in the second to spearhead Weston Ranch's 3-1 win over East ...
RIPON - Ripon High's girls water polo team evened its Valley Oak League record to 1-1 with a lopsided 18-7 win over Calaveras, while the ...
Eddie Aguilar had two goals and Armando Chavez two assists to lead host Sierra to a 2-1 win over Lathrop on Wednesday in Valley Oak ...
RIPON - The Valley Oak League's reigning champions started the conference season at Ripon High's Ervin Zador Aquatic Center on Wednesday.
Hughson has the perfect record.