SONORA - The Robert Dominik Fuchs Memorial Holiday Classic championship is finally theirs.
The Sierra High sophomore girls basketball claimed its second non-league tournament championship Monday, this time winning its own 14th Annual Lady Timberwolves Rotary Classic by beating West of Tracy, 34-30.
WESTON RANCH - April Seth scored 13 points and hauled in 10 rebounds as the Weston Ranch sophomore girls basketball team improved to 5-4 on the season with a 54-49 home win over Central Catholic Wednesday night.
WESTON RANCH - Timnesha Wilson's buzzer-beating half-court heave rattled home at the end of the fourth quarter Wednesday night at Weston Ranch High where the unbeaten Cougars remained that way with a 58-42 win over Central Catholic.
RIPON - Christian Williams splashed down the last of his five 3-pointers from the top of the arc a minute and a half into the fourth quarter and was fouled in the process.
SALIDA - Ripon High is hitting its stride.
TRACY – Down by as many as a dozen points Monday, it would have been easy for Weston Ranch to roll over and give up.
SONORA - Turns out it wasn't a fluke the first time around, though Sierra High's boys basketball team had to work a little harder to beat Golden Valley of Merced this time around.
Eric Godfrey led three in double-digit scoring with 15 points, as Manteca High's sophomore boys basketball team defeated Ripon 47-32 in its own Block M Tournament Monday at Winter Gym.
Daniel Ruiz scored 14 points Tuesday night at the Dalben Center in leading the East Union sophomore basketball team to a 51-45 win over Patterson.
WESTON RANCH - Weston Ranch High's 45-19 win over Bear Creek Tuesday looks impressive on paper.
ATWATER - Sharon Washington hit six straight free throws during a pivotal stretch of the fourth quarter Tuesday night at Buhach Colony and Buffs went on to claim victory, 52-42.
Coming into Tuesday night's contest with Patterson at the Dalben Center, East Union knew that it would have to compete with the Tigers' impressive size and athleticism.
Following Ripon Christian's ouster in the second round of the Northern California Regional Championships on Nov. 29, Knights head coach Tiger Shelton had this to say about senior setter Candice Adema:
TRACY - Ten games, 10 victories.
East Union was slow to start for the third straight night.
Sierra missed on several scoring chances in the opening minutes of its nonleague affair with visiting Sonora and paid for it in the end.
Manteca followed up a well-contested loss with its first victory of the season Thursday night at Winter Gym. The Buffaloes swept Patterson, 25-18, 25-22, 25-11.
Alex Gonzales set a personal record with a 7-over-par 38 Thursday at Jack Tone Golf Course, where she helped host Ripon down Valley Foothill League newcomer Sonora, 166-181.
Manteca High striker Marcus Montano trotted off the field with about five minutes left in Wednesday's match.
RIPON - Dani Erdelatz came up big for Ripon Christian on Wednesday night.
It didn't take long for Manteca to bounce from its season-opening loss.
East Union showed signs of its potential in its first match of the season Wednesday, but a lackluster start was too much for the Lancers to overcome in a 3-1 setback at Lodi.
Sierra High athletic director Anthony Chapman announced Tuesday that Vic DeAnda has been named the school's new head softball coach.
Sierra claimed two key doubles matches that went to third sets to clinch a 7-2 victory over visiting East Union in the Valley Oak League opener for both teams.
Ripon High girls golf coach Eric Dambrosio was encouraged by what he saw from his young team in Tuesday's Valley Foothill League North Division opener.
After giving up the lead in the fourth quarter Thursday, Sierra bounced back with a 28-yard touchdown pass from Caden Worth to Brandy James with 4:53 showing on the clock and held on for the 12-7 win over visiting Ripon in non-league freshman football action at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
Weston Ranch successfully defended its Stagg Brown and Gold Cup crown on Saturday, securing the championship with a 2-0 win over the host team.
The Ripon and Sierra football teams will rekindle their rivalry in the marquee Zero Week game tonight.
LODI - Leagues are realigned.