The 36th Annual Escalon Lions Club Invitational did not open the way Ripon Christian would have liked, suffering a one-sided loss to Gregori High Wednesday in the opening round of the tournament 70-54 at Escalon High.
MODESTO - Manteca was outrebounded 29-18, coughed up 32 turnovers and still had a chance to beat Modesto City Classic co-host Downey in a first-round contest Wednesday.
Things went fairly well for the East Union Lancers in their season opening double-dual match Wednesday. They handled the St. Mary's 34-24 before dropping their contest against Bear Creek, 48-30.
After suffering through an injury that would seemingly have pushed an athlete out of the collegiate ranks, East Union senior Gianna Gesler used a strong sophomore campaign coupled with a dedicated grind on the summer travel ball circuit to earn an athletic scholarship to Notre Dame de Namur University in the Bay Area.
RIPON – After building a halftime lead on the Tracy Bulldogs, Ripon High was able to make free throws and play defense down the stretch to hold off Tracy 36-28 in the season-opener for both squads Tuesday.
Like father, like daughter.
It's two down, four more to go for Lathrop High's boys basketball team.
Ripon Christian's girls basketball team opened its season with an impressive 50-41 win over East Union on Monday, but unfortunately for the Knights the result has no bearing on their record.
East Union senior Sarah Phillips led a contingent of four Lady Lancers in the 2nd Annual Folsom High Girls Invitational on Saturday, successfully defending her crown in the 108-pound division.
Earning a top-50 finish to close out the season at the 26th annual CIF State Cross Country Championships Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno was a fitting end for two local standouts.
Manteca High's boys basketball team rode the scoring of three juniors on its way to a 58-47 win over Gregori of Modesto Saturday at Winter Gym.
Cody Norman's transition from coaching boys basketball to girls has been smooth so far.
After putting together a perfect 14-0 league season and falling one win short of a Sac-Joaquin Section title, the Sierra Timberwolves would seem like a logical choice for the Valley Oak League's team to beat. But an experienced Weston Ranch club, led by senior stud Dylan Alexander, is sure to lobby for some of the league's attention.
Four area runners will compete in four separate races in the 2012 California Interscholastic Federation State Cross Country Championships Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno.
East Union senior Will Brink took a big step in his amateur golf career when he recently signed with UC Davis.
STOCKTON - Weston Ranch tallied its first win of the Valley Oak League season on Thursday, edging visiting East Union 5-4 thanks to a clutch win ...
East Union felt unstoppable at this point last season.
Weston Ranch struggled with serving errors throughout its Valley Oak League match at Sierra on Wednesday, but Judit Zamora came through in a big way ...
MODESTO - Manteca saved its best for last Wednesday at Central Catholic.
RIPON - Four Manteca players shared the top spot Wednesday in their 222-311 victory over Lathrop at Jack Tone Golf Course.
RIPON - Ripon continued its roll through the Valley Foothill League's North Division on Tuesday, dispatching Escalon 149-166 at Jack Tone Golf Course.
MERCED - The Ripon High boys water polo team placed eighth out of 18 in the two-day Roddy Svendsen Shootout at Merced College.
Manteca wasn't always sharp, but the Buffaloes were good enough to sweep rival Sierra across town Monday, 25-15, 25-16, 25-19.
The offense did not need to be perfect for the East Union sophomore team last Friday at Dino Cunial Field.
RIPON - Ripon fell behind early in its first set with visiting Escalon on Thursday and ended up dropping that first game before rebounding to win ...
The Manteca High improved to 4-0 in Valley Oak League play Thursday with a 8-1 victory over rival East Union.
ANGELS CAMP – Ripon High sits atop of the Valley Foothill Hill League-North Division standings following a 188-215 victory over Bret Harte on Thursday.
LATHROP - Heather Anderson finally has her first win as Lathrop High's new volleyball coach.
With four teams idle, it's a light week on the grid iron in the area but an important one for the few in action.
TRACY - All Megan Oblin wanted to do was keep pace with Iris Carrillo in the first of three Valley Oak League meets Wednesday at Eagal ...