Brendon Curtright went undefeated with a clutch pin.
For the second time in as many games, the Weston Ranch Cougars' found themselves on the wrong end of a two-point loss, falling to host Vallejo High 77-75 Saturday.
The Manteca Buffaloes were able to run their winning streak to two games when the Buffaloes were able to hold off a stubborn Enochs High group in a 64-62 win in the Modesto City Classic finale Saturday.
MODESTO - John Fenech was the hero for Modesto City Classic co-host Beyer High on Thursday.
RIPON - Practice makes perfect.
Sierra High did not put together its best performance to open the first half of its Cartwright Classic second round contest with Folsom High, but the Timberwolves were able to get things going late. They closed out the contest with a 16-5 fourth quarter for a come-from-behind 48-46 victory Friday.
After trailing by a couple of baskets after one period of play, Weston Ranch got hot, blowing past Ponderosa High 60-40 behind a huge second period performance Friday in the Christian Brothers Tournament.
The Ripon High girls varsity basketball team may be young in terms of experience.
This time the East Union boys basketball team finished what it started.
Weston Ranch's girls basketball team could not climb out of an early hole in an 80-67 loss to the Christian Brothers Tournament host Thursday.
Lathrop High's wrestling squad won the final four matches to stun visiting Escalon 41-35 in a nonleague double-dual meet hosted by the Spartans on Wednesday. Chavez of Stockton was also present but did not face Lathrop due to time constraints.
The Manteca High boys varsity basketball team opened the Modesto City Classic tournament Wednesday with a 61-45 loss to Downey at Grace Davis High.
The new and improved Shalane Jackson has a little more bounce to her step, plays with a little more fire in her belly and displays a little more touch in her shooting stroke.
Jaqi Gutierrez hit key free throws down the stretch to help the Buffaloes claim their season opener at Sacramento's Rio Americano, 49-42.
East Union High's wrestling team nearly came away with two victories in a non-league double dual hosted by St. Mary's of Stockton on Wednesday.
No. 2 Sierra used a monstrous first inning to advance out of the elimination round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III baseball playoffs Thursday, defeating El Camino 12-2 in five innings at McAuliffe Memorial Ballpark in Sacramento.
The Valley Oak League's top girls swim team was well represented in the Sac-Joaquin Section Girls Trials Thursday at Tokay High in Lodi.
STOCKTON - Jeremy Wager-Smith was just too much for Ripon Christian to handle on Thursday.
Arianna Cardenas hadn't scored in more than a month, and she was battling a freshman for minutes, but few have been better in big games.
CERES - A chance at making history turned into heartbreak for the Manteca High boys tennis team in the first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section Division III team final.
Natalia Duran got the last laugh Wednesday.
Ripon Christian is heading to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII championship game for a second straight year after upending fourth-seeded Vacaville Christian 4-1 on Wednesday.
Cindy Alvarez started on defense for a second straight game.
Ripon's softball team is hoping the fourth time is the charm against Hughson.
RIPON - Emily O'Brien and Alli Hickman's valiant effort came up short in the No. 2 girls doubles match, as Ripon lost to Trans-Valley League rival Escalon 5-4 in the Sac-Joaquin Section Coed Team Tennis semifinals Wednesday.
The Ripon High baseball team is hitting its stride at the right time.
SACRAMENTO - Second-seeded East Union came out swinging Tuesday against No. 15 American Canyon.
Frank Fontana joined in on a three-on-three drill, talking a little trash and sharing laughs in what was the final practice of the season for the 2015 Manteca High boys tennis team.
Four Manteca-area schools qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section girls soccer playoffs, and all four are a win away from playing for the blue banner.
SACRAMENTO - Christian Brothers put up three runs in the third inning and coasted to a 5-1 win over Manteca in opening-round action of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III softball playoffs Tuesday at the Sacramento Softball Complex, ending the season for the Buffaloes.