RIPON - Curtis Bernard took a few seconds to measure his shot from the right wing with a defender squared up in front of him.
A 15-3 run to close out the third quarter eliminated a seven-point Sierra High deficit and propelled the Timberwolves to a 62-56 victory over Golden Valley High Friday.
The Manteca High Buffaloes opened with 14 unanswered points, and Jessica Hasal hit six 3-pointers as they rolled past the Turlock Bulldogs on the road 50-25 on Friday.
TRACY - The Manteca and Lathrop boys basketball teams got a taste of what's to come on Thursday as they prepare to square off against each other in their Valley Oak League opener.
The Sierra Timberwolves had a golden opportunity to open the Cosumnes Oaks Tournament with a win, but a late run from Folsom High would cost Sierra in its 49-46 first round loss Thursday in Elk Grove.
WESTON RANCH – A scheduling conflict with Tokay High forced Weston Ranch to supplement its contest against the Tigers with a matchup against Franklin High of Stockton. The Cougars made a swift adjustment, blasting Franklin 65-28 Thursday in their home gym.
TRACY - If Manteca High's boys basketball team was to play Livingston 10 times this season, chances are that all of those games would go down to the wire.
TRACY - Lathrop High was in good shape leading Downey 17-4 early in the second quarter of their Tracy/West Winter Holiday Classic contest.
RIPON – Anthony Baciocco raced the length of the court with hopes of sending Ripon's nonleague contest with East Union into overtime.
LATHROP - Ripon High girls basketball coach George Contente wasn't entirely pleased with his team's 51-35 win at Lathrop Tuesday.
For both programs the contest was a little more than a loser's bracket game in the 2012 Tracy/West Winter Holiday Classic. Excel Academy is in its first year establishing itself as a high school program and a great portion of its foundation came off the Lathrop High campus.
Manteca High's girls basketball team finally showed what it can do with its full complement of available players on Tuesday.
Sierra's girls basketball team led after every quarter, but an 18-9 run from Ceres left the Timberwolves with their third straight nonleague defeat on Monday, 42-37.
The Luu sisters of Riverbank played every minute, while East Union's Vezaldenos siblings had trouble staying on the court.
Manteca High's boys basketball team couldn't slow down Ashur Athneil, and Johansen held off the Buffaloes to win Monday's opening-round contest 53-46 in the Tracy/West Winter Holiday Classic.
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.
RIPON - Ripon Christian High can be seen as one big family.
Manteca used a balanced attack Saturday with all the players seeing the floor in a 55-33 win over host Sierra in Valley Oak League action.
STOCKTON – While victories were few and far between for East Union on Saturday in a 51-24 opening-round loss to Vista del Lago of Folsom in ...
OAKDALE – Lathrop kept itself in the hunt for the third and final playoff slot from the Valley Oak League with a 44-32 road win over ...