Modesto Christian's boys basketball team is the most talented in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs.
In-town rivals Ripon and Ripon Christian have two different paths to NorCals, the next-level tournament for all semifinalists in the Sac-Joaquin Section's Division I-V playoffs.
WESTON RANCH – For two of the Valley Oak League's best wrestlers, their quest for Sac-Joaquin Section titles came to abrupt end in overtime losses. Both wrestlers though and several other VOL standouts earned the right to extend their season into next week's Masters Championships.
Manteca's three high schools, each with Valley Oak League championships, are tipping off the Sac-Joaquin Section boys and girls basketball playoffs at home this week.
For one reason or another, Guillermo Nunez doesn't like to lose.
So which school has the better girls basketball team, East Union or Manteca?
RIPON - The Ripon Christian Knights ceremoniously cut down the nets Friday after their 63-17 trouncing over Gustine.
For the first time in school history the Lathrop High boys basketball team is heading to the postseason ,and the squad is not backing into its first playoff matchup after handling Kimball in 68-54 Valley Oak League Friday.
RIPON - The Knights may not have been at their best Thursday against Gustine.
Just one night after blowing a shot at earning at least a share of its first Valley Oak League championship, Weston Ranch's girls basketball team still had reason to play with purpose in the regular-season finale at Sierra Thursday.
After a dismal offensive showing in the first half from Manteca, the Buffaloes' woes continued in the third and helped East Union to a one-sided 57-31 Valley Oak League win over the host Buffaloes Thursday at Dalben Center.
Senior night can lead to some quirky lineups.
WESTON RANCH – Playing for at least a portion of the Valley Oak League title seemed to be on the mind of only one team, as East Union built a double-digit halftime lead and never relinquished in a 57-48 win over Weston Ranch Wednesday.
Two sophomores stole the show on the Manteca High girls basketball team's senior night Wednesday.
Lathrop High's girls basketball stretched its winning streak against Oakdale to four games after trouncing the Mustangs on their home floor 53-33 on Wednesday.
Kenny Wooten will not be graduating from Manteca High almost two months after helping the boys basketball team win its first state championship.
Manuel Pires started coaching Sierra's girls soccer team when the school opened in the mid-90s, thinking he'd retire soon after the youngest of ...
There was a time when Mariah Jeffrey figured her senior season at East Union would be her last as a soccer player.
LATHROP - Sierra is still very much in the hunt for a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth.
The Ripon and Ripon Christian girls soccer teams both ended the regular season with blowout victories on the road.
Even as an up-and-coming sophomore, Kevin Rodriguez was a leader by example.
Michael Hatfield could always knock down the 3.
RIPON - Ripon clinched its first Trans-Valley League baseball championship since 2001 Thursday after the Indians sent Riverbank home with an 8-0 loss, but they are ...
The Trans-Valley and Southern League boys singles champions were one and done in the Sac-Joaquin Section Coed Tennis Tournament at Oak Park in Stockton on ...
Ripon - Ripon High has all but secured another Trans-Valley League title following Wednesday's 3-1 victory over visiting Escalon.
Patience paid off for Devi Coglio.
STOCKTON - After giving up six costly errors along with some passed balls and base-running miscues, East Union came through with two runs in the top ...
Sierra completed an unbeaten run in the regular season with a 6-0 win over visiting Weston Ranch on Wednesday but won't have a Valley ...
Leah Manuleleua ended her scoring drought against East Union on Wednesday, but more importantly she helped Manteca put a halt to a decade-long stretch without ...
East Union second baseman Deja Guzman may not stand out as much as her Lancers softball counterparts, but that may be because she makes it ...