One victory separated three teams in the final Valley Oak League girls basketball standings a season ago. And if defending league champions Manteca High, Weston Ranch and East Union are linked together like sausage again in 2012, it will not be a surprise.
It was a year of "first time evers" and "first time in a long times" in Manteca area sports.
The Sierra High boys basketball squad captured the Fuchs Memorial Holiday Classic crown Friday at Columbia College.
Throughout the West Coast Jamboree the Weston Ranch girls basketball team was able to put up quality showings against each tournament opponent, but that was not the case in the Cougars' 61-39 loss to Monte Vista in the championship round of the Tanzanite Division.
Jim Agostini wanted to see how his East Union girls basketball team's conditioning and depth would hold up on the fourth and final day of the Tom Hawkins/Tracy Breakfast Lions Tournament Friday at Tracy High.
Weston Ranch's boys basketball team finished with a more-than-respectable third-place effort in the Modesto Christian Holiday Classic Friday, defeating the tournament host in overtime, 79-77. It was the second time in as many years that the Cougars defeated Modesto Christian in overtime.
Manteca High's freshman boys basketball team mounted a 17-6 run in the third quarter en route to beating rival Sierra 48-38 and claiming the Block M Tournament championship Friday.
RIPON - Ripon Christian was eager to defend its home court in its own tournament.
Sierra has done some of its best work against top teams so far, and Thursday was no different.
East Union High will play for third place today in the Tom Hawkins / Tracy Breakfast Lions Girls' Basketball Tournament.
The Weston Ranch High girls varsity hoop squad will take on host Monte Vista (Danville) today for the Tanzanite Division title of the West Coast Jamboree.
One day after suffering its worst defeat of the season, Ripon High's boys basketball team put together one of its best all-around efforts.
Clay Cuneo's blocked shot at the buzzer secured the East Union sophomore boys basketball team's 40-39 victory over rival Manteca in the semifinal round of the Block M Tournament Thursday.
East Union High's girls basketball team isone win from a shot at the Tom Hawkins/Tracy Breakfast Lions Tournament championship. On Wedensday, it handled co-host West High with ease 50-28 to advance to the semifinal.
SALIDA - Defensive adjustment.
MODESTO - Off to its best start in program history, Weston Ranch now finds itself in the middle of its first three-game skid of the season.
Manteca worked its seventh-inning magic yet again.
ESCALON – Sometimes the game of baseball is just about being in the right place at the right time.
Alejandra Rascon is accustomed to hitting tape-measure shots at Northgate Softball Complex, but she didn't have a home run to show for it heading ...
TRACY - Manteca High's boys tennis team lost its final regular-season match in heartbreaking fashion Tuesday.
The Sierra baseball team won its fourth straight thanks to Jacob Peterson's walk-off hit off the right-centerfield wall in a 3-2 nonleague win over ...
East Union managed to shut down Manteca's all-time leading scorer once again, but its mastery of the Buffaloes came to an end Monday in ...
East Union has already gotten past cross-town rivals Manteca and Sierra in its defense of the Valley Oak League championship.
The Ripon High girls roared to a first-place finish and the Sierra boys finished second in the Ervin Zador Invitational on Saturday at Ripon High ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian looked forward to the rematch.
RIPON - Brian Thomas yearned for the opportunity to come through with the game-winning hit for Ripon Christian, which scored four runs in the bottom of ...
Central Catholic of Modesto booted the ball around early and often Friday, committing six errors against a Sierra team that is heading in the right ...
TRACY - The Sierra High boys track and field team edged out Kimball 66-64 and is now a frontrunner in the Valley Oak League with a ...
DELHI - It wasn't a matter of "if," but "when" for the Ripon Christian soccer team Tuesday at Delhi.
RIPON - Ripon High boys golf coach Chris Musseman hoped that his team's first round of the season was is its worst.