WESTON RANCH – With three and a half quarters complete and the score tied, the balance of Weston Ranch and Lathrop's Valley Oak League contest would be decided by one decision. The decision was made by Cougar head coach Ryan Bono, and made at the perfect time.
Henk Gaalswyk opened Ripon High's Trans-Valley League contest at Hughson on fire, scorching the Huskies for four 3-pointers in the first quarter on his way to game-high scoring honors in a 59-49 Ripon win Friday.
With two players out and two others playing on gimpy ankles, East Union's boys basketball team would have taken a win at Oakdale anyway it could get it.
The Lady Lancers stayed atop of the Valley Oak League standings by thumping Oakdale 55-5 at Dalben Center Friday.
RIPON - Ripon High girls basketball coach George Contente slammed a clipboard onto his seat out of frustration during Thursday's Trans-Valley League contest with Hughson.
Ripon Christian's sophomore girls basketball team rolled to another blowout victory in Southern League play Thursday, crushing visiting Denair, 50-10.
LATHROP - Lathrop High won on the mat, but East Union won where it counts - the scoreboard.
WESTON RANCH - By the time Weston Ranch began working its second-string players into its Valley Oak League contest with Sonora, the Cougars had thoroughly dominated for three-plus quarters in a 70-39 blowout Wednesday.
Manteca High showed no letdown after its double overtime Valley Oak League win over Weston Ranch, blasting the Lathrop Spartans 69-40 Wednesday in league action.
RIPON - Ripon High's first scoring option was sidelined for the entire game, and for certain parts of its Trans-Valley League grudge match with Escalon Tuesday the second, third and fourth players in line joined him on the bench.
LATHROP – The first meeting between Manteca and Lathrop this season took place in the Tracy Tournament, with the latter pulling out a four-point win. On Tuesday the Spartans weren't as nice.
Brandon Cline provided the spark Tuesday for the East Union High Lancers.
Sierra High was able to remain unblemished in Valley Oak League action, fending off a stubborn Oakdale High squad with a 53-45 win at home.
Ripon Christian's girls basketball team held host Le Grand to seven points in each quarter and rolled to a 55-28 victory Monday.
RIPON – The opening stages of Ripon and East Union's 2nd Annual Hoops for the Cure Classic were neck-and-neck, but the Lancers' third quarter gave them all the room they would need in a 58-44 victory over the Indians Saturday.
Manteca's Juan Gomez has a heck of a kick.
There won't be third meeting between rivals Manteca and Sierra in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
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 ...