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.
It's safe to say that at 5 feet, 8 inches, Scott Thomason didn't play above the rim during his days as a player.
East Union High continued to play inspired basketball.
With a playoff berth sewed up and two league games remaining Sierra maintained its hold on first place in the Valley Oak League on Saturday ...
Ripon came within two points of winning the Trans-Valley League wrestling tournament but still claimed an overall co-championship with Hilmar as the two teams split ...
MODESTO – East Union's Jaysen Reindel won a Valley Oak League championship for the second year in a row, moving up from 220 pounds last ...
MODESTO – Long time East Union wrestling coach A.J. Reindel was honored Saturday when he was named coach of the year by the Northern California ...
Tydus Verhoeven crouched down into a defensive stance and clapped his hands as if to say, "Bring it on!" at one point in the fourth ...
It was a game of runs Friday night.
TRACY - Craig Ward is hoping for a better effort next Wednesday when his Lathrop boys basketball team rounds out the regular season against Sierra.
RIPON - The Ripon High bounced back from a dismal start with a second-half surge at Ripon Christian during Friday's rivalry match-up.
RIPON - It took a total team effort for Ripon High to get past host Ripon Christian in Friday's Trans Valley League clash, 52-42.
RIPON - Ripon Christian's girls soccer team is the Southern League champion once again.
Sierra weathered an early storm from visiting Weston Ranch on Thursday and picked up its second Valley Oak League win of the season, 50-47.
RIVERBANK - Noah Hernandez threatened to break a Ripon High record, and the Indians' boys basketball team claimed sole possession of the Trans-Valley League title with ...
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.