RIPON – Riverbank High is definitely not accustomed to playing subpar basketball, but the Bruins' opening effort coupled with an inspired effort from Ripon left them coping with only its third loss of the season, 58-48.
Things were business as usual for the Ripon Christian Knights, as they continued their dominance over the Southern League with a 78-52 win over Delhi Tuesday.
It's net-cutting week for area basketball teams zeroing in on league championships, while others are looking to improve their postseason standing.
Former East Union High standout Brittany LaMar is making an immediate impact for the William Jessup University softball team.
The Turlock Christian hangover was in full effect at the start of Ripon Christian's girls basketball contest with visiting Delhi Monday.
ESCALON – The Ripon High wrestling program exercised its dominance over the heralded Escalon Cougars on two separate occasions this season.
OAKDALE – When it was said and done Oakdale was still the league's dominant force, but Weston Ranch more than proved itself as the league's second in command.
With the ill effects of their first Valley Oak League loss looming over the East Union Lancers, the squad was able to pull out an always-challenging Sonora road victory with a 52-49 Friday.
LATHROP – After building an 18-point halftime lead, Lathrop put itself in position to post a huge Valley Oak League upset, but in the game's final 90 seconds Sierra's Guillermo Nunez came through with back-to-back 3-pointers to lead the Timberwolves to a 69-61 win Friday.
Brock Swift is East Union High's unsung hero.
SALIDA - The streak lives.
The Ripon Christian Knights clinched a first-place share of the Southern League Friday with a 74-35 victory at Turlock Christian.
RIPON - While putting the finishing touches on a decorated Ripon High athletic career, senior Jake McCreath took a few moments to ink his next commitment to play football for the Morningside College of Sioux City, Iowa, Thursday.
RIPON - Halie Bergman entered the ballgame midway through the third quarter with Turlock Christian trailing Ripon Christian 19-16 in Thursday's encounter between the Southern League's two best girls basketball teams.
It wasn't the ideal head coaching debut for young Danielle Wells.
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 ...
Gyse Hulsebosch hit NBA-range 3-pointers, fall-away jumpers along the baseline and nearly everything else in between.
STOCKTON - Although the game was out of reach Friday night, Manteca's Tydus Verhoeven slammed home the exclamation point in the fourth quarter.
ESCALON - The beat goes on for the Trans-Valley League's top boys basketball team.
LATHROP - Kaitlynn Funsch and Alexa Mayen each scored a goal and assisted two others to help Manteca defeat Lathrop 6-2 in a Valley Oak League ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian's depth, or lack thereof, was tested in its 60-50 win over winless Riverbank on Thursday.
Lathrop High came into East Union's Dalben Center Thursday with a game plan: play smart and aggressive defense.
TRACY - Manteca is perfect no more in the Valley Oak League.