RIPON - Tia Sidtikun was thankful about playing a tough preseason schedule.
Weston Ranch came home with its first Sac-Joaquin Section girls basketball playoff win in school history, fighting back with a late furry to oust host El Dorado High in a 58-51 first round win Tuesday.
To make it to the semifinal round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs would be a major accomplishment for the three Valley Oak League girls teams in the bracket.
Scott Thomason lives by the one-game-at-a-time mantra.
The Sac-Joaquin Section's top-ranked 182-pounder coasted to a SJS Division V Tournament title Saturday at Hughson High.
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.
The top of the lineup is tops in more ways than one for Manteca.
Tydus Verhoeven secured a defensive rebound and quickly flung an outlet pass for Jorge Cedano, who then lofted it up to the 6-foot-7 standout for ...
OAKLAND - Ripon Christian's boys basketball team battled valiantly in the first round of the CIF State Northern California Division V Regional Championships, but a ...
CORNING – Ripon High senior Aaron Paschini knocked down a 3-ball for the dagger during the 11th-seeded Indians' 58-50 win over previously undefeated No. 6 Corning ...
The Valley Oak League's selections for its most valuable boys and girls soccer players may be a surprise to some.
Sierra took visiting Central Valley of Ceres to five games Tuesday night before losing to the Hawks 25-20, 21-25, 18-25, 25-21, 15-11.
STOCKTON - Manuel Rubio pitched out of an early jam and later helped his cause with an RBI triple, as Weston Ranch blew past host Stagg ...
Although Sierra lost a heartbreaker by penalty kicks on Saturday to Pacheco of Los Banos for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship, Aguilar played a ...
OAKDALE - Lathrop High's Christian Guzman continued his strong start to the season Monday, placing third out of 99 individuals in the Oakdale Cup.
Aaron Paschini doesn't have to score to make his presence felt.
Their size presented problems for the rest of the Valley Oak League, but Manteca High seniors Tydus Verhoeven and Loretta Kakala did much more for ...
Manteca High's boys basketball team begins its CIF State Division III title defense Wednesday against a familiar opponent, only this time it will be ...
ELK GROVE – Top-seeded Vista del Lago of Folsom put up two early goals Saturday and added a second-half insurance goal as No. 2 Sierra had ...
ELK GROVE – With 10 minutes left in the second half Saturday, Sierra's Eriq Kurys curved a long direct kick through the hands of Pacheco ...
BAKERSFIELD - Branden Rullan is taking the long road to the medal rounds.