Tiare Tu'uga was out with a dislocated shoulder.
When Ripon outwrestled Escalon to start the Trans-Valley league season it was just a step in the right direction. Now that early-season win is the foundation layer to the Indians first undefeated run to the championship since 2003.
The Weston Ranch Cougars finished off a season where they did nearly everything right, one victory short of the Valley Oak League championship. Yet, the Cougars will still advance to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Team-Duals after closing the VOL season with a pair of wins Wednesday.
It was business as usual for the Manteca High girls varsity basketball squad.
WESTON RANCH - For the better part of three and a half quarters, East Union looked more than on its way to a Valley Oak League upset win over the Weston Ranch Cougars. Over the game's final 2:45 that would change, and the Cougars would do just enough for a 47-43 win Tuesday.
Sierra High's boys basketball team won its first six Valley Oak League games by an average margin of nearly 23 points with Oakdale coming the closest with an eight-point loss.
The roller-coaster relationship of one-third of a highly-touted Weston Ranch trio of juniors is now enrolled at Modesto Christian in Salida and planning on playing hoops for the Crusaders for his senior campaign.
The Lathrop girls basketball team has been able to count on a victory when they meet up with the Oakdale Mustangs, and nothing about that changed Tuesday as the Spartans finished off the Mustangs with a 48-35 Valley Oak League win.
Lathrop High's boys basketball team followed up one statement game with another Tuesday.
RIPON - Ripon High's girls basketball team capped the first half of the Trans-Valley League season Monday with a 62-25 rout of Orestimba.
WESTON RANCH – With just enough hope to keep believing, the Weston Ranch Cougars pressed themselves to within single digits late in the third quarter. The run ushered Sierra into a return-fire scoring frenzy, culminating in a 84-56 Valley Oak League blowout Friday.
East Union countered Manteca's aggression with aggression, and it paid dividends in Friday's Valley Oak League girls basketball showdown between first-place squads.
Old rivalries never die.
Things are starting to click in a major way for the Weston Ranch Cougars.
Bulletin staff reports
Kyle Rachels struck out five and allowed just one hit over 5 1/3 innings, helping Manteca surge past visiting Downey 6-0 in a nonleague ...
Jasmin Correa and Megan Oblin won two races each, and the Sierra girls track and field team held off visiting East Union 66-61 by taking ...
East Union's Emanuel Knight had a three-kill run in the first set Thursday to spark the Lancers to a 25-22 opening-game win before visiting ...
Things didn't go as planned for the Manteca boys tennis team during a challenging preseason schedule, but the experience paid dividends in its 8-1 ...
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.