The parity in the Valley Oak League has made for an exciting season for boys and girls basketball, but it also has several teams scrapping for postseason berths according to the first release of the Sac-Joaquin Section's playoff power ratings.
It's all about control for East Union High's girls basketball team these days.
TURLOCK - East Union High's varsity wrestling team brought just four competitors at Pitman High's 5th Annual Rumble in the Jungle Saturday, but all four produced noteworthy results.
CERES - A loss at Central Valley would have been disastrous to the East Union boys basketball team's postseason hopes, and they were a few big plays, from emerging junior Robert Vaughn, away from letting that happen.
Alison Telles scored 16 of her 21 points to highlight East Union's 50-28 sophomore girls basketball victory at rival Sierra Monday.
LATHROP – By the time Lathrop High's girls varsity basketball team found a handle on its Valley Oak League contest with Oakdale High, the Mustangs were in the midst of an 18-2 run and easily on their way to a 51-28 win over the Spartans Saturday.
HANFORD – A handful of area wrestlers made their way south to compete in the California Girls Wrestling Invitational at Hanford West High just outside of Fresno. The tournament is the final tune-up for the Sac-Joaquin Women's Masters Tournament taking place Feb. 5-6 in Stockton.
RIPON – Ripon High piqued the crowds' anxiety to maximum heights when Andy Bunting pulled the Indians to within three on a layup after a steal with 1:23 remaining, but that would be as close as crosstown host Ripon Christian would have it in its 52-47 Trans Valley League Friday.
A telling statistical category for Sierra High's boys basketball team this season is points allowed.
SONORA - Sonora torched undersized East Union in the post in its 81-67 win on Jan. 6.
The Sierra High boys sophomore basketball team entered the fourth quarter trailing by four points, but a dominant final period lifted the Timberwolves to a comfortable 59-51 Valley Oak League win over the visiting Ceres Bulldogs.
RIPON - It took 7 minutes, 34 seconds for Ripon High's girls basketball team to sink its first field goal Thursday - a jumper from the right elbow off the fingertips of Adrianna Mayberry.
Sierra High's football team reached unprecedented heights last fall and was rewarded for it.
Trailing by double digits going into halftime provided the Sonora Wildcats with all the motivation they would need, mounting a ferocious comeback only to fall to the host East Union Lancers 47-42 in Valley Oak League girls basketball play Thursday.
Gino Campiotti threw for four touchdowns Friday night to lead Manteca to a 42-6 non-league win over Enochs at Downey High in Modesto.
After a slow first quarter East Union road the hot hand of Jack Weaver to put up 22 second-period points on the way to a ...
Erron Duncan led a punishing Weston Ranch ground attack Friday night with 16 carries for 220 yards and three touchdowns and the Cougars ran for ...
After a close opening set Thursday night, Ripon went on to sweep visiting Modesto 25-23, 25-12, 25-12 in non-league volleyball action.
In a battle of the unbeaten on Thursday Brooke Riley scorched the greens at the Manteca Golf Course with a 35 to lead East Union ...
By DAVE CAMPBELL
The Lathrop High girls tennis team is showing improvement.
Within 15 minutes the East Union boys' soccer team had already built a solid lead over Ceres and they kept scoring and scoring and scoring ...
Sierra battled the heat Wednesday but could not find any intensity in a 1-0 non-league soccer loss to Franklin-Stockton on Wednesday on the back soccer ...
The Manteca High girls' tennis team had no problem handling cross-town rival East Union Wednesday on their home court as it gears up for a ...
Edison got better as the night went on but better was not good enough as host East Union swept the Vikings 25-14, 25-19, 25-17 in ...
The Manteca High Buffaloes swept past visiting Weston Ranch in Valley Oak League play Tuesday, 9-0.
A penalty kick from Ramon Rojas was the only scoring in the third-place game of the Buffalo Cup as tournament host Manteca held on for ...
PATTERSON - In a footrace, Ripon doesn't have a chance against the agile skill athletes from Patterson.
The Ripon Christian Knights staged a fourth-quarter rally Friday to slip past Stone Ridge Christian, 35-28, in Merced.