With each Sierra High run, defensive miscues enabled Tokay to find itself back to within a couple possessions. For Sierra's final run late in the fourth the Tigers would have no answer, succumbing to the final burst in a 63-52 loss Friday.
Ripon High's girls basketball team went to its trusty press defense to secure a 55-49 win over Capital Christian of Sacramento Friday.
The Ripon Christian Knights opened the contest on fire, building a seven-point first quarter lead en route to a 60-49 win over Linden in the Ripon Christian Tournament Friday.
With less than two minutes to play and Sierra High trailing for the first time in the contest, seizing the first win of the season appeared to be slipping away from the Timberwolves. But a pair of clutch free throws from sophomore Celine Barber helped seal the deal in Sierra's 61-54 win over Stagg High.
The Manteca High girls varsity basketball squad's defense was a big part of the offense Thursday against Atwater in the opening round action of the Ceres Tournament.
RIPON - Will Ward had his way in the post. Joseph Berry was deadly from long range. Guillermo Nunez did a little bit of everything else.
Shalene Jackson and Tiare Tu'uga are quickly becoming a lethal combination for East Union High thus far in the young season.
RIPON - The smallest wrestler of Ripon High's varsity squad came up huge.
WESTON RANCH – It didn't take long for Weston Ranch to knock the wind out of the visiting Franklin Yellowjackets, jumping out to a 12-0 start on the way to a 79-59 win, the fourth straight for the Cougars, over Franklin Tuesday.
A strong third-period rally helped propel the Lathrop High boys varsity basketball team past Liberty Ranch on Tuesday.
With several key players still out with injuries, Manteca High's girls basketball team struggled to get untracked in a 66-54 nonleague road win at Johansen Tuesday.
The fun is about to begin for East Union's girls basketball team.
East Union High's wrestling team had a busy two days last week in Stockton.
Powered by a 22-point third-quarter surge, Lathrop High sprinted past host East Union 54-44 to seize the Camelot Classic crown Saturday night at Dalben Center.
WESTON RANCH – The Weston Ranch Cougars caught little resistance on their way to the Cougar Duals team dual tournament championship against Golden Valley, but Golden Valley would not follow suit, handling Weston Ranch in the title match Saturday.
All season, Manteca High boys tennis head coach Frank Fontana has praised the players on the lower end of the team ladder, and understandably so.
STOCKTON - Nick Sharp just missed making the cut Monday for next week's Nor-Cal Tournament at Corral de Tierra Country Club in Salinas.
It will be an all-Trans-Valley League showdown on Wednesday when Ripon welcomes back Escalon for a semifinal match in the Sac-Joaquin Section Coed Team Tennis playoffs.
Jake Menasco did all he could and then some.
RIPON - Ripon No. 3 batter Nick Price picked a good time to pick up a hit.
Kenny Wooten was not going to let a sore ankle slow him down.
Celina Cooper started her senior season with plenty of pop in her bat, but a pop in her knee is what ended it.
Yok Jing Ma and Mike Lopez's quest for a Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Tournament doubles title was a delayed for a day after the opening rounds rained out at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club in Roseville on Thursday.
Former Manteca High football standout Reggie Bell was among 11 rookie free agents signed by the Washington Redskins, the team announced Thursday.
Manteca will take on 10th seeded Ponderosa in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III girls soccer playoffs.
Sometimes, missing a shot works out too.
RIPON - Having two starting defenders out would put most teams at a disadvantage.
RIPON - The baby bounded across the soccer field toward her father, stumbling over her steps but smiling the whole way.
The Manteca High baseball team has a long road ahead in its attempt at gaining a second straight Sac-Joaquin Section championship.
Sierra (16-5) will have to wait until next season to get another crack at its Valley Oak League rivals.