RIPON - Curtis Bernard took a few seconds to measure his shot from the right wing with a defender squared up in front of him.
A 15-3 run to close out the third quarter eliminated a seven-point Sierra High deficit and propelled the Timberwolves to a 62-56 victory over Golden Valley High Friday.
The Manteca High Buffaloes opened with 14 unanswered points, and Jessica Hasal hit six 3-pointers as they rolled past the Turlock Bulldogs on the road 50-25 on Friday.
TRACY - The Manteca and Lathrop boys basketball teams got a taste of what's to come on Thursday as they prepare to square off against each other in their Valley Oak League opener.
The Sierra Timberwolves had a golden opportunity to open the Cosumnes Oaks Tournament with a win, but a late run from Folsom High would cost Sierra in its 49-46 first round loss Thursday in Elk Grove.
WESTON RANCH – A scheduling conflict with Tokay High forced Weston Ranch to supplement its contest against the Tigers with a matchup against Franklin High of Stockton. The Cougars made a swift adjustment, blasting Franklin 65-28 Thursday in their home gym.
TRACY - If Manteca High's boys basketball team was to play Livingston 10 times this season, chances are that all of those games would go down to the wire.
TRACY - Lathrop High was in good shape leading Downey 17-4 early in the second quarter of their Tracy/West Winter Holiday Classic contest.
RIPON – Anthony Baciocco raced the length of the court with hopes of sending Ripon's nonleague contest with East Union into overtime.
LATHROP - Ripon High girls basketball coach George Contente wasn't entirely pleased with his team's 51-35 win at Lathrop Tuesday.
For both programs the contest was a little more than a loser's bracket game in the 2012 Tracy/West Winter Holiday Classic. Excel Academy is in its first year establishing itself as a high school program and a great portion of its foundation came off the Lathrop High campus.
Manteca High's girls basketball team finally showed what it can do with its full complement of available players on Tuesday.
Sierra's girls basketball team led after every quarter, but an 18-9 run from Ceres left the Timberwolves with their third straight nonleague defeat on Monday, 42-37.
The Luu sisters of Riverbank played every minute, while East Union's Vezaldenos siblings had trouble staying on the court.
Manteca High's boys basketball team couldn't slow down Ashur Athneil, and Johansen held off the Buffaloes to win Monday's opening-round contest 53-46 in the Tracy/West Winter Holiday Classic.
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.
WATERFORD - Ripon Christian was a few minutes away from maintaining its comfortable lead atop the Southern League girls soccer standings.
One finally made it through.
National Signing Day was special in many ways for several local soccer products.
Manteca didn't need a triple-double from Tydus Verhoeven in its second meeting with Kimball.
HILMAR - Ripon closed the regular season with a 48-27 win over Hilmar in a battle between the Trans-Valley League's remaining undefeated teams.
LATHROP - When Junior Ballard hit his second 3-pointer in 30 seconds Wednesday night to tie East Union, the hometown crowd went wild. Unfortunately for the ...
A single tie in any of its final three regular-season matches will be good enough for East Union to wrap up the Valley Oak League ...
Manteca and Sierra were desperate for a win when they met at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium on Wednesday.