Another day, another blowout win for Ripon Christian's boys basketball team.
When East Union opened its Valley Oak League contest with Sierra High on a 10-0 run, it was a glimpse of what was to be expected during the Lancers' 48-31 victory over the visiting Timberwolves Friday.
RIPON – It is one thing to dominate a team with less talent, but to do so with the effort usually reserved for close games is another.
The effort and execution Sierra High's girls basketball team displayed over the final two quarters were missing early, and visiting Sonora took advantage in a 55-43 win Wednesday in both clubs' Valley Oak League opener.
Felipe Duran's unconventional pin sparked East Union's wrestling team in its double-dual with visiting Sonora and Kimball Wednesday at Dalben Center.
Manteca High's Valley Oak League double-dual opener with Lathrop and Oakdale did not last long.
It was not their best performance.
After putting itself in the best possible position to win their first-ever Valley Oak League game, Lathrop forfeited its 10-point lead and needed to fend off a stubborn East Union club in a 42-40 win Tuesday at Dalben Center.
George Contente figured his Ripon High's girls basketball team was going to have its hands full when it hosted Hilmar for a Trans-Valley League opener Tuesday.
The most challenging part to the Southern League opener for Ripon Christian was likely making the long trek to Mariposa. Once the Knights showed up it was all business, cruising to an easy 55-33 win in both teams' league openers.
Sierra's boys basketball squad made its fourth trip to Sonora in seven days Tuesday, and the Timberwolves returned home with their 10th straight victory.
When the Valley Oak League boys basketball season gets underway tonight, the league will break down into two groups. In one group six teams, East Union, Manteca, Lathrop, Kimball and Oakdale will vie to separate themselves from one another. And in the other group will be Sierra and Weston Ranch.
One victory separated three teams in the final Valley Oak League girls basketball standings a season ago. And if defending league champions Manteca High, Weston Ranch and East Union are linked together like sausage again in 2012, it will not be a surprise.
It was a year of "first time evers" and "first time in a long times" in Manteca area sports.
The Sierra High boys basketball squad captured the Fuchs Memorial Holiday Classic crown Friday at Columbia College.
Bikram Thiara knows how to deliver a jump start.
MOUNTAIN HOUSE - Ripon High emerged as the top team in the Trans-Valley League with its 46-34 statement win over upstart Mountain House on Tuesday, and ...
BERKELEY - Anand Hundal made up for a last-second gaffe in regulation with a dominant effort in overtime as he helped Manteca escape Haas Pavillion with ...
SACRAMENTO – Ripon's Tristan Smith battled his way to the 285-pound championship bout Saturday against Nic Iversen of Ukiah and lost 6-1 in the Tim ...
East Union started the game Friday with crosstown rival Sierra on a 9-0 run and scored the first 16 points of the second quarter, riding ...
ESCALON - The Ripon Christian boys spoiled winter homecoming at Escalon Friday with a 55-44 Trans-Valley League victory.
Gyse Hulsebosch hit a pair of free throws to tie the game with 2:13 remaining, and then with 1:11 showing on the Dalben ...
STOCKTON - Asked last week who his team's most valuable player is, Weston Ranch head coach Chris Teevan singled out D'Angelo Finley without hesitation.
RIPON - Forget style points.
HUGHSON - Karla Calderon had one of her best offensive nights for Ripon on Thursday, but the senior guard was by her coach for other reasons.
LATHROP - After starting the game on the bench, East Union's Olivia Vezaldenos ended it in the zone.
TRACY - Manteca dominated Kimball in the first half Wednesday and coasted to its fourth straight win, 58-46, to remain in step with East Union for ...
Manteca needed clutch wins from the big boys to seal its surprising 39-27 win over visiting Central Catholic on Wednesday. The Buffaloes then used the ...
ESCALON - Ripon's girls basketball team is one of two teams still unbeaten in the Trans-Valley League after holding off Escalon on the road 41-36 ...
LATHROP - Lathrop was held scoreless for more than half of the fourth quarter and along with visiting East Union combined for just 14 points in ...