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.
Throughout the West Coast Jamboree the Weston Ranch girls basketball team was able to put up quality showings against each tournament opponent, but that was not the case in the Cougars' 61-39 loss to Monte Vista in the championship round of the Tanzanite Division.
Jim Agostini wanted to see how his East Union girls basketball team's conditioning and depth would hold up on the fourth and final day of the Tom Hawkins/Tracy Breakfast Lions Tournament Friday at Tracy High.
Weston Ranch's boys basketball team finished with a more-than-respectable third-place effort in the Modesto Christian Holiday Classic Friday, defeating the tournament host in overtime, 79-77. It was the second time in as many years that the Cougars defeated Modesto Christian in overtime.
Manteca High's freshman boys basketball team mounted a 17-6 run in the third quarter en route to beating rival Sierra 48-38 and claiming the Block M Tournament championship Friday.
RIPON - Ripon Christian was eager to defend its home court in its own tournament.
Sierra has done some of its best work against top teams so far, and Thursday was no different.
East Union High will play for third place today in the Tom Hawkins / Tracy Breakfast Lions Girls' Basketball Tournament.
The Weston Ranch High girls varsity hoop squad will take on host Monte Vista (Danville) today for the Tanzanite Division title of the West Coast Jamboree.
One day after suffering its worst defeat of the season, Ripon High's boys basketball team put together one of its best all-around efforts.
Clay Cuneo's blocked shot at the buzzer secured the East Union sophomore boys basketball team's 40-39 victory over rival Manteca in the semifinal round of the Block M Tournament Thursday.
East Union High's girls basketball team isone win from a shot at the Tom Hawkins/Tracy Breakfast Lions Tournament championship. On Wedensday, it handled co-host West High with ease 50-28 to advance to the semifinal.
SALIDA - Defensive adjustment.
Lathrop's game plan is simple:
OAKDALE - The Lancers put together a solid effort at Oakdale on Friday.
RIPON - Leslie Agostini may be cancer-free, but the game still goes on.
RIPON - Ripon High girls basketball coach George Contente warned his players to not take Riverbank lightly on Thursday.
STOCKTON - Lathrop's girls basketball team may be hitting its stride.
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STOCKTON - The Weston Ranch Cougars maintained their momentum from the previous game.
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 ...
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ESCALON - The Ripon Christian boys spoiled winter homecoming at Escalon Friday with a 55-44 Trans-Valley League victory.