The season ended in Vacaville Thursday for the Ripon Christian girls basketball squad.
ELK GROVE - After putting a raucous Cosumnes Oaks student body on pins and needles with an 8-2 run to open the first-round Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III playoff contest, East Union lost its touch and fell 63-49 Wednesday.
WESTON RANCH - The Weston Ranch High boys basketball team passed the first test of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs.
RIPON - For a sophomore, Cole Herrin plays and acts like he's been there, done that.
Ripon Christian opened the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-V playoffs just as is expected from the tournament's No. 1 seed, demolishing Tioga High of Groveland 69-35 Wednesday.
The area's three remaining girls basketball teams are each one win away from qualifying for NorCals while advancing into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs semifinal round.
For the remainder of the season it is win at all costs, and that was obviously the mindset for the East Union Lancers in their 58-48 Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III first-round win over Dixon High Tuesday at the Dalben Center.
Defense helped Manteca High overcome dry spells on the offensive end Tuesday in its first-round showdown with 12th-seeded Natomas in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III girls basketball playoffs.
RIPON - In the end, it didn't matter that the Ripon Christian girls basketball team nearly surrendered a 20-point lead and virtually invited the visiting Victory Christian Vikings into a game they were never in.
Being the second best team in the Trans Valley League was not good enough to earn Ripon High's girls basketball team a home game in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV playoffs, and it proved costly in the Indians' 78-68 overtime loss to Linden High Tuesday.
The Sierra High girls basketball barely earned one of 16 Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III playoff berths, but getting in earned the Timberwolves a matchup with the tourney's No. 1 seed,
WESTON RANCH - The season came to crashing halt Tuesday for the Weston Ranch High girls varsity basketball team.
Even though blue-chip prospect Josiah Turner, a 6-foot-3 point guard bound for Arizona, was dismissed by the team last month, Sacramento High may still be favored to defend its Division-III crown in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
With five teams qualifying and three Manteca Unified schools hosting a first-round game, the Valley Oak League is well-represented in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III girls basketball playoffs - so far.
Good news first: Sierra High's two losses to end the Valley Oak League girls basketball season last week had no effect on its postseason chances.
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.
CERES – They knew who was getting the ball.
Tournament host Manteca took a first-round victory in the Buffalo Cup on Friday with a 5-1 win over Calaveras of San Andreas at Guss Schmiedt ...
Bulletin staff reports
Loretta Kakala is in her second year at Manteca High, but on Thursday she played in just her second match - third if you want to ...
By JONAMAR JACINTO
Buoyed by the doubles players, East Union's girls tennis team came from behind to knock off visiting Sierra in the Valley Oak League opener ...