WESTON RANCH – Even when everything finally lined up for Weston Ranch, Vista del Lago senior Patrick Lowman found a way to ruin the moment. Lowman converted two of three free throws with less than 30 seconds remaining to help Vista pull off the 72-71 Sac-Joaquin Section Division III upset Wednesday.
East Union was able to play Lancer ball through the game's first three quarters, but depth, or lack thereof, proved to be too steep a challenge in East Union's 64-47 playoff loss at Lindhurst Wednesday.
Lathrop High's first boys basketball postseason run was short-lived.
The Manteca Buffaloes opened both the first and fourth quarters with offensive spurts, separating themselves for good with the double-digit fourth quarter push in a 62-40 Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoff win Tuesday.
East Union's girls basketball team made its 12th straight appearance in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs Tuesday night.
RIPON - Tia Sidtikun was thankful about playing a tough preseason schedule.
Weston Ranch came home with its first Sac-Joaquin Section girls basketball playoff win in school history, fighting back with a late furry to oust host El Dorado High in a 58-51 first round win Tuesday.
To make it to the semifinal round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs would be a major accomplishment for the three Valley Oak League girls teams in the bracket.
Scott Thomason lives by the one-game-at-a-time mantra.
The Sac-Joaquin Section's top-ranked 182-pounder coasted to a SJS Division V Tournament title Saturday at Hughson High.
Modesto Christian's boys basketball team is the most talented in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs.
In-town rivals Ripon and Ripon Christian have two different paths to NorCals, the next-level tournament for all semifinalists in the Sac-Joaquin Section's Division I-V playoffs.
WESTON RANCH – For two of the Valley Oak League's best wrestlers, their quest for Sac-Joaquin Section titles came to abrupt end in overtime losses. Both wrestlers though and several other VOL standouts earned the right to extend their season into next week's Masters Championships.
Manteca's three high schools, each with Valley Oak League championships, are tipping off the Sac-Joaquin Section boys and girls basketball playoffs at home this week.
For one reason or another, Guillermo Nunez doesn't like to lose.
For all that Gino Campiotti and the Manteca football team accomplished this past fall, it's the failures that drive the Buffaloes' talented junior quarterback.
DUBLIN - Weston Ranch aimed to stop Alameda's top two scorers and succeeded Friday, but the Hornets proved to have too much firepower in winning ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian goalie Josh Tatton did his best to keep his team in the game, but the relentless Amador attack did enough to escape ...
SACRAMENTO - Lathrop's torrid eight-game winning streak was halted Thursday, as high-flying Burbank outscored the Spartans by 16 points in the third quarter on its ...
DUBLIN - Weston Ranch wasn't at its best, but it was good enough to reach the West Coast Jamboree's Pearl Division championship game Thursday ...
Hilmar knew what was coming, but there was no stopping Ripon's Samantha McCreath in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV volleyball finals.
MODESTO - Manteca coach Brett Lewis must give one heck of a halftime speech.
SALIDA - Manteca stepped up its defense in the second half Wednesday against Immanuel in the winners-bracket quarterfinals of the Modesto Christian Holiday Hoop Classic.
TRACY - East Union knew what it was going to be up against in the second round of the Tracy Breakfast Lions/Tim Hawkins Tournament at ...
SACRAMENTO - Lathrop isn't flying under the radar anymore.
RIPON - Ripon Christian's small roster just got even smaller after splitting the first two games of its own 23rd annual Lady Knights Invitational on ...
TRACY - Jim Agostini has three more days to figure out what is troubling his East Union girls basketball team at the start of games.
DIXON - Ripon caught fire in the third quarter Tuesday, outscoring Woodland 28-3 in the period on the way to a lopsided 76-44 Indians win in ...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Rex Ryan's inability to back up his boasts of building a bully - particularly on defense - in Buffalo led to ...
SACRAMENTO – Lathrop closed an eight-point fourth-quarter deficit on the hot hand of Junior Ballard to force overtime Saturday and scored one more point than Oakland ...