Ryan Culpepper beat the buzzer, and his Manteca Buffaloes' sophomore boys basketball team beat upset-minded Weston Ranch as a result.
RIPON - With Ripon High returning all of its key components and Modesto Christian playing in another basketball universe, Tuesday night's Trans Valley League matchup between Ripon Christian and Riverbank projected to be a pivotal league contest in terms of league and postseason positioning.
Jim Agostini didn't want it to be about him. It is that selflessness that made his father, Augie, one of the most revered figures at East Union High. The elder Agostini passed away Sunday at the age of 85, and his son's Lancers honored his memory with a 57-33 victory at Sierra Tuesday. Ashley Rose led the way with 26 points, four assists and four steals. "The team and the coaching staff have been wonderful ...
WESTON RANCH - After snapping East Union's big streak, Weston Ranch is hoping to start its own.
RIPON - Ripon High dropped to 2-2 in Trans Valley League play with a 48-30 loss to Waterford Tuesday night.
RIPON - One up. One down. Ripon High's bid to repeat as Trans Valley League runner-up started smoothly, and then some, Tuesday night in a 72-27 pasting of Hughson at home. Efren Sifuentes hit four 3-pointers and scored 11 of his game-high 14 during a 25-8 Ripon second-quarter run. Matt Ratto chipped in 11 and Ryan Baker had nine as the Indians led 20-9 after one and held a 40-point lead with nearly six minutes ...
Alysia Atkins scored eight of Sierra's 12 fourth-quarter points and put up 24 total as the Sierra High sophomore girls basketball team knocked off East Union, 48-42, Tuesday night.
Let the Trans Valley League games begin. Finally. The six-team league's schedule consisted of 15 games for each squad over the last few seasons, but now there are only 10. With most conference regular seasons already underway, the Mother Lode League provided non-league opponents for the TVL to fill in the gaps, though last week's contest did not count against the Sac-Joaquin Section's playoff power ratings. Modesto Christian is again favored to win both boys ...
LINCOLN - Zach Williams and Marcus Gonzales fared well at the always-tough Mark Fuller Invitational Saturday.
STOCKTON - You always remember your first. If the saying holds true then East Union 119-pounder Marco Castaneda will never forget Saturday afternoon at Lincoln High in Stockton. Although a number of EU wrestlers showed well and came away with medals, the day belonged to Castaneda, the Lancers' lone tournament champion, who pinned Bret Harte's Scott Froriech in the second round of the title match, down 6-4 in points at the time. "I took him ...
ESCALON - Eight Weston Ranch junior varsity wrestlers placed at the Escalon JV Tournament Saturday, including four gold medalists.
Kiwi Gardner and Christian Williams took center stage, but Gardner's Manteca Buffaloes stole the show.
Thursday afternoon after shooting a round of golf in Escalon, I asked a friend what his plans were for Friday night.
By the time the night ended, Weston Ranch didn't leave a whole lot of doubters inside of Dalben Center with their 60-40 handling of the Lancers.
ANGELS CAMP – Things didn't start off well for Ripon after the long road trip up to Bret Harte for their last non-league game.
Second-half comebacks are nothing new to Ripon Christian's boys soccer team.
Slow and steady didn't win the race this time.
STOCKTON - Manteca had a chance to clinch a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth with a victory over Weston Ranch Thursday, but the Cougars had different plans on Senior Night.
East Union could have easily thrown in the towel against Manteca Thursday after losing two five-set heartbreakers earlier this week that likely ruined its shot at a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth and a top-three finish in league.
RIPON – Ripon needed either a tie or win in order to stay atop the Trans Valley League standings and in the hunt for the school's first-ever boys soccer title Wednesday.
The Manteca volleyball team bounced back from a first-set loss Wednesday to win against Sierra 23-25, 25-21, 27-25, 25-14, but the host Timberwolves did not make it easy.
Weston Ranch had it in it the bag.
STOCKTON - Converted forward Hector Maldonado was moved to the attack third because of his powerful and accurate striking ability, but it was his defensive instincts and hustle that helped Weston Ranch earn an important three points Tuesday.
The hangover effect from last week's loss in Oakdale led to a stunning loss for Sierra on Tuesday.
Sierra High will be represented in the Valley Oak Leagues Singles Tournament final for the fourth consecutive year.
It was a program-wide sweep for Ripon's volleyball team Tuesday night, which was capped by a 25-20, 25-18, 25-21 varsity win over visiting Hughson. The sophomore and freshman teams both won in two games.
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PATTERSON - All Brooke Riley and Jordan Vinson could think about was the shots they missed.
The road to the playoffs got a little longer for the East Union volleyball team Monday night, and the Lancers have Kimball's Samantha Sanders to thank for it.
RIPON - Ripon Christian finally met its match in the Southern League, and its impressive run of conference victories nearly met its end Monday night against pesky Turlock Christian.