After three quarters of play, the Manteca High boys basketball team held the lead, secured the momentum and had seemingly sapped the Weston Ranch Cougars of any possibilities of overcoming their 12-point deficit. After the Cougars opened the final period on a 17-4 run, it became evident that wasn't the case.
Finishing games has been a problem for Lathrop High's boys basketball team this season.
WESTON RANCH – There seemed to be only one team poised to finish Thursday's Valley Oak League battle between the top two programs alone in first place, until the Manteca High reinvented itself in the fourth quarter for a 19-2 run to stun the Weston Ranch Cougars 67-52 for a come-from-behind girls basketball win.
Sierra High, with its top player out for undisclosed reasons, was within striking distance of four-time defending Valley Oak League girls basketball champion East Union late in the third quarter Thursday at Dalben Center.
RIPON – The relentless press that Ripon High's girls basketball team put on Hilmar Thursday night had dual purposes.
Now at full strength, Mariposa High's girls basketball team was ready to give Southern League Ripon Christian newcomer more of a fight in their rematch Thursday.
The Weston Ranch sophomore girls basketball squad handled its toughest test this Valley Oak League season, fighting off a resilient Manteca comeback in a 47-40 win Thursday in Stockton.
Manteca High's boys basketball team saved one of its best performances of the season Wednesday against crosstown rival Sierra.
Weston Ranch's boys basketball team showed why it can be both frustrating and exciting to watch during one of the most crucial, and yet most routine, sequences in an 81-75 victory at East Union Wednesday.
J.J. Ramirez and his second-year Lathrop High varsity boys basketball team are growing tired of moral victories.
WESTON RANCH – Both Lathrop and Sierra's wrestling program knew how close they were to earning a berth into the Sac-Joaquin Section Team Duals to open the postseason, but it was the Weston Ranch Cougars that proved to be the strongest team handling both clubs to earn the Valley Oak League's No. 2 spot.
Sierra High School's sophomore basketball team improved to 6-1 in the Valley Oak League with a 58-47 win against visiting Manteca on Wednesday.
Manteca High's wrestling team ended its Valley Oak League dual season on a positive note, beating crosstown rival East Union 45-36 Wednesday at Winter Gym.
WESTON RANCH – After one half of play there was little reason for the East Union Lancers to walk into the locker room with their heads up. The Lances floundered nearly every possession they held, they lacked any intensity and they had only mustered 12 points.
Save for the wrap on Sharon Washington's right wrist, Manteca High's girls basketball team showed no ill effects from its recent loss to crosstown rival East Union.
Two members of Sierra High's state championship football team were among six Manteca Unified standouts to be named to the Lions All-Star Classic.
TRACY - Lathrop High's boys golf team carded a season-best score of 239 behind a pair of 40s from co-medalists Christian Guzman and Robby Horrocks ...
Defense decided this Valley Oak League duel between first-place teams on Wednesday.
Oakdale doesn't typically let a team get away with committing four errors.
The best got a little better on Wednesday.
East Union bounced back from its first Valley Oak League loss of the season on Tuesday, but head coach Dennis Wells said his team is ...
RIPON - It took Hilmar less than three minutes Tuesday to score on Ripon – but all that did was focus the Indians.
RIPON - Quality nearly trumped quantity in the boys portion of the East Union-Ripon Valley Oak League dual meet at Ervin Zador Aquatic Center on Tuesday.
OAKDALE - No. 1 singles player Solman Aniss was one of four Manteca players to win shutouts, and the Buffaloes rolled past postseason hopeful Oakdale 9-0 ...
LOS BANOS - Ripon entered just eight swimmers in the third annual Merced County Championships at Pacheco High on Saturday but managed to make a splash ...
MODESTO - East Union was unable to capitalize on Central Catholic's rare "off" day at Dryden Park Golf Course on Monday.
OAKDALE - Manteca has prolific goal scorers, but its defense has quietly dominated Valley Oak League opponents so far.
Garet Stone led a contingent of seven Sierra High runners who broke 11 minutes in the 3200 Friday in the Cosumnes Oaks Distance Carnival.
Ripon came through in extra innings against Louisville of Woodland Hills for a 7-5 win Saturday in the semifinals of the NorCal Classic before losing ...
The Manteca High Buffaloes took second place in the Gold Bracket of the NorCal Classic at Tracy Sports Complex on Friday.