LATHROP - Lathrop High's girls basketball team deserved a little break in what has been a rigged a pre-league schedule so far.
Ripon High's wrestling team earned its first dual victory of the season Wednesday, outlasting visiting Denair, 48-36.
RIPON - As the saying goes, "It's better to be lucky than to be good."
Kayla Wilson drained a pair of free throws with eight seconds left in the fourth quarter, and that proved to be the difference in a 41-39 win for host Sierra over previously undefeated Ripon on Tuesday in non-league girls basketball action.
Just three days after beating West High in the Lodi Tournament finale, Manteca met the Wolf Pack again on Tuesday with hopes of notching its second win of the season in the team's home opener.
STOCKTON - Edison ended the first quarter on a 9-0 run Monday night over visiting Weston Ranch and carried the momentum into the second, extending that run to 16-2 on the way to a 50-40 non-league for the Vikings at Taggart Gym.
Andrew Olaya rose to the occasion on Saturday.
Weston Ranch senior A.J. Brown got into some foul trouble during first half of the Delta Queen Classic's championship game and the Cougars (4-1) came up short against Mission San Jose, 66-47.
Ripon Christian got the job done during Saturday's championship game of the Galt Tournament.
Sierra's girls basketball team didn't have any trouble during the semifinals of the Linden Tournament on Friday night.
Manteca jumped out to an early lead during the semifinal of the DBMAC/Save Mart Classic against co-host Buhach Colony High Friday evening.
The night before my last high-school football game 38 years ago, the local sportscaster said that since our season was done and our opponent was undefeated and going to the playoffs, we would only lose by 14 points.
Todd Felis hung up his glove and spikes in 2005, following one last softball tournament in Florida.
TRACY - First-year head coach Nate McGrath figured his Lathrop boys basketball team's all-too frequent bouts with lackluster play was bound to catch up soon.
Weston Ranch won every quarter aside from the third during Thursday's 62-53 opening-round victory over Atwater at the Stagg tournament.
East Union showed no ill effects from a lineup change in Wednesday's 8-1 Valley Oak League victory at Sierra, claiming all but the No. 3 doubles match.
One streak has ended while another continues for Sierra.
New program records were set by Lathrop High's girls soccer team Thursday.
Things are looking up for East Union with the return of Nick Roundsville to the roster.
It was a tighter meet than Rick Cuevas had anticipated, but the end result was more or less what Manteca High's first-year track and field coach expected.
RIPON - The Ripon High enjoyed near-perfect baseball conditions on Wednesday.
The Sierra High boys and girls swim teams improved to 2-0 in the Valley Oak League on Tuesday after topping crosstown rival East Union. The boys won 95-74, while the girls triumphed handily, 114-55.
Sydnee Canales and Leah Manuleleua bumped and banged, pushed and shoved, jostling for every ball that traveled through the middle of the field.
Matt Rose edged out Justin Morrish by a stroke for low-medalist honors, but the team scores weren't as close.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
Defending champion Kimball proved to be the team to beat once again in the Valley Oak League on Tuesday, but the gap between the Jaguars and the rest of the field doesn't appear to be as wide as it was in 2013.
Danelle (Liles) Bishop's coaching career reached new heights Tuesday when she led the Cal Poly Pomona women's basketball team to an 81-61 win over Edinboro of Edinboro, Pa. in front of a partisan crowd at Erie Insurance Arena in Erie, Pa.
USC-bound Bryce Dyrda proved to be too much for East Union on Tuesday as he no-hit the Lancers through five innings in a mercy-rule-shortened game won by Oakdale 13-0 win in Valley Oak League action at Agostini Field.
TRACY - Failing to execute the little things loomed large Monday in Lathrop's Valley Oak League opener against host Kimball at West High.
Two three-year varsity players from Ripon High's girls basketball team were named to the All-Trans Valley League team.