STOCKTON – With lighter weights setting the foundation for the Weston Ranch Cougars to post a first-round upset and a likely route to the Sac-Joaquin Section Team Duals Championship match, the heavier weights crumbled, costing the Cougars in a 33-30 loss to Los Banos Saturday at Lincoln High.
RIPON - The Southern League girls basketball title is likely to be shared by its two parochial schools for a second straight season.
Justin Patton picked up a prone Justin Nieto, lifting the East Union guard off the ground as they tangled for a loose ball.
Alyssa Cantu, Sarah Phillips and Jasmine Ivey are set up to make a return trip to the California Interscholastic Federation Girls State Invitational, and they could have some company come Feb. 22-23.
While shooting and passing the basketball are important to any victory, Weston Ranch's 53-41 triumph over Manteca was decided by neither.
It is always a good thing to show up when someone is watching.
Clutch free-throw shooting from Courtney Range and a fortunate bounce in the winning seconds propelled Manteca High's girls basketball team in another close Valley Oak League win Thursday at Winter Gym.
The Valley Oak League boys basketball standings are a bit misleading.
Ripon High's boys basketball team is in danger of losing four straight after suffering yet another heartbreaking loss Thursday.
After a solid showing in its win over Oakdale, Sierra dug itself an early hole it couldn't recover from in its VOL loss Thursday to Sonora.
LATHROP – For a moment East Union was right where it wanted to be.
Continuing a season as an individual in the postseason is one thing. Accomplishing the very same feat as a team is something completely different. Nabbing one of two Valley Oak League team berths for the Sac Joaquin Section was extremely important to the Weston Ranch Cougars Wednesday, and it showed.
LATHROP - East Union wrapped up the Valley Oak League dual season with wins over Sierra and host Lathrop Wednesday, but the Lancers ultimately came up short of their goal.
For the Manteca Buffaloes, beating a team they weren't supposed to beat was a test they hadn't passed in Valley Oak League play. That changed for the Buffaloes Wednesday when they made the trek to Tracy a successful one with a 51-49 victory over the Kimball Jaguars.
Ripon High will not be defending its Sac-Joaquin Section Division-V Team Duals title this Saturday.
LATHROP - Kaitlynn Funsch and Alexa Mayen each scored a goal and assisted two others to help Manteca defeat Lathrop 6-2 in a Valley Oak League ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian's depth, or lack thereof, was tested in its 60-50 win over winless Riverbank on Thursday.
Lathrop High came into East Union's Dalben Center Thursday with a game plan: play smart and aggressive defense.
TRACY - Manteca is perfect no more in the Valley Oak League.
WATERFORD - Ripon Christian was a few minutes away from maintaining its comfortable lead atop the Southern League girls soccer standings.
One finally made it through.
National Signing Day was special in many ways for several local soccer products.
Manteca didn't need a triple-double from Tydus Verhoeven in its second meeting with Kimball.
HILMAR - Ripon closed the regular season with a 48-27 win over Hilmar in a battle between the Trans-Valley League's remaining undefeated teams.
LATHROP - When Junior Ballard hit his second 3-pointer in 30 seconds Wednesday night to tie East Union, the hometown crowd went wild. Unfortunately for the ...
A single tie in any of its final three regular-season matches will be good enough for East Union to wrap up the Valley Oak League ...
Manteca and Sierra were desperate for a win when they met at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium on Wednesday.
RJ Tisdell made it official.
TRACY - East Union's fall in the Valley Oak League standings continued Tuesday with a 54-45 loss at Kimball.
RIPON - Ripon Christian can't use the same old excuses when it keeps on winning.