The cards were stacked against the East Union High varsity boys basketball team Friday night.
Not surprisingly, the 2012 All-Valley Oak League team is littered with Oakdale High players, but many Manteca-area athletes also got their due.
Sarah Phillips, Anthony Melena and Josh Bird all went undefeated for East Union to help the Lancers wrap up the team portion of the Bear Creek wrestling tournament 3-2 on Friday, finishing seventh out of 14 teams.
STOCKTON – When Eric Duncan's final shot fell harmlessly to the floor as time expired the El Cerrito Gauchos looked more relieved than thrilled. Weston Ranch gave the Gauchos all they could handle in a 69-66 gut-wrenching loss Friday in the 3rd Annual McDonald's Classic semifinal at Delta College.
STOCKTON – Sierra High still has a ways to go, but the Timberwolves seem to be heading in the right direction, fending off a solid Chavez High squad 57-49 in day two of The McDonald's Classic hosted by Edison High in Stockton.
Chris Teevan wasn't impressed with how his Weston Ranch Cougars came out in their second round tourney matchup against Bethel of Vallejo Thursday night.
East Union High opened with a blistering first quarter, but a defensive lapse in the third nearly cost the Lancers in a 61-50 Gene Honk Williams Memorial Basketball Tournament victory in Vacaville Thursday.
The Sierra Timberwolves were able to open the Lodi Tournament on a good note, taking care of first round opponent Downey High 65-40 Thursday in Lodi.
RIPON – With more forfeits than pins the Ripon Indians surely didn't get their most challenging test, yet Ripon showed glimpses of where the club wants to be in a dominating 60-13 Trans Valley League wrestling win over Modesto Christian Wednesday.
The Manteca Buffaloes girls basketball team was able to break loose with a 17-point fourth quarter to close their deficit against West High, but it wasn't enough in Manteca's 39-34 loss to West Wednesday in nonleague action in Tracy.
Starting off The McDonald's Classic with a win was the most important thing for Weston Ranch. The squad answered the call, handling Oakland High 63-53 Wednesday during first round action of the Edison High hosted tournament at Delta College.
When the ball slid through the net after Victoria Vezaldenos' 3-point play late in the fourth, what was in close game became a formality as the junior led East Union to its first win of the season with a 21-point effort in a 46-33 win over Downey High Tuesday.
The spoils of victory were fittingly divvied out to the tri-champions of the Southern League.
East Union's boys basketball team picked up a quality win in Riverbank Tuesday, leading the previously-undefeated Bruins by 22 at one point of a 60-47 victory.
Celine Barber amassed 21 points, and Sierra's girls basketball team used a 24-6 run to blow out host Livingston 56-26 in its second nonleague contest.
Laura Williams is such a dedicated golfer that she gave up a year's worth of her high school experience to work on her game.
Sierra girls tennis coach Ed Melfort knew what he was getting in Kaitlyn Rausa, an incoming freshman who has worked extensively with him through the ...
It was a lot closer than it needed to be.
It is not how it goes in, but that it goes in that counts.
MODESTO - East Union's girls basketball team rebounded well after its first setback of the season on Thursday, overcoming an 11-point third-quarter deficit to Beyer ...
OAKDALE - Reigning Trans-Valley League champion Ripon Christian got a sneak preview of what's to come Thursday in the 47th Oakdale Rotary Classic.
LATHROP - The Lathrop High girls soccer team was well on its way to a one-sided win over visiting Weston Ranch in the Spartans' first Valley ...
ANTIOCH - Down three starters, including second-leading scorer Asia Stamps (ankle), the Weston Ranch girls basketball team relied on Justice Stitt to provide a spark on ...
RIPON - A reduction in turnovers normally leads to more points. In the case of the Ripon Christian girls basketball team Wednesday night, it led to ...
LATHROP - Lathrop's boys basketball team is rolling now.
Dwight Young came in with the hot hand against Turlock on Tuesday.
While the outcome of Monday night's non-league girls basketball game between Manteca and visiting Laguna Creek of Elk Grove was never in doubt, Manteca ...
TRACY – The big guy can play in the back court, too.
RIPON – Reina Sausedo scored eight of her team-high 13 points in the first half before the tournament-host Indians went cold in the second half and ...