Gift wrapping Oakdale its first Valley Oak League win was probably the best thing that could have happened to the East Union Lancers. East Union came off the loss with the intensity of a championship game, sapping Manteca's spirit in the first eight minutes of its 55-37 win Friday.
Kimball High used the momentum of its winter festival to come out and pounce on the visiting Lathrop Spartans 68-51 in Valley Oak League play Friday.
WESTON RANCH – Chris Teevan followed the bouncing ball from Modesto to Turlock, climbing basketball's ladder in a hard hat and sneakers.
Guillermo Nunez and Eric Melgar were once adversaries.
WESTON RANCH – With bounce in their step and smiles on their face, the Lathrop Spartans strolled to the sideline for a first quarter timeout. The Spartans had not only sustained, but had answered Weston Ranch's 10-0 run to open the game with a 10-0 run of their own.
Everything would have had to fall into place perfectly for the Sierra Timberwolves Thursday in Valley Oak League action against Kimball, but it didn't and the Timberwolves were left coping with a 49-35 loss to the host Jaguars.
For the eighth consecutive time in Valley Oak League play, the Sierra High freshman girls basketball team earned a victory in a 54-19 laugher over Kimball Thursday.
A four-point play from Eric Melgar followed by a pair of Guillermo Nunez baskets and another Melgar 3-pointer turned a legitimate Kimball effort into another Valley Oak League blowout for Sierra. The Timberwolves outscored Kimball 15-4 to open the second half on their way to a 62-44 win Wednesday.
Despite a plague of injuries and illnesses, Sierra was able to muster its first two wins of the Valley Oak League season in a double-dual showdown across town at Manteca High Wednesday.
SONORA – Getting out of Sonora with a victory in Valley Oak League play is a challenge in any sport, so Manteca High's 63-51 boys basketball win Wednesday was more than pleasing for the Buffaloes.
The Sierra High sophomore basketball team bounced back from a one-point loss at Oakdale over the weekend to handle the Kimball Jaguars Wednesday in a 44-32 Valley Oak League win.
Chalk up another tough loss for Lathrop's girls basketball team.
RIPON – There was a stretch early where both teams looked evenly matched.
The CIF State Wrestling Championships are fast-approaching, and most have only a handful of dual meets to prepare for the grueling and pressure-packed weekends that make up the postseason.
Manteca High wrestlers came away with a total of four medals - one gold, two silver and one bronze - at the Lloyd Engel Tournament in Escalon on Jan. 11-12.
STOCKTON - Ripon Christian hung tough in the early going, but the Knights couldn't keep up high-powered Elliot Christian of Lodi for long in the ...
LODI - Ripon had a tough going in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV semifinal game against top-seeded Central Catholic on Wednesday.
Sierra didn't wait long to strike this time around, and the Timberwolves' air-tight defense took care of the rest.
GALT – How quickly a game can change.
SACRAMENTO - Capital Christian caught fire early, and No. 6 Ripon Christian couldn't make up ground in a 59-35 loss in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division ...
RIVERBANK - Ripon Christian's baseball team started its 2017 campaign with a 14-run first inning on its way to an 18-4 rout of Riverbank.
LIVINGSTON – Sierra goalie Saul Aguiniga saved the best for last.
It was sheer bliss for top-seeded East Union in one moment.
With the spring season already in full swing, seven area basketball and soccer teams remain in the hunt for Sac-Joaquin Section banners, while one wrestler ...
An error-free defensive effort helped East Union's baseball team stave off Patterson 6-5 in its season opener Saturday at Agostini Field.
Andrew Brunn threw five innings of one-hit ball for Manteca, and freshman Ryan Ward allowed no hits and struck out five in two innings of ...
Sierra left it in the hands, or feet, of two senior captains to keep its Sac-Joaquin Section Division III title hopes alive in a well-contested ...
The fourth quarter was shaping up to be just like the rest of the game until Manteca's Jorge Cedano got into the act.
Ripon High will move on to the semifinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs.
STOCKTON – Sierra's Branden Rullan is going to the California State Wrestling Championships, and East Union's Jaysen Reindel is two wins away as the ...