East Union left little to be assumed when it came to the city's most dominant wrestling program after claiming wins over Sierra and Manteca. The city's No. 2 spot goes to Manteca, which edged out Manteca 36-27 in the Valley Oak League finale.
Tiare Tu'uga was out with a dislocated shoulder.
When Ripon outwrestled Escalon to start the Trans-Valley league season it was just a step in the right direction. Now that early-season win is the foundation layer to the Indians first undefeated run to the championship since 2003.
The Weston Ranch Cougars finished off a season where they did nearly everything right, one victory short of the Valley Oak League championship. Yet, the Cougars will still advance to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Team-Duals after closing the VOL season with a pair of wins Wednesday.
It was business as usual for the Manteca High girls varsity basketball squad.
WESTON RANCH - For the better part of three and a half quarters, East Union looked more than on its way to a Valley Oak League upset win over the Weston Ranch Cougars. Over the game's final 2:45 that would change, and the Cougars would do just enough for a 47-43 win Tuesday.
Sierra High's boys basketball team won its first six Valley Oak League games by an average margin of nearly 23 points with Oakdale coming the closest with an eight-point loss.
The roller-coaster relationship of one-third of a highly-touted Weston Ranch trio of juniors is now enrolled at Modesto Christian in Salida and planning on playing hoops for the Crusaders for his senior campaign.
The Lathrop girls basketball team has been able to count on a victory when they meet up with the Oakdale Mustangs, and nothing about that changed Tuesday as the Spartans finished off the Mustangs with a 48-35 Valley Oak League win.
Lathrop High's boys basketball team followed up one statement game with another Tuesday.
RIPON - Ripon High's girls basketball team capped the first half of the Trans-Valley League season Monday with a 62-25 rout of Orestimba.
WESTON RANCH – With just enough hope to keep believing, the Weston Ranch Cougars pressed themselves to within single digits late in the third quarter. The run ushered Sierra into a return-fire scoring frenzy, culminating in a 84-56 Valley Oak League blowout Friday.
East Union countered Manteca's aggression with aggression, and it paid dividends in Friday's Valley Oak League girls basketball showdown between first-place squads.
Old rivalries never die.
Gyse Hulsebosch hit a pair of free throws to tie the game with 2:13 remaining, and then with 1:11 showing on the Dalben ...
STOCKTON - Asked last week who his team's most valuable player is, Weston Ranch head coach Chris Teevan singled out D'Angelo Finley without hesitation.
RIPON - Forget style points.
HUGHSON - Karla Calderon had one of her best offensive nights for Ripon on Thursday, but the senior guard was by her coach for other reasons.
LATHROP - After starting the game on the bench, East Union's Olivia Vezaldenos ended it in the zone.
TRACY - Manteca dominated Kimball in the first half Wednesday and coasted to its fourth straight win, 58-46, to remain in step with East Union for ...
Manteca needed clutch wins from the big boys to seal its surprising 39-27 win over visiting Central Catholic on Wednesday. The Buffaloes then used the ...
ESCALON - Ripon's girls basketball team is one of two teams still unbeaten in the Trans-Valley League after holding off Escalon on the road 41-36 ...
LATHROP - Lathrop was held scoreless for more than half of the fourth quarter and along with visiting East Union combined for just 14 points in ...
TRACY - The much-anticipated Valley Oak League showdown between Manteca and Weston Ranch is all set for Friday after both teams blew out their opponents Tuesday ...
MOUNTAIN HOUSE - The Weston Ranch girls basketball team finally played with the spark first-year head coach Darrell Johnson was looking for, it just didn't ...
ESCALON - Sixteen wrestlers from East Union and Manteca high schools brought home hardware Saturday from the Lloyd C. Engel Wrestling Tournament at Escalon High School.
Anand Hundal worked hard over the summer, both on and off the court, and it showed Friday night in Manteca's 67-49 Valley Oak League ...
The new double-header format for Friday night varsity basketball games in the Valley Oak League can draw larger crowds for girls contests, which now precede ...
STOCKTON - Not even a fire drill could extinguish the hot-shooting display of the Lancers.