The stars shined Friday at Manteca High's raucous Winter Gym, but it was the play of the less heralded players that was the difference in this always-intense intra-city rivalry between the Valley Oak League's first-place team and its defending champion.
RIPON - Ripon Christian exploded on a 16-0 run in the second half Friday to trim a 20-point deficit to four in the fourth quarter, but Ripon righted the ship and held on for a 67-57 Trans-Valley League win at Ripon High.
STOCKTON - Weston Ranch survived a scare Friday night, needing a 14-4 flurry in the third quarter to ward off Sierra, 49-41.
RIPON - In a 9-0 Ripon run to start the second quarter Friday, Sarah Thompson converted one steal in into a transition basket and Reina Sausedo did the same on two steals and Ripon Christian never threatened again in a 58-35 Trans-Valley League win for the Indians at Ripon High.
Aron Navarette led a second-half Manteca comeback with four goals Thursday as the Buffaloes came from behind to beat visiting Lathrop 4-2 in boys Valley Oak League soccer action at Guss Schmiedt Field.
The Sac-Joaquin Section announced Thursday that Manuel Pires is one of its six Model Coaches for the 2016-17 school year.
Sierra accomplished almost all that it wanted to for three quarters against Junior Ballard and visiting Lathrop on Thursday.
MODESTO - East Union's boys basketball team followed one of its worst efforts of the season with its best.
LATHROP - After allowing its previous opponent to shoot 33 free throws in a loss, Lathrop's girls basketball team made it a point to scale back on the aggression against Oakdale on Wednesday.
East Union High remains in the thick in the Valley Oak League race.
Rhiannon Genilla can make lemonade out of lemons.
Manteca High's Loretta Kakala was one of hundreds of nominees watching the 40th Annual McDonald's All-American Game selection show Sunday evening on ESPNU when she saw her name scroll across the screen indicating that she will be playing in the All-Star game in Chicago on Wednesday, March 29.
It is good to have a Tydus in your tank.
East Union needed just 15 seconds to test Sierra freshman goalkeeper Michaela Bitle, who was filling in for ailing starter Callie Crain (shoulder) in Tuesday's Valley Oak League match at Dino Cunial Field.
NEWMAN - The Southern League-leading Ripon Christian girls soccer team got untracked early and often in its 5-0 drubbing of Orestimba on Tuesday.
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 ...