RIPON – The Ripon Christian Varisty Basketball Tournament saw the Vander Molen family take center stage as Travis Vander Molen proved to be the brightest star in the Knights' 55-44 championship game victory over Gregori High Saturday.
RIPON - Curtis Bernard took a few seconds to measure his shot from the right wing with a defender squared up in front of him.
A 15-3 run to close out the third quarter eliminated a seven-point Sierra High deficit and propelled the Timberwolves to a 62-56 victory over Golden Valley High Friday.
The Manteca High Buffaloes opened with 14 unanswered points, and Jessica Hasal hit six 3-pointers as they rolled past the Turlock Bulldogs on the road 50-25 on Friday.
TRACY - The Manteca and Lathrop boys basketball teams got a taste of what's to come on Thursday as they prepare to square off against each other in their Valley Oak League opener.
The Sierra Timberwolves had a golden opportunity to open the Cosumnes Oaks Tournament with a win, but a late run from Folsom High would cost Sierra in its 49-46 first round loss Thursday in Elk Grove.
WESTON RANCH – A scheduling conflict with Tokay High forced Weston Ranch to supplement its contest against the Tigers with a matchup against Franklin High of Stockton. The Cougars made a swift adjustment, blasting Franklin 65-28 Thursday in their home gym.
TRACY - If Manteca High's boys basketball team was to play Livingston 10 times this season, chances are that all of those games would go down to the wire.
TRACY - Lathrop High was in good shape leading Downey 17-4 early in the second quarter of their Tracy/West Winter Holiday Classic contest.
RIPON – Anthony Baciocco raced the length of the court with hopes of sending Ripon's nonleague contest with East Union into overtime.
LATHROP - Ripon High girls basketball coach George Contente wasn't entirely pleased with his team's 51-35 win at Lathrop Tuesday.
For both programs the contest was a little more than a loser's bracket game in the 2012 Tracy/West Winter Holiday Classic. Excel Academy is in its first year establishing itself as a high school program and a great portion of its foundation came off the Lathrop High campus.
Manteca High's girls basketball team finally showed what it can do with its full complement of available players on Tuesday.
Sierra's girls basketball team led after every quarter, but an 18-9 run from Ceres left the Timberwolves with their third straight nonleague defeat on Monday, 42-37.
The Luu sisters of Riverbank played every minute, while East Union's Vezaldenos siblings had trouble staying on the court.
Sierra broke into the win column Saturday with a 25-23, 16-25, 15-11 win over Lathrop in the Sierra Boys Volleyball Tournament.
East Union had already battled back twice from deficits, and Brayden Hardcastle came oh so close to tying it back up in the bottom of ...
Thanks to Tawny Deerinck, the science wing at Manteca High may need a new skylight.
LATHROP - Lathrop's first four batters reached in the bottom of the seventh, but visiting Chavez was able to limit the damage for a 9-7 ...
STOCKTON - Manuel Rubio pitched three innings and went 3 for 4 with three runs at the plate, helping Weston Ranch complete a series sweep of ...
Jhai Flowers set a new school record in the pole vault in helping Lathrop's boys track and field team trample host Manteca 111-23 in ...
RIPON - Ripon hit the pool swimming Thursday, dominating visiting Sierra and Kimball to sweep the Valley Oak League-opening tri-meet at Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.
Manteca's Gino Campiotti broke open a close game in the sixth inning with a bases-clearing double and pitched five innings to get the win ...
RIPON - Things were looking bleak just a week ago for the Ripon boys golf team.
East Union was held to two hits but was rewarded for its patience at the plate in a 3-1 win over visiting Atwater on Wednesday.
A rough start was only part of the reason for Sierra High's 5-3 loss to visiting Turlock on Wednesday.
Sometimes patience wins out over power.
PATTERSON - One day after winning a pitchers duel against powerhouse Ceres, Manteca squeaked past Patterson 11-10 in a slugfest Wednesday.
When Manteca's Kyle Reis goes on a roll, he goes on a roll.
East Union won the majority of the matches played, but it wasn't enough to overcome its low numbers in a 6-3 loss to visiting ...