RIPON – Once Ripon High's Ruth Waters got her game rolling it was all but over for the Ripon Christian girls.
After allowing Manteca High an 18-6 run in the first five minutes, Weston Ranch rallied and ended up executing a perfect finishing run for a 73-52 Valley Oak League win Friday.
The first-place Timberwolves displayed purpose, poise and passion East Union Friday.
RIPON - Ripon Christian's boys basketball team has been so dominant in the Southern League this season that it has to find ways to challenge itself.
After the first meeting for the two clubs in Valley Oak League action, Weston Ranch knew exactly what the Weston Ranch Cougars were capable of. That alone was enough to keep the Cougars focused, overcoming a halftime deficit on their way to a 66-52 win Friday.
Shalane Jackson had a career night at Sierra High on Friday.
It's February last year.
Ripon Christian's girls basketball team made its longest trip for a Southern League game Thursday and returned home with its most gratifying win of the season so far.
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 logjam in the top half of the Valley Oak League girls soccer standings did not budge Monday after Manteca and Central Catholic played to ...
STOCKTON - Weston Ranch descended from cloud nine to rock bottom in a matter of minutes on Monday.
Manteca's Jocelyn Reyes got to live the dream Saturday.
Hector Romero scored two goals for East Union on Saturday and the Lancers added a late goal on a penalty kick for a 3-1 win ...
It played out as a "Can you top this?" moment, but Manteca sharpshooter Dwight Young insists that wasn't the case.
STOCKTON - When visiting Sierra ran its lead to nine points with a 5-0 run to start the second half, Weston Ranch regrouped with a timeout ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian got a much-needed win Friday at home.
LATHROP - The Lathrop High wrestling team edged out visiting Sierra and Central Catholic in the Valley Oak League finale on Wednesday to finish in third ...
STOCKTON - There are only so many was to score a goal, and as just a freshman, Lathrop's Kassandra Ceja may have come up with ...
MODESTO - Manteca's streak of shutout wins ended at six Thursday in a 2-1 loss at Central Catholic.
LATHROP - The Lathrop Spartans took what the Weston Ranch High defense gave them.
MODESTO - Manteca was on the brink of breaking it open Thursday against Central Catholic, leading 27-16 with 2:30 to go in the second quarter.
Bulletin staff reports
RIPON - It was an upset in the making for the first 60 minutes of Ripon's Trans-Valley League tussle with Hughson at Stouffer Field on ...
OAKDALE - East Union distanced itself further from the pack in the Valley Oak League thanks to a 2-1 win on Oakdale's artificial turf at ...