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.
Things are starting to click in a major way for the Weston Ranch Cougars.
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 ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian put its size advantage to good use in defeating Aspire Langston Hughes Academy in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division V quarterfinal Friday.
SACRAMENTO - Ripon Christian gave top-seeded Bradshaw Christian all it could handle in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI semifinal on Friday.
GALT - With a full squad, Joe Pires believes his Sierra boys soccer can beat anybody.