Things looked quite bleak for the Golden West 49ers girls basketball team as they went into halftime trailing August Knodt by double digits. But Brijanee Moore took the matters into her own hands, exploding for 25 second half points and lifting the 49ers to the Manteca Unified Student Trust Title Thursday in 32-27 win at East Union High.
For the area wrestlers chasing the dream of a berth into the California Interscholastic Federation State Championships, the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters is undoubtedly the biggest tournament of the season. Earning a trip to Bakersfield will mean closing out action in the Stockton Arena Saturday as one of the section's top seven wrestlers.
The East Union High girls basketball team kept it close early on against No. 2-ranked El Dorado on Thursday, but the Cougars took advantage of turnovers in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs, rolling to a 50-41 win.
The season ended in Vacaville Thursday for the Ripon Christian girls basketball squad.
ELK GROVE - After putting a raucous Cosumnes Oaks student body on pins and needles with an 8-2 run to open the first-round Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III playoff contest, East Union lost its touch and fell 63-49 Wednesday.
WESTON RANCH - The Weston Ranch High boys basketball team passed the first test of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs.
RIPON - For a sophomore, Cole Herrin plays and acts like he's been there, done that.
Ripon Christian opened the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-V playoffs just as is expected from the tournament's No. 1 seed, demolishing Tioga High of Groveland 69-35 Wednesday.
The area's three remaining girls basketball teams are each one win away from qualifying for NorCals while advancing into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs semifinal round.
For the remainder of the season it is win at all costs, and that was obviously the mindset for the East Union Lancers in their 58-48 Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III first-round win over Dixon High Tuesday at the Dalben Center.
Defense helped Manteca High overcome dry spells on the offensive end Tuesday in its first-round showdown with 12th-seeded Natomas in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III girls basketball playoffs.
RIPON - In the end, it didn't matter that the Ripon Christian girls basketball team nearly surrendered a 20-point lead and virtually invited the visiting Victory Christian Vikings into a game they were never in.
Being the second best team in the Trans Valley League was not good enough to earn Ripon High's girls basketball team a home game in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV playoffs, and it proved costly in the Indians' 78-68 overtime loss to Linden High Tuesday.
The Sierra High girls basketball barely earned one of 16 Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III playoff berths, but getting in earned the Timberwolves a matchup with the tourney's No. 1 seed,
WESTON RANCH - The season came to crashing halt Tuesday for the Weston Ranch High girls varsity basketball team.
Make no mistake about it but there's good old fashion rivalry when it comes to Ripon High and Ripon Christian.
I started covering high school sports in this area around the turn of the century. In those days, Valley Oak League and Sac-Joaquin Section championships ...
Bulletin staff reports
Ryan Lee and Ezra Lenhardt led the way as East Union rolled past Weston Ranch in Thursday's Valley Oak League match at the Van ...
TRACY - Pitching. Defense. Heads-up base running. Clutch hits.
Base running miscues and stellar defense from visiting Franklin of Stockton killed the first two Buffaloes scoring rallies.
Marco Gonzales had a strong sense of confidence on the mound.
Ripon High swimmers split in a dual meet at Weston Ranch on Wednesday.
The Manteca High Buffaloes blanked their crosstown rival Sierra Wednesday in Valley Oak League action at the Union Road Park tennis courts.
Stellar Weston Ranch pitching coupled with sub-par Lathrop defense led to an 11-1 five-inning Cougars win in the Valley Oak League baseball opener Wednesday for ...
Lindsey Walljasper was in complete control on the mound.
Manteca High put together a solid effort Tuesday against crosstown rival East Union.
Christian Guzman celebrated his birthday in fine fashion on the links.
Jake Menasco went six solid innings to help lead the Manteca High Buffaloes past McNair Tuesday in a non-league affair, 4-1.
Sierra High battled through some windy conditions Monday to defeat rival Manteca, 258-279.