Sierra is as hot as East Union was cold in their Valley Oak League contest Friday.
Weston Ranch star Dylan Alexander threw up a half-court prayer at the buzzer with the Cougars down 42-40 at Manteca High's Winter Gymnasium.
Another day, another blowout win for Ripon Christian's boys basketball team.
When East Union opened its Valley Oak League contest with Sierra High on a 10-0 run, it was a glimpse of what was to be expected during the Lancers' 48-31 victory over the visiting Timberwolves Friday.
RIPON – It is one thing to dominate a team with less talent, but to do so with the effort usually reserved for close games is another.
The effort and execution Sierra High's girls basketball team displayed over the final two quarters were missing early, and visiting Sonora took advantage in a 55-43 win Wednesday in both clubs' Valley Oak League opener.
Felipe Duran's unconventional pin sparked East Union's wrestling team in its double-dual with visiting Sonora and Kimball Wednesday at Dalben Center.
Manteca High's Valley Oak League double-dual opener with Lathrop and Oakdale did not last long.
It was not their best performance.
After putting itself in the best possible position to win their first-ever Valley Oak League game, Lathrop forfeited its 10-point lead and needed to fend off a stubborn East Union club in a 42-40 win Tuesday at Dalben Center.
George Contente figured his Ripon High's girls basketball team was going to have its hands full when it hosted Hilmar for a Trans-Valley League opener Tuesday.
The most challenging part to the Southern League opener for Ripon Christian was likely making the long trek to Mariposa. Once the Knights showed up it was all business, cruising to an easy 55-33 win in both teams' league openers.
Sierra's boys basketball squad made its fourth trip to Sonora in seven days Tuesday, and the Timberwolves returned home with their 10th straight victory.
When the Valley Oak League boys basketball season gets underway tonight, the league will break down into two groups. In one group six teams, East Union, Manteca, Lathrop, Kimball and Oakdale will vie to separate themselves from one another. And in the other group will be Sierra and Weston Ranch.
One victory separated three teams in the final Valley Oak League girls basketball standings a season ago. And if defending league champions Manteca High, Weston Ranch and East Union are linked together like sausage again in 2012, it will not be a surprise.
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.
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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.
Fortunately for East Union, misses do not count against you in soccer.
GARDEN VALLEY – Morgan Van Elderen made a key steal for visiting Ripon Christian with 30 seconds remaining to help repel a late rally by Golden ...
Kimball's deadly accuracy from the perimeter trumped the inside dominance of Loretta Kakala and Manteca in this Sac-Joaquin Section Division III quarterfinal pitting Valley ...
Jack Weaver is following in the footsteps of a fellow Lancer, and the tracks lead all the way to Caldwell, Idaho.
RIPON - One goal was all it took.
RIPON - After finding itself trailing in the game's first 30 seconds Wednesday, Abby Buitrago led No. 4 Ripon Christian to four first-half goals on ...
SACRAMENTO – The freshman can deliver in the clutch.
RIPON - Ripon High was off and running on Wednesday.
Jocelyn Reyes couldn't find the mark on easier opportunities.