STOCKTON - Manteca High stumbled in the tournament opener of the McDonald's Edison Classic, falling to San Joaquin Memorial of Fresno on Thursday, 69-50.
Ripon Christian held a slim six-point halftime lead, but used a 16 point third quarter to cruise past the Kimball Jaguars 46-31 Thursday in the opening round of the Hughson Tournament.
Weston Ranch was able to erase a six-point halftime deficit, outscoring host Bradshaw Christian down the stretch for a 68-64 win Thursday in the first round of the Bradshaw Christian Tournament.
For it to be the opening stages of the wrestling season, the East Union Lancers came out with the intensity of a squad with postseason aspirations, taking care of Edison High with three pins in a 54-30 dual match win Wednesday at the Dalben Center.
Sierra High made the trip north to take on the Tokay Tigers and outstanding defensive play helped the Timberwolves return victorious, holding the Tigers in check on their home court in a 48-38 win over Tokay Wednesday in preseason action.
RIPON - Just moments after Ripon High's standout 215-pound wrestler, Travis Smith, posted the fastest pin of the night, heavyweight Mike Goldberg of Lathrop did his even faster - and quickness isn't a trait you'd normally associate with the weight class.
Missed free throws nearly cost Sierra High's girls basketball team Tuesday at Beyer.
RIPON - The first four minutes were far from perfect for Ripon Christian, but things got straightened out in a hurry. The Knights jumped all over the visiting Hughson Huskies with a first half run and never let up in a 55-18 blowout Tuesday.
In a battle of defending league champions, it was host Modesto High of the Modesto Metro Conference that prevailed 51-45 over East Union.
MODESTO – Despite a 10-2 run by Golden Valley midway through the fourth quarter Saturday in the Consolation Championship of the Modesto City Classic, East Union found itself in position to send the game into overtime with two 3-point attempts by Brandon Cline in the closing seconds. Both long tries rimmed out and the Cougars escaped with a 65-62 win at Johansen High School.
West High of Tracy had East Union beat on the look test.
The East Union Lancers once again relied on sharp-shooting and solid defense to take a step further in the Modesto City Classic Friday night by downing Los Banos 56-45 and secure their second victory of the season.
The combination of strong defense and sure-shooting helped the Ripon Christian girls cruise to its second victory in as many nights, this time by a 48-28 margin over the Downey Knights in the consolation championship of the Escalon Tournament Friday.
Manteca High freshman forward Tia Tuuga said she was nervous, but she did a horrible job of showing it in her varsity debut Thursday at Winter Gymnasium.
For the second straight night, Manteca High's boys basketball team didn't get off to a good start, but this had nothing to do with lazy defense or a cold-shooting offense.
The new double-header format for Friday night varsity basketball games in the Valley Oak League can draw larger crowds for girls contests, which now precede ...
STOCKTON - Not even a fire drill could extinguish the hot-shooting display of the Lancers.
RIPON - Ripon Christian had its inside-out attack firing on all cylinders Friday, as it celebrated winter homecoming with a 65-48 drubbing of Trans-Valley League newcomer ...
Weston Ranch High coach Chris Teevan had concerns about his team Friday.
MOUNTAIN HOUSE - Mountain House won't intimidate its opponents with size, but these scrappy Mustangs now have the attention of their Trans-Valley League foes.
RIPON - Despite missing several starters from its normal lineup Wednesdsay, Ripon had members of the junior varsity team come through to help the varsity pin ...
Olivia Vezaldenos was just an eighth grader the last time East Union defeated Kimball.
LATHROP – Although Manteca led Lathrop wire to wire Tuesday night in a 52-42 win to open the Valley Oak League girls season, the host Spartans ...
LATHROP – A game that started as a laugher Tuesday turned into a nail-biter as visiting Manteca held on for a 58-51 win over Lathrop to ...
MODESTO - In the first of many marquee matchups to come in the Valley Oak League, Weston Ranch squeaked out a 62-58 win at Central Catholic ...
Manteca High's Kenny Wooten is one of 755 high school seniors to earn a nomination for the 2016 McDonald's All-American Games.
HILMAR - Ripon owns Hilmar.
RIPON - Ripon Christian snapped out of its early funk and used a 20-4 third-quarter push to sprint past visiting Hughson 53-28 in the Trans-Valley League ...
RIPON - Kaitlyn Morenzone averaged 18.7 points and 11.3 rebounds and was named MVP after leading the Manteca High freshman girls basketball team to ...
The Trans-Valley League could crown two new champions for boys and girls basketball season.