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.
LATHROP - The Ripon High girls varsity basketball team incorporated tough pressure defense to go with plenty of hustle plays while routing the Spartans in Thursday's non-league game.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Manteca teen Ty Griggs' favorite memory of the Masters was Adam Scott making a birdie putt on the 18th hole that led ...
Lathrop High's track and field team swept at the varsity level in a Valley Oak League dual meet at East Union on Thursday.
Sometimes it pays to have two outs when you are up to bat.
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.