STOCKTON - The Sierra High Timberwolves and the East Union Lancers both advanced in opening-round action of the inaugural adidas Trojan Christmas Classic on Thursday.
RIPON – Ripon Christian senior Teagan Manus returned to her squad's lineup right on time for the opener of the Lady Knights Basketball Tournament Thursday night.
East Union is getting into an early-season groove, and just in time for its biggest challenge so far.
With leading scorer Sean Broker handcuffed by foul trouble, Ripon Christian had trouble getting untracked for three quarters against Los Banos in Thursday's first-round game in the Oakdale Rotary Classic.
Harleen Pabla is certainly capable of running cross country at the next level.
The Sierra football squad could have certainly benefited from the raw strength and ability senior Isaac Gutierrez possesses.
Surrounded by teammates who made the hours-long drive to cheer her on at the CIF State Championships, a defeated Brooke Riley finally let her guard down.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
Anna Cardenas strived to be No. 1 - on her own team.
Ripon was in a dogfight during the championship game of its own Winter Classic Tournament Saturday night.
Sierra's sophomore captain Kayla Wilson led the way with 13 points during Saturday's preseason contest on the road against Riverbank.
With the absence of senior guard Jessica Hasal on Friday night, Manteca's junior tandem of Chelsea Gomez and Fechi Nkwocha stepped up significantly at Winter Gym.
Allie Walljasper made it official with LSU during her signing day party at Sierra High Friday afternoon.
RIPON - Two wins, two different reactions.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
The Lathrop boys basketball team had a chance to clinch a playoff berth Friday night but came up short thanks to a last-second tip-in by host Kimball, which claimed a 69-67 Valley Oak League win with one game remaining in regular-season play.
East Union point guard Olivia Vezaldenos remained hot and put together a flashy performance during a 58-45 Valley Oak League victory over cross-town rival Manteca.
Three Buffalo greats will soon be roaming the Great Plains.
RIPON - If only every night was senior night for Ripon High's girls basketball team.
Weston Ranch forced 32 Sierra turnovers Thursday night, and despite having just eight players in uniform rolled to a 60-33 Valley Oak League girls basketball win over the host Timberwolves.
Michael Hatfield did it again.
Kyle Alexander has dabbled in many sports but appears to have found one he can stick to for the rest of his life.
Weston Ranch broke open a tie game Wednesday night with a 13-0 run that started late in the first quarter against host East Union, and the Cougars were not threatened again in a 71-57 Valley Oak League win at Dalben Center.
Lathrop left little doubt in its 65-34 drubbing of visiting Oakdale on Wednesday night.
The future of girls Valley Oak League basketball was on display Tuesday night at Sierra High School with two sophomores accounting for 68 points in a thrilling 61-56 win for visiting East Union over the Timberwolves.
Weston Ranch's girls basketball team officially clinched a playoff berth for a sixth straight year Tuesday night with a 67-40 rout at Manteca, but the Cougars are looking to raise the bar for the program.
The Lathrop High girls basketball team doesn't have a playoff run to look forward to, but it isn't going out without a fight.
At this point last year and the 23 before that, coaches were busy crunching numbers to see where their teams could potentially land in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
It had been known for weeks that Ripon Christian was going to secure the outright Southern League championship without much resistance.
STOCKTON – Sierra jumped out to a quick but not-so comfortable lead thanks to three early forfeits Saturday during the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Team Dual Championships at Lincoln High.