Continuing a season as an individual in the postseason is one thing. Accomplishing the very same feat as a team is something completely different. Nabbing one of two Valley Oak League team berths for the Sac Joaquin Section was extremely important to the Weston Ranch Cougars Wednesday, and it showed.
LATHROP - East Union wrapped up the Valley Oak League dual season with wins over Sierra and host Lathrop Wednesday, but the Lancers ultimately came up short of their goal.
For the Manteca Buffaloes, beating a team they weren't supposed to beat was a test they hadn't passed in Valley Oak League play. That changed for the Buffaloes Wednesday when they made the trek to Tracy a successful one with a 51-49 victory over the Kimball Jaguars.
Ripon High will not be defending its Sac-Joaquin Section Division-V Team Duals title this Saturday.
Any loss of focus by the Sierra High girls basketball team and Oakdale would have celebrated its first Valley Oak League win.
RIPON - Ripon High nearly pulled out a much-needed win with its top two ball handlers fouled out of the game.
Those epic Manteca-Sonora football games may soon be replaced by Manteca-Central Catholic.
Sierra's boys basketball team is the top Division-III squad in the Sac-Joaquin Section, according to the first of two releases of the playoff power ratings.
There's no crying in baseball, but there sure is plenty of it in wrestling.
LATHROP – Lathrop responded with a ferocious last-ditch effort, but it wouldn't be nearly enough as Manteca established an early lead and it never surrendered in a 58-49 win over the Spartans Tuesday.
The Ripon High girls basketball team had its best scoring output of the season in Monday's 67-30 shellacking at Escalon, and the Indians have their defense to thank.
Manteca native Pete Duenas is among four of the newest members of the Amateur Softball Association's Greater San Joaquin Hall of Fame.
Manteca High senior Courtney Range is among the 814 basketball players nationwide to be nominated to play in the prestigious McDonald's All-American Games.
WESTON RANCH - The big-time players were making big-time shots, but the difference for Sierra in Friday's marquee matchup against Weston Ranch was the clutch play of its role players.
Gift wrapping Oakdale its first Valley Oak League win was probably the best thing that could have happened to the East Union Lancers. East Union came off the loss with the intensity of a championship game, sapping Manteca's spirit in the first eight minutes of its 55-37 win Friday.
TRACY - East Union's fall in the Valley Oak League standings continued Tuesday with a 54-45 loss at Kimball.
RIPON - Ripon Christian can't use the same old excuses when it keeps on winning.
RIPON - Never mind Hughson's record.
DELHI - Ripon Christian's quest for a fifth straight Southern League title in girls soccer continued Tuesday with a 3-1 win over Delhi.
Several months ago, infant Amiyah Victoria Lopez was diagnosed with Stage III liver cancer.
Sierra made the most of its few chances but was ultimately outgunned by Oakdale in a 3-2 Valley Oak League loss at Daniel Teicheira Memorial ...
The logjam in the top half of the Valley Oak League girls soccer standings did not budge Monday after Manteca and Central Catholic played to ...
STOCKTON - Weston Ranch descended from cloud nine to rock bottom in a matter of minutes on Monday.
Manteca's Jocelyn Reyes got to live the dream Saturday.
Hector Romero scored two goals for East Union on Saturday and the Lancers added a late goal on a penalty kick for a 3-1 win ...
It played out as a "Can you top this?" moment, but Manteca sharpshooter Dwight Young insists that wasn't the case.
STOCKTON - When visiting Sierra ran its lead to nine points with a 5-0 run to start the second half, Weston Ranch regrouped with a timeout ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian got a much-needed win Friday at home.
LATHROP - The Lathrop High wrestling team edged out visiting Sierra and Central Catholic in the Valley Oak League finale on Wednesday to finish in third ...
STOCKTON - There are only so many was to score a goal, and as just a freshman, Lathrop's Kassandra Ceja may have come up with ...