WESTON RANCH – Even when everything finally lined up for Weston Ranch, Vista del Lago senior Patrick Lowman found a way to ruin the moment. Lowman converted two of three free throws with less than 30 seconds remaining to help Vista pull off the 72-71 Sac-Joaquin Section Division III upset Wednesday.
East Union was able to play Lancer ball through the game's first three quarters, but depth, or lack thereof, proved to be too steep a challenge in East Union's 64-47 playoff loss at Lindhurst Wednesday.
Lathrop High's first boys basketball postseason run was short-lived.
The Manteca Buffaloes opened both the first and fourth quarters with offensive spurts, separating themselves for good with the double-digit fourth quarter push in a 62-40 Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoff win Tuesday.
East Union's girls basketball team made its 12th straight appearance in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs Tuesday night.
RIPON - Tia Sidtikun was thankful about playing a tough preseason schedule.
Weston Ranch came home with its first Sac-Joaquin Section girls basketball playoff win in school history, fighting back with a late furry to oust host El Dorado High in a 58-51 first round win Tuesday.
To make it to the semifinal round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs would be a major accomplishment for the three Valley Oak League girls teams in the bracket.
Scott Thomason lives by the one-game-at-a-time mantra.
The Sac-Joaquin Section's top-ranked 182-pounder coasted to a SJS Division V Tournament title Saturday at Hughson High.
Modesto Christian's boys basketball team is the most talented in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs.
In-town rivals Ripon and Ripon Christian have two different paths to NorCals, the next-level tournament for all semifinalists in the Sac-Joaquin Section's Division I-V playoffs.
WESTON RANCH – For two of the Valley Oak League's best wrestlers, their quest for Sac-Joaquin Section titles came to abrupt end in overtime losses. Both wrestlers though and several other VOL standouts earned the right to extend their season into next week's Masters Championships.
Manteca's three high schools, each with Valley Oak League championships, are tipping off the Sac-Joaquin Section boys and girls basketball playoffs at home this week.
For one reason or another, Guillermo Nunez doesn't like to lose.
LATHROP - Lathrop's boys basketball team is rolling now.
Dwight Young came in with the hot hand against Turlock on Tuesday.
While the outcome of Monday night's non-league girls basketball game between Manteca and visiting Laguna Creek of Elk Grove was never in doubt, Manteca ...
TRACY – The big guy can play in the back court, too.
RIPON – Reina Sausedo scored eight of her team-high 13 points in the first half before the tournament-host Indians went cold in the second half and ...
RIPON – Ripon went on a 9-0 run midway through the third period Saturday and lucky for the Indians they did as Stagg of Stockton then ...
Attacking the basket, hitting open 3s and playing hard-nosed defense is Sierra's recipe for success.
RIPON - Vincent Olmo is a big boy, and he used all of his 6-foot-6, 250-pound frame at just the right time Friday night.
TRACY - Lathrop's boys basketball team appears to have found its stride.
RIPON - It took a quarter, but the Ripon girls basketball team finally caught on to Kayla Jacklich's example.
ELK GROVE – The Manteca High Buffaloes appeared to be rounding into shape.
RIPON – Under blustery, windy conditions Thursday visiting Hughson got a goal in each half and Ripon Christian could not find the net in a 2-0 ...
RIPON - Sierra narrowed a 10-point deficit to six in the fourth quarter but could not close the gap as host Ripon held on for a ...
Manteca Unified schools will be split up for the 2018-2022 alignment cycle, if the Sac-Joaquin Section has its way.