After putting itself in the best possible position to win their first-ever Valley Oak League game, Lathrop forfeited its 10-point lead and needed to fend off a stubborn East Union club in a 42-40 win Tuesday at Dalben Center.
George Contente figured his Ripon High's girls basketball team was going to have its hands full when it hosted Hilmar for a Trans-Valley League opener Tuesday.
The most challenging part to the Southern League opener for Ripon Christian was likely making the long trek to Mariposa. Once the Knights showed up it was all business, cruising to an easy 55-33 win in both teams' league openers.
Sierra's boys basketball squad made its fourth trip to Sonora in seven days Tuesday, and the Timberwolves returned home with their 10th straight victory.
When the Valley Oak League boys basketball season gets underway tonight, the league will break down into two groups. In one group six teams, East Union, Manteca, Lathrop, Kimball and Oakdale will vie to separate themselves from one another. And in the other group will be Sierra and Weston Ranch.
One victory separated three teams in the final Valley Oak League girls basketball standings a season ago. And if defending league champions Manteca High, Weston Ranch and East Union are linked together like sausage again in 2012, it will not be a surprise.
It was a year of "first time evers" and "first time in a long times" in Manteca area sports.
The Sierra High boys basketball squad captured the Fuchs Memorial Holiday Classic crown Friday at Columbia College.
Throughout the West Coast Jamboree the Weston Ranch girls basketball team was able to put up quality showings against each tournament opponent, but that was not the case in the Cougars' 61-39 loss to Monte Vista in the championship round of the Tanzanite Division.
Jim Agostini wanted to see how his East Union girls basketball team's conditioning and depth would hold up on the fourth and final day of the Tom Hawkins/Tracy Breakfast Lions Tournament Friday at Tracy High.
Weston Ranch's boys basketball team finished with a more-than-respectable third-place effort in the Modesto Christian Holiday Classic Friday, defeating the tournament host in overtime, 79-77. It was the second time in as many years that the Cougars defeated Modesto Christian in overtime.
Manteca High's freshman boys basketball team mounted a 17-6 run in the third quarter en route to beating rival Sierra 48-38 and claiming the Block M Tournament championship Friday.
RIPON - Ripon Christian was eager to defend its home court in its own tournament.
Sierra has done some of its best work against top teams so far, and Thursday was no different.
East Union High will play for third place today in the Tom Hawkins / Tracy Breakfast Lions Girls' Basketball Tournament.
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.
For a team known for its potential explosiveness on offense, Ripon turned to its defense to get untracked in its nonleague contest at East Union ...
STOCKTON - It is never over until it is over.
East Union boys soccer coach Edgar Zelaya was glad to come away with a tie under the circumstances.
Sierra staved off a fourth-quarter charge from Tokay to escape with a 69-65 victory.
STOCKTON - The Manteca High boys basketball team put its full squad on display for the first time this season Tuesday at St. Mary's with ...
Manteca's girls soccer team may lack the offensive firepower from years past, but that doesn't mean it's lacking capable scorers.
The big girl can get it done at both ends of the court.
LATHROP - After never leading through three quarters, Ripon rallied for 10 straight points to start the fourth period to come within four points, but Lathrop ...
Outshot 15-14 in its Valley Oak League opener with visiting Central Catholic, East Union was far more efficient with its opportunities Monday at Dino Cunial ...
PATTERSON - Gyse Hulsebosch poured in 15 of his game-high 29 points in the second quarter, but it was the play of P.J. Gill and ...
Lathrop coach Alfredo Reynaga came away encouraged after his Spartans dropped a 2-1 decision to host Sierra in the first Valley Oak League match for ...
The Sierra High boys had a couple of tough-luck losses Saturday to finish fourth in the Timberwolves Soccer Tournament at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
Jadyn Shinn blasted two second-half goals Saturday to lead tournament-host Sierra to a 2-0 win over Vacaville in the championship contest of the Vern Gebhardt ...