Sierra is as hot as East Union was cold in their Valley Oak League contest Friday.
Weston Ranch star Dylan Alexander threw up a half-court prayer at the buzzer with the Cougars down 42-40 at Manteca High's Winter Gymnasium.
Another day, another blowout win for Ripon Christian's boys basketball team.
When East Union opened its Valley Oak League contest with Sierra High on a 10-0 run, it was a glimpse of what was to be expected during the Lancers' 48-31 victory over the visiting Timberwolves Friday.
RIPON – It is one thing to dominate a team with less talent, but to do so with the effort usually reserved for close games is another.
The effort and execution Sierra High's girls basketball team displayed over the final two quarters were missing early, and visiting Sonora took advantage in a 55-43 win Wednesday in both clubs' Valley Oak League opener.
Felipe Duran's unconventional pin sparked East Union's wrestling team in its double-dual with visiting Sonora and Kimball Wednesday at Dalben Center.
Manteca High's Valley Oak League double-dual opener with Lathrop and Oakdale did not last long.
It was not their best performance.
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.
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 ...
MODESTO - Manteca's streak of shutout wins ended at six Thursday in a 2-1 loss at Central Catholic.
LATHROP - The Lathrop Spartans took what the Weston Ranch High defense gave them.