The Buffaloes are beginning to believe.
Everybody got into the act for the East Union sophomore girls basketball team Thursday night at the Dalben Center as the Squires improved to 11-1 in Valley Oak League play with a blowout of Weston Ranch.
The Sac-Joaquin Section's playoff committee made a few changes to its original postseason football proposal that was revealed Jan. 9.
Batman found himself a new Robin.
CERES – Prior to Wednesday, neither Manteca head coach Dave Asuncion or Sierra's Scott Thomason wanted to admit that Friday night was circled on the calendar.
RIPON – It was senior night Wednesday at Ripon High where the Indians welcomed Hughson for a final Trans Valley League dual before the wrestling postseason begins Feb. 14 with the TVL tournament.
CERES – Eric Godfrey scored 24 points in leading the Manteca sophomore boys basketball team past Central Valley Wednesday night, 68-51.
Sharon Washington was feeling ill, but not because of a virus.
WESTON RANCH – Coming off back-to-back losses to the Ceres schools, a setback looking more and more understandable with each passing day, the Cougars had been hearing it a bit from their classmates at Weston Ranch High.
SONORA – If there were any bigger fans of Sierra High Tuesday night than the East Union Lancers, one would be hard-pressed to find them.
RIPON - No Reeves Nelson, no problem for Modesto Christian.
Dallas Mould dominated the post for Manteca High's sophomore girls basketball team Tuesday, pumping in 11 points to go with 18 rebounds in the Buffaloes' 39-27 victory over visiting Central Valley.
AUBURN - Weston Ranch was thrown straight into the fire to kick off the Placer Duals Tournament Saturday at Placer High in Auburn, facing Galena of Nevada and Wood Creek of Sacramento, two top-notch outfits in its first two matches.
LATHROP - They may spell their names differently, but Saturday at Lathrop High, Edy Guzman and Eddie Andrade appeared awfully similar in one important category: Scoring the basketball.
RIPON -Tyler Goslinga was automatic from the field, but not so much from the free-throw line.
Ben Juarez knocked down a jump shot to give Kimball its first lead in the second half with 22 seconds left in Wednesday's crucial Valley Oak League contest at Manteca High's Winter Gym.
With four games left in the regular season, the Sierra Timberwolves appear well on their way towards an outright Valley Oak League title.
LATHROP - After surviving seven lead changes and four ties, host Lathrop ended the first half on a 7-0 run and outscored East Union 22-9 in the third quarter on the way to a 64-48 win in Valley Oak League boys basketball action.
Isela Rivera isn't concerned so much about her place in East Union girls soccer lore, though there have been few as productive as the senior striker.
Having battled back from a 21-point deficit to visiting Lathrop and leading by one with 35 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Manteca's Jessica Hasal penetrated to the key and then dished out to Allison Rachels on the perimeter. Rachels threw up a 3-pointer and by the time it bounced off the glass and through the net she was picking herself up off the floor with the Buffaloes on the way to a thrilling 54-49 Valley Oak League girls basketball victory at Winter Gymnasium.
STOCKTON - With no true post players on his team, Weston Ranch coach Chris Bauer has challenged the two tallest to be more of a presence in the paint.
Not this time.
The Ripon Christian boys basketball team overcame Turlock Christian's considerable size advantage for a second time with Tuesday's commanding 64-51 triumph.
RIPON - Amber Hilvers searched for the words, trying her hardest not to sound disrespectful.
All that matters is who leads at the end. For the Ripon Christian girls' basketball team, that is a good thing.
Lathrop junior Isaiah Ellis put on a show in front of the home crowd Friday night.
In a game that featured a head-to-head showdown between the Valley Oak League's two best senior post players, it was the guards who made the difference.
Weston Ranch put Friday's Valley Oak League ball game against Sierra solely in the hands of standout sophomore Jaelen Ragsdale.
Don't let the records fool you.
RIPON – Tiana Chacon has been an All-Trans Valley League first-team third baseman the past two seasons.