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.
The Weston Ranch High girls varsity hoop squad will take on host Monte Vista (Danville) today for the Tanzanite Division title of the West Coast Jamboree.
RIPON - One goal was all it took.
RIPON - After finding itself trailing in the game's first 30 seconds Wednesday, Abby Buitrago led No. 4 Ripon Christian to four first-half goals on ...
SACRAMENTO – The freshman can deliver in the clutch.
RIPON - Ripon High was off and running on Wednesday.
Jocelyn Reyes couldn't find the mark on easier opportunities.
It takes more than a rolled ankle to keep Kyndra Kiser down.
Manteca is one step closer to achieving the Buffalo Slam after vanquishing visiting Hiram Johnson 75-46 in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division ...
Manteca High set the tone early on in Tuesday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division III opener.
A 15-minute delay, sloppy field conditions and stretches of torrential rain did little to slow down East Union in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division III opener ...
LATHROP - Lathrop made it a point to defend its home court Tuesday.
There was more than rain falling from the sky Tuesday night as No. 8 Sierra hit Union Mine of El Dorado with 20 shots on ...
FOLSOM – It was a tough day Saturday for local wrestlers Saturday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III championships as Vista del Lago High.
Six of the seven Sac-Joaquin Section postseason qualifiers from the area will get to enjoy home-field advantage in the opening round next week.
NEWMAN - Ripon could not overcome Payton Church and 16th-seeded Orestimba in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV play-in game Friday, but the young Indians gained valuable ...
STOCKTON – Alexa Garcia is a freshman with no fear, and now she is two matches away from a trip to the California Girls Wrestling Championships.