RIPON - Just moments after Ripon High's standout 215-pound wrestler, Travis Smith, posted the fastest pin of the night, heavyweight Mike Goldberg of Lathrop did his even faster - and quickness isn't a trait you'd normally associate with the weight class.
Missed free throws nearly cost Sierra High's girls basketball team Tuesday at Beyer.
RIPON - The first four minutes were far from perfect for Ripon Christian, but things got straightened out in a hurry. The Knights jumped all over the visiting Hughson Huskies with a first half run and never let up in a 55-18 blowout Tuesday.
In a battle of defending league champions, it was host Modesto High of the Modesto Metro Conference that prevailed 51-45 over East Union.
MODESTO – Despite a 10-2 run by Golden Valley midway through the fourth quarter Saturday in the Consolation Championship of the Modesto City Classic, East Union found itself in position to send the game into overtime with two 3-point attempts by Brandon Cline in the closing seconds. Both long tries rimmed out and the Cougars escaped with a 65-62 win at Johansen High School.
West High of Tracy had East Union beat on the look test.
The East Union Lancers once again relied on sharp-shooting and solid defense to take a step further in the Modesto City Classic Friday night by downing Los Banos 56-45 and secure their second victory of the season.
The combination of strong defense and sure-shooting helped the Ripon Christian girls cruise to its second victory in as many nights, this time by a 48-28 margin over the Downey Knights in the consolation championship of the Escalon Tournament Friday.
Manteca High freshman forward Tia Tuuga said she was nervous, but she did a horrible job of showing it in her varsity debut Thursday at Winter Gymnasium.
For the second straight night, Manteca High's boys basketball team didn't get off to a good start, but this had nothing to do with lazy defense or a cold-shooting offense.
LATHROP - The Ripon High girls varsity basketball team incorporated tough pressure defense to go with plenty of hustle plays while routing the Spartans in Thursday's non-league game.
An improved defensive performance proved to be the key for the Ripon Christian girls basketball team in its second game of the season Thursday night.
STOCKTON - After defeating St. Mary's 48-24 Tuesday night due in part to seven Rams forfeits, East Union found itself up by five points going into its last bout of the night with Sarah Phillips needing to avoid being pinned to give the Lancers a win over host Bear Creek.
MODESTO - The Modesto City Classic's defending champion got a big wake-up call during opening-round of the 16-team tournament at Modesto High Wednesday.
MODESTO - In a lot of ways, East Union aspires to be much like the team it squared off with in the first round of the Modesto City Classic Wednesday.
It wasn't an easy night for the Lathrop High School girls soccer team Monday.
The Ripon High boys and girls swim teams opened the season last week against Kimball and Oakdale, respectively.
D'Angelo Finley made his one year at Weston Ranch count.
Manteca started strong, stumbled midway through and finished with a bang.
Olivia Vezaldenos started her high school varsity career as a freshman trying to help rebuild a proud program that was used to winning.
STOCKTON – Carlos Drain, Jordan Severin and Josh Dilg strung three hits in a row together in the top of the seventh inning for Weston Ranch ...
It is tough to go out a winner.
SALIDA - The Ripon High Indians had a tough time Thursday containing Modesto Christian's Carsyn Hoogendoorn.
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TRACY -The East Union Lancers improved to 3-0 in Valley Oak League play with an 11-1 victory at Kimball on Thursday.
Clayton Dorland may be the No. 6 player for the East Union High Lancers.
The Sierra High Timberwolves swept host Lathrop at Thursday's Valley Oak League meet.
The Sierra girls track team came close to threatening Oakdale's decade-long reign in the Valley Oak League but ended up on the losing end ...
RIPON - Two-out errors can be costly, and Hughson found that out the hard way Thursday.
TRACY - Lathrop sophomore Christian Guzman shot a 1-over 37 at Old River Golf Course on Wednesday, but it wasn't enough for the Spartans as ...