Just three days after beating West High in the Lodi Tournament finale, Manteca met the Wolf Pack again on Tuesday with hopes of notching its second win of the season in the team's home opener.
STOCKTON - Edison ended the first quarter on a 9-0 run Monday night over visiting Weston Ranch and carried the momentum into the second, extending that run to 16-2 on the way to a 50-40 non-league for the Vikings at Taggart Gym.
Andrew Olaya rose to the occasion on Saturday.
Weston Ranch senior A.J. Brown got into some foul trouble during first half of the Delta Queen Classic's championship game and the Cougars (4-1) came up short against Mission San Jose, 66-47.
Ripon Christian got the job done during Saturday's championship game of the Galt Tournament.
Sierra's girls basketball team didn't have any trouble during the semifinals of the Linden Tournament on Friday night.
Manteca jumped out to an early lead during the semifinal of the DBMAC/Save Mart Classic against co-host Buhach Colony High Friday evening.
The night before my last high-school football game 38 years ago, the local sportscaster said that since our season was done and our opponent was undefeated and going to the playoffs, we would only lose by 14 points.
Todd Felis hung up his glove and spikes in 2005, following one last softball tournament in Florida.
TRACY - First-year head coach Nate McGrath figured his Lathrop boys basketball team's all-too frequent bouts with lackluster play was bound to catch up soon.
Weston Ranch won every quarter aside from the third during Thursday's 62-53 opening-round victory over Atwater at the Stagg tournament.
Sierra survived a near second-half collapse Thursday during the opening round of the McDonald's Classic.
STOCKTON - The Cordova boys basketball team is still undefeated – barely
The growing pains continued for East Union on Wednesday, when 20 turnovers kept them from getting over the hump against host Riverbank in a 41-38 loss.
RIPON - Ripon withstood a blistering start by Lathrop's Loreal Taylor and pulled away in the second half for a 39-30 win in non-league girls basketball action Tuesday .
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.