Senior night can lead to some quirky lineups.
WESTON RANCH – Playing for at least a portion of the Valley Oak League title seemed to be on the mind of only one team, as East Union built a double-digit halftime lead and never relinquished in a 57-48 win over Weston Ranch Wednesday.
Two sophomores stole the show on the Manteca High girls basketball team's senior night Wednesday.
Lathrop High's girls basketball stretched its winning streak against Oakdale to four games after trouncing the Mustangs on their home floor 53-33 on Wednesday.
It's safe to say that at 5 feet, 8 inches, Scott Thomason didn't play above the rim during his days as a player.
East Union High continued to play inspired basketball.
Ripon High's girls basketball team suffered a third heartbreaking straight loss Tuesday, falling at Riverbank, 51-49.
RIPON – Riverbank High is definitely not accustomed to playing subpar basketball, but the Bruins' opening effort coupled with an inspired effort from Ripon left them coping with only its third loss of the season, 58-48.
Things were business as usual for the Ripon Christian Knights, as they continued their dominance over the Southern League with a 78-52 win over Delhi Tuesday.
It's net-cutting week for area basketball teams zeroing in on league championships, while others are looking to improve their postseason standing.
Former East Union High standout Brittany LaMar is making an immediate impact for the William Jessup University softball team.
The Turlock Christian hangover was in full effect at the start of Ripon Christian's girls basketball contest with visiting Delhi Monday.
ESCALON – The Ripon High wrestling program exercised its dominance over the heralded Escalon Cougars on two separate occasions this season.
OAKDALE – When it was said and done Oakdale was still the league's dominant force, but Weston Ranch more than proved itself as the league's second in command.
With the ill effects of their first Valley Oak League loss looming over the East Union Lancers, the squad was able to pull out an always-challenging Sonora road victory with a 52-49 Friday.
STOCKTON – East Union won the Demolition Day Wrestling Tournament and the Lancers' Jaysen Reindel was named Outstanding Upper-Weight Wrestler on Saturday at Stagg High School.
Maurice Woods was almost too much for visiting Sierra.
In a matchup between two prolific outside shooting teams Wednesday, it was defense and accuracy from the free-throw line that made all the difference for ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian coach Ed Mulder believes his team took forward steps in its two setbacks in the 22nd Annual Lady Knights Invitational.
DUBLIN - Sierra started strong Wednesday but needed an even better finish to pull off a 44-42 win over Los Banos in the Pearl Division championship ...
DIXON - Aaron Paschini helped spark his team with ball-hawking defense, which led to a whole lot of offense for Ripon's standout junior guard.
TRACY – Manteca started the first half with a press and the second half with a half-court defense, and both schemes worked well with the Buffaloes ...
SALIDA – Jaelen Ragsdale displayed some of his offensive arsenal at the Modesto Christian Holiday Hoop Classic on Tuesday.
TRACY - East Union was as cold in the fourth quarter as it was hot in the opening period in Tuesday's Tracy Breakfast Lions/Tom ...
TRACY - Lathrop rebounded from Monday's double-digit loss to Valley Oak League rival East Union by playing good, solid defense in a 53-41 win over ...
DIXON - Ripon used big scoring outbursts in the first and third quarters to blow past Sonoma Valley 69-43 in a winners-bracket semifinal of the Ram ...
DUBLIN - Sierra's girls basketball team followed up one blowout with an even bigger one in the West Coast Jamboree.
SALIDA - In an intense and sometimes-chippy showdown between two of the top boys basketball teams in Northern California, Modesto Christian's depth and energy prevailed ...
TRACY - East Union closed out the first half on a 9-3 run and started the third quarter with an 8-0 spurt to pull away from ...
RIPON - With only six teams in the 22nd annual Lady Knights Invitational, host Ripon Christian was forced to come up with a unique format to ...