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.
LATHROP – After building an 18-point halftime lead, Lathrop put itself in position to post a huge Valley Oak League upset, but in the game's final 90 seconds Sierra's Guillermo Nunez came through with back-to-back 3-pointers to lead the Timberwolves to a 69-61 win Friday.
Brock Swift is East Union High's unsung hero.
SALIDA - The streak lives.
The Ripon Christian Knights clinched a first-place share of the Southern League Friday with a 74-35 victory at Turlock Christian.
RIPON - While putting the finishing touches on a decorated Ripon High athletic career, senior Jake McCreath took a few moments to ink his next commitment to play football for the Morningside College of Sioux City, Iowa, Thursday.
RIPON - Halie Bergman entered the ballgame midway through the third quarter with Turlock Christian trailing Ripon Christian 19-16 in Thursday's encounter between the Southern League's two best girls basketball teams.
It wasn't the ideal head coaching debut for young Danielle Wells.
STOCKTON - Weston Ranch survived a scare Friday night, needing a 14-4 flurry in the third quarter to ward off Sierra, 49-41.
RIPON - In a 9-0 Ripon run to start the second quarter Friday, Sarah Thompson converted one steal in into a transition basket and Reina Sausedo ...
Aron Navarette led a second-half Manteca comeback with four goals Thursday as the Buffaloes came from behind to beat visiting Lathrop 4-2 in boys Valley ...
The Sac-Joaquin Section announced Thursday that Manuel Pires is one of its six Model Coaches for the 2016-17 school year.
Sierra accomplished almost all that it wanted to for three quarters against Junior Ballard and visiting Lathrop on Thursday.
MODESTO - East Union's boys basketball team followed one of its worst efforts of the season with its best.
LATHROP - After allowing its previous opponent to shoot 33 free throws in a loss, Lathrop's girls basketball team made it a point to scale ...
East Union High remains in the thick in the Valley Oak League race.
Rhiannon Genilla can make lemonade out of lemons.
Manteca High's Loretta Kakala was one of hundreds of nominees watching the 40th Annual McDonald's All-American Game selection show Sunday evening on ESPNU ...
It is good to have a Tydus in your tank.
East Union needed just 15 seconds to test Sierra freshman goalkeeper Michaela Bitle, who was filling in for ailing starter Callie Crain (shoulder) in Tuesday ...
NEWMAN - The Southern League-leading Ripon Christian girls soccer team got untracked early and often in its 5-0 drubbing of Orestimba on Tuesday.
RIPON - Ripon came out on the winning end of what coach Rod Wright described as a "turnover fest" Tuesday, trouncing always-dangerous Riverbank 75-59 to remain ...
STOCKTON - Weston Ranch looked every bit of that up-and-coming young team on Tuesday.