East Union showed off depth and versatility in its season opener against Escalon Thursday at Dalben Center.
The only clue to the fact it was Sierra High's first basketball game of the season was its record.
The Manteca Buffaloes were able to remove the foul taste of a poor performance in the Modesto City Classic opener with a strong showing Thursday, beating Modesto High 68-52 in loser's bracket action.
The Ripon Christian Knights opened the Riverbank High Ron Peterson Tip-Off Tournament with a solid showing, getting nine players in the scoring column during a 77-43 blowout of the Hilmar Yellowjackets Thursday.
The 36th Annual Escalon Lions Club Invitational did not open the way Ripon Christian would have liked, suffering a one-sided loss to Gregori High Wednesday in the opening round of the tournament 70-54 at Escalon High.
MODESTO - Manteca was outrebounded 29-18, coughed up 32 turnovers and still had a chance to beat Modesto City Classic co-host Downey in a first-round contest Wednesday.
Things went fairly well for the East Union Lancers in their season opening double-dual match Wednesday. They handled the St. Mary's 34-24 before dropping their contest against Bear Creek, 48-30.
After suffering through an injury that would seemingly have pushed an athlete out of the collegiate ranks, East Union senior Gianna Gesler used a strong sophomore campaign coupled with a dedicated grind on the summer travel ball circuit to earn an athletic scholarship to Notre Dame de Namur University in the Bay Area.
RIPON – After building a halftime lead on the Tracy Bulldogs, Ripon High was able to make free throws and play defense down the stretch to hold off Tracy 36-28 in the season-opener for both squads Tuesday.
Like father, like daughter.
It's two down, four more to go for Lathrop High's boys basketball team.
Ripon Christian's girls basketball team opened its season with an impressive 50-41 win over East Union on Monday, but unfortunately for the Knights the result has no bearing on their record.
East Union senior Sarah Phillips led a contingent of four Lady Lancers in the 2nd Annual Folsom High Girls Invitational on Saturday, successfully defending her crown in the 108-pound division.
Earning a top-50 finish to close out the season at the 26th annual CIF State Cross Country Championships Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno was a fitting end for two local standouts.
Manteca High's boys basketball team rode the scoring of three juniors on its way to a 58-47 win over Gregori of Modesto Saturday at Winter Gym.
ESCALON - Escalon's longtime reign in the Trans-Valley League may soon come to an end.
RIPON – Practice makes perfect.
LATHROP - Lathrop finally has a win in what has been a one-sided Battle of I-5 rivalry with Weston Ranch, but it didn't come easy.
Brett Lewis emerged from the locker room smiling and with good reason: his Manteca boys basketball team had squeaked out a 61-58 win over Central ...
The combined hustle of Daisy Valencia and Jadyn Shinn coupled with a gritty effort from ailing goalkeeper Callie Crain proved to be the difference for ...
Sierra overcame two first-half deficits and dominated the final 40 minutes Wednesday en route to a 4-2 win over visiting Central Catholic to remain undefeated ...
LATHROP - It was good while it lasted.
Sydney Fryer poured in 19 points, 15 rebounds and four assists, but it was the play of the supporting cast that allowed Manteca to keep ...
OAKDALE - Ruby Daube spearheaded East Union's dramatic 42-41 win over Oakdale with 21 points on Wednesday, but it was a key play in the ...
STOCKTON - Lathrop High used a strong third quarter to roll past host Weston Ranch 52-32 in Wednesday's Valley Oak League rivalry clash.
Billy Sharmoug referred to Wednesday's signing to play football at New Mexico State as his second chance.
Based on recent history, Lathrop may be due for another big winning streak.
RIPON - On a rainy, windy night Tuesday host Ripon Christian had the wind at their backs top start the game, putting up three goals in ...
TRACY - A close one throughout, Manteca needed a 21-point burst in the fourth quarter and a triple double from highly-recruited Tydus Verhoeven to pull away ...
HUGHSON - Hughson has been a house of horrors for Ripon in the past.