Manteca High's girls basketball team is in a little bit of a funk.
Weston Ranch High's wrestling team continued its impressive start to the season with a second-place finish in the Healdsburg Duals in Sonoma County Saturday. Sixteen schools competed, including Valley Oak League rival Sonora which came in 11th.
Manteca High opened the Tracy/West Winter Holiday Boys' Basketball Classic with a 52-45 victory over Modesto on Monday.
East Union passed its second big test of the early season with a 53-45 victory at Riverbank Monday.
RIPON – If defense has been an issue for the Ripon Christian Knights, it was impossible to tell Saturday.
The Manteca Buffaloes eliminated any doubt as to who was the best squad in the Ceres Tournament, dismantling Johansen High in the championship 64-35 to earn the tourney title.
Christian Pena took full advantage of his two-day Western Invitational wrestling tournament run, nearly capturing the 145-pound title in a championship match loss to Escalon's Jason Robbins Saturday at Modesto Junior College.
The East Union High Lancers scored 18 points off of turnovers in the first half Friday against visiting Enochs.
With each Sierra High run, defensive miscues enabled Tokay to find itself back to within a couple possessions. For Sierra's final run late in the fourth the Tigers would have no answer, succumbing to the final burst in a 63-52 loss Friday.
Ripon High's girls basketball team went to its trusty press defense to secure a 55-49 win over Capital Christian of Sacramento Friday.
The Ripon Christian Knights opened the contest on fire, building a seven-point first quarter lead en route to a 60-49 win over Linden in the Ripon Christian Tournament Friday.
With less than two minutes to play and Sierra High trailing for the first time in the contest, seizing the first win of the season appeared to be slipping away from the Timberwolves. But a pair of clutch free throws from sophomore Celine Barber helped seal the deal in Sierra's 61-54 win over Stagg High.
The Manteca High girls varsity basketball squad's defense was a big part of the offense Thursday against Atwater in the opening round action of the Ceres Tournament.
RIPON - Will Ward had his way in the post. Joseph Berry was deadly from long range. Guillermo Nunez did a little bit of everything else.
Shalene Jackson and Tiare Tu'uga are quickly becoming a lethal combination for East Union High thus far in the young season.
RIPON - Ripon missed two free throws, a put-back and an open 3-pointer on the final possession of its nonleague tilt with East Union on Wednesday.
LATHROP - Lathrop ended a two-game slide Wednesday and didn't need sophomore Junior Ballard to score more than 30 points to do so.
RIPON - For the second time this season, Ripon Christian High fell to Calaveras.
While St. Mary's gives up size against most teams, Manteca - with three starters at 6-foot-8 or taller - could struggle against the quicker ones.
TRACY - East Union's Olivia Vezaldenos flirted with a triple-double Tuesday, and the Lancers outscored host Tracy 20-4 before running away with a 56-34 non-league ...
LATHROP - Lathrop High played with a certain tenacity against visiting Pitman on Tuesday.
TURLOCK - Jess Spivey once again provided much of the offense for Sierra, but it was defense that helped the Timberwolves conquer Turlock 45-28 in a ...
GALT - With Lathrop trailing by 16 at halftime to undefeated Liberty Ranch, coach Nathan McGrath asked his sophomore to carry the load offensively over the ...
MODESTO - It took a quarter for East Union to shake off the cobwebs for Monday's nonleague tilt at Downey.
East Union finished second Saturday at the Bear Creek Invitational in Stockton and for the second year in a row the Lancers' Jaysen Reindel was ...
The Sierra girls salvaged a win Saturday in the Trojan Clash at Lincoln-Stockton with a 53-33 victory over Mt. Pleasant-San Jose.
Finally, Sierra came out on the right side of a close one.
STOCKTON - It was déjà vu all over again for the Sierra boys basketball team Friday, and not in a good way.
STOCKTON - It was a tough go Friday for Sierra High against Beyer in a consultation bracket game of the Trojans Clash Girls hoop tournament.
Cal-Hi Sports playfully calls it the "We Got Beat by Ripon Bowl."