After putting itself in the best possible position to win their first-ever Valley Oak League game, Lathrop forfeited its 10-point lead and needed to fend off a stubborn East Union club in a 42-40 win Tuesday at Dalben Center.
George Contente figured his Ripon High's girls basketball team was going to have its hands full when it hosted Hilmar for a Trans-Valley League opener Tuesday.
The most challenging part to the Southern League opener for Ripon Christian was likely making the long trek to Mariposa. Once the Knights showed up it was all business, cruising to an easy 55-33 win in both teams' league openers.
Sierra's boys basketball squad made its fourth trip to Sonora in seven days Tuesday, and the Timberwolves returned home with their 10th straight victory.
When the Valley Oak League boys basketball season gets underway tonight, the league will break down into two groups. In one group six teams, East Union, Manteca, Lathrop, Kimball and Oakdale will vie to separate themselves from one another. And in the other group will be Sierra and Weston Ranch.
One victory separated three teams in the final Valley Oak League girls basketball standings a season ago. And if defending league champions Manteca High, Weston Ranch and East Union are linked together like sausage again in 2012, it will not be a surprise.
It was a year of "first time evers" and "first time in a long times" in Manteca area sports.
The Sierra High boys basketball squad captured the Fuchs Memorial Holiday Classic crown Friday at Columbia College.
Throughout the West Coast Jamboree the Weston Ranch girls basketball team was able to put up quality showings against each tournament opponent, but that was not the case in the Cougars' 61-39 loss to Monte Vista in the championship round of the Tanzanite Division.
Jim Agostini wanted to see how his East Union girls basketball team's conditioning and depth would hold up on the fourth and final day of the Tom Hawkins/Tracy Breakfast Lions Tournament Friday at Tracy High.
Weston Ranch's boys basketball team finished with a more-than-respectable third-place effort in the Modesto Christian Holiday Classic Friday, defeating the tournament host in overtime, 79-77. It was the second time in as many years that the Cougars defeated Modesto Christian in overtime.
Manteca High's freshman boys basketball team mounted a 17-6 run in the third quarter en route to beating rival Sierra 48-38 and claiming the Block M Tournament championship Friday.
RIPON - Ripon Christian was eager to defend its home court in its own tournament.
Sierra has done some of its best work against top teams so far, and Thursday was no different.
East Union High will play for third place today in the Tom Hawkins / Tracy Breakfast Lions Girls' Basketball Tournament.
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RIPON - Anthony Sisk turned to rapper Meek Mill to get him in the right mindset for Ripon's home opener against Lathrop on Tuesday.
LATHROP - Lathrop High's girls basketball team has high hopes for the 2016-17 season.
LATHROP - A defensive standout for Lathrop last season, Ronaldo Macias boosted the attack in the battle-tested Spartans' 4-3 win over visiting St. Mary's on ...
STOCKTON - Do not mess with tradition.
Win No. 401 came easily for Sierra girls soccer coach Manuel Pires.
RANCHO CORDOVA - East Union girls basketball coach Jim Agostini let his players call the shots out of halftime Monday and it paid dividends in a ...
RIVERBANK – With the game tied at halftime, Ripon Christian erupted for a 19-point third quarter while holding Langston Hughes Academy to just eight on the ...
Jacob Garcia got the ball rolling for East Union's lone goal against River City of West Sacramento on Saturday but that was enough as ...
Manteca's boys soccer team wasn't a kind wasn't a kind host to its first opponent in the 9th Annual Buffalo Cup on ...
Lincoln High's Andre Kelly torched the Manteca High Buffaloes a year ago when the two teams squared off.
Thursday night was a stop on an incredible journey that shows no signs of coming to an end any time soon.
CERES - This was more like it for the East Union girls basketball team.
RIPON - First-year Ripon boys soccer coach Bryant Macias said his team's season-opening loss to talented Manteca earlier this week served as a good learning ...