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.
DELHI - Ripon Christian's girls soccer team topped off its fifth straight Southern League championship season Wednesday with a 2-1 victory at Delhi.
STOCKTON - Not bad for a rebuilding season.
LATHROP - Michael Mills let go of a corner 3 as time expired.
Wednesday's 67-52 loss to visiting Central Catholic of Modesto in all likelihood ended East Union's season, but it was a season in which ...
For all that Tydus Verhoeven and Loretta Kakala have accomplished in their four years as varsity basketball standouts, a Valley Oak League title had eluded ...
OAKDALE - Manteca already had at least a piece of the Valley Oak League championship when it visited Oakdale for the final regular-season game of the ...
East Union's Zach Hernandez got knocked to the ground on a corner kick from Trent Rivera early in the second half, but he did ...
Josie Reyes was in on two first-half goals for Manteca and that lead would hold for the rest of the game as the Buffaloes held ...
Sierra celebrated senior night and its Valley Oak League outright championship with a trouncing of Weston Ranch on Tuesday night.
RIPON - Ripon will take a three-game winning streak into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs after exacting revenge against Hilmar on Tuesday, 44-43.
HUGHSON - Ripon Christian appears to be peaking at the right time.
MARIPOSA - Nick Van Vliet scored twice, and Ripon Christian benefited from an own goal from Mariposa to sneak away with a 5-4 Southern League win ...
Manteca dominated from start to finish, but Noelle Smith and visiting Lathrop made the Buffaloes work for their 3-1 win in their annual Kicking for ...
MODESTO - Sierra left little doubt in its rematch with Central Catholic.
STOCKTON – East Union remained in the hunt for an at-large Sac-Joaquin Section playoff bid Saturday with a 66-42 Valley Oak League girls basketball win over ...