There was a moment early in the first quarter where it actually looked like visiting Lathrop High stood a chance against Sierra in Tuesday's Valley Oak League contest.
The Ripon High boys basketball team failed to come out and execute to open the contest, but their resiliency shined through in a last-ditch effort to upset the Modesto Christian Crusaders, pouring in 30 fourth quarter points in a 76-62 loss to the Crusaders Tuesday in Salida.
RIPON - Most teams wouldn't nitpick over a 28-point victory.
Sonora High's girls basketball team just reintroduced itself to the Valley Oak League title race.
RIPON – The Turlock Christian Eagles came to visit Ripon Christian for a battle of the final two Southern League unbeatens, and when the brief stay was over the Eagles were the league's only undefeated squad after a 59-45 win over the Knights Tuesday.
The Weston Ranch sophomore girls basketball team continue to have its way in the Valley Oak League, remaining unblemished with a relatively easy 60-20 win over the Kimball Jaguars Tuesday in league play.
The contenders will separate themselves from the pretenders this week in the Valley Oak, Trans Valley and Southern leagues.
ESCALON – Aidan Foster made the most of his participation in the 24th Annual Lloyd Engel Wrestling Tournament, closing as the 152-pound champion and being named the tournament's Most Outstanding Wrestler of the upper-weights Saturday at Escalon High.
Kimball High already has itself a boys basketball team to be reckoned with, and that's without a senior class.
In a game that saw quality offense displayed in brief spurts, East Union senior Robert Vaughn had to convert on a pair of free throws in the game's final minute and he made good, sending the Oakdale Mustangs home with a 44-41 Valley Oak League defeat Friday at Dalben Center.
The first quarter put the Manteca High boys basketball team in a good position to depart from Sonora with a Valley Oak League win, but their fast start would not last a 46-42 league loss Friday.
LATHROP - The Spartans gave it their all Friday against visiting Weston Ranch.
Justin Patton scored half of the Sierra High sophomore boys basketball team's 22 first-quarter points and ended up with a game-high19 points, helping the Timberwolves crush visiting Kimball 82-39 Friday.
Ripon High's boys basketball team didn't have too tough a challenge from the Hughson Huskies, and it showed in a 67-34 blowout Trans Valley League victory Friday in Ripon.
Without reigning Valley Oak League MVP Cassandra Clark and two other starters, Oakdale High's girls basketball team didn't have a chance against the conference's four-time defending champion.
Bulletin staff reports
The Manteca girls swim team put forth a strong showing in its first Valley Oak League meet of the season, winning every event en route ...
MODESTO - Manteca rebounded well from its first Valley Oak League loss and downed dangerous Central Catholic 7-2 on Tuesday.
LODI - Marco Gonzales had a rare off day from the pitcher's mound, but the East Union ace was supported by the team's best ...
Roll on you Buffs.
STOCKTON – Despite a sloppy field, Manteca managed three goals within six minutes midway through the first half and added three more in the second as ...
Ayala boasts a 33-3 record and is playing for the CIF state Division III title Thursday at Sleep Train Arena.
AMERICAN CANYON – How about that second half?
Experience proved to be the difference in Friday's first-place battle between Manteca and visiting Kimball, which came through in pressure-packed moments and escaped with ...
CERES - East Union's baseball team committed five errors and missed a big opportunity to put up a crooked number in the fifth inning of ...
Mikayla Bongi utilized her stellar East Union defense to get out of two late-inning jams Friday on the way to a 2-0 non-league softball victory ...
Manteca High's girls soccer team reworked its schedule this week as it looks to make its final tune-ups before the start of the competitive ...
LATHROP - When you rap out 15 hits and draw eight walks in just four innings, you probably will not need good pitching to win a ...
Oakdale visited Manteca Park Golf Course on Thursday and tallied two Valley Oak League wins in one shot.
What is a historic season for Manteca is considered a "down year" for Bishop O'Dowd.