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Shots eventually drop for Cougars

Shots eventually drop for Cougars

STOCKTON – Weston Ranch and Lathrop could only combine for eight first-quarter points Thursday but the Cougars went on a roll the rest of the way and defeated the visiting Spartans 55-26 in Valley Oak League girls basketball action.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 11:54 p.m. | | Shots eventually drop for Cougars Comments 0 Comments
EU heating up

EU heating up

OAKDALE – It was about this time last year that Olivia Vezaldenos and the East Union girls basketball team began their playoff push.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 11:53 p.m. | | EU heating up Comments 0 Comments


RC loses T. Vander Molen in win

HUGHSON – Ripon Christian kept its perfect Trans-Valley League record intact but may have lost a key player in the process.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 11:52 p.m. | | RC loses T. Vander Molen in win Comments 0 Comments
TESTED ON ROAD

TESTED ON ROAD

LATHROP – Jaelen Ragsdale had his best performance in weeks on a night when Lathrop star Isaiah Ellis struggled just to stay on the court.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 12:26 a.m. | | TESTED ON ROAD Comments 0 Comments
Spartans pin down victories

Spartans pin down victories


The Lathrop wrestling team swept its Valley Oak League double-dual meet with Weston Ranch and Kimball on Wednesday.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 12:25 a.m. | | Spartans pin down victories Comments 0 Comments
OUR KNIGHT

OUR KNIGHT

RIPON – Sean Broker burrowed down in the post, a tree standing tall above the Tribe. Austin Alger danced around the perimeter.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 12:40 a.m. | | OUR KNIGHT Comments 0 Comments
Defend The Den: T’wolves snap skid

Defend The Den: T’wolves snap skid

The Sierra High girls basketball team turned to its defense to snap a five-game losing streak.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 12:35 a.m. | | Defend The Den: T’wolves snap skid Comments 0 Comments
Blankers’  defense the difference

Blankers’ defense the difference

RIPON – Physically, Ed Mulder knew Ellen Blankers would be fine following knee surgery in the spring.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 12:35 a.m. | | Blankers’  defense the difference Comments 0 Comments
RC looks to reverse trend in rivalry

RC looks to reverse trend in rivalry

RIPON – The Ripon Christian girls basketball team hasn’t had much success this decade against its across-the-street neighbor.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 11:06 p.m. | | RC looks to reverse trend in rivalry Comments 0 Comments
BEST IN TOWN

BEST IN TOWN

RIPON – Rod Wright and his staff are in charge of the official book, access to the locker rooms and providing a game ball.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 11:12 p.m. | | BEST IN TOWN Comments 0 Comments


Smith, Garcia place fourth at tournament

Ripon’s Tristan Smith and Lathrop’s Alex Garcia both finished fourth Saturday in the two-day Tim Brown Memorial Wrestling Tournament at the Jackson Sports Complex in McClellan.

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Posted: jan. 25, 2015 9:06 p.m. | | Smith, Garcia place fourth at tournament Comments 0 Comments
CURE CLASSIC THRILLER

CURE CLASSIC THRILLER

Destiny Flores made two steals in the game’s final 30 seconds Saturday to cap off a tremendous East Union comeback and help give the Lancers a thrilling 47-43 win over Ripon in the 5th Annual Hoops for the Cure Classic at Dalben Center.

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Posted: jan. 25, 2015 9:11 p.m. | | CURE CLASSIC THRILLER Comments 0 Comments


Turnovers turns tide for Manteca in VOL win

Lathrop trimmed a 10-point second quarter deficit to three points with 55 seconds left to go in the first half Saturday but three quick Spartans turnovers led to a 12-point halftime lead for host Manteca in a 61-51 Valley Oak League boys basketball win for the Buffaloes at Winter Gymnasium.

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Posted: jan. 25, 2015 9:11 p.m. | | Turnovers turns tide for Manteca in VOL win Comments 0 Comments


Cougars hold off Sierra

Sierra proved up to the challenge in its Valley Oak League encounter with visiting Weston Ranch on Friday.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 11:45 p.m. | | Cougars hold off Sierra Comments 0 Comments
UNSTOPPABLE

UNSTOPPABLE

Manteca’s Loretta Kakala could feel the anxiety building before the start of Friday’s game.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 11:57 p.m. | | UNSTOPPABLE Comments 0 Comments


RC repels Escalon to set up rivalry showdown

RIPON — The Ripon Christian High expected a tough fight from visiting Escalon on Friday.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 11:49 p.m. | | RC repels Escalon to set up rivalry showdown Comments 0 Comments
T’WOLVES PREVAIL

T’WOLVES PREVAIL

Valley Oak League-leading Sierra took Lathrop’s best punch and cruised to a 65-59 victory Thursday night.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 12:17 a.m. | | T’WOLVES PREVAIL Comments 0 Comments


Simmons powers Weston Ranch’s decisive run

STOCKTON — Weston Ranch High orchestrated a 17-0 run in the second quarter while rolling past Kimball Thursday, 74-51.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 12:00 a.m. | | Simmons powers Weston Ranch’s decisive run Comments 0 Comments


Riverbank escapes Ripon with OT win

RIPON — Riverbank survived a second-half charge from Ripon and escaped with a 43-39 overtime win in a pivotal duel between the Trans-Valley League’s first-place teams.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 11:54 p.m. | | Riverbank escapes Ripon with OT win Comments 0 Comments
CITY LIMITS

CITY LIMITS

Loretta Kakala and the Manteca High girls basketball team dispatched one rival and appear ready for another.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 12:27 a.m. | | CITY LIMITS Comments 0 Comments
Ranch rides early onslaught

Ranch rides early onslaught

STOCKTON — East Union came prepared for a track meet but left the sprint spikes at home.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 12:26 a.m. | | Ranch rides early onslaught Comments 0 Comments


Lathrop falls in Oakdale

Emery Sipe’s conventional 3-point play with 1.4 seconds to go lifted host Oakdale to a dramatic 39-37 win over Lathrop on Wednesday.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 12:36 a.m. | | Lathrop falls in Oakdale Comments 0 Comments
Sierra shows well in VOL double dual at Central

Sierra shows well in VOL double dual at Central

Sierra’s wrestling team had a good showing at Central Catholic in a Valley Oak League double-dual meet Wednesday but settled for a split. The Timberwolves first topped Lathrop 51-27 before coming up short against the host Raiders, 48-30.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 12:25 a.m. | | Sierra shows well in VOL double dual at Central  Comments 0 Comments

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