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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

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

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

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

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

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

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’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

EU’s Riley commits to N’Western

All-Area Girls Golfer of the Year Brooke Riley has committed to Northwestern, one of the top Division I women’s golf programs in the nation.

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Posted: jan. 21, 2015 12:12 a.m. | | EU’s Riley commits to N’Western Comments 0 Comments

ALONE AT THE TOP

In a first-place battle of teams with similar strengths, experience and Hunter Johnson proved to be the difference for reigning Valley Oak League champion Sierra.

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Posted: jan. 21, 2015 12:13 a.m. | | ALONE AT THE TOP Comments 0 Comments

Richter, Ripon torch Yellowjackets

Jourdy Richter drained five 3s and scored a season-high 22 points, and the Ripon girls basketball team had its best offensive game of the season in a 66-26 thrashing of visiting Hilmar on Tuesday.

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Posted: jan. 21, 2015 12:12 a.m. | | Richter, Ripon torch Yellowjackets  Comments 0 Comments

Defensive switch helps RC hold off Riverbank

Ripon Christian boys basketball coach Ron Vander Molen employed various zone defenses with hopes of neutralizing visiting Riverbank’s speed advantage in their Trans-Valley League contest Tuesday.

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Posted: jan. 21, 2015 12:16 a.m. | | Defensive switch helps RC hold off Riverbank Comments 0 Comments

Weston Ranch blows by East Union with balanced scoring


Weston Ranch boys basketball coach Chris Teevan studied his scorebook, marveling at the balance.

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Posted: jan. 21, 2015 12:16 a.m. | | Weston Ranch blows by East Union with balanced scoring Comments 0 Comments

Sharks place Wingels, Braun on injured list

SAN JOSE (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have placed forward Tommy Wingels and defenseman Justin Braun on injured reserve.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2015 7:34 p.m. | | Sharks place Wingels, Braun on injured list Comments 0 Comments

CROSSTOWN CLASH

No one will ever accuse a Scott Thomason-led team of looking past anybody.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2015 1:03 a.m. | | CROSSTOWN CLASH Comments 0 Comments

5 POINTS IN 2nd HALF

MODESTO – Sierra did not score a field goal in the final nine minutes Saturday and managed just one point in the final quarter of a defensive struggle with host Modesto Christian in a defensive struggle won by the Crusaders 43-28 in the finale of the Martin Luther King Showcase.

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Posted: jan. 18, 2015 10:05 p.m. | | 5 POINTS IN 2nd HALF Comments 0 Comments

Cougars’ Hill takes first in girls’ 106 class

MODESTO – Weston Ranch’s Mia Hill went 4-0 Saturday to win her 106-pound pool Saturday in the Lady Eagles Invitational at Enochs High School.

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Posted: jan. 18, 2015 10:04 p.m. | | Cougars’ Hill takes first in girls’ 106 class Comments 0 Comments

RUNNING GAME

RIPON — Mario Roach considers Ripon an “up-and-down” team that forces a frenetic pace with defensive pressure and constant movement on offense.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2015 12:40 a.m. | | RUNNING GAME Comments 0 Comments

East Union fends off game Lathrop

Olivia Vezaldenos broke out of a recent scoring slump Friday and led East Union to a 46-38 win over visiting Lathrop at Dalben Center.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2015 12:39 a.m. | | East Union fends off game Lathrop Comments 0 Comments

PINS FOR THE WIN

LATHROP — It came down to the final two matches of the night in the Valley Oak League wrestling tilt between East Union and Lathrop, and the host Spartans got two pins and a 45-33 victory Thursday.

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Posted: jan. 16, 2015 12:34 a.m. | | PINS FOR THE WIN Comments 0 Comments

Buffs stun Central Catholic in OT

Marcus Montano and the Manteca boys basketball team couldn’t make a shot in the first quarter.

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Posted: jan. 16, 2015 12:32 a.m. | | Buffs stun Central Catholic in OT Comments 0 Comments

Sierra stomps Kimball as big games against MC, Manteca loom

Sierra can now center its focus on the big games to come after steamrolling Kimball 59-38 on Thursday.

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Posted: jan. 16, 2015 1:03 a.m. | | Sierra stomps Kimball as big games against MC, Manteca loom Comments 0 Comments

Battle-tested Ripon rallies past Hughson

Ripon coach George Contente tested his team with a rugged schedule in the first month of the season, and it paid off in the Indians’ Trans-Valley League opener Thursday.

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Posted: jan. 16, 2015 12:32 a.m. | | Battle-tested Ripon rallies past Hughson Comments 0 Comments

Lavender scores 29, Ranch roll past rival

STOCKTON — Fred Lavender and the Weston Ranch Cougars proved to be tough match up Lathrop.

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Posted: jan. 16, 2015 12:13 a.m. | | Lavender scores 29, Ranch roll past rival Comments 0 Comments

STRONG FINISH

Jessica Pablo missed East Union’s final six pre-league contests after rolling an ankle in a game at Sonora.

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Posted: jan. 15, 2015 12:34 a.m. | | STRONG FINISH Comments 0 Comments

Missed FTs cost Indians

Ripon shot 9 for 25 on free throws and missed 10 of 12 attempts down the stretch in a heartbreaking 66-65 loss at Livingston on Wednesday.

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Posted: jan. 15, 2015 12:51 a.m. | | Missed FTs cost Indians Comments 0 Comments

Cougars move on without Moore

LATHROP — The Brijanee Moore Era ended just as it was getting started for Weston Ranch.

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Posted: jan. 15, 2015 12:09 a.m. | | Cougars move on without Moore Comments 0 Comments

SIERRA SPRINTS PAST RAIDERS

Typically, coaches will use wind sprints as a way to grab their team’s attention.

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Posted: jan. 14, 2015 12:19 a.m. | | SIERRA SPRINTS PAST RAIDERS Comments 0 Comments

Last-second shot lifts Lathrop to much-needed win

LATHROP — In a showcase of underclassmen on the rise, win-starved Lathrop went to a third-year senior in the closing seconds of its Valley Oak League contest with East Union on Tuesday.

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Posted: jan. 14, 2015 12:04 a.m. | | Last-second shot lifts Lathrop to much-needed win Comments 0 Comments

Ailing Weston Ranch cruises in Oakdale

Defense led to a balanced scoring effort for Weston Ranch’s ill-stricken boys basketball team, which limited host Oakdale to single-digit scoring in every quarter and routed host Oakdale, 68-23.

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Posted: jan. 14, 2015 12:18 a.m. | | Ailing Weston Ranch cruises in Oakdale Comments 0 Comments

Buffs celebrate birthday, VOL win

Anand Hundal celebrated his 16th birthday in a big way.

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Posted: jan. 14, 2015 12:03 a.m. | | Buffs celebrate birthday, VOL win Comments 0 Comments

CENTERPIECE

Manteca High boys basketball coach Brett Lewis said there has been little interest from college coaches when it comes to Anand Hundal, a blossoming 6-foot-8 center whose game has grown leaps and bounds in the past year.

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Posted: jan. 13, 2015 2:30 a.m. | | CENTERPIECE Comments 0 Comments

Ripon Christian rallies late

Ripon Christian rolls into Trans-Valley League with some positive momentum after its come-from-behind win at Atwater on Monday.

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Posted: jan. 13, 2015 2:33 a.m. | | Ripon Christian rallies late Comments 0 Comments

New-look TVL tips off this week

It’s out with the old and in with the old in the Trans-Valley League.

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Posted: jan. 13, 2015 2:30 a.m. | | New-look TVL tips off this week Comments 0 Comments

Ripon pulls away to defeat Franklin

Ripon used a balanced attack and pulled away after the first quarter Saturday to defeat visiting Franklin-Stockton 52-36 in non-league girls’ basketball action.

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Posted: jan. 11, 2015 10:04 p.m. | | Ripon pulls away to defeat Franklin Comments 0 Comments

Martinez takes second

Manteca heavyweight Steven Martinez took second place in the A bracket Saturday in the Lloyd C. Engel Wrestling Tournament at Escalon High School.

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Posted: jan. 11, 2015 10:05 p.m. | | Martinez takes second Comments 0 Comments

MOORE MONEY

Brijanee Moore visited her old stomping grounds Friday night and did not disappoint in her much-anticipated return.

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Posted: jan. 10, 2015 12:51 a.m. | | MOORE MONEY Comments 0 Comments

Lancers overcome foul trouble, Sierra

The fuel light flickered on for the Sierra High girls basketball team just as its bitter rival received two drops of nitro.

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Posted: jan. 10, 2015 12:37 a.m. | | Lancers overcome foul trouble, Sierra Comments 0 Comments

Manteca FC’s Riley Simmons 6v6 Shootout nears

The Manteca Futbol Club will host the 3rd annual Riley Simmons 6v6 Shootout on Jan. 31 at Woodward Park.

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Posted: jan. 10, 2015 12:37 a.m. | | Manteca FC’s Riley  Simmons 6v6 Shootout nears Comments 0 Comments

Spartans repel Raiders for 1st VOL win

A strong defensive effort buoyed the Lathrop girls basketball team’s first Valley Oak League win of the season Friday when the Spartans toppled visiting Central Catholic, 33-29.

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Posted: jan. 10, 2015 12:40 a.m. | | Spartans repel Raiders for 1st VOL win Comments 0 Comments

INSIDE OUT

STOCKTON — Anand Hundal narrowly missed a triple-double for a second game in a row, but on Thursday it was Manteca’s guards who stood tallest in a 70-59 win at Weston Ranch.

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Posted: jan. 09, 2015 12:15 a.m. | | INSIDE OUT Comments 0 Comments

Sierra dominates EU

Sierra led East Union by 11 points at halftime and then silenced the partisan Dalben Center crowd with a 24-11 third quarter on the way to an 82-43 win in Valley Oak League boys basketball action.

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Posted: jan. 09, 2015 12:09 a.m. | | Sierra dominates EU Comments 0 Comments

Struggling Lathrop no match for Central Catholic

Lathrop’s season-long struggles continued at Central Catholic on Thursday.

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Posted: jan. 09, 2015 12:13 a.m. | | Struggling Lathrop no match for Central Catholic Comments 0 Comments

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