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Teevan: Ragsdale ready for big stage

WESTON RANCH – Jaelen Ragsdale, the moment is yours.

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Posted: mar. 03, 2015 1:42 a.m. | | Teevan: Ragsdale ready for big stage Comments 0 Comments

Tested Sierra facing 3rd SCAC opponent

Sierra already proved to be the best in the Valley Oak League for a fourth straight season.

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Posted: mar. 03, 2015 1:41 a.m. | | Tested Sierra facing 3rd SCAC opponent Comments 0 Comments

Hundal hobbled; listed as probable

The big man has tried cold compressions, massages, laser treatments and muscle stimulation. 

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Posted: mar. 03, 2015 1:51 a.m. | | Hundal hobbled; listed as probable Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop drubs Edison after shaky start

LATHROP – After giving up four first-inning runs, Lathrop pitcher Samantha Fonseca allowed just one for the rest of the game as the Spartans ended their contest with visiting Edison via the mercy rule with a 16-5 drubbing of the Vikings.

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Posted: mar. 03, 2015 1:41 a.m. | | Lathrop drubs Edison after shaky start Comments 0 Comments

Manteca soccer blanks Chavez

The Manteca High girls soccer team cruised to its second win in as many days on Saturday, as five different players scored a goal in its 6-0 rout of visiting Chavez.

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Posted: mar. 03, 2015 1:44 a.m. | | Manteca soccer blanks Chavez Comments 0 Comments

Errors doom East Union in loss to Eskie

Escalon scored five runs in the first two innings Saturday and went on to defeat East Union 7-2 in non-league baseball action at Agostini Field.

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Posted: mar. 01, 2015 11:24 p.m. | | Errors doom East Union in loss to Eskie Comments 0 Comments

OVERTIME PAY

STOCKTON – Tristan Smith is not afraid of overtime.

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Posted: mar. 01, 2015 11:23 p.m. | | OVERTIME PAY Comments 0 Comments

STAYING ALIVE

The Sierra boys basketball stepped into the telephone booth a shaken No. 3 seed on the cusp of an embarrassing home defeat.

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Posted: feb. 28, 2015 1:32 a.m. | | STAYING ALIVE Comments 0 Comments

Top-seeded Knights fall to Forest Lake in OT

The Ripon Christian Knights knew they had a tough matchup against Forest Lake on Friday.

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Posted: feb. 28, 2015 1:23 a.m. | | Top-seeded Knights fall to Forest Lake in OT Comments 0 Comments

Weston Ranch stuns No. 1 Christian Brothers

When the brackets for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs were announced, Chris Teevan welcomed the slog ahead of his basketball program.

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Posted: feb. 28, 2015 1:25 a.m. | | Weston Ranch stuns  No. 1 Christian Brothers Comments 0 Comments

Manteca repels Raiders; familiar foe awaits

Rio Americano is a guard-oriented team that uses deadeye shooting, overall speed and unselfishness to overcome its deficiencies in the post.

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Posted: feb. 28, 2015 1:28 a.m. | | Manteca repels Raiders; familiar foe awaits Comments 0 Comments

Ripon’s Smith qualifies for state

STOCKTON — Ripon heavyweight Tristan Smith is going to the CIF State Wrestling Championships.

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Posted: feb. 28, 2015 1:28 a.m. | | Ripon’s Smith qualifies for state Comments 0 Comments

East Union, Manteca tennis win VOL openers

It took less than an hour for Manteca to get its first official match out of the way Friday.

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Posted: feb. 28, 2015 1:25 a.m. | | East Union, Manteca tennis win VOL openers Comments 0 Comments

LAST CHANCE

LATHROP — It’s now or never for Alex Garcia, a wrestler with a rich bloodline and one glaring omission on an otherwise sparkling resume.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 12:57 a.m. | | LAST CHANCE Comments 0 Comments

Reindel grows up fast competing with the big boys

Help wanted: East Union seeking suitable training partners for blossoming 220-pound wrestler.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 1:03 a.m. | | Reindel grows up  fast competing with the big boys Comments 0 Comments

Patterson pounds Weston Ranch

PATTERSON — Patterson head coach Elizabeth Tolleson burned two timeouts in the first three-plus minutes of the fourth quarter to give her overtaxed players a breather.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 12:53 a.m. | | Patterson pounds Weston Ranch Comments 0 Comments

Ripon Christian’s balanced attack too much for Millennium in D-V

RIPON — The Ripon Christian girls basketball team turned up the intensity against Millennium of Tracy in second-round action of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V on Thursday.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 1:00 a.m. | | Ripon Christian’s balanced attack too much for Millennium in D-V Comments 0 Comments

MUST all-star game retuns

The Maryann Wallace Pangburn 7/8 Grade All-Star Classic will return to Sierra High this Saturday after a one-year hiatus.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 12:53 a.m. | | MUST all-star game retuns Comments 0 Comments

Sierra overcomes illness, pesky Fairfield in first-round victory

When one of your best players is sick, gets in foul trouble and is double-teamed all night that could be trouble.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2015 12:31 a.m. | | Sierra overcomes illness, pesky Fairfield in first-round victory Comments 0 Comments

CLOSE CALL

Tyler Graves-Kelso threw his body into the stands, his hands into the passing lanes, and more importantly, he threw a perfect strike to Marcus Montano with the game on the line.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2015 12:32 a.m. | | CLOSE CALL Comments 0 Comments

Big-game experience lifts Weston Ranch

CERES  — Young, yes, but these Cougars from Weston Ranch are far from inexperienced.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2015 12:30 a.m. | | Big-game experience lifts Weston Ranch Comments 0 Comments

Undersized Ripon comes up short vs. Marysville

Erik Scheive found space at the back-door, finishing a third-quarter lob with authority.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2015 12:36 a.m. | | Undersized Ripon comes up short vs. Marysville Comments 0 Comments

MOVING ON

STOCKTON — Rosemont stifled Weston Ranch’s guards early and fully controlled the tempo in Tuesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division III opener.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2015 1:02 a.m. | | MOVING ON Comments 0 Comments

Placer withstands East Union

AUBURN — Olivia Vezaldenos gave East Union High its first lead of Tuesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoff basketball game by draining a 3-pointer with 56 seconds to play in the opening half.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2015 1:07 a.m. | | Placer withstands East Union Comments 0 Comments

Multi-sport star finds his groove on hardwood


Marcus Montano has scored bending free kicks at the final whistle to win soccer games.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2015 12:59 a.m. | | Multi-sport star finds his groove on hardwood Comments 0 Comments

Ripon off target against No. 3 West Campus

Inconsistency on offense has plagued Ripon all season, and the 14th-seeded Indians battled through the shooting yips once again in their Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV opener at No. 3 West Campus.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2015 1:05 a.m. | | Ripon off target against No. 3 West Campus Comments 0 Comments

RC boys, girls play waiting game

Ripon Christian’s first-round opponent?

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Posted: feb. 24, 2015 12:49 a.m. | | RC boys, girls play waiting game Comments 0 Comments

ROLLING WITH RENA

Jim Agostini didn’t recognize the number, but there was no mistaking the voice on the other end of the line.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2015 12:46 a.m. | | ROLLING WITH RENA Comments 0 Comments

BUFF FALLS IN 2nd OT

YUBA CITY – With 5 seconds remaining in the third period Saturday and a tie score in the 285-pound consolation championship of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Wrestling Championships at River Valley High School, Manteca’s Steven Martinez smothered Matt Kjeldgaard of Oakdale and slammed Kjeldgaard to the mat, landing on top of the Mustang and apparently claiming third place.

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Posted: feb. 22, 2015 10:56 p.m. | | BUFF FALLS IN 2nd OT  Comments 0 Comments

Cougars unfazed by league-ending losses

Weston Ranch hadn’t lost back-to-back games all season until it dropped its final two in the Valley Oak League.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2015 11:55 p.m. | | Cougars unfazed by league-ending losses Comments 0 Comments

Marysville a big concern for Ripon

Cody Haines and David Onochie, the little big men for the Ripon boys basketball team, are playing some of their best basketball right now.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2015 11:55 p.m. | | Marysville a big concern for Ripon Comments 0 Comments

Ripon ready to hit road for SJS D-IV playoffs

George Contente looked at West Campus and Colfax as potential opponents first round opponents for his Ripon High girls basketball team.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2015 11:50 p.m. | | Ripon ready to hit road for SJS D-IV playoffs Comments 0 Comments

SEASON EXTENSION

Midway through the season, East Union was languishing in the middle of the pack, searching for a foothold in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoff chase.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2015 11:51 p.m. | | SEASON EXTENSION Comments 0 Comments

Spartans hope Avila LOI sign of things to come

LATHROP – Captain Yaneli Avila is revered for her quiet leadership on the soccer field.

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Posted: feb. 19, 2015 11:22 p.m. | | Spartans hope Avila LOI sign of things to come Comments 0 Comments

Cougs must become road warriors


STOCKTON – For the Weston Ranch boys basketball team, the season will finish just as it began – on the road.

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Posted: feb. 19, 2015 11:27 p.m. | | Cougs must become road warriors Comments 0 Comments

BRING IT ON

Scott Thomason broke from tradition at the start of the basketball season.

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Posted: feb. 19, 2015 11:21 p.m. | | BRING IT ON Comments 0 Comments

Bounces go Buffs’ way for opener

Manteca boys basketball coach Brett Lewis feels like the bounces are going the Buffaloes’ way as of late.

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Posted: feb. 19, 2015 11:19 p.m. | | Bounces go Buffs’ way for opener Comments 0 Comments

FUTURE IS NOW

Daniel Ruiz made five straight free throws in the final minute, 30 seconds, helping host Golden West edge previously-undefeated Sequoia 48-47 in Tuesday’s thrilling Manteca Unified Student Trust small-school boys basketball championship game.

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Posted: feb. 18, 2015 11:47 p.m. | | FUTURE IS NOW Comments 0 Comments

Manteca girls miss playoff berth

The Manteca girls basketball team’s stumble to the finish line ultimately cost it a berth to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.

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Posted: feb. 18, 2015 11:48 p.m. | | Manteca girls miss playoff berth Comments 0 Comments

‘MUST’ STANGS

LATHROP — Dylan Gross scored 11 of his game-high 13 points in the second half to lead the Woodward Mustangs to a 43-36 win over the Mossdale Jaguars on Tuesday in the Manteca Unified Student Trust  Large School Boys Basketball Championship at Mossdale School.

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Posted: feb. 18, 2015 11:44 p.m. | | ‘MUST’ STANGS Comments 0 Comments

NET GAIN

Sierra is the boys Valley Oak League basketball champion for the fourth time in as many years, and as a result of Tuesday’s 84-48 thumping of visiting Lathrop the Timberwolves are a perfect 14-0 for the second time in that same stretch.

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Posted: feb. 18, 2015 12:46 a.m. | | NET GAIN Comments 0 Comments

Ripon secures TVL’s final postseason berth

Four Ripon players were recognized on senior night Tuesday, and they had more reason to celebrate following the Indians’ 36-27 triumph over Escalon.

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Posted: feb. 18, 2015 1:33 a.m. | | Ripon secures TVL’s final postseason berth Comments 0 Comments

Manteca lassos Mustangs

Anand Hundal once again came up short of his first career triple-double in Manteca High’s 69-37 shellacking of visiting Oakdale in a regular-season finale Tuesday.

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Posted: feb. 18, 2015 1:16 a.m. | | Manteca lassos  Mustangs Comments 0 Comments

Lancers roll into playoffs

East Union is peaking at just the right time.

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Posted: feb. 18, 2015 1:01 a.m. | | Lancers roll into playoffs Comments 0 Comments

Ripon ice cold in Trans-Valley League finale

RIPON — Rod Wright could sense this loss was coming.

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Posted: feb. 18, 2015 12:44 a.m. | | Ripon ice cold in Trans-Valley League finale Comments 0 Comments

NOT FORGOTTEN

RIPON — Ripon Christian players jumped off their seats on the sideline and joined the five Knights on the court to celebrate their clinching of the Trans-Valley League outright title Friday night.

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Posted: feb. 17, 2015 12:14 a.m. | | NOT FORGOTTEN Comments 0 Comments

Final tune-up for playoffs tonight

There will be little drama in the Valley Oak and Trans-Valley leagues tonight when the regular season comes to a close for Manteca area boys and girls basketball teams.

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Posted: feb. 17, 2015 12:17 a.m. | | Final tune-up for playoffs tonight Comments 0 Comments

Teevan: Cougars learn from loss to T’Wolves

STOCKTON – Chris Teevan plopped down in his office chair, flipping through the scorebook. 

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Posted: feb. 17, 2015 12:11 a.m. | | Teevan: Cougars learn from loss to T’Wolves Comments 0 Comments

20 WRESTLERS ADVANCE

Six local wrestlers finished second Saturday in the Valley Oak League wrestling championships at Sierra High school.

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Posted: feb. 15, 2015 10:00 p.m. | | 20 WRESTLERS ADVANCE Comments 0 Comments

EU girls aim for playoffs

It is nice when you control your own destiny.

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Posted: feb. 15, 2015 9:58 p.m. | | EU girls aim for playoffs Comments 0 Comments

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