Category Archives: High School Sports

Coverage of High School Sports in the Stockton, California area.

Girls Basketball Weekly MVP: Precious Younger

Precious Younger has the versatile attitude that you need to be a leading basketball player. Younger, a junior forward for Bear Creek girls basketball, plays with swagger, and isn’t afraid to say that a rival opponent’s student section like McNair’s fires her up. Yet, she plays with an unselfishness toward her teammates, dishing the ball [...]

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Boys Basketball Weekly MVP: Lewis Hayes

Upon first glance at Lewis Hayes, it’s hard to believe he’s in high school. Chavez boys basketball’s 6-foot-5 senior forward is tall, sure, and a lot of players in the area are. But his musculature and strength are beyond his years, as is his talent. And Hayes put the Titans on his back Friday, pouring [...]

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Prep Boys Basketball Playoff Scenarios for Tonight

The Tokay-Lodi boys basketball rivalry is heated enough (no “Flames” pun intended). And tonight could be legendary. Here’s a look at that, plus the rest of the playoff scenarios: TCAL: The Tigers visit the Flames, not just for bragging rights, but for the final automatic Sac-Joaquin Section playoff spot in the Tri-City Athletic League. Lodi won [...]

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Updated California Wrestler Rankings: Lincoln, Escalon Shine

The latest California Wrestler state Top 40 rankings were released last Thursday, and as usual, small-school power Escalon and large-school heavy Lincoln have shown up strong. Though Calaveras beat Escalon in the Sac-Joaquin Section’s team duals at Lincoln last week for its fifth consecutive championship, the Cougars and Trojans are the only area programs with [...]

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Gameday Preview: Sierra-Manteca Boys Basketball Rivalry

Even though Sierra High School opened less than 21 years ago, the intensity of the rivalry with Manteca has reached a formidable level. And tonight’s game is for more than that. Buffaloes boys basketball (18-5, 10-1 Valley Oak League) entertains the Timberwolves (22-2, 11-0 VOL) with the VOL at stake. Sierra clinches a share of [...]

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New National, State, Regional Basketball Rankings: Boys and Girls

St. Mary’s girls basketball is a 15-time Sac-Joaquin Section champion, seven-time CIF State champion, and in the top 5 in not only state rankings, but national ones across the spectrum. The Rams keep on getting love across the nation, from ESPN to USA Today to MaxPreps. Here is a look at the area teams in [...]

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Boys Basketball Power Rankings, Vol. IV

The Rams are back on top. It was a great week for St. Mary’s boys basketball, which is back to No. 1 on my Boys Basketball Power Rankings. 1. ST. MARY’S (2) 18-7, 7-1 TCAL St. Mary’s dismantled Tokay 74-43 at home, trounced Tracy 69-46 on the road in a battle for first place in [...]

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Girls Basketball Power Rankings, Vol. IV

1. ST. MARY’S  (1) 23-1, 8-0 TCAL St. Mary’s girls basketball wouldn’t want to say it, but the best chance an opponent might have to beat them anytime soon would be March 27-28 at the CIF State championships at Berkeley’s Haas Pavilion. The Rams are making Tri-City Athletic League play painful for their opponents. In [...]

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Girls Basketball Weekly MVP: Vantajia Warren

Quietly, but certainly, Edison girls basketball is making a name for itself. The Vikings have won four straight, and beat first-place Bear Creek 51-47 last week. At the forefront of that is sophomore forward Vantajia Warren. Warren dropped 16 points against Bear Creek, and again paced the Vikings with 16 points in a 44-30 defeat [...]

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Boys Basketball Weekly MVP: Devin Williams

Devin Williams may be the most underrated boys basketball player in San Joaquin County. Williams, St. Mary’s senior point guard, can hit the 3 ball, he can cut to the basket and convert amazing layups, he can find his teammates and he can play disciplined defense. On a team full of talented guys, he is [...]

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