Sierra's boys basketball team is the top Division-III squad in the Sac-Joaquin Section, according to the first of two releases of the playoff power ratings.
The Ripon High girls basketball team had its best scoring output of the season in Monday's 67-30 shellacking at Escalon, and the Indians have their defense to thank.
Manteca native Pete Duenas is among four of the newest members of the Amateur Softball Association's Greater San Joaquin Hall of Fame.
Manteca High senior Courtney Range is among the 814 basketball players nationwide to be nominated to play in the prestigious McDonald's All-American Games.
WESTON RANCH - The big-time players were making big-time shots, but the difference for Sierra in Friday's marquee matchup against Weston Ranch was the clutch play of its role players.
Despite playing less than five minutes of the first half because of foul trouble, wiry 6-foot-2 forward Courtney Range was still able produce her fourth 20-20 game of the season Thursday when Manteca held off upset-minded Sonora 59-53 at Winter Gym.
Guillermo Nunez and Eric Melgar were once adversaries.
Despite a plague of injuries and illnesses, Sierra was able to muster its first two wins of the Valley Oak League season in a double-dual showdown across town at Manteca High Wednesday.
Chalk up another tough loss for Lathrop's girls basketball team.
The Weston Ranch girls basketball game began a tough stretch in its schedule with one heck of a finish Tuesday in Tracy.
Nigel Malone got to go out with a win and another award in his final collegiate game.
Led by dominant goal scorer Abby Buitrago and a stingy defense anchored by keeper Min Kerr-Schifrin, the Manteca Rangers under-14 girls soccer team rolled to the Cal North Association Cup championship this past weekend in Elk Grove.
Weston Ranch's boys basketball team was neck-and-neck with one of the top teams out of the Central Section but fell short of a big win.
The East Union-Manteca girls basketball rivalry has produced some epic clashes in recent years.
Sierra's girls basketball team did well to hang with the high-octane Cougars of Weston Ranch for a half, but it couldn't keep up for long in a 71-41 defeat in Stockton.
Six of the seven Sac-Joaquin Section postseason qualifiers from the area will get to enjoy home-field advantage in the opening round next week.
There isn't an easy path to the finals for the three league titlists from the Manteca area.
Syd'Nee Fryer made visits to a handful of NCAA Division I schools, but she found a home in Southern Oregon.
For all that Tydus Verhoeven and Loretta Kakala have accomplished in their four years as varsity basketball standouts, a Valley Oak League title had eluded ...
Manteca dominated from start to finish, but Noelle Smith and visiting Lathrop made the Buffaloes work for their 3-1 win in their annual Kicking for ...
Tydus Verhoeven crouched down into a defensive stance and clapped his hands as if to say, "Bring it on!" at one point in the fourth ...
LATHROP - The Sac-Joaquin Section's recommendation of moving Lathrop High out of the Valley Oak League and into a new-look Western Athletic Conference held up ...
East Union nearly forfeited the game on its own senior night Wednesday.
Jenna Zuniga won't soon forget this Christmas present.
RIPON - A win was as good as a tie for Hilmar at Ripon's Stouffer Field on Monday.
Gyse Hulsebosch hit NBA-range 3-pointers, fall-away jumpers along the baseline and nearly everything else in between.
Manteca and Sierra were desperate for a win when they met at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium on Wednesday.
RIPON - Ripon Christian can't use the same old excuses when it keeps on winning.
Sierra made the most of its few chances but was ultimately outgunned by Oakdale in a 3-2 Valley Oak League loss at Daniel Teicheira Memorial ...
It played out as a "Can you top this?" moment, but Manteca sharpshooter Dwight Young insists that wasn't the case.