Weston Ranch High's volleyball team continued two streaks in its Valley Oak League opener with visiting Kimball of Tracy Thursday.
Tiger Shelton took little satisfaction when his Ripon Christian volleyball team swept rival Ripon in their Foundation Game on Aug. 29.
Oakdale and Sonora have been the top dogs when it comes to volleyball in the Valley Oak League. In the last five years, it's been one - or the other or both in some cases - that has come away with the title.
One scoring sequence summed up Sierra High's 5-0 drubbing of visiting rival East Union Wednesday.
The area's two remaining undefeated football teams will be put to the test Friday.
RIPON - Ripon High's three-game loss (18-25, 17-25, 15-25) to Lodi Tuesday is one of those bumps on the road that first-year coach Adrienne Uecker is hoping will help make her volleyball club better.
Ripon Christian's 3-2 loss to host Mariposa in Tuesday's Southern League opener was a tale of two halves.
East Union High's volleyball team will take some momentum into Thursday's Valley Oak League-opening match against rival Manteca.
Three touchdowns and 143 rushing yards from Alex Baker were not enough for the Manteca Jr. Buffaloes' junior varsity squad Saturday.
Manteca Futbol Club's under-10 girls soccer team is off to a hot start in the NorCal Premier Region7/8 Fall League season after an impressive end to its summer.
A valuable lesson was learned by Ripon High's boys cross country team last week.
Jessica Bettancourt became Ripon High's first female cross country runner to qualify for the California Interscholastic Federation State Championships last year, joining the Indians' boys squad.
Kareena Escartin did the job as a goalie in the first half, and she was just as effective doing work in the opponent's goal area at Woodward Park Saturday.
After an up-and-down run through its nonleague schedule, the East Union High boys soccer team appeared to be in midseason form with its 5-0 victory over visiting Lathrop Monday.
Right when Manteca High's sophomore football team picked up some needed momentum the sound of thunder and sight of lightning screeched it to a halt.
TRACY - Ryan Tarr had seen enough.
TRACY - With four reserves checking in at the scorer's table, Lathrop coach Nathan McGrath left them with one simple message:
Unhappy with his team's defensive effort in its last outing, Manteca coach Brett Lewis challenged the Buffaloes tighten things up for their first-round contest with Merced in the Running with the Pack Tournament held at Cosumnes Oaks of Elk Grove on Thursday.
East Union blew out its first four opponents by 20 or more points, including a 53-25 shelling of Ripon Christian in a Foundation Game.
They may be young, but the Manteca Buffaloes are proving to be fast learners.
STOCKTON - Sierra's uneven effort of late was bound to catch up to the Timberwolves.
Weston Ranch mounted a late charge but came up short in a 53-50 loss to Merced in the semifinal round of the 37th Annual Tony Contreras Delta Queen Classic at Stagg High on Friday.
With intentions of challenging his team, Manteca head coach Brett Lewis sent out an email to coaches from the Bay Area and Sacramento region in the offseason to set up a nonleague game.
Elisabeth Alexander wasn't entirely satisfied with her effort Thursday in the first round of the 37th Annual Tony Contreras Delta Queen Classic at Stagg High.
Cortez Martial Arts was well represented in two recent tournaments.
Much has changed in the Southern League volleyball ranks, but one thing has remained the same: Ripon Christian still rules this court.
In a matchup of 6-foot-8 centers, it was 5-10 guard Daniel Wyatt who came through in a big way for Sierra in its McDonald's Classic opener Wednesday at Delta College.
Angelo Baciocco sparked Ripon with an early win in the 152-pound bout, and the Indians benefitted from two forfeit victories to knock off visiting Waterford 45-33 in a nonleague dual Wednesday.
Record-breaking numbers that ranked him among the best in California weren't enough for Sierra running back Mark Paule Jr. to garner the MVP award during the Valley Oak League coaches meeting Monday night.
Chris Johnson has said his 2014 offensive line was the best he's had as Ripon's head coach.