Manteca High's cross country program had a strong showing in the Bret Harte Frogtown Invitational at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp this past Saturday.
Ryan Torres' string of first-place finishes in Trans-Valley League cross country meets ended Wednesday at Modesto's Tuolumne River/Legion Park.
Manteca High's boys soccer team is perfect no more, but the Buffaloes were jubilant after their hard-fought 1-1 stalemate with visiting Lathrop at Guss Schmiedt Field Tuesday.
Freshman Brooke Riley edged out fellow Lancer Brittany Ugalino by a stroke for low-medalist recognition, and the tandem led East Union to a 224-263 victory over crosstown rival Sierra Tuesday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
Sierra's coaches are treating its 2-2 tie at Sonora like a victory.
RIPON - Riverbank's defense of its 2011 Trans-Valley League boys soccer crown continued with a third consecutive blowout victory Monday at Ripon Elementary.
Manteca High's volleyball team had to grind it out to take Game 1 from host Sierra on Monday.
First-year coach Chris Bauer is hoping his Weston Ranch volleyball team's three-game win (26-24, 25-20, 25-22) over visiting East Union is a sign of things to come.
Sierra High's girls tennis team had a successful two-day run in the round-robin Freedom Invitational in Oakley.
Ripon Christian made its statement loud and clear Friday.
Oakdale ran two plays in the fourth quarter - a punt to get the running clock going, and a kneel-down from quarterback Spencer Thomas on the Mustang 5-yard line as time expired at Sierra's Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium Friday.
Manteca High hasn't had it easy since its 10-0 shellacking of Kimball in its Valley Oak League opener.
Oakdale High has captured at least a share of eight of the last 10 Valley Oak League championships, including the previous five in succession.
The Trans-Valley League season kicks off tonight with four undefeated teams, one other with a winning record and two sitting at the .500 mark.
The Southern League championship still goes through Le Grand, the three-time reigning titlist.
TRACY - One second separated the Sierra varsity girls cross country team and Oakdale in their duel for the Valley Oak League title Wednesday at Eagal ...
Manteca battled valiantly with a starter hobbled by injury and another out for the season, but the Buffaloes could not keep up with the taller ...
East Union greatly improved its chances to qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs Friday night at Dino Cunial Field after fending off visiting Kimball, 28-6.
Manteca carried the frustrations of two close losses to Central Catholic into the season, using it as motivation to return to championship form.
There's no such thing as a down year for Escalon, says Ripon head coach Chris Musseman.
MODESTO - Manteca was able to slug it out with Central Catholic in Friday's anticipated clash of Valley Oak League heavyweights at David Patton Field.
RIPON - The Ripon High boys water polo team's streak of Valley Oak League victories came to an end Thursday at Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.
Gino Campiotti remembers his first varsity encounter with Central Catholic, and not too fondly.
Isaiah Sholund is the hard-charging bull who wears down defenses in the fourth quarter.
Scheduling may have conspired against Manteca leading up to its pivotal Valley Oak League duel with rival Sierra on Thursday.
Mark Vicente and the Sierra Timberwolves continued their late-game wizardry in last week's heart-stopping 37-36 overtime win over visiting East Union.
A longtime tradition has turned into a weekly feast for Manteca.
Tawny Deerinck got to match her teammates' jersey tops for a change Monday when she and the Buffaloes from Manteca visited rival East Union.
Another week, another shutout for undefeated Manteca.
East Union coach Kim Brooks urged her setter to ramp up the pace of the attack against host Sierra on Thursday.