Sophomore setter Regina Dias got East Union going from the service line.
Lathrop High volleyball coach Nicole Unrein isn't expressing disappointment in her team's three-game defeat (16-25, 16-25, 11-25) to visiting Oakdale.
Ripon Christian's boys soccer team has had little trouble holding teams for a half of late.
Sierra High's boys soccer team secured bragging rights Monday at East Union, but first place still belongs to the Lancers.
It took another five games to decide an East Union-Weston Ranch volleyball match Monday.
RIPON - Fake point-after kicks, wildcat formations, pre-snap shifts and halfback tosses.
Sierra High's sophomore football team overcame a halftime deficit to beat visiting crosstown rival Manteca 25-16 and remain undefeated in the Valley Oak League Friday.
In a battle of two high-powered offenses, it was the defenses that shined Thursday when Manteca High's freshman football team hosted intra-city foe Sierra.
Two of the area's top offensive players did not play in Friday's Manteca-Sierra rivalry grudge match at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
Oakdale High's football team welcomed Lathrop's varsity to The Corral for the first time Friday.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
Ripon Christian's boys soccer team missed out on a chance to make a move in the Southern League Thursday but settled on a scoreless tie with visiting Mariposa.
With all other Valley Oak League tennis matches washing out Thursday, Sierra High took the opportunity to make a splash against a team that's in position to qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
One day after winning the Sierra Invitational for a fifth straight year at Manteca Park Golf Course, the Valley Oak League-leading East Union girls golf team returned to its home track Thursday to post one of its best nine-hole scores of the season.
The intense football rivalry between Manteca and Sierra resumes Friday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium, but two of the area's brightest stars may not play a part in it.
East Union's week of heartbreaking losses ended with yet another on Friday.
Manteca's softball team came out swinging in Friday's Valley Oak League contest at Oakdale.
Sierra's swimmers are beginning to peak, though it didn't show in the final outcome of their Valley Oak League dual meet with host Oakdale on Friday.
As assistant coach, Vic DeAnda got to see the Sierra's two best softball pitchers go through the program over the past eight years.
The Sierra boys tennis team exacted revenge against visiting cross-town foe East Union on Thursday, winning 5-4 despite dropping the first three singles matches.
The Sierra and Oakdale boys track and field teams battled to a rare draw in a Valley Oak League dual meet on Thursday.
The fun is about to start for Manteca High's girls soccer team.
Ripon didn't need to wait long to find out where it stands in the Trans-Valley League.
Coming off a loss at Oakdale, East Union's boys golf team got back on track Tuesday by routing Manteca 219-275 at Manteca Park Golf Course.
The Ripon boys and girls swim teams tallied their first wins in the Valley Oak League season Tuesday, toppling visiting Weston Ranch. The Indians won every race.
Joshua Patton was named All-Valley Oak League MVP for a second straight season, only this time he gets to share the honor with a friend.
After ruling the Southern League for three of its four years there, Ripon Christian's boys basketball team returned to the Trans-Valley League this past winter to reign over its longtime traditional rivals.
East Union's baseball team wrapped up its final pre-league contest with a heartbreaking 3-2 victory to host Tracy at Monte Vista Middle School, but head coach Dan Triglia was encouraged by the defeat on Monday.
RIPON - Kevin Tameling cobbled together an ambitious nonleague schedule for Ripon Christian's girls soccer team and who can blame him?
The Manteca High boys tennis team earned its dinner Friday night after capping a busy four-match week with a 6-3 victory at Kimball in a battle of the Valley Oak League's top two teams.