Nick Olmo was worried his Sierra softball team would be rusty after taking nearly a full week off from action in Thursday's non-league finale at Linden High.
It came down to the final minutes, but the tone was set at the start of the Sierra High girls soccer team's 3-2 loss to visiting Oakdale in the Valley Oak League opener Wednesday.
William Jessup University women's basketball star Ashley Rose, a 2009 graduate of East Union, earned honorable mention on the National Association of Interscholastic Athletics All-American team Wednesday.
Kiwi Gardner left Manteca High after three memorable years with hopes of improving his stock, and it appears that he has done just that.
Ripon High's Andrew Bonner edged out Logan Vos of Ripon Christian for the second time in as many days Tuesday in a crosstown rivalry golf match featuring two of the area's best golfers.
Sierra High's Valley Oak League title defense in girls soccer begins tonight when it hosts unbeaten Oakdale.
The Trans Valley League's best boys golfers of 2010 shined in the Yellowjacket Invitational hosted by Hilmar High at Stevinson Ranch Golf Club Monday.
Ron Wayman already has his share of heartbreaking losses in his first year as Weston Ranch High's varsity baseball coach.
The Sierra High girls soccer team opened its 7th Annual Vern Gebhardt Cup tournament with two one-goal victories Friday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
Sierra High's boys and girls swim teams started off the Valley Oak League season on a high note Friday, defeating visiting rival Manteca High.
Ripon Christian's boys basketball team was able to negate 6-foot-10 Brendan Keane in its NorCal Division V quarterfinal at St. Joseph Notre Dame in Alameda Thursday.
Just two matches into the Valley Oak League tennis season, impressive freshman Logan Staggs of Tracy's Kimball High has already established himself as the runaway favorite for the singles tournament title.
Ripon High's boys golf team isn't celebrating yet after its 213-228 win over defending Trans Valley League champion Escalon at Oakdale Golf and Country Club Thursday.
Ripon High's softball team improved to 4-1 in non-league play with its 14-4, six-inning rout of visiting Ripon Christian Thursday.
Jerrica Hauck broke the East Union pole vault record in dramatic fashion Wednesday at Sierra High's Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium, but it was the host Timberwolves' girls team, led by distance runner Katelyn Carbiener, that squeaked out a much-needed win to open the Valley Oak League season.
Central Catholic remains in the driver's seat for the Valley Oak League championship after the conference's newest member knocked off defending titlist Manteca 6-3 for a second time this season.
Jeff Harbison's well-intentioned pre-league schedule produced favorable results, but not the type of games he had hoped for his Sierra football team.
Ripon was undaunted by its first Trans-Valley League assignment Wednesday.
Weston Ranch coach Francisco Cisneros could sense the frustration mounting from his Cougars in the first half of their Valley Oak League match at Oakdale on wednesday.
Brooke Riley capped off an impressive week Wednesday, shooting 5-under-par 31 on the links-style front nine at Tracy's Old River Golf Course, as East Union continued its Valley Oak League title defense with a 205-225 win against host Kimball.
RIPON - Nothing is coming easy in what is shaping up to be a competitive Southern League boys soccer season.
East Union kept host Weston Ranch on its heels thanks to big serving runs from Jordyn Posz and Destiny Flores.
The weather is expected to cooperate for today's Valley Oak League rematch between Manteca and Central Catholic, which was originally postponed because of rain last Thursday.
Brooke Riley's round didn't end as well as she had hoped during East Union's Valley Oak League dual match at Oakdale Golf and Country Club on Tuesday.
STOCKTON - The blond streak in Esteban Paramo's hair may have started as a personal statement of style, but it's come to symbolize something much bigger.
Sierra played perfect defense from the second minute to the 78th Monday against visiting East Union.
MODESTO - No Montell Bland?
LATHROP - When the going got tough, Kristen Maestretti and the Sierra volleyball team got going Thursday in their Valley Oak League match at Lathrop.
East Union proved Thursday night that it can be a threat in the hunt for Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berths, dropping a well-contested four-game loss to visiting Kimball at Dalben Center.
Ripon High's boys water polo team is again short on numbers, and its top player has graduated after leading the program with his scoring prowess in its first four years of existence.