The Manteca Jr. Buffaloes struggled to get things going offensively in their 30-0 Trans Valley Youth Football League loss to the Modesto Rams Saturday at East Union High.
East Union High's sophomore squad kicked off its season with a 28-15 win over visiting Orestimba Friday at Dino Cunial Field.
Except for maybe the Sierra Tournament championship, the tourney-host Timberwolves and cross-town rival East Union got what they wanted out of the grueling one-day, six-team jamboree Saturday.
Few in the area match the pregame ambiance of East Union High home football games.
Giovanni Marin's goal-scoring head ball with 10 minutes remaining vaulted Manteca High's boys soccer team to a 2-1 comeback victory over Petaluma in the first round of their own 4th Annual Buffalo Cup tournament. Defender Oral Nunis set up the go-ahead play with a lofted through ball from deep.
Softball star Ally Walljasper had a productive debut as a varsity volleyball player for Sierra High Thursday.
Jose Acosta and the rest of the Sierra High boys soccer team continued their early-season tear with a 7-0 drubbing of visiting Edison Thursday.
For now, Vince Bordi's classroom is the octagon - both as teacher and student.
There are similarities between the East Union and Orestimba 2010 football teams.
Manteca High's volleyball team showed improvement throughout its three-game loss to visiting Enochs Wednesday.
Manteca High's boys soccer team got a sneak peak of a potential postseason opponent down the road, but if Tuesday's non-league match with Central Valley is any indication the Buffaloes have a ways to go.
The comeback trail has had few bumps for the Manteca BMX whiz formerly known as "The Stinger."
Nick Price was a part of the Ripon Chiefs' first four touchdown plays in a 30-8 throttling of the visiting Linden Lions Saturday at Stouffer Field.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
It didn't take long for the Manteca Chargers to familiarize themselves with the end zones at Sierra High's Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium Saturday.
Rio Americano is a guard-oriented team that uses deadeye shooting, overall speed and unselfishness to overcome its deficiencies in the post.
It took less than an hour for Manteca to get its first official match out of the way Friday.
Help wanted: East Union seeking suitable training partners for blossoming 220-pound wrestler.
PATTERSON - Patterson head coach Elizabeth Tolleson burned two timeouts in the first three-plus minutes of the fourth quarter to give her overtaxed players a breather.
CERES - Young, yes, but these Cougars from Weston Ranch are far from inexperienced.
STOCKTON - Rosemont stifled Weston Ranch's guards early and fully controlled the tempo in Tuesday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division III opener.
Inconsistency on offense has plagued Ripon all season, and the 14th-seeded Indians battled through the shooting yips once again in their Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV opener at No. 3 West Campus.
Ripon Christian's first-round opponent?
Weston Ranch hadn't lost back-to-back games all season until it dropped its final two in the Valley Oak League.
George Contente looked at West Campus and Colfax as potential opponents first round opponents for his Ripon High girls basketball team.
Daniel Ruiz made five straight free throws in the final minute, 30 seconds, helping host Golden West edge previously-undefeated Sequoia 48-47 in Tuesday's thrilling Manteca Unified Student Trust small-school boys basketball championship game.
The Manteca girls basketball team's stumble to the finish line ultimately cost it a berth to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
Four Ripon players were recognized on senior night Tuesday, and they had more reason to celebrate following the Indians' 36-27 triumph over Escalon.
Anand Hundal once again came up short of his first career triple-double in Manteca High's 69-37 shellacking of visiting Oakdale in a regular-season finale Tuesday.
East Union is peaking at just the right time.