Sierra's 3-1 victory over Sonora on senior night Thursday served two purposes for the Timberwolves, who clinched a postseason berth while jumping into a first-place tie with rival Manteca with two Valley Oak League matches remaining.
Ripon Christian can reach unprecedented heights this Friday.
LATHROP - Drew Erwin is a natural defender, but during Lathrop High's must-win Valley Oak League match with Weston Ranch the target was on him.
A 1-1 tie with Gustine last month was Delhi's only blemish in the Southern League.
Nicholas Gonzalez and Ruben Lopez each scored twice in the second half as Sierra's boys soccer team blew past host Kimball 6-2 in Valley Oak League action Monday.
The Ripon High and Ripon Christian girls golf teams will be represented in next week's Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Tournament.
Vannida Nguyen finished the Valley Oak League regular season undefeated, and Sierra clinched a No. 2 seed for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II team playoffs with an 8-1 destruction of visiting Kimball on Monday.
Twenty five points were not enough in Sierra's Valley Oak League showdown with visiting Lathrop on Monday.
It's never an easy game at Sonora High's Dunlavy Field for opposing teams, especially when the Wildcats are celebrating homecoming.
Oakdale High got all it needed with a 28-point outburst in the opening quarter before letting the reserves take over from there in a 54-6 drubbing of East Union Friday at The Corral.
An action-packed 3-3 tie felt like a win for both Manteca High and visiting rival Sierra at Guss Schmiedt Field Friday night.
RIPON - Ripon High's rematch with Escalon didn't last as long as their Trans-Valley League opener back on Sept. 18, but second-year coach Adrienne Uecker came away more satisfied with Thursday's effort.
Manteca faces a must-win situation in Sonora on Friday, when the Buffaloes tangle with a squad just as desperate for a victory.
Led by medalist Brooke Riley, East Union captured its fifth consecutive Sierra Invitational title Wednesday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
Arik Anaya's clutch goal in the 77th minute helped Ripon escape Hughson with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday.
Branden Rullan may have fallen short of his ultimate goal, but he'll leave Sierra High as its most accomplished wrestler to date.
Sierra appeared ready to finally bust out against Rafa Lara and visiting McNair in a nonleague contest Thursday, loading the bases with no out in ...
Kristina Mojica was rewarded for her patience, perseverance and work ethic on Wednesday.
Things just got real for area boys volleyball teams.
East Union had already battled back twice from deficits, and Brayden Hardcastle came oh so close to tying it back up in the bottom of ...
Freshman Tianna Sidtikun's impact was immediate for the Ripon girls soccer team.
On the heels of an upset victory, the area's last basketball team standing will attempt to pull off an even bigger one tonight in ...
Tydus Verhoeven secured a defensive rebound and quickly flung an outlet pass for Jorge Cedano, who then lofted it up to the 6-foot-7 standout for ...
Manteca High's reigning Sac-Joaquin Section Division III champion baseball team has reloaded with young talent, but these Buffaloes are learning fast.
The Valley Oak League's selections for its most valuable boys and girls soccer players may be a surprise to some.
Aaron Paschini doesn't have to score to make his presence felt.
Their size presented problems for the rest of the Valley Oak League, but Manteca High seniors Tydus Verhoeven and Loretta Kakala did much more for ...
Manteca High's boys basketball team begins its CIF State Division III title defense Wednesday against a familiar opponent, only this time it will be ...
Being the underdog is nothing new for Sierra's boys soccer team (17-8-3), which has knocked off the No. 2- and 3-ranked teams in the ...
Manuel and Joe Pires, separated by just two years in age, have heard it all their lives.