Lathrop High will try and notch its first Valley Oak League win in varsity play Friday when it hosts East Union on homecoming night.
No real scoop here: Oakdale High is the favorite to win the Valley Oak League, and with good reason.
The Trans-Valley League has long been considered one of the toughest, if not the toughest, small-school football conferences in the state.
The path to the California Interscholastic Federation State Championship Bowl Games is set for Le Grand, the runaway favorite in the Southern League.
The wait may be over for Tim Horning.
Ripon Christian broke a sweat in its second Southern Athletic League volleyball match of the season.
Ripon High's boys soccer team has had little success against Escalon over the years.
The Ripon Chiefs got off to an inauspicious start to their Trans Valley Youth Football League varsity game against the visiting Turlock Titans on Saturday.
The Manteca Jr. Buffaloes pounded Panthers Youth Football 30-14 at West High in Tracy Saturday.
Through one week of Valley Oak League play, it appeared as if it was going to be a Sierra-and-everybody-else race for the boys soccer crown.
Ripon High's girls golf team is off to an 0-5 start in dual matches, but it made up some ground in the Valley Foothill League North Division's midseason tournament Monday
East Union's boys soccer team had no problem getting off to a fast start in its 3-0 win over visiting Weston Ranch Monday.
The Rangers United 14-under girls soccer team kicked off the CYSA District-8 Kaercher Fall League with two wins, defeating Oakdale 2-0 on Sept. 10 and Turlock 6-1 this past Saturday.
RIPON - The Ripon High sophomore football team's comeback bid was thwarted near midfield, where quarterback Riley Clark was sacked on fourth-and-5 with 56 seconds left.
East Union visited Ceres Friday with hopes of leaving with a little momentum going into the Valley Oak League season.
David Hager called sophomore Jason Medina "the big offensive hero" in visiting Weston Ranch's 7-3 upset of Central Catholic on Wednesday.
Little needs to be said between Leah Manuleleua and Lejla Pepic on the pitch.
The last time East Union faced Oakdale they tussled to a 1-1 draw.
The Manteca area's top two high school boys golfers did not go head-to-head on Wednesday, but their teams did.
Sierra's bats started hot, its pitcher got into a groove later and the defense was solid throughout.
Modesto Christian limited Ripon to just four hits, but the Indians took advantage of seven walks and five errors to post a 9-6 Trans-Valley League baseball win in Salida on Tuesday.
The Ripon High coed tennis team got clutch victories from its doubles tandems, and the Indians ended visiting Escalon's Trans-Valley League win streak at 88 with a 5-4 stunner last Friday.
After Monday's results in the Valley Oak League, East Union is once again the team everyone else is chasing.
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.