By JONAMAR JACINTO Sports editor of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin LODI - The monkey weighing down Sierra over the last few years is now off the Timberwolves' collective back. And another one jumped off of East Union standout Kyle Harman's. It was a banner day for area golfers Monday in the Valley Oak League Championships at Lockeford Springs Golf Course, where Sierra clinched the school's first-ever boys golf title and Harman finally earned his Most ...
Sierra High head coach Dave Breitenbucher gathered the troops near rival East Union's pool to make one last announcement.
Sierra had the Mustangs by the mane. With the Timberwolves holding onto a one-run lead in the top of the sixth, a blown call on a pickoff attempt extended visiting Oakdale's turn at the plate. Oakdale took advantage of the opportunity to escape with a 4-1 victory Thursday and pad its first-place lead to three games with four to go. The Mustangs (10-0, 21-2 overall), ranked fifth in Northern California by NorCalPreps.com, are another win ...
OAKDALE - Cassie Waggy may have saved the game with her glove, and she decided it with her bat.
East Union's playoff chances may very well hinge on a costly mistake from a Sonora player.
By JONAMAR JACINTO Sports editor of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin The sweltering heat seemed to sap the energy out of host Manteca Monday, but Ceres freshman hurler Kaycee Creek managed to keep her cool throughout. Creek had one of her most impressive performances since taking over for senior ace Vaneza Hoover, who was dismissed from the team earlier this season. Creek's two-hit gem included seven strikeouts in the Bulldogs' 11-0 victory in five innings. "They ...
Staff reports of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin SONORA - Good news first: Sierra remains two matches ahead of the Valley Oak League's second-place teams after narrowly dropping its first conference dual match to Sonora 209-211 at Mountain Springs Golf Course. Bad news: Coach Jeff Williams said there will be little room for error as the pressure will be on the shoulders of his Timberwolves at next week's VOL Championships. Winning the season-ending tournament would give ...
TRACY - Weston Ranch's Angelysa Washington's blast from the past had Ripon head coach Robert Vernon thinking, "Here we go again."
TRACY - It turns out East Union will not successfully defend its 2008 Nor-Cal Classic championship.
Kourtni McCall showed no mercy to Uncle Todd and his Manteca Buffaloes Wednesday. McCall recorded her first no-hitter at Todd Hardcastle's expense and was a walk and hit batsman away from a perfect game in leading East Union to a 5-0 victory. East Union's ace was aided by Alicia Cook's 3-for-3, two-RBI effort at the plate. And Cassie Waggy, who was 2 for 3, pummeled her area-leading fourth homer - a two-run shot in the ...
Earning back-to-back titles in the toughest bracket of the prestigious Nor-Cal Classic, now in its sixth season of existence, would be nice, but East Union coach Brian Goulart said that isn't the ultimate goal.
It was March 19 all over again for Manteca, which had to get by three-time defending Valley Oak League champion Sonora with a victory at home Monday just to stay in contention for one of two Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berths.
Ken Huckaby brought his Baseball Boot Camp from sunny Chandler, Ariz. to rainy Manteca Tuesday and Wednesday.
Kirsten Duren committed to Boise State in the fall, but on Wednesday at Ripon High's main gym that commitment was finally made official.
Airenne Curry didn't see it coming. Neither did East Union goalie Gianna Hedin. In the 65th minute of a pivotal Valley Oak League match at EU's Dino Cunial Field Tuesday, Manteca's sophomore phenom reacted quickly after Renee Munson's delivered a cornerkick from the right side, and her deflection was masked by a wall of players, allowing the shot to squirt past Hedin undetected. It was the first of two goals for Curry, who catapulted the ...
Brandon Dabney hopes to be the speed bump that slows down the lightningrod receiver nicknamed "Wheels."
Three area wrestling teams had rough season-opening duals Wednesday night.
LATHROP - Lathrop High's boys basketball team showed flashes of how good it can be under first-year head coach Nathan McGrath in Tuesday's 60-36 victory over Stagg.
Andrew Brown scored eight touchdowns as a freshman on Ripon Christian's sophomore team in 2010.
Manteca High's football team is playing a 14th game for the first time ever.
Strength trumped speed Friday at Guss Schmiedt Field.
Four area runners are chasing history Saturday in the CIF State Cross Country Championships.
RIPON - Kody Day, a disruptive force on Ripon High's defensive line at 6-foot-2, 225 pounds, does not back down from a challenge.
Regina Dias' comeback to the volleyball court was a successful one.
Manteca High's football team made amends for the failures of its predecessors the past two weeks.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
The Delta Rebels varsity team did everything it could defensively to stay in the game but score.
Eric Reis and his coaching staff lined the hallway with backs slumped against the walls that lead to the locker room at Manteca High's Walker Vick Fieldhouse.
Abdiel Chiquito was certain he would not get snubbed, not for a second straight year.
The 54 competitors in the CIF State Girls Golf Championships were treated to surprisingly-good weather at Carmel's Quail Lodge Golf Course on Wednesday.