East Union High delves into Valley Oak League action riding a three-match winning streak following Thursday's sweep (25-19, 25-18, 25-13) of host Downey Thursday in Modesto.
Never mind the final score.
There are three regular-season games that Manteca High's senior class has mentally earmarked, and the first one is this Friday.
The strong winds led to some high scores during a Valley Oak League match Tuesday at Manteca Park Golf Course, but it didn't affect Oakdale High's Jaylene Ponce.
East Union High's volleyball team appears to be on the right track after winning its first match of the season with a three-game shutout (25-13, 25-17, 25-12) of host Tracy Wednesday.
It wasn't the ideal way for Weston Ranch High to cap what has been an otherwise successful non-league schedule, but all things considered Coach Carlos Gaspar is still going into conference play beaming.
The varsity Ripon Chiefs rolled to a 3-0 record in the Trans Valley Youth Football League behind solid all-around play in their 36-0 drubbing of the Salida Steelers at Salida Middle School Saturday.
The Manteca Jr. Buffaloes varsity squad bulldozed its way past the Gustine Redskins 53-0 at Manteca High's Guss Schmiedt field Sunday.
Anyone anticipating the unveiling of what could be an explosive passing attack for Manteca High, known over the years more for its punishing ground-and-pound running game, might have been disappointed Friday at Guss Schmiedt Field.
SAN ANDREAS - Weston Ranch High was outnumbered, outmatched and ultimately outmuscled in its 34-7 season-opening loss to Calaveras Friday.
MODESTO - Sierra was in no celebratory mood on a muggy Thursday night following a 38-28 win over Grace Davis at Downey High's Chuck Hughes Stadium.
The ride to the Valley Oak League season won't be a smooth one for Manteca High.
STOCKTON - The Sac-Joaquin Section overhauled its postseason format for football last season and has made a few minor tweaks for 2010.
Patience and persistence paid off for Corey Navarro.
RIPON - Keith Terpsma doesn't know what to expect this season when his Ripon Christian boys soccer team heads into Southern League play for the first time.
Weston Ranch's football players weren't the only ones hard at work this offseason.
The Manteca Dolphins and Ripon Sea Lions appear prime for a strong finish to the Mid-Valley Swim League season.
Manteca High junior Leah Manuleleua helped the California Cougars 98 girls soccer team claim the Davis Legacy College Showcase championship in the under-17 division and was named Player of the Tournament in the process.
East Union junior Brooke Riley is among the eight golfers advancing to the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship out of Monday's sectional qualifier held at Sequoyah Country Club in Oakland.
Seth Davis, head coach of the Weston Ranch High varsity football team, is extending an invitation for all athletes from the area ages 5-18.
One month after naming Manteca High its Division III Baseball Team of the Year, Cal-Hi Sports has recognized three Buffaloes as individuals.
STOCKTON - A new position on the court has helped 2012 Weston Ranch High grad Jazmin Strane improve her position in life.
The Spreckels Park 11-12-year-old All-Stars are in the driver's seat to capture the Little League District 67 Tournament banner.
TRACY - One game ended a day later than it was supposed to.
Manteca resident Zach White played a key role in Lamorinda Baseball Club's run to the under-11 Travelball Select National Championship title last week at the East Cobb Baseball Complex in Marietta, Ga.
The Manteca and Spreckels Park Little League 11-12-year-old All-Stars are squaring off in Thursday's District 67 Tournament winners-bracket semifinal after both pulled off commanding victories on Tuesday.
Jordan McNeal's natural talent is undeniable.
Andrew Olivares of the Northgate Little League 9-10 All-Stars threw the first pitch in District 67 All-Star Tournament consolation contest under the lights of Lincoln Park on Monday.
Jacob Corn doesn't shy away from discussing the few missteps in his otherwise spectacular senior season for Manteca High's baseball team.
Allie Walljasper lifted Sierra's softball team to unprecedented heights the past four years with her powerful right arm.