Manteca High's volleyball team put forth its best single-game effort in the early season, but it wasn't enough to overcome host Grace Davis in a four-game defeat (20-25, 14-25, 25-9, 18-25) in Modesto Tuesday.
After a dramatic penalty-kick shootout victory over Livingston in the semifinal round, Manteca High's boys soccer team was shut out 3-0 by Grant of Sacramento in the championship showdown of its 4th Annual Buffalo Cup Saturday.
Teams qualifying for the Sac-Joaquin Section `playoffs out of the Valley Oak League have traditionally been at a disadvantage.
The one-kid wrecking crew that is Ripon Knights quarterback Hunter Petlansky provided most of the offensive fireworks during the three-game Almond Bowl at Ripon Christian Saturday.
Scheduling-wise, the Manteca Jaguars have had a brutal start to the Central California Junior Youth Football season.
The Manteca Chargers have had no problems putting up points so far in Delta Youth Football League action.
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.
Paul Lyons finished strong in his junior season for the Sacramento State men's track and field team, but it wasn't quite good enough for him to make his first appearance in the NCAA Championships.
STOCKTON - Ripon High shortstop Jarrod Andrews made the defensive play of the game, and it was he who scored the final run to end the 25th Annual High School All-Star Baseball Classic at Delta College's Nick Cecchetti Field on Friday.
Three of seven hits were triples for the Manteca Little League Tigers, who ran away from Tracy American 14-5 Tuesday in the quarterfinal round of the District 67 Minors Tournament of Champions at Brock Elliot School.
Brian Goulart and his East Union softball team aren't done celebrating yet.
STOCKTON - John Ward doesn't have fond memories of Sierra.
STOCKTON - Since taking over his alma mater in 2002, Manteca High head coach Eric Reis has built a winning program steeped in tradition anchored by dominant linemen.
STOCKTON - Steven Martinez, a bull of a lineman at 5-foot-11, 290 pounds, couldn't wait between turns to go toe-to-toe with other touted linemen from the county.
The area's two qualifiers for the CIF State Track & Field Championships ended their high school careers in the preliminary round Friday in Clovis.
Isaac Searcy threw all but two pitches for the Cardinals and hit a pair of doubles to help defeat the Red Sox 6-3 on Friday for the Manteca Little League major division championship.
Cherish Burks, Darian Van Der Maaten, Leo Soto and 11 other recent graduates from the Manteca area will don their high school jerseys one last time.
Hayden Beier was the lone three-event winner in individual races for the Manteca Dolphins, who placed second in a Mid-Valley League tri-meet at the Ervin Zador Aquatics Center in Ripon last Saturday, May 30.
Aysia Cortez added another achievement to her already-impressive 2015 run on the wrestling mat.
Nine players from the Ripon and Ripon Christian baseball teams earned all-league honors, with Indians junior Angelo Baciocco getting the nod for the Most Valuable Offensive Player in the Trans-Valley League.
After splitting innings with an elder teammate for two seasons, Danielle Sperry finally had her shot at carrying the load as the workhorse pitching ace for Ripon High's softball team.
By JONAMAR JACINTO