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 ...
LODI - If East Union is to turn its season around, now is the time to do it. The Lancers came into Monday's Lodi/Tokay Easter Classic opener against West of Tracy at Tony Zupo Field losers of six of their last eight, but coach Dan Triglia believes his team is much better than it has been playing. East Union proved him right, at least for one day, with an easy 7-1 victory over the Wolf ...
They're as impressive as athletes as they are students and community members. Sierra High three-sport star Heather Scharmann and Ripon Christian's Matt Unruh were among 50 student-athletes in the Sac-Joaquin Section to be awarded the A. Dale Lacky Scholarship, the section announced Friday. The section will dish out a total of $34,000 in scholarships to high school seniors that excelled on the playing field and in the classroom while serving their communities. Ten of the ...
Manteca played one of its best games all season Wednesday against the only team to beat Oakdale in Valley Oak League play.
Yes, Nicole Vanni can score. There's a reason why she leads the Sac-Joaquin Section with 35 goals. But 15th-year Sierra High head coach Manuel Pires thinks that this year's group is the best offensive team he's had in a long time. "And I've had some great offensive teams," he said. His point was proven in Thursday's surprisingly dominant 4-0 victory over three-time defending Valley Oak League and Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV champion Sonora at Daniel ...
There was little doubt in the minds of everybody else in attendance at Northgate Softball Complex Wednesday, but Nycole Teeple admittedly had hers.
Kenny Leasure was one of the smallest players on the field, but he made one of the game's biggest plays in Sierra's 5-4 Valley Oak League win over visiting Ceres Tuesday.
STOCKTON - Ripon and Ripon Christian were each without two key contributors in the Trans Valley League Midseason Tournament Monday at The Reserve at Spanos Park.
Walk, bunt and let the big boppers bop. It was textbook softball, and that's what it took for East Union to down rival host Sierra 2-0 on Friday, capping a pivotal three-game, Valley Oak League stretch for both clubs. East Union leadoff hitter Kourtni McCall ignited the deciding sixth-inning rally with a full-count walk, and Jillian Goulart dropped a perfect sacrifice bunt three pitches later. Cassie Waggy took the next offering and thumped it to ...
Retired big league catcher Ken Huckaby spent 18 years behind home plate as a professional ball player, fulfilling his lifelong dream stemming from his Little League days in Manteca.
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STOCKTON - Rain. Running clock. Ring.
Jacob LeDon is arguably the best player that few outside of Manteca High's football team know about.
Olivia Vezaldenos and the East Union girls basketball team started the season with a bang Thursday in Modesto.
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