If the Sac-Joaquin Section girls basketball playoffs were to tip off today, the Valley Oak League would have three teams hosting first-round contests in the 16-team Division-III bracket.
If defense wins championships, Manteca Futbol Club's under-11 girls Newcastle might be on its way to capturing the NorCal State Cup title.
After three quarters of play, the Manteca High boys basketball team held the lead, secured the momentum and had seemingly sapped the Weston Ranch Cougars of any possibilities of overcoming their 12-point deficit. After the Cougars opened the final period on a 17-4 run, it became evident that wasn't the case.
Finishing games has been a problem for Lathrop High's boys basketball team this season.
Sierra High, with its top player out for undisclosed reasons, was within striking distance of four-time defending Valley Oak League girls basketball champion East Union late in the third quarter Thursday at Dalben Center.
Now at full strength, Mariposa High's girls basketball team was ready to give Southern League Ripon Christian newcomer more of a fight in their rematch Thursday.
Weston Ranch's boys basketball team showed why it can be both frustrating and exciting to watch during one of the most crucial, and yet most routine, sequences in an 81-75 victory at East Union Wednesday.
J.J. Ramirez and his second-year Lathrop High varsity boys basketball team are growing tired of moral victories.
Manteca High's wrestling team ended its Valley Oak League dual season on a positive note, beating crosstown rival East Union 45-36 Wednesday at Winter Gym.
Save for the wrap on Sharon Washington's right wrist, Manteca High's girls basketball team showed no ill effects from its recent loss to crosstown rival East Union.
Lathrop High's girls basketball program finally got its first varsity victory in the Valley Oak League Tuesday, stunning host Oakdale, 41-38.
Jaysen Reindel continued his tear through the San Joaquin Wrestling Association folkstyle season Sunday in the Hilmar Tournament, winning his fifth championship in the 120-130-pound novice division.
Larry Keethe, at 69 years young, may be far from done with coaching.
We already know TeeJay Gordon, the flashy guard who can heat up from the perimeter and create for himself and his teammates as good as anyone in the Valley Oak League.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
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.