Minutes before leaving campus for the Valley Oak League Championships Wednesday, Manteca High cross country coach Rick Cuevas had his runners follow him into Winter Gymnasium for a quick history lesson.
RIPON - It didn't take long for the Ripon High boys soccer team to get Trans-Valley League-leading Riverbank's attention Tuesday at Ripon Elementary.
Expectations are so high for East Union High's girls golf team that its 469 score that was plenty good enough to win the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV Tournament at Lockeford Springs Golf Course Monday wasn't good enough for co-head coach Dennis Wells.
Eddie Lopez of the Manteca Cowboys called Saturday's 44-0 shutout of the Weston Ranch Ravens at Guss Schmiedt Field "as close to a perfect game I have ever coached."
East Union did its part.
Sierra High's girls tennis team started out the Valley Oak League season with one win and four losses.
The week off from school and Valley Oak League action may have done East Union's volleyball team more harm than good.
Maturity, discipline and confidence - three things that coach Eric Zador said have been missing from his young Ripon High water polo team this season.
TRACY - Two of the Valley Oak League's top young quarterbacks were supposed to square off at Don Nicholson Stadium Friday in a battle of two 1-6 squads.
Five-time Valley Oak League girls golf champion East Union had its primary six players earn all-conference honors.
RIPON - Ripon High's ragtag water polo team is making quite the splash in its first year in the Valley Foothill Conference.
Manteca High's football team is the only one representing seven area schools to have clinched a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth so far.
One down, three to go.
RIPON - Hughson moved the ball at will, using its possession skills and an offensive posture to keep Ripon High's boys soccer team on its heels in their big Trans-Valley League confrontation at Ripon Elementary Tuesday.
The coveted NAG-1 plate is now within sight for young Dominic Duran.
LATHROP - Jim Agostini knew there would be nights like this.
Brett Lewis emerged from the locker room smiling and with good reason: his Manteca boys basketball team had squeaked out a 61-58 win over Central ...
The combined hustle of Daisy Valencia and Jadyn Shinn coupled with a gritty effort from ailing goalkeeper Callie Crain proved to be the difference for ...
Sydney Fryer poured in 19 points, 15 rebounds and four assists, but it was the play of the supporting cast that allowed Manteca to keep ...
Based on recent history, Lathrop may be due for another big winning streak.
And on the eighth corner kick, Sierra scored.
RIPON - After starting the season on a six-game winning streak, Ripon Christian is now reeling and searching for answers as it begins its defense of ...
It didn't come easily for the Manteca, but the Buffaloes finally got the better of Weston Ranch in this rematch of the 2016 Sac-Joaquin ...
LATHROP - Coming off three straight losses in the unforgiving Gold Division of the West Coast Jamboree, Manteca had a tough assignment to begin Valley Oak ...
The Sierra and Weston Ranch boys soccer teams have had some epic duels over the years, and Tuesday's Valley Oak League tussle was no ...
SALIDA - Even when it was competitive for 2 ½ quarters, Manteca appeared disjointed in running its offense against Modesto Christian in the third-round game of the ...
For all that Gino Campiotti and the Manteca football team accomplished this past fall, it's the failures that drive the Buffaloes' talented junior quarterback.
Hilmar knew what was coming, but there was no stopping Ripon's Samantha McCreath in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV volleyball finals.
TRACY - Jim Agostini has three more days to figure out what is troubling his East Union girls basketball team at the start of games.
Laura Williams is such a dedicated golfer that she gave up a year's worth of her high school experience to work on her game.