Ripon head coach Chris Johnson still regards Modesto Christian as a championship contender. Never mind the Crusaders' shocking Week 4 loss to Hilmar, which visited the Salida campus and handled the hosts by a 30-0 margin. Johnson has his Indians, who are coming off their own impressive victory to kick off the Trans-Valley League schedule, on guard against a letdown tonight when they host Modesto Christian (0-1, 2-3 overall). Ripon puts its 19-game regular-season win ...
Brandon Landwehr's powerful throw-ins in the attacking third of the field are like corner kicks for Manteca.
Sierra head coach Jeff Harbison will relish every second of what could be his last visit to Sonora High's storied Dunlavy Field on Friday.
It was another night, another Valley Oak League win via sweep for Oakdale on Wednesday. But host East Union at least made the Mustangs work for it at Dalben Center. Oakdale took advantage of late mistakes to win the first two games before ratcheting it up a notch in the final set. Scores were 25-18, 25-19, 25-12. "We played with a lot of energy and competed with them up until the 17th or 18th points ...
Ripon High's boys soccer team survived a scare against Orestimba on Wednesday, prevailing 3-2 in Newman.
The fourth time was the charm for Marcus Montano. His goal in the 73rd minute lifted Manteca High past visiting Weston Ranch 2-1 on what was an otherwise frustrating Tuesday night for the junior standout. Montano had opportunities in the 10th and 11th minutes thwarted by Weston Ranch goalie Jose Avila. His attempt four minutes into the second half, set up wonderfully by Ramon Rodriguez, was blasted over the crossbar. The two would hook up ...
Ripon High enjoyed a dominant start and rode it to a three-game sweep (25-8, 25-20, 25-15) of visiting Modesto Christian on Tuesday.
All five of East Union's scoring contributors bested the top finisher for Sierra in a 218-274 win at Manteca Park Golf Course on Tuesday. The Lancers are now 10-0 in the Valley Oak League.
Manteca's girls tennis team continued its roll in the Valley Oak League with Tuesday's 7-2 victory at Weston Ranch.
Joseph Espinosa put on a show in the Manteca Cowboys' 34-6 varsity win over the Galt Jr. Warriors at Galt High this past Saturday.
East Union picked up a much-needed victory during its toughest stretch in Valley Oak League play Monday, holding off visiting Weston Ranch in four - 25-23, 25-22, 21-25, 26-24.
The anticipated Central California Junior Football League showdown between the Manteca Jr. Buffaloes and Oakdale Stampede is on.
Barring upsets, the Trans-Valley League boys soccer championship will be decided on Oct. 23 at Ripon High's Stouffer Field.
Alyssa Burch called for the quick set and Beth Aschenbrenner delivered. Burch emphatically crushed her 10th kill and put Manteca in the driver's seat in Monday's crosstown tussle with visiting Sierra at Winter Gym. The long-limbed middle blocker then stuffed a Sierra spike attempt for the clinching point on the next play, as the Buffaloes rallied late for a hard-earned sweep (25-17, 27-25, 27-25. "I wanted to (finish it) bad, but I knew I needed ...
LATHROP - And that's how you start a rivalry. The inaugural Battle of I-5 was just that on Friday night, an absolute tug-of-war battle between Weston Ranch and Lathrop until its riveting conclusion. This Valley Oak League opener came down to the final seconds at Bennie Gatto Field, as Lathrop quarterback Kenny Garrett overthrew tight end Nathan Ogunbanwo, who was blanketed by double coverage, in the end zone on fourth-and-7 from the Weston Ranch 16 ...
Manteca High seniors Alex Laurel and Billy Sharmoug were both selected to the Sacramento Valley Chapter's National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame All-Sac-Joaquin Section football team.
STOCKTON - The Cordova boys basketball team is still undefeated – barely
The growing pains continued for East Union on Wednesday, when 20 turnovers kept them from getting over the hump against host Riverbank in a 41-38 loss.
Alex Laurel has broken Manteca High records and won championships in his ongoing breakthrough senior season.
Sierra regrouped at halftime after a rough-and-tumble start to its nonleague affair with visiting Stagg on Tuesday.
East Union's first-year boys basketball coach Ryan Tarr will finally get to conduct a practice session tonight after his Lancers were in competition mode in six of the last seven days.
Jim Agostini refuses to use youth as an excuse.
Sierra was unable to recover from a slow start in its 57-52 loss to Golden Valley in Merced this past Saturday.
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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.