Weston Ranch is ready for the rigors of the Valley Oak League. The Cougars capped their most successful nonleague schedule with a 7-0 shellacking of visiting Bear Creek on Thursday. They are 8-1-1 going into their conference opener at Kimball next Tuesday. Their only loss came against defending VOL co-champion Manteca, which edged them out 2-1 in the Buffalo Cup finals last weekend. William Giron and Joseph Mayorca powered Weston Ranch with two goals each. ...
East Union and Sierra both rebounded from tough losses last week with resounding wins. Manteca looks to do the same on Friday. The Buffaloes (1-1) head to Los Banos following their Week 1 thriller that ended in defeat. Wilcox of Santa Clara visited Guss Schmiedt Field and escaped with a 28-27 overtime win with help from a botched snap on Manteca's attempt to win it with a 2-point conversion. Manteca will also have revenge in ...
RIPON - Ripon High may finally have itself a go-to scorer, and it comes from an unlikely source.
Manteca High had what coach Kevin Bolding called "a good all-around effort" in its three-game sweep (25-13, 25-19, 25-19) of host Patterson on Tuesday.
Weston Ranch suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday against an undefeated team. On Tuesday, the Cougars narrowly escaped with a bounce-back win at winless Edison. Sal Molina netted the game-winner in stoppage time as Weston Ranch prevailed, 2-1. The deciding score came off a corner-kick sequence in which the Edison goalkeeper deflected the ball to the opportunistic Molina. Weston Ranch (7-1-1) was coming off a hard-fought 2-1 defeat to Valley Oak League ...
Ripon High's girls golf team teed off the Valley Foothill League season Tuesday with a resounding 170-238 victory over visiting Riverbank at Jack Tone Golf Course.
While most other Valley Oak League teams are two matches into the season, Manteca High's girls squad began its title defense on Monday with a 9-0 sweep of visiting Weston Ranch.
Jordan Doyle accounted for most of the scoring in the Manteca Cowboys' 14-0 junior varsity win over the visiting Central Valley Panthers at East Union High this past Saturday. Drew Mount contributed two extra-point receptions.
Sierra shook off a rusty start and ran the table to beat host Grace Davis of Modesto in four games (12-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-19) Monday. It was the season opener for the Timberwolves.
The under-19 girls Fury of the Manteca Area Soccer League are coming off two blowout victories.
Anna Cardenas represented the Sierra High tennis team well at the Freedom Invitational in Oakley on Friday and Saturday, placing fifth in the 32-draw, double-elimination tournament.
RIPON - Ripon and Ripon Christian will have to wait for Tuesday's nonleague contest to resume its rivalry.
LATHROP - It is evident that Lathrop has made strides to be a more competitive football team.
Miscues on special teams led to a heartbreaking loss for Weston Ranch, which otherwise had a promising start to the season under new supervision Friday night.
RIPON - Adrienne Uecker hoped that Tuesday's Foundation Game victory over rival Ripon Christian would be the boost her Ripon High volleyball team needed to realize its potential.
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
The Delta Rebels varsity team did everything it could defensively to stay in the game but score.
Eric Reis and his coaching staff lined the hallway with backs slumped against the walls that lead to the locker room at Manteca High's Walker Vick Fieldhouse.
Abdiel Chiquito was certain he would not get snubbed, not for a second straight year.
The 54 competitors in the CIF State Girls Golf Championships were treated to surprisingly-good weather at Carmel's Quail Lodge Golf Course on Wednesday.
Was it an aberration?