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?
Joined by East Union teammates Tuesday, sophomore Brooke Riley spent the afternoon at a beach on the Monterey Bay Peninsula.
Two area teams remain in the hunt for Delta Youth Football League titles.
The Manteca Area Soccer League's under-19 Fury girls placed second in the inter-league tournament on Nov. 9-10.
Second-year Excel Academy Sports Science and Health Preparatory High School has its first NCAA Division I athlete.
Harleen Pabla continues to surprise herself.
Some of the area's top prep football talents of years past will be on display at Modesto Junior College this Saturday when the Pirates host rival Delta.
The dream is to get drafted high by a major league team next June.
Lucas Vaughn struck out the first five batters he faced and was a pitch away from a five-inning perfect game in Manteca's 10-0 drubbing of visiting Modesto Christian.
Manteca High's girls soccer team coasted into the semifinal round of its own Buffalo Cup tournament with Friday's 8-0 rout of Riverbank.
Manteca High's boys tennis team competed well despite missing two of its top players in the opening day of the California Classic held at various sites in the Fresno area.
Danelle Bishop continues to win at the next level.
Scheduling conflicts and other factors forced Manteca High girls soccer coach Justin Coenenberg to shrink the Buffalo Cup tournament field back down to eight.
The East Union boys tennis team showed little rust in its first Valley Oak League match of the season Thursday, downing visiting Oakdale, 7-2.
East Union's rebuilding boys golf team suffered a heartbreaking loss at Oakdale Golf & Country Club on Thursday, falling to host Oakdale High, 250-251.
Matt Rose led five Sierra players who produced sub-50 scores in a 217-317 win over visiting Weston Ranch on Wednesday.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
Weston Ranch put together a solid all-around effort in its season-opener at Stagg on Wednesday, winning decisively, 8-1.
Neil MacDannald is perfect so far in his return to the dugout as Manteca High's head baseball coach, though things didn't always go perfectly in the Buffaloes' season opener against visiting Beyer on Tuesday.
Manteca High's boys tennis team is looking to reclaim the throne in the Valley Oak League.
Sierra bounced back from its season-opening loss with its commanding 12-1 five-inning victory at Johansen (Modesto) on Tuesday. The Timberwolves were coming off Monday's 9-2 road defeat to Turlock.
Sierra Downum had a foot in both of Lathrop's goals in a 2-0 shutout at Pacheco of Los Banos on Tuesday.
Ripon High boys golf coach Chris Musseman isn't getting his hopes up just yet, but his team's Trans-Valley League opening win gives him reason for optimism.