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 ...
The road to the Valley Oak League championship still goes through The Corral. Literally. According a media poll conducted by The Bulletin, Oakdale High is favored to garner a seventh straight title despite losing 10 starters on both sides of scrimmage. So why the vote of confidence? Answer: The Corral, where the Mustangs have lost just twice to league opponents in 14th-year head coach Trent Merzon's tenure. This year they will have visits from their ...
LATHROP - A win tonight would mark several milestones for Lathrop High, which hosts Weston Ranch for homecoming and their Valley Oak League opener tonight.
Three Manteca-Ripon area teams are hosting first-round playoff football games next Friday, and another is heading to Placer County.
RIPON - Le Grand players and coaches took turns slapping Andrew Brown's shoulder pads and shaking his hand down the midfield stripe at Stouffer Field on Friday night.
RIPON - Andie Shelton thought nothing of it when Ripon Christian volleyball coach Kara Ledeboer asked for a list of her achievements a month ago.
Three area schools were represented in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Tournament at Roseville's Johnson Ranch Racquet Club on Thursday.
STOCKTON - The littlest of Cougars came up big in Weston Ranch's first-ever postseason soccer game.
Andrew Brown this. Andrew Brown that.
Manteca is in at Division III.
If the Ripon and Ripon Christian volleyball teams are to meet again in the playoffs, it would have to be in the semifinal round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV tournament.
Manteca senior Jesus Ponce was called off the pitch in the 71st minute of Tuesday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoff opener with visiting Lincoln of Placer County.
Hilmar capped an undefeated run through the Trans-Valley League season with Tuesday's four-game win (23-25, 25-19, 25-9, 25-23), but host Ripon gave the Yellowjackets another scare.
Manteca High's girls tennis team ended a 20-year playoff drought in 2011.
It turns out Ripon High's boys soccer team has its first Trans-Valley League championship all to itself.
Francisco Cisneros was in the middle of his us-against-the-world speech Friday afternoon when Weston Ranch athletic director Pat King interrupted with a phone call.
Justin Coenenberg wears many hats when hosting the annual Buffalo Cup, from head coach for the Manteca High boys soccer team, to tournament director and snack bar coordinator.