Oakdale gave itself some breathing room in the Valley Oak League standings Thursday, warding off visiting Manteca 3-2 for the second time this season.
Sierra went from escaping with a disappointing one-goal win to breathing a sigh of relief that it remained a 1-1 tie with visiting Lathrop High on Thursday.
For Weston Ranch to play its way back into the postseason hunt, it will have to avenge some of its losses from the first-half of Valley Oak League play.
The "any given Friday" mantra is used and abused by prep football coaches on pretty much every given Friday night.
TRACY - Injuries continue to slow Manteca High's cross country team, but not enough to keep the Buffaloes from widening their leads in the Valley Oak League standings.
East Union co-head coach Brian Goulart summed up his team's round in the Sierra Invitational with one word Wednesday.
The Delta Rebels traveled across town to Sierra High last Saturday to square off with the Manteca Chargers in their annual intra-city clash.
The Manteca High girls tennis team is a win away from repeating as Valley Oak League champion.
Ripon High's boys soccer team is on a roll, but the wins have not come easily of late.
Brooke Riley and the East Union girls golf team is rounding into postseason form in the final week of Valley Oak League play.
The two youngest squads for the Manteca Cowboys remain perfect in their first tour of the DYSA NorCal League.
The under-19 girls Fury were able to salvage a tie thanks to Fabiola Magana's second-half goal in a 1-1 tie against Stockton.
SONORA - The final horn signaled a historic moment for Sierra. Head coach Jeff Harbison had other things in mind. "Where's my sweater?" he hollered while following his players to the 50-yard line. It wasn't an ideal time to be doused by a jug full of sports drink on this chilly night in the Mother Lode, but minutes later Harbison didn't seem to mind. That is because for the first time in school history his ...
Through four holes, East Union sophomore Brooke Riley was on pace to break her own Valley Oak League course record Thursday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
Sierra was far more competitive in its rematch with crosstown rival Manteca on Thursday, but the visiting Buffaloes proved once again why they are still the team to beat in the Valley Oak League.
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.
All four Manteca Cowboys teams are advancing to the second round of the DYSA NorCal playoffs.