Isaiah Sholund is the hard-charging bull who wears down defenses in the fourth quarter.
Scheduling may have conspired against Manteca leading up to its pivotal Valley Oak League duel with rival Sierra on Thursday.
Mark Vicente and the Sierra Timberwolves continued their late-game wizardry in last week's heart-stopping 37-36 overtime win over visiting East Union.
A longtime tradition has turned into a weekly feast for Manteca.
Tawny Deerinck got to match her teammates' jersey tops for a change Monday when she and the Buffaloes from Manteca visited rival East Union.
Another week, another shutout for undefeated Manteca.
East Union coach Kim Brooks urged her setter to ramp up the pace of the attack against host Sierra on Thursday.
Seth Davis won't be able to make Manteca High's homecoming game Friday at Guss Schmiedt Field.
Jack Weaver statistically had his least impressive outing of the season last Friday.
RIPON - Everything was going Mariposa's way at the start of its Southern League showdown of defending co-champions at Ripon Christian on Monday.
Oakdale needed two fourth-down touchdown passes and a monster night from running back Cameron Cherry to escape Sierra's Daniel Teicheira Stadium with a 28-25 victory Friday.
RIPON - Hilmar wasn't going down without a fight.
East Union felt unstoppable at this point last season.
Weston Ranch struggled with serving errors throughout its Valley Oak League match at Sierra on Wednesday, but Judit Zamora came through in a big way in the fifth and final set.
Manteca wasn't always sharp, but the Buffaloes were good enough to sweep rival Sierra across town Monday, 25-15, 25-16, 25-19.
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Sierra may be faced with a must-win situation Friday, one its Week-10 opponent is familiar with.
Considering how the match started, Manteca girls tennis coach MaryAnn Tolbert was admittedly taken aback at the final outcome.
The Manteca girls tennis and Ripon volleyball teams earned the top seeds in their respective brackets for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. Both begin play today.
Nothing comes easy against Oakdale.
Eric Reis could see the dejected faces on his players after Manteca's 32-14 loss at Central Catholic two weeks ago.
TRACY - One second separated the Sierra varsity girls cross country team and Oakdale in their duel for the Valley Oak League title Wednesday at Eagal ...
Manteca battled valiantly with a starter hobbled by injury and another out for the season, but the Buffaloes could not keep up with the taller ...
East Union greatly improved its chances to qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs Friday night at Dino Cunial Field after fending off visiting Kimball, 28-6.
Manteca carried the frustrations of two close losses to Central Catholic into the season, using it as motivation to return to championship form.
There's no such thing as a down year for Escalon, says Ripon head coach Chris Musseman.
MODESTO - Manteca was able to slug it out with Central Catholic in Friday's anticipated clash of Valley Oak League heavyweights at David Patton Field.
RIPON - The Ripon High boys water polo team's streak of Valley Oak League victories came to an end Thursday at Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.
Gino Campiotti remembers his first varsity encounter with Central Catholic, and not too fondly.
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