There's a formula.
Bob Marley sang about how the sun is shining and the weather is sweet.
Tyler Wentworth and Shelby Kessler took home first-place medals after besting the competition Wednesday at the Manteca Park Golf Course's annual junior golf clinic.
Justin Nieto was impressive for East Union, tossing a mercy-rule shortened, complete-game win with 12 strikeouts and no walks Thursday as the Lnacers beat Patterson 11-1.
WESTON RANCH – It did not take long for Lathrop to get things going, netting its first goal in the fourth minute. Then Lathrop went lethargic as Weston Ranch rallied and never let up en route to landing its first Valley Oak League win Thursday, 3-2.
After doing her best to keep Sierra High in its matchup against Argonaut with eight solid innings of pitching, Sommer Wilson decided to end it for good when she connected on a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth for a 8-5 Sierra win Thursday.
One day after producing 14 runs on 16 hits in a shutout of Franklin, East Union's softball club continued to rake Tuesday in a 13-2 drubbing at Modesto.
One program has a Sac-Joaquin Section title in its back pocket and is chasing another.
The Vern Gebhardt Champions Cup was there to be taken for Sierra, but it wasn't meant to be as the Timberwolves dropped its final game 3-1 to Enochs High on Saturday.
It was all fun and splashing at the pool for the Sierra Timberwolves, who beat cross-town rival Manteca in both boys and girls Valley Oak League swimming meets Friday at Sierra High.
The Ceres Tournament opened for the Sierra Timberwolves Friday at Riverbank's Rainbow Fields and Allison Walljasper went to work.
Going into the fifth inning, Sierra was right where it wanted to be. That changed in the fifth and one more for the worse in the sixth, as the Timberwolves surrendered a late lead in a 4-2 loss to Atwater High Friday.
The Valley Oak League soccer standings will have plenty of time to officially shape up, but they definitely made the first shift after Kimball High's 2-0 win over the visiting Manteca Buffaloes Thursday in the conference opener.
For East Union, the plans are always a little bigger and the expectations are second to none. That won't change this season. The Lancers look up for the task after a 210-237 victory over Oakdale in Valley Oak League play Thursday.
Weston Ranch was able to continue its unblemished opening to the Valley Oak League season, blasting East Union 9-0 Thursday in a one-sided league win.