Sonora managed to get one good inning against East Union on Thursday and came away from Agostini Field with a 10-5 non-league baseball win.
STOCKTON – Tristan Smith is not afraid of overtime.
STOCKTON - Ripon heavyweight Tristan Smith is going to the CIF State Wrestling Championships.
When one of your best players is sick, gets in foul trouble and is double-teamed all night that could be trouble.
YUBA CITY – With 5 seconds remaining in the third period Saturday and a tie score in the 285-pound consolation championship of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Wrestling Championships at River Valley High School, Manteca's Steven Martinez smothered Matt Kjeldgaard of Oakdale and slammed Kjeldgaard to the mat, landing on top of the Mustang and apparently claiming third place.
LATHROP - Dylan Gross scored 11 of his game-high 13 points in the second half to lead the Woodward Mustangs to a 43-36 win over the Mossdale Jaguars on Tuesday in the Manteca Unified Student Trust Large School Boys Basketball Championship at Mossdale School.
Sierra is the boys Valley Oak League basketball champion for the fourth time in as many years, and as a result of Tuesday's 84-48 thumping of visiting Lathrop the Timberwolves are a perfect 14-0 for the second time in that same stretch.
Six local wrestlers finished second Saturday in the Valley Oak League wrestling championships at Sierra High school.
Lathrop held visiting Oakdale to single digits in three periods Saturday and defeated the Mustangs 43-26.
It is nice when you control your own destiny.
Ryan Shippley knows how to get a team moving.
STOCKTON - What a difference 10 minutes can make.
Aysia Cortez of Venture/Excel Academy won the 126-pound championship Saturday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Girls Wrestling Regional Invitational at McNair High in a thrilling 13-11 overtime match with Miranda Lamela of Pacheco-Los Banos.
Ripon High defeated visiting Modesto High on Saturday 35-20 in non-league girls' basketball action.
RIPON - Nicole Graham's 3-pointer drew Ripon Christian within two points of Riverbank with 1:10 left in the in the fourth quarter Thursday. She followed that up with a steal, but the Knights would not score again as the Bruins went home with a 34-31 win in Trans-Valley League girls basketball action.
TRACY - It has been a long time since the Manteca High softball team has made the playoffs - not in this century, at least.
OAKDALE – Records are made to be broken, but when you break a record that has stood for longer than you have been alive, that is something special.
Nothing is better for a team than controlling its own destiny.
Three times Oakdale came up with rally-killing double plays and held off host Sierra 8-3 to stay a game behind East Union in the Valley Oak League.
TRACY - After taking an early lead Friday, Weston Ranch committed five errors in the last two innings – including a throwing error that led to the walk-off run for Kimball in the bottom of the seventh – as the Jaguars came away with an 11-10 come-from-behind win in Valley Oak League baseball action played in blustery conditions on an arid field at Kimball High School.
Sometimes you win a game through offense and sometimes through defense.
One has to wonder what type of game Kindra Hackbarth would have had if she was healthy.
It pays to listen to your coach.
Lathrop's Keenan Donatelli pitched an outstanding game for six innings Wednesday against host East Union, but things fell apart in the seventh inning of the Valley Oak League contest at Agostini Field.
TRACY – Entering the game in the bottom of the last inning with the tying run at the plate, two runners on and no outs would be pressure-filled for the most seasoned of pitchers – just do not tell that to East Union sophomore Delaney Pamplin.
It is tough enough to beat the East Union soccer team without giving the Lancers a goal to start the game.
Haighley Kissee knows what it is like to be perfect.
LATHROP – Weston Ranch took advantage of four Lathrop errors and enjoyed a complete-game outing from sophomore pitcher Manuel Rubio to defeat the host Spartans 7-2 in Valley Oak League baseball action on Thursday.
Manteca opened the Nor-Cal Classic with an 8-1 win over Beyer-Modesto on Thursday before losing to Mariposa 4-3 at the Tracy Softball Complex.
Maliah Watson from East Union won the girls discus and finished second in the shot put Saturday in the Delta Mustang Invitational at the Merv Smith Track Complex on Stockton.