Ken Huckaby is returning home to Manteca for a day, equipped with a wealth of knowledge from his 17 years of professional baseball experience.
TRACY - The youth movement is in full swing at Manteca High, and while slugger Trina Solario represents the only senior leadership this season, that doesn't mean the Buffaloes can't play a little ball.
TRACY - Tracy High head coach Vic Alkire said Wednesday's anticipated showdown with East Union, "started off like a city league softball game," with both teams taking turns walloping away in the early innings.
RIPON - Throughout the past few seasons, quite an emotional rivalry has developed between Ripon and Modesto Christian.
Sierra High head coach Jeff Williams stated at the beginning of the season that it was the T'Wolves' goal to shoot around 200 as a team consistently this year.
WESTON RANCH - Lathrop kicked off Valley Oak League play with a 20-11 win over Weston Ranch Wednesday afternoon.
Manteca left it up to a sophomore to stop the bleeding.
After three straight blowouts to start the season, East Union head coach Dan Triglia was hoping that the three matchups against Lodi, Tracy and Tokay scheduled for this week would offer his Lancers a challenge heading into Valley Oak League play.
Freshman Forrest Tolman made his mark early for the Sierra High tennis team Tuesday in an 11.5-3.5 win over Central Valley at East Union.
OAKDALE – The word around Valley Oak League clubhouses heading into this season is that Oakdale would scare more than its fair share of opponents this season.
North provided nothing but the usual poked purple canvas showing what looked like the immense brightness of something beyond. South was aglow with intervals of orange and yellow.
ATWATER - Daylynn Penner struck out seven of the first 10 batters she faced as the Sierra sophomore softball team got 11 hits from eight different girls and made short work of Buhach Colony, 7-2.
ELK GROVE - It took some of Manteca's promising up-and-coming talents to hand young Cosumnes Oaks its first loss of the season, 2-1, Tuesday.
STOCKTON – Edison scored three runs in the first and another in the second and hung on for a 4-2 win over Weston Ranch Tuesday afternoon.
Andy Scott settled into second base, visibly disappointed after his potential home-run shot bounced high off the wall in right center.