SONORA - East Union head coach Brian Goulart was happy to get the yearly pilgrimage to Sonora out of the way early, and he was even happier with his team's 8-1 win over the Wildcats.
Manteca and Oakdale visited East Union Thursday to open the Valley Oak League season, and while the Mustangs swept, the Buffaloes and Lancers split with the East Union boys claiming an 83-35 win, and the Manteca girls winning 66-55.
RIPON - Ripon's coaches were understandably concerned about facing second-place Hughson Wednesday with their best midfielder, Ariel Anaya, still sidelined with a sore knee.
The wins were plentiful for Sierra High's frosh-soph ranks Wednesday at home as the Timberwolves picked up four dominating wins over Lathrop and Central Valley.
Manteca head coach Dave Fontanilla asked for a 240 from his squad heading into a match with Weston Ranch Wednesday afternoon at Manteca Park Golf Course.
For local operators navigating the world of short track, racing has always been difficult one, but in recent years it seems that recovering an AIG bonus payment would be far simpler.
It was an anticlimactic end to Andy Scott's day.
Ricky Acosta made one fatal mistake Tuesday afternoon at Manteca High, and for six innings it looked as though Acosta's first-inning fastball that Garrett Fisher parked well beyond the fence in center would be all the Lancers would need to claim their first Valley Oak League win.
Manuel Pires felt like he was coaching two teams.
WESTON RANCH - Fresh off its championship effort in the Big Valley Christian Tournament in Modesto Saturday, Weston Ranch knew it was in for a step-up in competition to open Valley Oak League action Tuesday.
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The new Stockton 99 Speedway, fresh off its dress rehearsal following two years of quiet time, fires up once again with a car show and grand opening this weekend.
It all came down to Marc Leon and Harman Baines Tuesday at Manteca High.
MODESTO - Sophomore Josh Richter made his grand entrance into the 2009 season Tuesday at the par-36 Modesto Municipal Golf Course.
The Manteca sophomore baseball team scored all of its runs in the final three innings Tuesday at Agostini Field to claim a 13-6 win over East Union.