The 2011 rendition of East Union High's girls golf team may not be as talented as its recent predecessors.
The Sac-Joaquin Section released its midseason playoff power ratings for volleyball Monday, and to no one's surprise Ripon Christian is No. 1 in Division V.
Joe Trout wasn't his normal self in Manteca High's celebratory postgame huddle following its rousing 34-32 homecoming victory over Sonora Friday.
The Manteca High girls tennis team squeaked past cross-town rival Sierra on Thursday, 5-4.
The Ripon Christian High girls golf squad edged Ripon High in the Valley Foothill League match finale on Thursday, 191-195.
Manteca head volleyball coach Tim Horning didn't know which way his team was going to bounce when they took the court against Weston Ranch Thursday night.
Matthew Uecker's first-half goal was the difference.
Now that East Union's boys soccer team is back on top in the Valley Oak League, the challenge going into the final two weeks of the season is staying there.
Two Unterholzner siblings will be split by rival schools starting next fall.
The Valley Oak League championship is in sight for the Manteca High boys and Sierra girls cross country teams.
The Buffaloes appear to be peaking at the right time.
After a rough patch through the middle of the Valley Oak League season, sophomore Jordan Vinson is picking her game back up at just the right time for East Union's girls golf team.
The Weston Ranch High girls tennis team chalked up another Valley Oak League win Tuesday.
Sophomore setter Regina Dias got East Union going from the service line.
Lathrop High volleyball coach Nicole Unrein isn't expressing disappointment in her team's three-game defeat (16-25, 16-25, 11-25) to visiting Oakdale.
Two East Union standouts were rewarded for their breakout efforts in the Valley Oak League.
Leo Soto hopes he can help San Diego Christian University take the next step the same way he did for Sierra High's baseball program.
Jacob Souza's selfless act led to a Valley Oak League championship for Sierra's baseball team and the Most Valuable Player award.
Jamie DeBruyn takes a defense-first approach to soccer, so it is no surprise that he nominated Ripon High senior defender Zaire Davis for the Trans-Valley League's MVP award.
FAIR OAKS - Anthony Santiago scratched on his final attempt in Friday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division II-III shot put final at Bella Vista High.
Sierra junior Scott Tolman established himself as one of the state's top swimmers Friday at the Clovis Olympic Swim Complex.
There was plenty of star power to go around in the loaded Valley Oak League this past girls soccer season, but one stood above the rest to the coaches.
Ripon freshman Taylor Werner is advancing to the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters track and field meet in three events, while Ellie Waters and Brandon Roma both qualified in two events.
SACRAMENTO - After losing the winners-bracket semifinal, one the Lancers felt was taken from them, the East Union softball team left little doubt that it belonged in Wednesday's Sac-Joaquin Section championship round against Pioneer.
SACRAMENTO - Sierra wasn't at its best in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division III semifinal series with Yuba City, but the Timberwolves' best may not have been good enough.
Taariq Davis and Jordan McNeal spearheaded impressive Day 1 efforts for East Union sprinters in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II-III track meet on Wednesday.
STOCKTON - Ripon went down swinging against Dixon pitching ace Tyler MacKenzie.
SACRAMENTO - After being dispatched to the consolation bracket of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III softball championships with a heartbreaking 4-2 loss to Pioneer on Tuesday, East Union bounced back and scored three runs in the fifth inning of the nightcap to pull away from Vanden 7-4 at the Sacramento Softball Complex.
The decorated careers of Mike Lopez and Yok Jing Ma came to an end Tuesday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Individual Tournament.
Freshman Taylor Werner was Ripon High's top performer in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV-V Preliminaries Tuesday at CSU Stanislaus.