LATHROP – For a moment East Union was right where it wanted to be.
Continuing a season as an individual in the postseason is one thing. Accomplishing the very same feat as a team is something completely different. Nabbing one of two Valley Oak League team berths for the Sac Joaquin Section was extremely important to the Weston Ranch Cougars Wednesday, and it showed.
LATHROP - East Union wrapped up the Valley Oak League dual season with wins over Sierra and host Lathrop Wednesday, but the Lancers ultimately came up short of their goal.
For the Manteca Buffaloes, beating a team they weren't supposed to beat was a test they hadn't passed in Valley Oak League play. That changed for the Buffaloes Wednesday when they made the trek to Tracy a successful one with a 51-49 victory over the Kimball Jaguars.
Ripon High will not be defending its Sac-Joaquin Section Division-V Team Duals title this Saturday.
Any loss of focus by the Sierra High girls basketball team and Oakdale would have celebrated its first Valley Oak League win.
RIPON - Ripon High nearly pulled out a much-needed win with its top two ball handlers fouled out of the game.
Those epic Manteca-Sonora football games may soon be replaced by Manteca-Central Catholic.
Sierra's boys basketball team is the top Division-III squad in the Sac-Joaquin Section, according to the first of two releases of the playoff power ratings.
There's no crying in baseball, but there sure is plenty of it in wrestling.
LATHROP – Lathrop responded with a ferocious last-ditch effort, but it wouldn't be nearly enough as Manteca established an early lead and it never surrendered in a 58-49 win over the Spartans Tuesday.
The Ripon High girls basketball team had its best scoring output of the season in Monday's 67-30 shellacking at Escalon, and the Indians have their defense to thank.
Manteca native Pete Duenas is among four of the newest members of the Amateur Softball Association's Greater San Joaquin Hall of Fame.
Manteca High senior Courtney Range is among the 814 basketball players nationwide to be nominated to play in the prestigious McDonald's All-American Games.
WESTON RANCH - The big-time players were making big-time shots, but the difference for Sierra in Friday's marquee matchup against Weston Ranch was the clutch play of its role players.
FOLSOM – It was a tough day Saturday for local wrestlers Saturday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III championships as Vista del Lago High.
Six of the seven Sac-Joaquin Section postseason qualifiers from the area will get to enjoy home-field advantage in the opening round next week.
NEWMAN - Ripon could not overcome Payton Church and 16th-seeded Orestimba in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV play-in game Friday, but the young Indians gained valuable ...
STOCKTON – Alexa Garcia is a freshman with no fear, and now she is two matches away from a trip to the California Girls Wrestling Championships.
Sometimes, a miss can lead to a good thing – maybe even a dream coming true.
There isn't an easy path to the finals for the three league titlists from the Manteca area.
Syd'Nee Fryer made visits to a handful of NCAA Division I schools, but she found a home in Southern Oregon.
DELHI - Ripon Christian's girls soccer team topped off its fifth straight Southern League championship season Wednesday with a 2-1 victory at Delhi.
STOCKTON - Not bad for a rebuilding season.
LATHROP - Michael Mills let go of a corner 3 as time expired.
Wednesday's 67-52 loss to visiting Central Catholic of Modesto in all likelihood ended East Union's season, but it was a season in which ...
For all that Tydus Verhoeven and Loretta Kakala have accomplished in their four years as varsity basketball standouts, a Valley Oak League title had eluded ...
OAKDALE - Manteca already had at least a piece of the Valley Oak League championship when it visited Oakdale for the final regular-season game of the ...
East Union's Zach Hernandez got knocked to the ground on a corner kick from Trent Rivera early in the second half, but he did ...
Josie Reyes was in on two first-half goals for Manteca and that lead would hold for the rest of the game as the Buffaloes held ...