When East Union opened its Valley Oak League contest with Sierra High on a 10-0 run, it was a glimpse of what was to be expected during the Lancers' 48-31 victory over the visiting Timberwolves Friday.
RIPON – It is one thing to dominate a team with less talent, but to do so with the effort usually reserved for close games is another.
The effort and execution Sierra High's girls basketball team displayed over the final two quarters were missing early, and visiting Sonora took advantage in a 55-43 win Wednesday in both clubs' Valley Oak League opener.
Felipe Duran's unconventional pin sparked East Union's wrestling team in its double-dual with visiting Sonora and Kimball Wednesday at Dalben Center.
Manteca High's Valley Oak League double-dual opener with Lathrop and Oakdale did not last long.
It was not their best performance.
After putting itself in the best possible position to win their first-ever Valley Oak League game, Lathrop forfeited its 10-point lead and needed to fend off a stubborn East Union club in a 42-40 win Tuesday at Dalben Center.
George Contente figured his Ripon High's girls basketball team was going to have its hands full when it hosted Hilmar for a Trans-Valley League opener Tuesday.
The most challenging part to the Southern League opener for Ripon Christian was likely making the long trek to Mariposa. Once the Knights showed up it was all business, cruising to an easy 55-33 win in both teams' league openers.
Sierra's boys basketball squad made its fourth trip to Sonora in seven days Tuesday, and the Timberwolves returned home with their 10th straight victory.
When the Valley Oak League boys basketball season gets underway tonight, the league will break down into two groups. In one group six teams, East Union, Manteca, Lathrop, Kimball and Oakdale will vie to separate themselves from one another. And in the other group will be Sierra and Weston Ranch.
One victory separated three teams in the final Valley Oak League girls basketball standings a season ago. And if defending league champions Manteca High, Weston Ranch and East Union are linked together like sausage again in 2012, it will not be a surprise.
It was a year of "first time evers" and "first time in a long times" in Manteca area sports.
The Sierra High boys basketball squad captured the Fuchs Memorial Holiday Classic crown Friday at Columbia College.
Throughout the West Coast Jamboree the Weston Ranch girls basketball team was able to put up quality showings against each tournament opponent, but that was not the case in the Cougars' 61-39 loss to Monte Vista in the championship round of the Tanzanite Division.
There is no leader of this pack.
Greg Leland's first order of business after taking over for Vern Gebhardt as Sierra High's Dean of Athletics was finding his replacement as ...
Manteca High senior outside hitter Morgan Miramontes is one of six area volleyball players to be selected to the All-Valley Oak League first team.
Seventy years ago, on November 14, 1945, shattering Los Banos High with a 26-0 victory, Manteca High wound up their home games for the season ...
Elysia Hernandez and Alejandra Rascon have never been teammates, but that will change next year.
Ellie Waters used cross country to get in shape for the basketball team as a freshman.
Teams were more aware of Joseph Mayorca this year, but there was still no stopping Weston Ranch's talented striker.
Brooke Riley concluded her storied golf career at East Union by finishing in a four-way tie for 20th place in the 2015 CIF High School ...
SONORA - Sonora has been there, done that. And the state's reigning Division IV state champion has done it again.
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ROSEVILLE - Ripon scored the final 11 goals of the match Saturday in a 13-3 win over Sonora for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III boys' water ...
Tomas Huerta, Alec Araquel and Iris Carrillo of Weston Ranch will be joined by the Sierra boys team in Fresno for the California State Championships ...
STOCKTON – He who laughs last, laughs longest. And the Weston Ranch boys' soccer team is laughing all the way to the trophy case – again.
They're in different divisions this year for the playoffs, but they are back in the in the Sac-Joaquin Section finals.
RIPON - Danielle Sperry and Taylor Jaquez have been added to a growing list of Ripon softball players who have moved on to play at the ...