TRACY - Brian Goulart nodded in the direction of Kimball's dugout and gave his kudos after his East Union softball team was knocked around by the Jaguars for a second time in 10 days on Monday.
STOCKTON - Sierra's Haley Silva is an iron woman – and she is only a sophomore. Silva ran away with the 1600 and 3200 meter races Saturday at the Fourth Annual Mudville Invitational at Bear Creek High School's Podesto Field while the Timberwolves boys won the team title. Silva's time in the 1600 (5 minutes, 40.67 seconds) bested the rest of the field by nearly 11 seconds and her 11:49.42 in the 3200 was 15 ...
Ripon High's girls swim team emphatically claimed a share of its Valley Oak League title in Friday's regular-season finale at Sierra, winning 102-68.
Perhaps the smallest player on the field came up the biggest Friday night. And standout Sammy Morris was there to put the icing on the cake. Manteca freshman Katie Locke, along with the senior Morris, each netted goals for the Buffaloes during a 2-1 victory over visiting Sonora in the 3rd Annual 'Kicking for a Cure' game at Guss Schmiedt Field. "Katie is our little spark plug on the team," Manteca head coach Justin Coenenberg ...
Manteca High's softball team won't be overlooked in the final two weeks of the Valley Oak League season.
TRACY - Games with Kimball haven't been easy for Sierra. Even with an eight-run lead. The Timberwolves held on for an 8-4 victory Friday to improve to 7-1 against the third-year club. It was their largest margin of victory against the talented Jaguars (5-3 Valley Oak League, 13-6 overall), who committed two infield errors to spot Sierra 4-0 lead in the first. "They're always tough. That's a team that's going to fight until the last ...
RIPON – Danielle Sperry was pitching at an all-Trans Valley League level on Thursday afternoon.
Sierra had to grind out its 3-2 win over visiting Oakdale on Thursday. "A lot of our games have been that way," Sierra coach Jack Thomson said. That experience paid off, as the resilient Timberwolves (5-3, 12-7-1 overall) forced a series split with the defending Valley Oak League champion Mustangs (6-2, 13-8) and remain tied for third place. Sierra could have come away with a sweep but blew a four-run lead in Tuesday's 8-6 loss ...
East Union struck quickly during Thursday's Valley Oak League matchup against visiting Oakdale.
Lucas Vaughn had a stellar pitching performance during Manteca's 6-0 shutout over Lathrop on Thursday afternoon.
Manteca clinched a spot in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II postseason after wrapping up its Valley Oak League schedule with a 9-0 rout of East Union on Thursday.
Peyton Rose came through with clutch pitches and the game-winning hit in the seventh inning of Manteca High's thrilling 4-3 win over visiting East Union Wednesday.
Manteca moved that much closer to repeating as Valley Oak League boys track and field champions on Wednesday.
Austin McDonnell's future looks bright. Not just in the swimming pool, but in the classroom as well. The Manteca resident and St. Mary's of Stockton standout signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday and is headed to Wright State University (Fairborn, Ohio) on partial scholarship. "(The scholarship) is mainly athletic with a little bit of academic added," he said. "I'm still waiting to hear back from the engineering department." The former Manteca Dolphin youth ...
A disputed called third strike took Weston Ranch out of what was a competitive game for five-plus innings at Oakdale on Wednesday.
STOCKTON - Senior grad night and the always-pesky Kimball softball team almost got the better of Sierra in Friday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV semifinal at Arnaiz Stadium.
LODI – Ripon Christian's Danny Vander Molen was handed the ball for just his third start of the season Friday night.
RIPON – Kevin Tameling remembers a time not so long ago when Ripon Christian was all heart with little results.
Phillip Herrera and Emmanuel Elijah opted not to join their senior classmates at Magic Mountain Thursday night.
STOCKTON – Nicole Kaiser performed like she had a ticket to play Division I softball on Thursday.
Racing against time and trailing by a score, the East Union girls soccer team turned to desperation.
LODI – Jake Corn had confidence in his fastball.
LODI - Chandler Bengston woke up Central Catholic's bats with a loud two-run dinger that sparked a game-breaking, two-out rally.
STOCKTON - Allie Walljasper had plenty to do with Sierra punching its ticket to the semifinal of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV softball tournament Wednesday night.
RIO LINDA – Teagan Manus scored a hat trick and Bryanna Heida earned the clean sheet as Ripon Christian moved within one win of its first Sac-Joaquin Section championship.
LODI – The Ripon Christian Knights used their 12-day layoff to get back to the fundamentals.
Sierra High's 4x100 boys relay team broke the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV/V Meet record Tuesday on its home track.
Ashley Almeida dove to her left, batting a rocket shot out of bounds.
STOCKTON - There was no fist pump. No twirl of the putter. Not even a smile cracked the face of the always even-keel Will Brink.
On a championship-caliber team with no Sac-Joaquin Section championships, Jim Todd isn't leaning on a rich core of veterans for the missing ingredient.