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 them both until now.
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 season Tuesday.
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 not let that stop him. Hernandez bounced up to find the ball and knocked it in the net for the first of three second-half Lancers goals on the way to a 5-0 East Union win at Manteca's Guss Schmiedt Field and with it an undefeated Valley Oak League championship.
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 off East Union for a 2-1 Valley Oak League win Tuesday at Guss Schmiedt Field.
Sierra celebrated senior night and its Valley Oak League outright championship with a trouncing of Weston Ranch on Tuesday night.
RIPON - Ripon will take a three-game winning streak into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs after exacting revenge against Hilmar on Tuesday, 44-43.
HUGHSON - Ripon Christian appears to be peaking at the right time.
MARIPOSA - Nick Van Vliet scored twice, and Ripon Christian benefited from an own goal from Mariposa to sneak away with a 5-4 Southern League win Monday.
Manteca dominated from start to finish, but Noelle Smith and visiting Lathrop made the Buffaloes work for their 3-1 win in their annual Kicking for a Cure contest at Guss Schmiedt Field.
MODESTO - Sierra left little doubt in its rematch with Central Catholic.
STOCKTON – East Union remained in the hunt for an at-large Sac-Joaquin Section playoff bid Saturday with a 66-42 Valley Oak League girls basketball win over host Weston Ranch.
With a playoff berth sewed up and two league games remaining Sierra maintained its hold on first place in the Valley Oak League on Saturday with a 1-0 win over visiting East Union at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
Ripon came within two points of winning the Trans-Valley League wrestling tournament but still claimed an overall co-championship with Hilmar as the two teams split the dual-meets championship and league-meet championship on Saturday at Ripon High.
MODESTO – East Union's Jaysen Reindel won a Valley Oak League championship for the second year in a row, moving up from 220 pounds last year to 287 on Saturday at the Mark Gallo Health and Fitness Center at Central Catholic High School in Modesto.
MODESTO – Long time East Union wrestling coach A.J. Reindel was honored Saturday when he was named coach of the year by the Northern California Officials Association at the Valley Oak League Wrestling Championships at Modesto Catholic High School.
FAIR OAKS – Bikram Thiara won three events Saturday in the Bella Vista Bronco Invitational and helped lead the Sierra boys to a fourth-place finish. McKenna ...
TRACY - San Benito-Hollister broke open a scoreless game with three runs in the fifth inning Saturday and East Union could only answer back with two ...
Ripon High went 1-1 in the opener of the NorCal Classic in Tracy.
The East Union High softball team opened the Nor Cal Classic Thursday with a 6-1 loss to host Tracy in the Platinum Bracket.
It came down to the last batter Thursday but East Union came up just a little short as with two outs and the bases loaded ...
East Union battled tough in the first and third sets Wednesday but it was not enough as visiting Weston Ranch swept the Lancers 25-23, 25-13 ...
Manteca High qualified for the Valley Oak League Championship Tournament Wednesday by edging out Sierra in a three-way match played at the Manteca Park Golf ...
The Manteca High kept pace in the Valley Oak League softball race with a 24-1 pounding of visiting Lathrop on Wednesday.
Going to Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo was always a dream for Bikram Thiara.
East Union placed all five scoring golfers under 45 Tuesday and defeated Manteca 214-269 in Valley Oak League action at the Manteca Park Golf Course.
Lathrop's Gabriel Gutierrez reeled off seven consecutive aces in the second set which was the only one that host Sierra did not lead once ...
The following column popped up on Facebook from a year ago. While the first part of it is something I have written about many times ...
Loretta Kakala made no effort to hold back the tears after playing her last game for the Manteca High girls basketball team.
Andria Martin is Fresno Pacific-bound.