PATTERSON - Jayson Manuta was a man among boys Thursday in Patterson where the Sierra High freshman football team pounded the Tigers, 30-0.
The Buffaloes made it a night to remember. On the 50th anniversary to mark the dedication of Guss Schmiedt Field, Manteca High completely dominated Enochs in the non-league affair, 55-0. Coach Eric Reis credited the two previous teams for helping his Buffaloes (2-1) gear up for Valley Oak League. "Soquel and Tracy are both tough teams," he said. With that, Enochs (0-3) had the misfortunes of facing Manteca on this particular Friday. Offensively, the Buffaloes ...
It was a contest East Union was expected to control throughout and that's exactly what the Lancers did Friday night at Dino Cunial Field in a 37-7 thumping of first-year Lathrop.
It was like someone flipped a switch on the Sierra High football team at halftime. Despite leading 7-0 while trotting off of Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium, the Timberwolves looked anything but the flashy squad that made a huge impact in the Valley Oak League last season as they trotted into the locker room and emerged a completely different team – carried on the shoulders of workhorse back Jarrod Daniels who himself seemed completely re-energized upon ...
WESTON RANCH – Despite a 24-0 home loss to Tokay to finish off a 1-2 preseason, Weston Ranch head coach Mike Hale had a number of positives come out of Friday's contest that the Cougars can now build on heading into the Valley Oak League season.
RIPON - Ripon's defense was good for three quarters. Argonaut's defense was great for four. The visiting Mustangs held Ripon to just three first downs, two aided by penalties, and 19 yards of total offense while forcing four turnovers, three of them interceptions, in a 24-0 shutout Friday at Stouffer Field. The farthest Ripon got was the Argonaut 49-yard line on its first drive after holding the Mustangs to a three-and-out. While the final score ...
RIPON - Ripon High turned in a season-high total of 32 aces Thursday in a 3-0 sweep of Riverbank.
By the 30th minute of the Sierra-Ceres Valley Oak League showdown at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium, the visiting Bulldogs had taken just one shot.
For the first two games Thursday at Sierra High, it was hard to distinguish between the Timberwolves and Mustangs. Both teams played fast-paced, hard-hitting volleyball, and both teams earned hard-fought victories.
CERES – Jackie Ketner was back on top of her game and back atop the East Union scorecard following a 177-253 win over Central Valley at St. Stanislaus Thursday afternoon.
WESTON RANCH - It took a team effort for Lathrop High's sophomore volleyball team to rebound from its first-game letdown and win a three-game thriller (19-25, 25-18, 15-12) against Weston Ranch Thursday.
Field turf. State-of-the-art lighting and sound systems. Roomy press boxes with restrooms and elevator access. And scoreboards that can light up and entire town.
LATHROP (0-2) at EAST UNION (2-1) Kickoff: Friday, 7:15 p.m. Last year: No game. Key matchup: Lathrop front seven vs. East Union QB Dennis Johnson. Johnson holds the key to the offense, and pressuring him into mistakes will be the key for Lathrop. Closer look: Lathrop put forth an inspiring effort at Weston Ranch last week, battling to a 7-7 tie going into the fourth quarter before two interception returns for scores put ...
It was Manteca and East Union, and yes, it was a drag-down, knock-out fight to the finish, but after falling in Games 1 and 2, 15-25, and 21-25, respectively, the Lancers stormed all the way back for 25-22, 25-23 and 15-11 wins in Games 3 through 5 Wednesday at Winter Gym.
Jamie Beck finished with 26 kills and impressed Sierra head coach Tevani Liotard, but in the end it would be another Liotard, Jaslynn, who would lead the Timberwolves to an important bounce-back win, 25-23, 22-25, 20-25, 25-19, 15-9, over Ceres Wednesday.
The budding friendship between Carl Chandler and Lechi Nkwocha was first tested on the pitch.
Twenty one area athletes will compete in the final Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet today and Friday, the last stop before the CIF State Championships.
LODI - Manteca was one pitch away from advancing to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV finals for the second time in three years.
Limping, Kianna Lamont entered the game in the eighth minute and nearly changed East Union's fortune with one good leg.
LODI - Austin Ragsdale is no small-time pitcher on a small-school team.
Jim Todd took a moment to himself to wade through the emotions following a season-ending loss to Colfax.
Will Brink didn't need a playoff hole to qualify for the CIF State Golf Championships, but he did need a strong finish to earn his spot.
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.