East Union's boys soccer team had no problem getting off to a fast start in its 3-0 win over visiting Weston Ranch Monday.
Thursday's Valley Oak League opener between East Union and host Manteca High ended with somewhat of a whimper after they battled through four tightly-contested games.
Weston Ranch High's volleyball team continued two streaks in its Valley Oak League opener with visiting Kimball of Tracy Thursday.
RIPON – The game was scoreless as Ripon Christian jogged off the field at the half Thursday in its Southern League home opener against Waterford.
Dennis Wells believes that his East Union girls golf team is right where it needs to be at this point in the season.
While its top singles players struggled Thursday afternoon, Manteca High girls' tennis team relied on its remaining singles players and doubles squads to rally to a 6-3 victory over the visiting East Union Lancers.
Tiger Shelton took little satisfaction when his Ripon Christian volleyball team swept rival Ripon in their Foundation Game on Aug. 29.
Oakdale and Sonora have been the top dogs when it comes to volleyball in the Valley Oak League. In the last five years, it's been one - or the other or both in some cases - that has come away with the title.
One scoring sequence summed up Sierra High's 5-0 drubbing of visiting rival East Union Wednesday.
Ricky Morris is focused on returning to the state cross country meet.
The Sierra High girls golf squad put together one of its top efforts of the season Wednesday against Weston Ranch.
It was a tough day for the Sierra High girls tennis squad.
RIPON - Ripon High's three-game loss (18-25, 17-25, 15-25) to Lodi Tuesday is one of those bumps on the road that first-year coach Adrienne Uecker is hoping will help make her volleyball club better.
Dennis Wells came away Tuesday pleased with the overall efforts of the East Union High girls golf team.
Ripon Christian's 3-2 loss to host Mariposa in Tuesday's Southern League opener was a tale of two halves.
SALIDA - After a nip-and-tuck contest for six innings, Manteca put up six runs in the top of the seventh Monday and defeated Spreckels Park 9-4 for the championship of the District 67 All Star Tournament at Salida Elementary School.
SALIDA – Manteca has played two games in the District 67 Senior All-Star Tournament at Salida Elementary School, and as a result of Wednesday's 8-0 win over Salida, Manteca has yet to give up a run.
STOCKTON - Cherish Burks has a mindset for hitting.
STOCKTON - Ripon High shortstop Jarrod Andrews made the defensive play of the game, and it was he who scored the final run to end the 25th Annual High School All-Star Baseball Classic at Delta College's Nick Cecchetti Field on Friday.
Brian Goulart and his East Union softball team aren't done celebrating yet.
STOCKTON - John Ward doesn't have fond memories of Sierra.
STOCKTON - Since taking over his alma mater in 2002, Manteca High head coach Eric Reis has built a winning program steeped in tradition anchored by dominant linemen.
STOCKTON - Steven Martinez, a bull of a lineman at 5-foot-11, 290 pounds, couldn't wait between turns to go toe-to-toe with other touted linemen from the county.
The area's two qualifiers for the CIF State Track & Field Championships ended their high school careers in the preliminary round Friday in Clovis.
Cherish Burks, Darian Van Der Maaten, Leo Soto and 11 other recent graduates from the Manteca area will don their high school jerseys one last time.
Nine players from the Ripon and Ripon Christian baseball teams earned all-league honors, with Indians junior Angelo Baciocco getting the nod for the Most Valuable Offensive Player in the Trans-Valley League.
After splitting innings with an elder teammate for two seasons, Danielle Sperry finally had her shot at carrying the load as the workhorse pitching ace for Ripon High's softball team.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
ELK GROVE – Anthony Santiago had a personal best in the shot put Friday, is going to the state championships and he wants more.
ELK GROVE - Carl Chandler stared at the ground as he paced alongside the triple jump runway, while Manteca High teammate Kenny Wooten was preparing to take his final leap in the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet Thursday at Elk Grove High.