This was far from a routine victory for Manteca High's girls tennis team, which travelled across town to Sierra Tuesday as the established favorite to earn the Valley Oak League championship.
LATHROP – In what shaped up to be two well-coached programs vying to win their Valley Oak League opener, the improved Lathrop Spartans soccer club battled reigning champion East Union to a 2-2 tie Tuesday.
Valley Oak League play opened just fine for the Sierra Timberwolves, taking care of business in their leaue debut against the Oakdale Mustangs 3-1 Tuesday.
Ripon Christian went into Monday's Southern League opener at Waterford coming off a solid third-place finish in its own 32nd Annual Jerry Terpsma Classic.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Thursday's volleyball results did not run in Friday or Saturday's editions of the Bulletin due to space constraints. This is the roundup in its entirety.
RIPON - Eight area teams got together for the Ripon Christian Soccer Tournament Saturday with the Valley Oak League's Lathrop Spartans closing out play as champions in a victory over the Ripon Indians.
Manteca High's tennis team made a quality impression at the California Girls Tennis Classic in Clovis, finishing tournament action with a 1-1 split Saturday, including a 6-4 win over Atascadero.
East Union's boys soccer team notched its first two wins of the season during group play of the Arturo Marquez Memorial Tournament in Stockton Friday.
Manteca High showed well in the first day of the California Girls Tennis Classic in Clovis, winning two of its three matches.
In more ways than one, Modesto High was its own worst enemy in a 2-1 loss at Manteca Thursday.
LATHROP - Lathrop High's volleyball team got swept by Edison and fell to 1-4 in nonleague play Thursday, but the Spartans had little reason to feel discouraged.
Sierra's girls tennis team nearly made it a clean sweep Thursday in Sonora, where it routed the Wildcats, 8-1.
Ripon Christian trailed visiting Hughson 1-0 at the half and fought back with a second-half goal to force a 1-1 non-league tie with the Huskies Thursday.
When the East Union girls golf team walked off the par-36 front nine at Van Buskirk Golf Course, the team not only had put together its best round of the season, but also gave a brief glimpse at the expected potential this year's group of Lancers hold.
The passing of the torch began Wednesday at Weston Ranch.
Andrew Brunn threw five innings of one-hit ball for Manteca, and freshman Ryan Ward allowed no hits and struck out five in two innings of ...
Sierra left it in the hands, or feet, of two senior captains to keep its Sac-Joaquin Section Division III title hopes alive in a well-contested ...
The fourth quarter was shaping up to be just like the rest of the game until Manteca's Jorge Cedano got into the act.
Ripon High will move on to the semifinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs.
STOCKTON – Sierra's Branden Rullan is going to the California State Wrestling Championships, and East Union's Jaysen Reindel is two wins away as the ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian put its size advantage to good use in defeating Aspire Langston Hughes Academy in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division V quarterfinal Friday.
SACRAMENTO - Ripon Christian gave top-seeded Bradshaw Christian all it could handle in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI semifinal on Friday.
GALT - With a full squad, Joe Pires believes his Sierra boys soccer can beat anybody.
Fortunately for East Union, misses do not count against you in soccer.
GARDEN VALLEY – Morgan Van Elderen made a key steal for visiting Ripon Christian with 30 seconds remaining to help repel a late rally by Golden ...
Kimball's deadly accuracy from the perimeter trumped the inside dominance of Loretta Kakala and Manteca in this Sac-Joaquin Section Division III quarterfinal pitting Valley ...
Jack Weaver is following in the footsteps of a fellow Lancer, and the tracks lead all the way to Caldwell, Idaho.
RIPON - One goal was all it took.
RIPON - After finding itself trailing in the game's first 30 seconds Wednesday, Abby Buitrago led No. 4 Ripon Christian to four first-half goals on ...
SACRAMENTO – The freshman can deliver in the clutch.