WESTON RANCH- Real life has a way of dictating one's priorities. It also reveals, and sometimes introduces a person to their passions. For one longtime figurehead in the Weston Ranch Cougars football family, real life is helping to inspire the kids.
Manteca High's boys soccer team is perfect no more, but the Buffaloes were jubilant after their hard-fought 1-1 stalemate with visiting Lathrop at Guss Schmiedt Field Tuesday.
Freshman Brooke Riley edged out fellow Lancer Brittany Ugalino by a stroke for low-medalist recognition, and the tandem led East Union to a 224-263 victory over crosstown rival Sierra Tuesday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
The East Union Lancers took care of business in a major way, dropping only one match in an 8-1 Valley Oak League victory over the Sonora Wildcats Tuesday.
Sierra's coaches are treating its 2-2 tie at Sonora like a victory.
Manteca High hasn't had it easy since its 10-0 shellacking of Kimball in its Valley Oak League opener.
WESTON RANCH -- A first half goal from William Giron would not hold up for the Weston Ranch Cougars Thursday, as the Lathrop Spartans would tie it up in the 63rd minute and again moments after Weston Ranch's second goal in a 2-2 Valley Oak League draw.
Manteca High's girls tennis team coasted to a routine a 9-0 win over visiting Kimball Thursday, improving to 6-0 in the Valley Oak League and 9-2 overall.
East Union punctuated an impressive week of soccer with a 5-1 drubbing of visiting Oakdale on Thursday. This followed a dominating 7-0 effort against dangerous Weston Ranch.
The Ripon Christian Knights got a solid round from No. 1 Jenny Wickham, but it wasn't enough to keep close with Bret Harte in a 163-179 Valley Foothill League loss Thursday at Jack Tone Golf Course.
Things continued to go smoothly in Southern League action for the Ripon Christian Knights, as the club remained undefeated in league play with a 25-13, 25-22 and 25-19 victory over Turlock Christian Thursday.
LATHROP - After clinging close through a first-game loss, Sierra High would eventually drop the next two in one-sided fashion in a 25-18, 25-18 and 25-10 Valley Oak League loss Wednesday to the Lathrop Spartans.
In recent seasons the matchup between the East Union and Oakdale golf teams has held great significance in the Valley Oak League standings. That likely will not be the case this year as East Union cruised to a 70-stroke win Thursday at Manteca Golf Course, 217-287.
ESCALON – Taking the first two games was likely the worst thing the Ripon Indians could have done, because an inspired Escalon club down two games turned invincible in a 21-25, 24-26, 25-21, 28-26 and 15-11 victory over Ripon Tuesday.
Twelve up, 12 down and 10 to go.
OAKDALE - Manteca High's baseball team has some work to do in defense of its Valley Oak League championship.
RIPON - Ripon Christian put up three first-inning doubles for four runs Thursday over visiting Mariposa and rode the steady arm of Willem Hoekstra to a ...
Sierra appeared ready to finally bust out against Rafa Lara and visiting McNair in a nonleague contest Thursday, loading the bases with no out in ...
Kristina Mojica was rewarded for her patience, perseverance and work ethic on Wednesday.
LATHROP – After dropping the first set to visiting Sierra 25-21 on Wednesday, Lathrop rode the hot hand of freshman Gian Serrano to sweep the next ...
Manteca resident Randy Schaapman is looking forward to Saturday's Fresno Invitational of the Professional Bull Riders tour.
Oakdale catcher Bryce Kirk launched the first pitch of the ninth inning over the right-center field fence, and the visiting Mustangs held on in the ...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Madison Bumgarner looked sharp again in his latest spring training outing, though it lasted only two innings.
SEATTLE (AP) - A year ago was thought to be an anomaly for the Pac-12 Conference, advancing four teams to the regional semifinals of the NCAA ...
Things just got real for area boys volleyball teams.
LINDEN - Mark Rodriguez came through in clutch situations during East Union's 5-3 extra-innings victory over previously-undefeated Linden on Monday.
Sierra broke into the win column Saturday with a 25-23, 16-25, 15-11 win over Lathrop in the Sierra Boys Volleyball Tournament.
East Union had already battled back twice from deficits, and Brayden Hardcastle came oh so close to tying it back up in the bottom of ...
Thanks to Tawny Deerinck, the science wing at Manteca High may need a new skylight.
LATHROP - Lathrop's first four batters reached in the bottom of the seventh, but visiting Chavez was able to limit the damage for a 9-7 ...