If it wasn't for bad luck, the East Union Lancers wouldn't have any.
Brennon Williams could have been the hero the last time he and the Oakdale High baseball team visited Manteca, but he was robbed of the opportunity.
Will C. Wood High of Vacaville returned home with the Tony Horton Golf Invitational's team and individual championships Wednesday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
After hauling in at least a portion of the 2011 Valley Oak League championship with a 5-0 win over the Lathrop Spartans Tuesday, the East Union tennis players simply stuck around for some extra work. The Lancers will have to stop the Sierra Timberwolves Thursday for the outright crown, and that will be the only thing to get the group a taste of satisfaction.
The Navarro family waited eight years for this moment, but Manteca High's softball program as a whole has waited even longer.
The spring showers won't seem to go away.
East Union boys tennis coach Ron Bylow is taking a lesson from some of the past weekend's first-round NBA playoff upsets.
An upset appeared to be in the making during the first 20 minutes of Monday's Weston Ranch-East Union girls soccer match at Dino Cunial Field.
Over a 10-day period in the last week and a half, three different girls soccer teams had sole possession of first place in the Valley Oak League, and defending champion Sierra High wasn't one of them heading into Friday's marquee matchup at rival East Union.
Every piece of Brian Goulart's puzzle fit perfectly in place, and junior Kelsey Emerson left little doubt as to who was his most important piece. Emerson turned in a performance for the ages, going the distance in the circle and connecting on a three-run homer in a 14-3 blowout of Manteca High Friday.
Leadoff hitter Iyana Hughes scored both of Sierra's runs early, and Allison Walljasper and the defense took care of the rest in a key 2-1 Valley Oak League win over visiting Oakdale High Thursday.
The East Union High boys golf team suffered another heartbreaking Valley Oak League loss against Oakdale.
Nothing is settled yet, and that's exactly how East Union's boys tennis team is playing it as the Valley Oak League season nears the end.
RIPON – When Escalon forward Alex Gonzales nailed the crossbar with just over two minutes remaining it seemed like the Ripon High girls soccer team was well on its way to the huge Trans Valley League win. Only Gonzales was not done, trickling a header in off a direct kick and allowing Escalon to sneak out with the 1-1 tie.
Before the Sierra Timberwolves came to the plate in the frist inning they were looking up at the Oakdale Mustangs 2-0. Sierra answered with a Dylan DeBrouwer run in their at bat, but the Timberwolves would get no closer in Oakdale's 12-1 Valley Oak League thumping of Sierra Thursday.
SACRAMENTO - To repeat as Sac-Joaquin Section Division III champions, East Union would have needed to win three straight elimination games and beat the winners-bracket finalist ...
STOCKTON - Staving off elimination with a tying run in the bottom of the seventh Tuesday night, Ripon let a golden opportunity slip away in the ...
STOCKTON - Leave it to the freshman.
In a span of three days, Scott Tolman broke his own school records and reaffirmed his status as an All-American while twice medaling in the ...
STOCKTON - Penalty-kick shootouts require "no skill" and hinges on "luck," if you ask Rio Americano coach Chris Hall.
SACRAMENTO – Clutch performances helped Manteca defeat Vista del Lago-Folsom 9-7 Saturday in the first game of a Sac-Joaquin Section Division III semifinal series at McAuliffe ...
STOCKTON – If it is always darkest before the dawn, it is a wonder the lights were not on Saturday afternoon on Don Smiley Field at ...
STOCKTON - Sierra High suffered a tough loss to Casa Roble in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV semifinal game at the Arnaiz Softball Stadium on Friday.
The Sierra boys picked up three silver medals in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II-III Track and Field Championships at Bella Vista High School in Fair ...
STOCKTON - Ripon High Indians are back in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V championships.
STOCKTON - Lindsey Walljasper woke up with the fever on Thursday.
The Ripon girls' 4x400-meter relay finished sixth at the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV-V Track and Field championships in 4 minutes, 15.41 seconds on ...
Vengeance may be the Lord's, but Manteca got its own revenge Thursday night, eliminating River Valley of Yuba City from the Sac-Joaquin Section Division ...
FAIR OAKS - Three Manteca Unified athletes earned berths to the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet Wednesday at Bella Vista High.
STOCKTON - Ripon was locked and loaded for the start of its Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoff run Wednesday at Arnaiz Softball Complex.