Manteca High coach Tim Horning sat at the end of the bench, head buried into his hands while his players settled into their seats on the other end of the court between the second and third games.
WESTON RANCH – This Valley Oak League season had been full of firsts for the Weston Ranch Cougars, and if the season were to end today they would be in first-place. But the team's business is far from done, as it took a gigantic step towards their goal with a 3-2 win over Sierra High Tuesday.
Ripon Christian's first stint through the Southern League has become as routine as bumping, setting and spiking.
The Southern League has not treated its newest member too kindly, as the Ripon Christian Knights ran into another one-sided defeat, 8-1 against visiting Gustine Tuesday.
The Manteca High cross-country team made a trip to the coast for the 39th Annual Half Moon Bay Artichoke Cross Country Invitational Saturday, competing against several programs at Half Moon Bay High.
After getting pushed round in two losses to start the match, East Union held a five-point lead with five points to go but couldn't finish the deal in a 3-0 loss to the visiting Oakdale Mustangs Thursday at the Dalben Center.
Weston Ranch mounted spirited comebacks in the first three games, but when intra-district host Sierra High attempted its own in the fourth the Cougars calmly put the finishing touches in their thrilling victory - 25-23, 24-26, 26-24, 25-19.
Manteca High still hasn't gotten over the hump, but coach Tim Horning saw some encouraging things out of his team in a three-game loss - 19-25, 12-25, 18-25 - to Valley Oak League defending champion Sonora Thursday at Winter Gym.
At this point, Ripon High will take goals any way it can get them.
East Union went to work on the Old River Golf Course front nine, beating the Jaguars 220-330 in their Valley Oak League meeting Thursday.
The East Union High varsity girls golf squad improved to 7-0 in the Valley Oak League, defeating Sonora Wednesday at the Manteca Park Golf Course.
East Union High varsity boys soccer squad maintained its first-place hold Wednesday in the Valley Oak League by blanking Sonora, 3-0.
MODESTO – The Sierra High varsity girls cross country team led the pack at Wednesday's Valley Oak League meet at Legion Park.
There were several stretches during Tuesday's Sierra-Manteca volleyball match when the two teams would exchange unforced errors, essentially handing each other free points.
RIPON – It may have taken the Ripon Christian Knights a little longer than planned, but the squad's 5-0 Southern League victory over Turlock Christian Tuesday came at the perfect time.
There is no leader of this pack.
Greg Leland's first order of business after taking over for Vern Gebhardt as Sierra High's Dean of Athletics was finding his replacement as ...
Manteca High senior outside hitter Morgan Miramontes is one of six area volleyball players to be selected to the All-Valley Oak League first team.
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Elysia Hernandez and Alejandra Rascon have never been teammates, but that will change next year.
Ellie Waters used cross country to get in shape for the basketball team as a freshman.
Teams were more aware of Joseph Mayorca this year, but there was still no stopping Weston Ranch's talented striker.
Brooke Riley concluded her storied golf career at East Union by finishing in a four-way tie for 20th place in the 2015 CIF High School ...
SONORA - Sonora has been there, done that. And the state's reigning Division IV state champion has done it again.
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ROSEVILLE - Ripon scored the final 11 goals of the match Saturday in a 13-3 win over Sonora for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III boys' water ...
Tomas Huerta, Alec Araquel and Iris Carrillo of Weston Ranch will be joined by the Sierra boys team in Fresno for the California State Championships ...
STOCKTON – He who laughs last, laughs longest. And the Weston Ranch boys' soccer team is laughing all the way to the trophy case – again.
They're in different divisions this year for the playoffs, but they are back in the in the Sac-Joaquin Section finals.
RIPON - Danielle Sperry and Taylor Jaquez have been added to a growing list of Ripon softball players who have moved on to play at the ...