East Union High tennis coach Julia Bylow hopes the Lancers' 8-7 squeaker against visiting rival Manteca is a sign that a turnaround is imminent.
Chelsea Bereta got into a nice groove from the service line, where Sierra High was especially effective in its three-game shutout of visiting Johansen Thursday.
East Union High delves into Valley Oak League action riding a three-match winning streak following Thursday's sweep (25-19, 25-18, 25-13) of host Downey Thursday in Modesto.
It will be up to the four-time defending champion East Union Lancers to motivate themselves at moments during this Valley Oak League season, and the group responded with a relatively easy win over the Manteca Buffaloes Thursday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
The Sierra Timberwolves continue to take steps towards building a Valley Oak League contender, stopping the host Tracy Bulldogs 2-1 Thursday in non-league action.
ESCALON – Manteca High jumped out in front of the Escalon Cougars in the first 10 minutes of their non-league contest, but a pair of penalties in the box would cost Manteca in its 2-1 loss to Escalon Wednesday at Escalon High.
The strong winds led to some high scores during a Valley Oak League match Tuesday at Manteca Park Golf Course, but it didn't affect Oakdale High's Jaylene Ponce.
RIPON – When Sonora High came to Ripon to take on the Indians, the matchup between the two perennial Sac-Joaquin Section playoff teams had the potential of an exciting contest. Only, Ripon was clearly the better club, dominating Sonora 25-13, 25-17 and 25-16 in the two team's non-league action Tuesday.
East Union High's volleyball team appears to be on the right track after winning its first match of the season with a three-game shutout (25-13, 25-17, 25-12) of host Tracy Wednesday.
It wasn't the ideal way for Weston Ranch High to cap what has been an otherwise successful non-league schedule, but all things considered Coach Carlos Gaspar is still going into conference play beaming.
The Valley Oak League season is still a ways away, but this weekend's tournament soccer provided some quality glimpses as to how the 2010 season will shape up. Sierra was dominant in its VOL preview victory over East Union, dropping the Lancers 3-0 in the Timberwolves Cup opener Saturday at Sierra High.
Manteca High would have obviously preferred to outlast its opponent in the 3rd Annual Buff Cup championship, but the Buffaloes will certainly accept a 6-4 win over Patterson for the tournament's consolation championship.
The first 20 minutes seemed to be scripting perfect for the Weston Ranch Cougars, but a colossal collapse to a quality Los Banos squad left the Cougars on the short-end of the pursuit for the 3rd Annual Buff Cup championship. Om a 4-1 loss Saturday.
In the first 10 minutes of Manteca High's 3rd Annual Buffalo Cup opener, the Buffaloes found themselves looking up at a 2-0 deficit to the Los Banos Tigers. The Buffaloes didn't flinch; battling back to tie things up, but a goal in the final two minutes forced Manteca to deal with a 3-2 loss to the Tigers Thursday at Manteca High.
The Weston Ranch Cougars jumped out on Ripon High with a quick first-half goal, but the Indians would claw back only to see their come-from-behind hopes sliced by the last of five penalty kicks in the Cougars' shootout win Thursday in the 3rd Annual Buffalo Cup opener.
LATHROP - Fred Lavender left little doubt how this one would turn out.
TRACY - Sierra's opponents in the coming days is the least of its concerns.
STOCKTON - Joseph Mayorca showed the ability to score in bunches during his decorated three-year career for Weston Ranch's boys soccer team, but among his ...
The good news keeps coming for two standout linemen from Sierra High's state champion football team.
LATHROP - Lathrop's girls basketball team couldn't afford another loss.
ESCALON - Ripon Christian clinched a berth to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs on Tuesday, but it did not come easy.
Like in every other Valley Oak League girls basketball game this season, East Union won Tuesday night.
RIPON - The first-place Ripon Christian Knights came out sizzling hot against visiting Escalon on Tuesday.
While the Weston Ranch boys and East Union girls basketball teams are inching closer to outright Valley Oak League championships, things are far from settled ...
STOCKTON – Ripon used a pin by Tristan Smith to defeat Natomas 36-33 on Saturday in opening round action of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Team ...
MODESTO – Lathrop's Aysia Cortez lived up to her No. 1 seed.
A fifth straight Valley Oak League championship is well out of reach for Sierra, but it may still have a chance to defend its Sac-Joaquin ...
ESCALON - Ripon hit eight free throws down the stretch Friday night to finish off Escalon with a 10-2 run on the way to a 64-54 ...
It wasn't quite the wire-to-wire bludgeoning that it was the first time around, but at this point in the season Manteca High's girls ...
Weston Ranch High came in extremely focused against East Union in Friday's Valley Oak League match.