After 61 straight dual-match wins, the East Union High girls golf team finally tasted defeat.
Teams qualifying for the Sac-Joaquin Section `playoffs out of the Valley Oak League have traditionally been at a disadvantage.
Except for maybe the Sierra Tournament championship, the tourney-host Timberwolves and cross-town rival East Union got what they wanted out of the grueling one-day, six-team jamboree Saturday.
Giovanni Marin's goal-scoring head ball with 10 minutes remaining vaulted Manteca High's boys soccer team to a 2-1 comeback victory over Petaluma in the first round of their own 4th Annual Buffalo Cup tournament. Defender Oral Nunis set up the go-ahead play with a lofted through ball from deep.
Softball star Ally Walljasper had a productive debut as a varsity volleyball player for Sierra High Thursday.
The East Union High girls tennis team eked out a 5-4 victory over visiting McNair on Thursday.
Jose Acosta and the rest of the Sierra High boys soccer team continued their early-season tear with a 7-0 drubbing of visiting Edison Thursday.
As always, the East Union High girls golf squad maintains some lofty standards.
For now, Vince Bordi's classroom is the octagon - both as teacher and student.
Manteca High's volleyball team showed improvement throughout its three-game loss to visiting Enochs Wednesday.
Miguel Barbosa came away with a hat-trick on Wednesday.
There have been two constants over the last four seasons when it comes to the Valley Oak League girls golf makeup: the East Union Lancers will have to come out and defend their VOL title, and the squad will have to replace their team and the league's best golfer.
Last year for the Ripon Indians girls golf program there was the Escalon Cougars. For the Ripon Christian program, well, there was the entire Valley Foothill League. Both were obstacles that stood in the respective programs' way a year ago and will be tackled again this 2011 season.
Manteca High's boys soccer team got a sneak peak of a potential postseason opponent down the road, but if Tuesday's non-league match with Central Valley is any indication the Buffaloes have a ways to go.
STOCKTON – The Manteca Buffaloes were able to get the season going in the right direction, beating the Weston Ranch Cougars in a 347-354 win Friday at Van Buskirk Golf Course.
RIPON - Robert Vernon was pleased to see his bats come alive on Tuesday.
A strong burst of wind blew toward right field just a few seconds too late for Sierra.
The Oakdale bats were hot and the Sierra bats were not.
Manteca sophomore Solman Aniss is heading to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Individual Tennis Tournament for a second straight year.
LATHROP - Joel Olmos and Alex Gouveia swatted three hits apiece, Jacob Moon added a two-run homer and freshman pitcher Ryan Ward was in full command ...
MOUNTAIN HOUSE - Jonathan Borres served 15 unanswered points at one point in the second game, and the Manteca boys volleyball team rolled past Mountain House ...
Tawny Deerinck is a big part of Manteca High's resurgence in softball, and she aims to help head coach Ashley Carter turn things around ...
FAIR OAKS – Bikram Thiara won three events Saturday in the Bella Vista Bronco Invitational and helped lead the Sierra boys to a fourth-place finish. McKenna ...
TRACY - San Benito-Hollister broke open a scoreless game with three runs in the fifth inning Saturday and East Union could only answer back with two ...
Ripon High went 1-1 in the opener of the NorCal Classic in Tracy.
The East Union High softball team opened the Nor Cal Classic Thursday with a 6-1 loss to host Tracy in the Platinum Bracket.
It came down to the last batter Thursday but East Union came up just a little short as with two outs and the bases loaded ...
East Union battled tough in the first and third sets Wednesday but it was not enough as visiting Weston Ranch swept the Lancers 25-23, 25-13 ...
Manteca High qualified for the Valley Oak League Championship Tournament Wednesday by edging out Sierra in a three-way match played at the Manteca Park Golf ...