20 years ago: March 23, 1991 - Manteca High junior left-hander Paul Gutierrez held East Union High to one hit and earned a 3-1 win in the first baseball meeting between EU and MHS and the VOL opener for both teams yesterday. Rod McCleary got the lone Lancer hit, while Eric Simoni scored the only EU run.
Sharon Washington was one of the last Manteca High players to leave the locker room at Christian Brothers' Ron Limeberger Gym in Sacramento.
Goalkeepers hardly get the glory, but on Friday Sierra High goalkeeper Lia Unterholzner took advantage of that rare opportunity in an evenly-contested 1-1 tie with visiting crosstown rival East Union.
Things remained relatively close in the Valley Oak League swim meet between East Union and Sierra highs Friday in girls action, but stellar performances from Christina Ngo and Kara Hall helped the Timberwolves pull out the 99-71 win at East Union.
It was the only game played in the area - half of one anyway.
It took a little over 10 minutes for Sierra High standout Joanna Ortiz to make her presence felt, and when she did she didn't stop. Putting together a first-half hat trick to lift the Timberwolves over the host Manteca Buffaoloes 3-1 Wednesday in Valley Oak League play.
With players returning from various ailments and injuries, East Union High's girls soccer team had one last chance to prepare for its big Valley Oak League tussle with rival Sierra Friday.
Sierra High's rebuilding boys golf team appears to be on the right track.
The golf career of Ripon High senior Samantha Conway began with a skillless session of hitting a bucket of balls, but after four grueling seasons with the Indians, the constant improvements paid off when Conway was accepted to the University of Redlands.
The Manteca Buffaloes got dominant starting pitching from Matt Burrows and capitalized offensively on a Sonora miscue, opening the Valley Oak League baseball schedule with a 4-2 win over the Wildcats Tuesday at Manteca.
Sierra High's upstart softball team hoped to make a statement Tuesday when it opened the Valley Oak League season at Oakdale, home of the two-time defending champion.
Even with one of the most impressive individual rounds of the young season, East Union fell a few strokes short in a 206-209 loss to Oakdale in Valley Oak League play Tuesday.
The East Union and Manteca high school boys golf teams showed some rust in their first match back from spring break Monday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
For the first time in a few seasons, several of the teams in the Valley Oak League will begin the treacherous home-home series' with the chance of winning the championship. Sure, every year coaches tell their kids to play for a championship, only this season those coaches believe they have a shot.
Manteca's three high school softball teams share one common trait this year; they're all young - very young.
RIPON - Ripon Christian loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh inning with no outs Thursday and managed to get two runs across, but ...
MODESTO - A five-run burst in the fifth inning was more than enough for Andrew Morones and the East Union baseball team, which completed a two-game ...
Yok Eyh Ma said there were "a mix of emotions" having to face his younger brother, Yok Whai, in the Valley Oak League Doubles Tournament ...
Manteca High is in a unique position to control its baseball destiny in the Valley Oak League.
LATHROP - Manteca was like all the other boys volleyball teams in the Valley Oak League at the start of the season; a ragtag group of ...
Manteca battled back from two deficits and overcame mistakes in its thrilling 5-4 victory over visiting Oakdale on Wednesday.
OAKDALE - Ripon puts itself in the driver's seat for the Trans-Valley League boys golf title on Wednesday, and the Indians have Rhet Herrin to ...
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 ...