CERES – The Manteca Buffaloes found themselves fighting a numbers battle in their double-dual match against Sonora and Ceres highs, giving the Buffaloes a task they could not conquer in a 39-27 loss to Ceres and a 56-18 loss to Sonora Thursday.
OAKDALE – East Union showed up in Oakdale and took care of business, halting a normally explosive Mustang offensive attack in a 42-34 Valley Oak League win over the Mustangs.
OAKDALE – East Union made the trip to Oakdale expecting a battle and they got one, holding off the Mustangs for a 38-33 Valley Oak League win.
Sierra High opened up its Valley Oak League match against Lathrop High with five consecutive pins, earning the bulk of its points and then holding off the Spartans for a 48-36 league win Wednesday at Sierra High.
The Manteca Buffaloes weren't sweating the fact that they were playing from behind for most of the first half Wednesday night.
The Valley Oak League season is in full-throttle and the East Union Lancers had no interest in giving up a hard-earned league win, fighting off a resilient Oakdale Mustangs squad for a 56-55 win Wednesday at the Dalben Center.
The East Union Lancers opened up a double-digit lead in the first half and never relinquished, dropping the visiting Oakdale Mustangs 66-55 in Valley Oak League action.
Sierra completely dominated in the post, knocked down big shots from the perimeter and registered a new season high in points scored while dispatching visiting Lathrop's young-but-promising first-year varsity squad 55-46 Tuesday.
After dealing with the play of Ceres High's Jamie Beck for three-and-a-half quarters, the Manteca Buffaloes were still in position to remain undefeated in the Valley Oak League play, but the Bulldogs escaped Winter Gym with a 50-47 win over Manteca Tuesday.
LINDEN - Linden was able to neutralize Ripon Chrsitian's big scoring threat, 6-foot-8 center Tyler Goslinga, in the two team's third non-league matchup of the season Tuesday, but the Lions had trouble containing Daniel Van de Pol and Logan Vos.
CERES - Manteca High's defending Valley Oak League champion boys basketball team knew it would have to change directions in a hurry after losing to Weston Ranch at home last Friday, and the Buffaloes were able to do that with a comfortable 57-47 Valley Oak League win over Ceres.
One late goal in pool play killed Manteca Futbol Club Arsenal's chances to vie for the championship of the Modesto Ajax Winter Invitational this past weekend.
Trailing by 10, 34-24, going into the final period, Lathrop High's sophomore girls basketball team pieced together a 15-6 run to stun Sierra 43-40 on the road Tuesday.
ESCALON - Lathrop High's junior varsity wrestling team had nine Spartans place at the Escalon Tournament this past weekend.
STOCKTON – For any of the area wrestlers have not had the opportunity to experience the CIF State Wrestling Championships, this weekend's Big Valley Wrestling Classic gave some of the state hopefuls a glimpse at what making it to the final stage is like.
PATTERSON - In a footrace, Ripon doesn't have a chance against the agile skill athletes from Patterson.
The Ripon Christian Knights staged a fourth-quarter rally Friday to slip past Stone Ridge Christian, 35-28, in Merced.
CERES – They knew who was getting the ball.
Tournament host Manteca took a first-round victory in the Buffalo Cup on Friday with a 5-1 win over Calaveras of San Andreas at Guss Schmiedt ...
Bulletin staff reports
Loretta Kakala is in her second year at Manteca High, but on Thursday she played in just her second match - third if you want to ...
By JONAMAR JACINTO
Buoyed by the doubles players, East Union's girls tennis team came from behind to knock off visiting Sierra in the Valley Oak League opener ...
TRACY - Israel Olivares notched a hat trick for Tracy in the first half Tuesday and that was enough as the Bulldogs defeated Sierra 3-2 in ...
Central Catholic has once again established itself as the frontrunner in the Valley Oak League.
Bulletin staff reports
By JONAMAR JACINTO
Thirteen penalties, a few key drops from receivers, a second-half goose egg for the offense …
The East Union Lancers enjoyed a sweet Zero Week victory over Grace Davis.
RIPON - The Manteca High boys soccer team is off and running after Friday's 5-0 victory over Ripon at Stouffer Field.