Manteca was in full control of the game, but not so much on the shots it took. "We just had the bad case of the shanks," Coach Justin Coenenberg said of the team's 3-1 victory over visiting Lathrop on Thursday. Sammie Morris broke the ice with a goal in the seventh minute and assisted Manteca's two early second-half scores. The Buffaloes (4-1 Valley Oak League, 12-3 overall) overcame a sluggish first half and put together ...
Joey Guinta came up huge in just his second match of the season for Sierra High's boys golf team Thursday.
LATHROP - Weston Ranch's softball team opened the Valley Oak League season in style Wednesday.
Manteca High appears to be on its way to a second straight Valley Oak League title run.
Fifteen up, 15 down. Peyton Rose and the Manteca softball team made quick work of Sonora Wednesday. She struck out eight of the 15 batters she saw in a five-inning perfect game, and the Buffaloes doled out 15 hits for a second straight game in a 22-0 rout of the host Wildcats. Manteca (1-0 Valley Oak League, 7-3 overall) continued to garner momentum for Friday's rivalry showdown with East Union, going into ...
Ripon was ahead comfortably with a two-goal lead at halftime Wednesday in Salida.
WESTON RANCH - It took nine-plus years for Weston Ranch to notch its first win over Manteca, one of the Valley Oak League's perennial powers over that stretch.
Jack Thomson sent his Sierra baseball team onto the field for its Valley Oak League opener with three objectives.
Sophomore Dominic Pisano and Lucas Vaughn combined for a five-inning no-hitter and were a pitch away from perfection as they led Manteca High's 11-0 drubbing of Weston Ranch Tuesday.
A two-out, two-run error was the ultimate decider in Ripon's 4-3 road win over Trans-Valley League rival Escalon.
East Union needed its defensive midfielder to jump start the attack Tuesday against visiting Weston Ranch.
East Union recovered well from its first Valley Oak League defeat of the season, outpointing Kimball 205-249 behind Will Brink's 1-under 36 on the front nine of the Manteca Park Golf Course Tuesday.
Manteca High's softball team capped its pre-league schedule Monday by drubbing visiting Argonaut of Jackson with a 12-2 win, its fifth in a row.
Lucas Garcia and Justin Ontiveros helped East Union jump out to a one-run lead against heralded prospect Jonah Wesley and host Tracy High Saturday at Monte Vista Middle School.
Four straight walks. Not the way East Union wanted to start off against a hard-hitting Ripon club Saturday at Northgate only freshman catcher Alejandra Rascon stuck a bandage on the early wound, and Savina Brandi stopped the bleeding in long relief as EU prevailed 7-1 to avenge its 2012 loss to the Indians. Rascon threw out a base stealer after the leadoff runner ...
STOCKTON - Senior grad night and the always-pesky Kimball softball team almost got the better of Sierra in Friday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV semifinal at Arnaiz Stadium.
LODI – Ripon Christian's Danny Vander Molen was handed the ball for just his third start of the season Friday night.
RIPON – Kevin Tameling remembers a time not so long ago when Ripon Christian was all heart with little results.
Phillip Herrera and Emmanuel Elijah opted not to join their senior classmates at Magic Mountain Thursday night.
STOCKTON – Nicole Kaiser performed like she had a ticket to play Division I softball on Thursday.
Racing against time and trailing by a score, the East Union girls soccer team turned to desperation.
LODI – Jake Corn had confidence in his fastball.
LODI - Chandler Bengston woke up Central Catholic's bats with a loud two-run dinger that sparked a game-breaking, two-out rally.
STOCKTON - Allie Walljasper had plenty to do with Sierra punching its ticket to the semifinal of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV softball tournament Wednesday night.
RIO LINDA – Teagan Manus scored a hat trick and Bryanna Heida earned the clean sheet as Ripon Christian moved within one win of its first Sac-Joaquin Section championship.
LODI – The Ripon Christian Knights used their 12-day layoff to get back to the fundamentals.
Sierra High's 4x100 boys relay team broke the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV/V Meet record Tuesday on its home track.
Ashley Almeida dove to her left, batting a rocket shot out of bounds.
STOCKTON - There was no fist pump. No twirl of the putter. Not even a smile cracked the face of the always even-keel Will Brink.
On a championship-caliber team with no Sac-Joaquin Section championships, Jim Todd isn't leaning on a rich core of veterans for the missing ingredient.