Sierra girls tennis coach Ed Melfort knew what he was getting in Kaitlyn Rausa, an incoming freshman who has worked extensively with him through the Manteca Parks & Recreation year-round program.
It was a lot closer than it needed to be.
It is not how it goes in, but that it goes in that counts.
MODESTO - East Union's girls basketball team rebounded well after its first setback of the season on Thursday, overcoming an 11-point third-quarter deficit to Beyer to prevail, 61-57.
OAKDALE - Reigning Trans-Valley League champion Ripon Christian got a sneak preview of what's to come Thursday in the 47th Oakdale Rotary Classic.
LATHROP - The Lathrop High girls soccer team was well on its way to a one-sided win over visiting Weston Ranch in the Spartans' first Valley Oak League match of the season Wednesday when freshman phenom Kassandra Ceja lobbied for coach Jose Montes to send her back onto the field.
ANTIOCH - Down three starters, including second-leading scorer Asia Stamps (ankle), the Weston Ranch girls basketball team relied on Justice Stitt to provide a spark on offense and stout defense to dispatch Antioch 57-37 Wednesday for its third consecutive win.
RIPON - A reduction in turnovers normally leads to more points. In the case of the Ripon Christian girls basketball team Wednesday night, it led to a win, too.
LATHROP - Lathrop's boys basketball team is rolling now.
Dwight Young came in with the hot hand against Turlock on Tuesday.
While the outcome of Monday night's non-league girls basketball game between Manteca and visiting Laguna Creek of Elk Grove was never in doubt, Manteca coach Ryan Bono looked beyond the 57-29 Buffaloes thumping at Winter Gym to see the progress of his two injured stalwarts who have been out since Monday, Nov. 28.
TRACY – The big guy can play in the back court, too.
RIPON – Reina Sausedo scored eight of her team-high 13 points in the first half before the tournament-host Indians went cold in the second half and lost the championship game of the Ripon Winter Classic 43-38 to Bret Harte of Angels Camp.
RIPON – Ripon went on a 9-0 run midway through the third period Saturday and lucky for the Indians they did as Stagg of Stockton then went on an 11-2 run in the championship game of the Ripon Winter Classic with Ripon holding off the Delta Kings for a 71-60 win at Ripon High.
SHINGLE SPRINGS – Bikram Thiara led the Sierra boys to a second-place finish in the Ron Ruptier Invitational on Saturday, placing first in three events at ...
Branden Rullan may have fallen short of his ultimate goal, but he'll leave Sierra High as its most accomplished wrestler to date.
OAKDALE - Manteca High's baseball team has some work to do in defense of its Valley Oak League championship.
RIPON - Ripon Christian put up three first-inning doubles for four runs Thursday over visiting Mariposa and rode the steady arm of Willem Hoekstra to a ...
Sierra appeared ready to finally bust out against Rafa Lara and visiting McNair in a nonleague contest Thursday, loading the bases with no out in ...
Kristina Mojica was rewarded for her patience, perseverance and work ethic on Wednesday.
LATHROP – After dropping the first set to visiting Sierra 25-21 on Wednesday, Lathrop rode the hot hand of freshman Gian Serrano to sweep the next ...
Manteca resident Randy Schaapman is looking forward to Saturday's Fresno Invitational of the Professional Bull Riders tour.
Oakdale catcher Bryce Kirk launched the first pitch of the ninth inning over the right-center field fence, and the visiting Mustangs held on in the ...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Madison Bumgarner looked sharp again in his latest spring training outing, though it lasted only two innings.
SEATTLE (AP) - A year ago was thought to be an anomaly for the Pac-12 Conference, advancing four teams to the regional semifinals of the NCAA ...
Things just got real for area boys volleyball teams.
LINDEN - Mark Rodriguez came through in clutch situations during East Union's 5-3 extra-innings victory over previously-undefeated Linden on Monday.
Sierra broke into the win column Saturday with a 25-23, 16-25, 15-11 win over Lathrop in the Sierra Boys Volleyball Tournament.
East Union had already battled back twice from deficits, and Brayden Hardcastle came oh so close to tying it back up in the bottom of ...