RIPON - After starting the season on a six-game winning streak, Ripon Christian is now reeling and searching for answers as it begins its defense of the Trans-Valley League championship.
STOCKTON - Big-time players know when to step up, and Manteca's Loretta Kakala stepped up big time for the Buffaloes on Friday night at Weston Ranch.
MODESTO -Lathrop's girls basketball team rebounded from a disappointing loss with a big comeback win Friday, as the Spartans overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to topple Central Catholic, 43-39.
It didn't come easily for the Manteca, but the Buffaloes finally got the better of Weston Ranch in this rematch of the 2016 Sac-Joaquin Section Division III title game Thursday at Winter Gym with a 69-61 win.
RIPON - Ripon tipped off Trans-Valley League action Thursday with a mild upset, using a 17-6 second-quarter surge to defeat Escalon, 36-25.
Ramon Rojas finished with a hat trick, but it was Aron Navarrette's goal in the 65th minute that proved to be the difference as Manteca fended off visiting Kimball in a wild 5-4 Valley Oak League win on Thursday.
LATHROP - Once East Union's Daniel Gomez got his goal, he set about helping his teammates score.
The Lancers came into the home of the Timberwolves believing they were the better team.
After Manteca and East Union took turns squeaking out wins over Sierra's depleted squad Wednesday the two rivals met for the rubber match of the Valley Oak League double dual with the Lancers running away with a 57-12 win to start the VOL season.
LATHROP - After getting shut out at Central Catholic in its Valley Oak League opener three weeks ago, East Union broke out in a big way 9-0 drubbing of Lathrop on Wednesday.
LATHROP - Coming off three straight losses in the unforgiving Gold Division of the West Coast Jamboree, Manteca had a tough assignment to begin Valley Oak League play on Wednesday.
East Union began its defense of the Valley Oak League title Wednesday and was outlasted by visiting Kimball 57-53 at Dalben Center.
LE GRAND - Abby Buitrago broke a scoreless tie in the 20th minute and was just getting started for Ripon Christian in its Southern League opener at Le Grand.
MOUNTAIN HOUSE - Ripon Christian's recent struggles extended into its Trans-Valley League opener against Mountain House on Wednesday.
The Sierra and Weston Ranch boys soccer teams have had some epic duels over the years, and Tuesday's Valley Oak League tussle was no different.
Aaron Paschini doesn't have to score to make his presence felt.
Their size presented problems for the rest of the Valley Oak League, but Manteca High seniors Tydus Verhoeven and Loretta Kakala did much more for ...
Manteca High's boys basketball team begins its CIF State Division III title defense Wednesday against a familiar opponent, only this time it will be ...
ELK GROVE – Top-seeded Vista del Lago of Folsom put up two early goals Saturday and added a second-half insurance goal as No. 2 Sierra had ...
ELK GROVE – With 10 minutes left in the second half Saturday, Sierra's Eriq Kurys curved a long direct kick through the hands of Pacheco ...
BAKERSFIELD - Branden Rullan is taking the long road to the medal rounds.
Being the underdog is nothing new for Sierra's boys soccer team (17-8-3), which has knocked off the No. 2- and 3-ranked teams in the ...
ELK GROVE - East Union softball coach Brian Goulart suspects this won't be the last time his Lancers will see Cosumnes Oaks this season.
RIPON – Tokay pitcher Arianna Lozano was too much for Ripon Christian to handle.
TURLOCK - The Manteca softball team took its lumps on Tuesday and took it out on Turlock in a nonleague contest Thursday.
LATHROP – The sun gave out before the players did Thursday, as Lathrop and visiting Ripon battled to a 2-2 tie in non-league baseball action that ...
Manuel and Joe Pires, separated by just two years in age, have heard it all their lives.
With sophomore Fernando Segura on his game, one hit was all East Union's team needed to get past visiting Lodi 1-0 in a pitchers ...
STOCKTON - Ripon Christian hung tough in the early going, but the Knights couldn't keep up high-powered Elliot Christian of Lodi for long in the ...
LODI - Ripon had a tough going in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV semifinal game against top-seeded Central Catholic on Wednesday.