East Union pitcher Kelsey Emerson had to work herself out of jam in the final inning and the senior answered the call, getting a strikeout and a groundball to end it in a 6-5 Valley Oak League win over the Weston Ranch Cougars Tuesday.
With the Valley Oak League title in the balance, the Oakdale Mustangs put together a team round to remember, posting three players in the 70s to capture the VOL Tournament title with a score of 409 and edging out second place East Union by 17-strokes Tuesday at Diablo Grande Country Club Ranch Course.
Manteca High's boys tennis team was eliminated by Rocklin 6-3 in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Team Tennis Tournament Tuesday.
East Union's girls soccer team bounced back from one of its worst efforts of the season and produced one of its best.
It wasn't the sharpest pitching performance by Oakdale's Shelby Reali, but when the going got tough she and the rest of the Mustangs clutched up in big moments during their 1-0 win at Sierra Monday.
Seniors Nick Mendonca and Jason Williamson did not make the all-Trans Valley League golf team, but they are a big reason why Ripon High is the 2012 conference champion.
Weston Ranch's tennis program has made huge strides over the last two years.
East Union was on the cusp of scoring a big upset in a Valley Oak League makeup game with Kimball Monday at Northgate Softball Complex.
One pitch, led to one swing, which led to one run.
WESTON RANCH - A disqualified Oakdale High 4x 400 boys relay team could only stand and watch as the Ripon Indians claimed the boys Valley Oak League swimming championship by two points Saturday.
Depth helped Manteca High's boys tennis team go undefeated for a Valley Oak League title this season.
Jordan Kron was good enough against Sierra High.
WESTON RANCH – With a chance to sweep Weston Ranch and improve the chances of extending its season Lathrop High did exactly that, relying on a complete-game shutout from junior Austin Plunk for a 3-0 win Friday.
Oakdale took advantage of its opportunities.
Manteca did not have the opening few minutes that they would have liked, but had little trouble reasserting themselves as the dominant squad, reeling off four unanswered goals in a 4-1 Valley Oak League win Friday.
It was a game of runs Friday night.
TRACY - Craig Ward is hoping for a better effort next Wednesday when his Lathrop boys basketball team rounds out the regular season against Sierra.
RIPON - The Ripon High bounced back from a dismal start with a second-half surge at Ripon Christian during Friday's rivalry match-up.
RIPON - It took a total team effort for Ripon High to get past host Ripon Christian in Friday's Trans Valley League clash, 52-42.
RIPON - Ripon Christian's girls soccer team is the Southern League champion once again.
Sierra weathered an early storm from visiting Weston Ranch on Thursday and picked up its second Valley Oak League win of the season, 50-47.
RIVERBANK - Noah Hernandez threatened to break a Ripon High record, and the Indians' boys basketball team claimed sole possession of the Trans-Valley League title with ...
LATHROP - The Sac-Joaquin Section's recommendation of moving Lathrop High out of the Valley Oak League and into a new-look Western Athletic Conference held up ...
Weston Ranch was able to cool off the hottest hand in the Valley Oak League on Wednesday.
East Union nearly forfeited the game on its own senior night Wednesday.
Despite playing the fourth quarter with vision in only one eye after a collision at the end of the third, Manteca's Tydus Verhoeven came ...
Jenna Zuniga won't soon forget this Christmas present.
East Union broke open a tie game late in the first quarter and ended the period on a 7-0 run, extending that run to 25-6 ...
LATHROP - Lathrop made a big step toward the postseason after completing a season sweep of Central Catholic on Tuesday, 50-35.
RIPON - Ripon Christian High has a little bit more breathing room atop of the Southern League standings.