In baseball, a team has to score to win, and only one program was able to do that in Manteca's 1-0 Valley Oak League win over the East Union Lancers Wednesday.
With each Valley Oak League contest played, the importance continues to grow at season's end, and the Sierra Timberwolves did not waste an opportunity, holding off the Weston Ranch Cougars 12-5 Wednesday in VOL action.
The Manteca Buffaloes were a few innings from extending their postseason hopes a little further, but an error-filled fifth inning gave Kimball High all the ammunition it would need for a 7-5 Valley Oak League win over the Buffaloes Wednesday.
The Valley Oak League's singles tournament had a No. 1 seed expected to make it to Thursday's Championship match, and a No. 2 seed that shows he deserves the challenge. Sierra's Kevin Rausa handled his portion of the deal, earning a spot against league No. 1 seed Logan Staggs for the league crown.
For a moment, it seemed as if the Sonora Wildcats would decrease Sierra's chances at pulling in one of the three Valley Oak League playoff spots up for grabs during the stretch run. Only Dylan DeBrouwer had other plans, going the distance for the Timberwolves in a 7-4 win Tuesday.
Sierra High freshman hurler Allison Walljasper tossed a one-hitter Tuesday to lead her team past host Weston Ranch, 12-0.
It's a pivotal week for area schools in the Valley Oak League.
The Sierra Timberwolves hauled in a one-sided 117-51 girls victory Thursday, but the boys came up short 85-79 to visiting Ripon High in the two clubs' Valley Oak League swim meet, falling in the final race for the difference.
Brandon Manville picked up a tennis racquet for the first time this past summer.
In a replay of the Valley Oak League's most pivotal rematch, the Manteca High School outlasted host Oakdale in an eight-inning battle that saw the Buffaloes explode for five in the bonus frame of a 6-1 win Thursday.
Sierra's boys track and field team was expected to clinch at least share of its second straight Valley Oak League title, and fifth in seven years, Thursday at Oakdale High.
In a clash between the top two teams in the Valley Oak League, Sierra High maintained the top spot by defeating second-place Kimball in Tracy Thursday, 4-1.
If it wasn't for bad luck, the East Union Lancers wouldn't have any.
Brennon Williams could have been the hero the last time he and the Oakdale High baseball team visited Manteca, but he was robbed of the opportunity.
Will C. Wood High of Vacaville returned home with the Tony Horton Golf Invitational's team and individual championships Wednesday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
With a playoff berth sewed up and two league games remaining Sierra maintained its hold on first place in the Valley Oak League on Saturday ...
Ripon came within two points of winning the Trans-Valley League wrestling tournament but still claimed an overall co-championship with Hilmar as the two teams split ...
MODESTO – East Union's Jaysen Reindel won a Valley Oak League championship for the second year in a row, moving up from 220 pounds last ...
MODESTO – Long time East Union wrestling coach A.J. Reindel was honored Saturday when he was named coach of the year by the Northern California ...
Tydus Verhoeven crouched down into a defensive stance and clapped his hands as if to say, "Bring it on!" at one point in the fourth ...
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.