While most other Valley Oak League teams are two matches into the season, Manteca High's girls squad began its title defense on Monday with a 9-0 sweep of visiting Weston Ranch.
Sierra shook off a rusty start and ran the table to beat host Grace Davis of Modesto in four games (12-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-19) Monday. It was the season opener for the Timberwolves.
Manteca High's boys soccer team remains undefeated in nonleague play after edging past Tokay 2-1 in Lodi on Monday.
Postseason hopeful Sierra picked up its first win Monday at Manteca Park Golf Course after beginning the Valley Oak League season with two losses against the top squads.
Anna Cardenas represented the Sierra High tennis team well at the Freedom Invitational in Oakley on Friday and Saturday, placing fifth in the 32-draw, double-elimination tournament.
RIPON - Ripon and Ripon Christian will have to wait for Tuesday's nonleague contest to resume its rivalry.
DeleteIt took Manteca a half to get going but the Buffaloes came to life in the second half of the Buffalo Cup championship game.
Riverbank's girls cross country team ran a solid race during Wednesday's opening Trans Valley League meet at Modesto's Tuolumne Regional Park.
MODESTO – Lenny Lial took one look at the Gustine bench, teeming with fresh legs, and thought the worst.
RIPON - Adrienne Uecker hoped that Tuesday's Foundation Game victory over rival Ripon Christian would be the boost her Ripon High volleyball team needed to realize its potential.
Weston Ranch proved a point during Thursday's opening round of the 6th Annual Buffalo Cup Tournament.
East Union's girls golf team wasn't particularly sharp in its third Valley Oak League match in three days Thursday at Manteca Park Golf Course, but it didn't need to be to stay undefeated.
East Union made it a quick visit to Lathrop Thursday, as it rolled to an 8-1 win and improved to 2-0 in the Valley Oak League.
Beth Aschenbrenner shined for Manteca during Thursday's 3-0 preseason victory over Stagg in Stockton (25-15, 25-13, 25-17).
The Sierra soccer team improved to 3-2-1 following a 5-3 non-league victory over visiting Downey at Daniel Teicheira Stadium Thursday.
Bryan Ramos is humble but relentless, a goal-thirsty striker who won't give up on a play, a run or a teammate.
The Manteca High girls tennis team is a win away from repeating as Valley Oak League champion.
LATHROP - After two back-and-forth games Monday night visiting Manteca dished out eight aces down the stretch to pull away from Lathrop and post a 25-21, 25-17, 25-11 sweep in Valley Oak League volleyball action.
Ripon High's boys soccer team is on a roll, but the wins have not come easily of late.
Brooke Riley and the East Union girls golf team is rounding into postseason form in the final week of Valley Oak League play.