The Lathrop Spartans showed the resiliency of a club that believes in themselves, clawing back from a five-run deficit to pull out a Valley Oak League split with Sierra with a 6-5 come-from-behind win Friday.
Sean Hogan inherited Manteca High's track program in 2007 with no more than 30 kids on the team.
East Union finished off its Valley Oak League season with a convincing 10-1 win over the Lathrop Spartans Thursday, securing a .500 mark in league play.
Sierra was about five minutes away from having a chance to host a playoff game.
Four Manteca High tennis players played their final matches of the 2012 season in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Tournament Thursday at Roseville's Johnson Ranch Racquet Club.
Brittany LaMar was named Freshman of the Year, while Jillian Goulart joined her former teammate on the all-California Pacific Conference softball first team.
RIPON – With the Trans Valley League schedule winding down and postseason spots being dictated, the Ripon Indians needed a win. Sophomore pitcher Caleb Rogers gave Ripon what it needed, tossing a complete-game three-hitter Thursday in a 4-1 Indians win.
For a brief moment the Lathrop Spartans held a one-run lead and had made it through the heart of the Sierra lineup. The moment fleeted fast and Sierra unloaded with a five-run, error-laced second inning to cruise to a 10-1 Valley Oak League win Wednesday.
Isela Rivera called it a "family moment" on the pitch.
Brandon Waidmann squeaked out a three-set victory over Ripon Christian's Darren Boersma in the No. 1 boys singles match, and it proved to be the difference in Lincoln High's 5-4 victory at the Ripon Community Center tennis courts Tuesday.
Steven Gigli went deep twice and Brock Swift tossed six shutout innings, but East Union needed a defensive gem to close out the Weston Ranch Cougars in a 4-3 Valley Oak League win Wednesday at home.
The postseason unofficially kicks off tonight at Sierra High's Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
Weston Ranch had little trouble keeping the Sonora Wildcats in search of their first win on the season, blasting the host Wildcats 14-4 Wednesday in Valley Oak League play.
RIPON – The Knights needed a win Tuesday against visiting Gustine to keep their season going.
One pitch, led to one swing, which led to one run.
The Weston Ranch Cougars stumbled early on against visiting Bishop O'Dowd in Saturday's NorCal opening round.
Midway through the second half Friday night Minty Doyle headed in a corner kick from Jadyn Shinn for an insurance goal to help tournament host ...
RIPON - Reinforcements arrived just in time for the inaugural Ripon Christian Classic on Friday.
The East Union softball lineup is top-heavy - in a good way.
To be the champion, Weston Ranch (27-4) will have to beat the champion.
SALIDA - A nip-and-tuck battle turned into a blowout thanks to a seven-run barrage in the top of the fifth inning, as Manteca High's baseball ...
MOUNT SHASTA - The Ripon Christian girls basketball team's season ended a long way from home Wednesday in the first round of the CIF State ...
Sierra pitcher Lindsey Walljasper put the hammer down when she had to Wednesday.
RIPON - There was nothing that Manteca did that surprised Jamie DeBruyn and his Ripon girls soccer team in Wednesday's nonleague match between 2015 Sac-Joaquin ...
Manteca used the whole package Tuesday with stellar hitting, pitching and fielding to hand Ripon a 10-0 six-inning mercy rule loss in non-league baseball action ...
TRACY - After starting the season with two close losses, East Union's baseball team came out on the winning end of another thanks to a ...
STOCKTON - The Ripon Christian softball team had problems getting on track Monday in an 11-0 five-inning error-plagued mercy rule loss to host Stagg of Stockton ...
SACRAMENTO - D'Angelo Finley wasn't with Weston Ranch a year ago when the boys basketball team was handled by rival Sierra in the Sac-Joaquin ...
Past contacts with coaches ended up opening new doors for East Union senior Marco Gonzales' future.
Isaias Hunter won the high jump and was second in the long jump Saturday to help lead the Lathrop boys to first place in the ...