As the Manteca football team prepares for the second-season, the importance of one of the Buffaloes' second halves looms as a pivotal moment. Getting ready for a trip to Sacramento to open the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs, probably would have probably been an afterthought if weren't for halftime up at Sonora.
A season for the ages came to an abrupt end for Ripon Christian Wednesday, as the Knights fell short offensively and were beat 4-0 by Sacramento Country Day during semifinal action of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division- II playoffs.
For each of the three area high school soccer programs still vying for a shot at hoisting a blue banner, their next contest will prove the most important game any of the clubs have played this season. As important as preseason tournaments and league titles were a few weeks ago, Today's contests will dictate all of these team's season.
RIPON – For a fleeting moment it looked as if West Campus was prepared for what Ripon Christian would be bringing to their Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV Volleyball Championships debut. By the time the Knights were closing out a first game win, it was obvious that wasn't the case.
Ripon High's second-round trip will be much shorter than the one it took Tuesday night.
Ripon High's boys water polo team staved off Christian Brothers' second-half surge to win 10-9 in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoff encounter Tuesday at Rocklin's Whitney High.
Nicole Vanni, Sierra High's all-time leading goal scorer, finishes out her career at San Francisco State as a member of the All-California Collegiate Athletic Association first team.
ANGELS CAMP - The Ripon High varsity girls' cross-country team closed out the Sac-Joaquin Sub-Section race at Frogtown with the Division IV sub-section title, finishing as the No. 1 girls team in the competition 12 points ahead of Amador High, 112-124.
The Manteca High Buffaloes left little to chance on Friday.
Will the real Ripon Christian football team please stand up?
The Ripon Christian soccer program opened up its 2012 Sac-Joaquin Section Division-VII Championship run with a one-sided 3-0 victory over host a Global Youth Charter Thursday.
Ripon High's best effort wasn't good enough in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoff match at West Campus Thursday.
Manteca had an early lead thanks to Nacho Valdovinos' two first-half goals, and the Buffaloes were able to stay on top thanks to clutch goal keeping by Abdiel Chiquito.
With the box area crammed with more players than could be counted, Sierra High's Bryan Ramos and Nicholas Gonzalez somehow got cozy, cashing in on a pair of first half corner-kick conversions in Sierra's 5-1 win over Colfax Thursday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV Championships opener.
The Ripon Indians came out focused in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Boys Water Polo Championships, blasting Pacheco High 17-2 Thursday in the tournament opener.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Even in limited action, Manteca's Tydus Verhoeven can make a big impact.
STOCKTON - The young Cougars of Weston Ranch began their Valley Oak League title defense Tuesday with 62-42 loss to visiting Central Catholic.
TRACY - Gyse Hulsebosch tallied a game-high 26 points, but East Union's supporting cast also shined in key moments in a 66-53 win at Kimball.
TRACY - For some people, 12 points, four assists, a pair of rebounds and a steal would not be a bad night. For East Union's ...
DIXON - Ram Jam Winter Classic host Dixon rallied from a 10-point deficit to upend defending tournament champion Ripon 65-61 in the title game on Friday.
SALIDA - Even when it was competitive for 2 ½ quarters, Manteca appeared disjointed in running its offense against Modesto Christian in the third-round game of the ...
Never mind the 64-43 blowout win over visiting Johansen.
For all that Gino Campiotti and the Manteca football team accomplished this past fall, it's the failures that drive the Buffaloes' talented junior quarterback.
DUBLIN - Weston Ranch aimed to stop Alameda's top two scorers and succeeded Friday, but the Hornets proved to have too much firepower in winning ...