The Weston Ranch tennis team has had its fair share of tough luck on the season, but everything came together for the squad Thursday in its Valley Oak League victory over the Sonora Wildcats 8-1.
The Weston Ranch Cougars have made climbs throughout this Valley Oak League season. The group has put together competitive contests against the hierarchy of the league and that continued Thursday with a 1-1 tie against East Union High.
After seeming less than interested in winning Wednesday's Valley Oak League matchup with Weston Ranch, the Manteca Buffaloes started playing. Only it was a little, too late for the Buffaloes, falling to the Cougars in five, 25-19, 25-18, 20-25, 14-25 and 15-13.
Led by medalist Brooke Riley, East Union captured its fifth consecutive Sierra Invitational title Wednesday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
Arik Anaya's clutch goal in the 77th minute helped Ripon escape Hughson with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday.
Sierra High was able to pull out one during its trip to Oakdale, but that would be it in 18-25, 10-25, 26-24, 12-25 loss Wednesday in Valley Oak League play.
The hard work started during the hot summer days, and Manteca High's girls tennis team hasn't cooled off since.
There was nothing extraordinary about the first 25 minutes of Sierra's Valley Oak League matchup with host East Union, but after Nicholas Gonzalez's first goal at the 27-minute mark things changed in a hurry for Sierra.
Ripon High's Sienna Starck finished the final two holes 3-over but had a good enough start to hold off Jenny Wickham to earn low-medalist honors Tuesday at Jack Tone Golf Course.
Monica King wanted to be the one to end it, and she did so emphatically.
This was more like it.
Ripon Christian's volleyball team is tuning up for the competitive Presentation Tournament in San Jose this week starting with Monday's 25-7, 25-2, 25-20 drubbing of visiting Denair.
Things seemed to be clicking just fine for the East Union Lancers Friday night.
For a few moments late in the first quarter of Ripon Christian's 42-6 win over Turlock Christian Andrew Brown garnered some attention. Brown scored 21 points in 160 seconds, giving Turlock Christian much more then they could handle in no time at all.
No one is celebrating yet, but the Manteca High girls tennis team is a step closer to do so.
STOCKTON - Although the game was out of reach Friday night, Manteca's Tydus Verhoeven slammed home the exclamation point in the fourth quarter.
ESCALON - The beat goes on for the Trans-Valley League's top boys basketball team.
LATHROP - Kaitlynn Funsch and Alexa Mayen each scored a goal and assisted two others to help Manteca defeat Lathrop 6-2 in a Valley Oak League ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian's depth, or lack thereof, was tested in its 60-50 win over winless Riverbank on Thursday.
Lathrop High came into East Union's Dalben Center Thursday with a game plan: play smart and aggressive defense.
TRACY - Manteca is perfect no more in the Valley Oak League.
WATERFORD - Ripon Christian was a few minutes away from maintaining its comfortable lead atop the Southern League girls soccer standings.
One finally made it through.
National Signing Day was special in many ways for several local soccer products.
Manteca didn't need a triple-double from Tydus Verhoeven in its second meeting with Kimball.
HILMAR - Ripon closed the regular season with a 48-27 win over Hilmar in a battle between the Trans-Valley League's remaining undefeated teams.
LATHROP - When Junior Ballard hit his second 3-pointer in 30 seconds Wednesday night to tie East Union, the hometown crowd went wild. Unfortunately for the ...
A single tie in any of its final three regular-season matches will be good enough for East Union to wrap up the Valley Oak League ...
Manteca and Sierra were desperate for a win when they met at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium on Wednesday.
RJ Tisdell made it official.