Will Brink was a stroke away from being a part of his third straight playoff in as many weeks Monday in the Northern California Golf Association/California Interscholastic Federation Northern California High School Championships.
STOCKTON – After dropping the first opportunity to clinch the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV crown with a lackluster effort, the Sierra Timberwolves resorted back to their old form, handing Los Banos a 6-0 section shutout to claim the championship Saturday at Arnaiz Field.
STOCKTON - Forget that Sierra High lost out on bragging rights for the Valley Oak League title this season to Oakdale.
LODI – Manteca High got a tremendous effort from pitcher Cory Vanwarmendam while both Gabe Rellamas and Matt Burrows collected three hits as the Buffaloes took the first game of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV best of three series from East Union 6-5 Saturday at Tony Zupo.
STOCKTON - It took the smarts of a sophomore and a gutty effort from a freshman pitcher to get Sierra High to its first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section championship-round appearance.
GALT – When the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-V Baseball Championships come rolling around once a season there is usually little room for mistakes.
Sierra High girls soccer coach Manuel Pires never formally opened negotiations with Oakdale's Alfredo Quiroga.
Dan Triglia graduated from Manteca High but now coaches East Union's baseball team across town.
LODI – Jordan Kron was not greedy in a quest for run support during the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV playoff opener for East Union, but there was no way he could have imagined that three first-inning runs would be more than enough to advance to the next round and end Galt's season with a 5-0 loss Thursday.
LODI – When the Manteca High baseball team sent 14 batters to the plate and pushed across nine runs in the top of the first inning victory seemed like an afterthought, but that was far from the case as the Central Catholic Raiders fought valiantly only to succumb 13-8 in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV playoffs Thursday.
MODESTO - Ulysses Knapps made good on a promise made to his father, Zolton, before he passed away on Thanksgiving Day last fall.
STOCKTON - Iyana Hughes delivered once again for Sierra High.
Sierra High's girls soccer team went with the "it's not how you start, but how you finish" approach in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV semifinal match at Vista del Lago of Folsom Thursday
Iyana Hughes, a prototypical top-of-the-order slapper, puts pressure on defenses with her speed.
Before Iyana Hughes' heroic base hit lifted Sierra High's softball team to win a 2-1 Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV playoff game against Central Catholic, it took a heroic effort from four Manteca Unified groundskeepers to get the school's varsity field in playing shape Wednesday.
It is nice when you control your own destiny.