Allison Walljasper's introduction to the Valley Oak League did not go as well as she had hoped.
The Ripon Christian baseball squad found little resistance from the Gustine Redskins Wednesday, mercy ruling the Southern League cellar dwellers 14-1 to close out the RC Knights' first season competing in the conference.
For the few swimmers who still have the privilege of heading to the pool with a postseason purpose, everything will come to a head during the Sac-Joaquin Section Trials today and Friday at Tokay High in Lodi.
The opportunity to continue in athletics at the collegiate level has become more and more difficult for today's student athletes, but those worries are no longer relevant for Manteca High senior Airenne Curry. A three-sport athlete at Manteca, she inked a letter of intent to play soccer for Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa.
For three innings it was smooth sailing for freshman pitcher Allison Walljasper and the Sierra High softball team, and after a few turbulent moments it took one swing of her bat to right the ship.
Ronnie Green had a hand - or foot, rather - on both scoring plays of the revived East Union-Manteca alumni football game Friday at Dino Cunial Field.
STOCKTON - Considering the gusty conditions along with the slippery and unforgiving greens of Brookside Country Club, bogey was a good score on some holes during the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV Tournament Monday.
The East Union and Sierra softball teams will sport a new look today when they clash for their final Valley Oak League season contest.
Ripon High's boys golf team turned in a respectable score Monday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-V Tournament, but it's not advancing the Indians to Masters.
East Union High sophomore Will Brink was part of a four-way tie for third place in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV Tournament in Stockton's Brookside Country Club Monday. Brink carded a 79 and scored a 5 on the playoff hole to earn one of three SJS Masters Tournament berths. East Union as a team finished in fourth place. For more information and other sports-related content, see today's edition of The Bulletin.
Trans Valley League champion Ripon High was stunned by rival Escalon in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-V Golf Tournament. Escalon's 418 score was four better than the Indians, who have only Andrew Bonner advancing to next week's Masters Tournament. For more information and other sports-related content see today's Bulletin.
The East Union and Sierra high school softball teams will play in pink today, starting at 4:30, in observation of breast cancer awareness. It is also the final Valley Oak League contest for both clubs. For more information and other sports-related content, see today's edition of The Bulletin.
For some of the athletes competing in the Valley Oak League Track and Field Championships Saturday at Sierra High, finishing with a league title would be nice, but continuing the season a little while longer was the real goal.
There was one thing that was overwhelmingly obvious during Sierra and East Union's Valley Oak League season-ending matchup Thursday, and that was the fact pitcher Zac Carrillo was not about to let his Lancer teammates lose.
RIPON - In seven innings against a defending Sac-Joaquin Section champion, Ripon coach Jon Manrique bore witness to the very best and worst of his baseball team.
The East Union track and field team won at every level in a Valley Oak League dual meet with visiting Central Catholic on Wednesday.
Yok Jing Ma won't get another crack at Kimball standout Garrett Chun.
One has to wonder what type of game Kindra Hackbarth would have had if she was healthy.
National speaker and former collegiate athletic director Jack Renkens is bringing his no-nonsense insight on the world of college recruiting to Manteca High.
The tone was set on the first race of the day.
After a scoreless first half, Ripon Christian found its footing against visiting Delhi on Tuesday, winning 5-0 in the Southern League match.
Central Catholic, East Union and Oakdale boast the most accomplished boys golf programs in the Valley Oak League, but the player all others are chasing represents none of those schools.
RIPON - Manteca High freshman Kyle Rachels showed maturity well beyond his years, pitching four-plus innings of long relief.
Only the clock could stop Manteca from scoring in its 9-0 victory over visiting Lathrop on Monday, but the efforts to support young Destiny Herrera is ongoing.
Mayville State University coach John Haines made the 1,900-mile trip to the Family City equipped with only a simple pitch.
As a multi-sport athlete from the Central Valley who also excels in the classroom, Sierra High senior Hunter Johnson can relate to California Maritime Academy men's basketball head coach Bryan Rooney.
Ripon High senior Nick Sharp successfully defended his championship at the Tracy/West Invitational on Monday, winning a card-off with three other players who finished 1-over-par 73 at Tracy Country Club.
East Union coach Brian Goulart was concerned that the Lancers' Valley Oak League make-up game at Manteca may have come at a bad time.
Ripon High suffered a rare lopsided home loss Friday to Hughson.