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.
The Valley Oak League's top girls tennis players competed in their final matches during Thursday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Tournament held at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club in Roseville.
There weren't too many things that went right for the Sierra Timberwolves Tuesday, as they fell in Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Team Championships 9-0 Tuesday to McClatchy.
The Manteca Buffaloes opened the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Championships with a matchup against the Solano County Athletic Conference's No. 2 seeded squad, falling to Benicia High 5-4 on Tuesday.
Ripon High senior Cole Herrin is one of 20 Californians to be selected as a state finalist for the Wendy's High School Heisman award.
The Sierra High girls tennis team's postseason run rested on the shoulders of its No. 2 doubles tandem of Barbara Baxter and Kelsey Wells.
STOCKTON - East Union's girls golfers executed enough shots to be competitive, but all they could think about were the few they missed after the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament held at The Reserve at Spanos Park Monday.
It was set up perfectly for East Union to celebrate senior night with a three-game sweep of visiting rival Sierra on Monday.
The Valley Oak League co-champions are hosting first-round playoff games on Thursday, but there is no chance of them meeting again for the remainder of the season.
Each player on the Manteca soccer team knew East Union would be back.
TRACY - Vannida Nguyen couldn't hide her excitement, and who could blame her?
Sierra High's boys soccer team forfeited a golden opportunity to capture the Valley Oak League championship in its entirety Tuesday.
East Union felt unstoppable at this point last season.
Weston Ranch struggled with serving errors throughout its Valley Oak League match at Sierra on Wednesday, but Judit Zamora came through in a big way ...
MODESTO - Manteca saved its best for last Wednesday at Central Catholic.
RIPON - Four Manteca players shared the top spot Wednesday in their 222-311 victory over Lathrop at Jack Tone Golf Course.
RIPON - Ripon continued its roll through the Valley Foothill League's North Division on Tuesday, dispatching Escalon 149-166 at Jack Tone Golf Course.
MERCED - The Ripon High boys water polo team placed eighth out of 18 in the two-day Roddy Svendsen Shootout at Merced College.
Manteca wasn't always sharp, but the Buffaloes were good enough to sweep rival Sierra across town Monday, 25-15, 25-16, 25-19.
The offense did not need to be perfect for the East Union sophomore team last Friday at Dino Cunial Field.
RIPON - Ripon fell behind early in its first set with visiting Escalon on Thursday and ended up dropping that first game before rebounding to win ...
The Manteca High improved to 4-0 in Valley Oak League play Thursday with a 8-1 victory over rival East Union.
ANGELS CAMP – Ripon High sits atop of the Valley Foothill Hill League-North Division standings following a 188-215 victory over Bret Harte on Thursday.
LATHROP - Heather Anderson finally has her first win as Lathrop High's new volleyball coach.
With four teams idle, it's a light week on the grid iron in the area but an important one for the few in action.
TRACY - All Megan Oblin wanted to do was keep pace with Iris Carrillo in the first of three Valley Oak League meets Wednesday at Eagal ...
After gutsy play by Manteca forced a fourth match game Wednesday night, two-time defending Valley Oak League champ showed they have not lost much from ...