Twenty five points were not enough in Sierra's Valley Oak League showdown with visiting Lathrop on Monday.
RIPON - Ripon High has instilled a great formula for success in its team. The Indians have done it each week, eight times, and the once-beaten Hilmar Yellowjackets were the most recent victim. The Indians simply score more than their opponent, and Friday's 42-7 Trans Valley League victory was no different.
In a match that was likely going to come down to the No. 5 golfers on both teams, Manteca and Sierra locked up for an epic Valley Oak League contest won by the Timberwolves 274-278 Thursday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
RIPON - Ripon High's rematch with Escalon didn't last as long as their Trans-Valley League opener back on Sept. 18, but second-year coach Adrienne Uecker came away more satisfied with Thursday's effort.
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.
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 ...