The best of Marcus Montano may have yet to come. That's good news for the Manteca High boys soccer team. The third-year junior striker accounted for every goal in a 3-0 win at East Union on Thursday, keeping the Buffaloes on pace with first-place Oakdale at the halfway point of the Valley Oak League season. Montano was the beneficiary of good passing when he struck in the 49th, 50th and 58th minutes. Head coach Justin ...
Bryan Ramos is humble but relentless, a goal-thirsty striker who won't give up on a play, a run or a teammate.
The Manteca High girls tennis team is a win away from repeating as Valley Oak League champion.
LATHROP - After two back-and-forth games Monday night visiting Manteca dished out eight aces down the stretch to pull away from Lathrop and post a 25-21, 25-17, 25-11 sweep in Valley Oak League volleyball action.
Ripon High's boys soccer team is on a roll, but the wins have not come easily of late.
Brooke Riley and the East Union girls golf team is rounding into postseason form in the final week of Valley Oak League play.
Through four holes, East Union sophomore Brooke Riley was on pace to break her own Valley Oak League course record Thursday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
Sierra was far more competitive in its rematch with crosstown rival Manteca on Thursday, but the visiting Buffaloes proved once again why they are still the team to beat in the Valley Oak League.
Ripon head coach Chris Johnson still regards Modesto Christian as a championship contender. Never mind the Crusaders' shocking Week 4 loss to Hilmar, which visited the Salida campus and handled the hosts by a 30-0 margin. Johnson has his Indians, who are coming off their own impressive victory to kick off the Trans-Valley League schedule, on guard against a letdown tonight when they host Modesto Christian (0-1, 2-3 overall). Ripon puts its 19-game regular-season win ...
Brandon Landwehr's powerful throw-ins in the attacking third of the field are like corner kicks for Manteca.
It was another night, another Valley Oak League win via sweep for Oakdale on Wednesday. But host East Union at least made the Mustangs work for it at Dalben Center. Oakdale took advantage of late mistakes to win the first two games before ratcheting it up a notch in the final set. Scores were 25-18, 25-19, 25-12. "We played with a lot of energy and competed with them up until the 17th or 18th points ...
Ripon High's boys soccer team survived a scare against Orestimba on Wednesday, prevailing 3-2 in Newman.
Sierra scored four second-half goals – two by Bryan Ramos – to pull away from East Union for a 5-2 Valley Oak League soccer win at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
The fourth time was the charm for Marcus Montano. His goal in the 73rd minute lifted Manteca High past visiting Weston Ranch 2-1 on what was an otherwise frustrating Tuesday night for the junior standout. Montano had opportunities in the 10th and 11th minutes thwarted by Weston Ranch goalie Jose Avila. His attempt four minutes into the second half, set up wonderfully by Ramon Rodriguez, was blasted over the crossbar. The two would hook up ...
Ripon High enjoyed a dominant start and rode it to a three-game sweep (25-8, 25-20, 25-15) of visiting Modesto Christian on Tuesday.
RIPON – Ripon Christian hopes the old cliché "the third time is a charm" holds some type of truthfulness during tonight's Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI semifinal matchup against No. 2-seeded Woodland Christian (9-1).
Abdiel Chiquito was certain he would not get snubbed, not for a second straight year.
The 54 competitors in the CIF State Girls Golf Championships were treated to surprisingly-good weather at Carmel's Quail Lodge Golf Course on Wednesday.
Joined by East Union teammates Tuesday, sophomore Brooke Riley spent the afternoon at a beach on the Monterey Bay Peninsula.
The Manteca Area Soccer League's under-19 Fury girls placed second in the inter-league tournament on Nov. 9-10.
FOLSOM – Not long after Harleen Pabla punched her third consecutive ticket to the CIF State Cross Country Championships Saturday afternoon, her Manteca High coach Rick Cuevas was on the phone with College of Idaho's Pat McMurray.
Second-year Excel Academy Sports Science and Health Preparatory High School has its first NCAA Division I athlete.
STOCKTON – Only one team stands between the Weston Ranch boys soccer team and the school's first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section championship.
Harleen Pabla continues to surprise herself.
Andie Shelton is one of the best talents to ever come out of the area. After being named an All-American last week, Ripon Christian's senior setter reached another milestone Thursday afternoon and signed her National Letter of Intent. She chose to continue her career at the University of Pacific next year and passed up on multiple other offers.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
The dream is to get drafted high by a major league team next June.
STOCKTON - Esteban Paramo stepped to the penalty stripe with a plan of action, each step carefully thought out.
GALT - Ripon's eventful 2013 campaign ended rather uneventfully at Galt High's Erv Hatzenbuhler Field on Wednesday.