Sommer Wilson knows a thing or two about hitting the long ball. The Sierra senior has 19 career home runs and is a key contributor on a squad that currently boasts a 17-2 record, 8-2 in Valley Oak League. On Tuesday, Wilson signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division I softball at UC Riverside this fall. "Sommer is what every coach wants," Sierra skipper Nick Olmo said. "She's driven, she's a great teammate ...
Ripon had a slight hiccup on Tuesday afternoon, dropping a 10-0 Trans Valley League contest on the road against first-place Hughson.
Sammie Morris finished with a hat trick and set Manteca High's girls' varsity soccer scoring mark at the same time during an 8-0 rout of Lathrop on Tuesday.
Manteca was highly competitive against Valley Oak League-leading Sonora on Tuesday afternoon at the Manteca Park Golf Course.
TRACY - Brian Goulart nodded in the direction of Kimball's dugout and gave his kudos after his East Union softball team was knocked around by the Jaguars for a second time in 10 days on Monday.
STOCKTON - Sierra's Haley Silva is an iron woman – and she is only a sophomore. Silva ran away with the 1600 and 3200 meter races Saturday at the Fourth Annual Mudville Invitational at Bear Creek High School's Podesto Field while the Timberwolves boys won the team title. Silva's time in the 1600 (5 minutes, 40.67 seconds) bested the rest of the field by nearly 11 seconds and her 11:49.42 in the 3200 was 15 ...
Ripon High's girls swim team emphatically claimed a share of its Valley Oak League title in Friday's regular-season finale at Sierra, winning 102-68.
Perhaps the smallest player on the field came up the biggest Friday night. And standout Sammy Morris was there to put the icing on the cake. Manteca freshman Katie Locke, along with the senior Morris, each netted goals for the Buffaloes during a 2-1 victory over visiting Sonora in the 3rd Annual 'Kicking for a Cure' game at Guss Schmiedt Field. "Katie is our little spark plug on the team," Manteca head coach Justin Coenenberg ...
Manteca High's softball team won't be overlooked in the final two weeks of the Valley Oak League season.
TRACY - Games with Kimball haven't been easy for Sierra. Even with an eight-run lead. The Timberwolves held on for an 8-4 victory Friday to improve to 7-1 against the third-year club. It was their largest margin of victory against the talented Jaguars (5-3 Valley Oak League, 13-6 overall), who committed two infield errors to spot Sierra 4-0 lead in the first. "They're always tough. That's a team that's going to fight until the last ...
RIPON – Danielle Sperry was pitching at an all-Trans Valley League level on Thursday afternoon.
Sierra had to grind out its 3-2 win over visiting Oakdale on Thursday. "A lot of our games have been that way," Sierra coach Jack Thomson said. That experience paid off, as the resilient Timberwolves (5-3, 12-7-1 overall) forced a series split with the defending Valley Oak League champion Mustangs (6-2, 13-8) and remain tied for third place. Sierra could have come away with a sweep but blew a four-run lead in Tuesday's 8-6 loss ...
East Union struck quickly during Thursday's Valley Oak League matchup against visiting Oakdale.
Lucas Vaughn had a stellar pitching performance during Manteca's 6-0 shutout over Lathrop on Thursday afternoon.
Manteca clinched a spot in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II postseason after wrapping up its Valley Oak League schedule with a 9-0 rout of East Union on Thursday.
LODI – Jake Corn had confidence in his fastball.
LODI - Chandler Bengston woke up Central Catholic's bats with a loud two-run dinger that sparked a game-breaking, two-out rally.
STOCKTON - Allie Walljasper had plenty to do with Sierra punching its ticket to the semifinal of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV softball tournament Wednesday night.
RIO LINDA – Teagan Manus scored a hat trick and Bryanna Heida earned the clean sheet as Ripon Christian moved within one win of its first Sac-Joaquin Section championship.
LODI – The Ripon Christian Knights used their 12-day layoff to get back to the fundamentals.
Sierra High's 4x100 boys relay team broke the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV/V Meet record Tuesday on its home track.
Ashley Almeida dove to her left, batting a rocket shot out of bounds.
STOCKTON - There was no fist pump. No twirl of the putter. Not even a smile cracked the face of the always even-keel Will Brink.
On a championship-caliber team with no Sac-Joaquin Section championships, Jim Todd isn't leaning on a rich core of veterans for the missing ingredient.
Sierra High has built it.
Manteca and Ripon Christian begin the Sac-Joaquin Section Division playoffs against familiar foes next week.
The road to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship appears to go through the Valley Oak League once again.
Ripon High's Zach Scudder and freshman Scott Tolman of Sierra are two of the favorites in today's Sac-Joaquin Section frosh-soph final in the 100-yard breast stroke.
RIPON - It was two years ago on this same field that four current Ripon Christian seniors experienced heartache.
Meghan Wallace stood at the edge of the penalty area in stunned disbelief - hands atop her head, mouth agape.