For the Manteca Buffaloes, beating a team they weren't supposed to beat was a test they hadn't passed in Valley Oak League play. That changed for the Buffaloes Wednesday when they made the trek to Tracy a successful one with a 51-49 victory over the Kimball Jaguars.
Ripon High will not be defending its Sac-Joaquin Section Division-V Team Duals title this Saturday.
Any loss of focus by the Sierra High girls basketball team and Oakdale would have celebrated its first Valley Oak League win.
RIPON - Ripon High nearly pulled out a much-needed win with its top two ball handlers fouled out of the game.
Those epic Manteca-Sonora football games may soon be replaced by Manteca-Central Catholic.
Sierra's boys basketball team is the top Division-III squad in the Sac-Joaquin Section, according to the first of two releases of the playoff power ratings.
There's no crying in baseball, but there sure is plenty of it in wrestling.
LATHROP – Lathrop responded with a ferocious last-ditch effort, but it wouldn't be nearly enough as Manteca established an early lead and it never surrendered in a 58-49 win over the Spartans Tuesday.
The Ripon High girls basketball team had its best scoring output of the season in Monday's 67-30 shellacking at Escalon, and the Indians have their defense to thank.
Manteca native Pete Duenas is among four of the newest members of the Amateur Softball Association's Greater San Joaquin Hall of Fame.
Manteca High senior Courtney Range is among the 814 basketball players nationwide to be nominated to play in the prestigious McDonald's All-American Games.
WESTON RANCH - The big-time players were making big-time shots, but the difference for Sierra in Friday's marquee matchup against Weston Ranch was the clutch play of its role players.
Gift wrapping Oakdale its first Valley Oak League win was probably the best thing that could have happened to the East Union Lancers. East Union came off the loss with the intensity of a championship game, sapping Manteca's spirit in the first eight minutes of its 55-37 win Friday.
Kimball High used the momentum of its winter festival to come out and pounce on the visiting Lathrop Spartans 68-51 in Valley Oak League play Friday.
WESTON RANCH – Chris Teevan followed the bouncing ball from Modesto to Turlock, climbing basketball's ladder in a hard hat and sneakers.
It came down to the last batter Thursday but East Union came up just a little short as with two outs and the bases loaded ...
East Union battled tough in the first and third sets Wednesday but it was not enough as visiting Weston Ranch swept the Lancers 25-23, 25-13 ...
Manteca High qualified for the Valley Oak League Championship Tournament Wednesday by edging out Sierra in a three-way match played at the Manteca Park Golf ...
The Manteca High kept pace in the Valley Oak League softball race with a 24-1 pounding of visiting Lathrop on Wednesday.
Going to Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo was always a dream for Bikram Thiara.
East Union placed all five scoring golfers under 45 Tuesday and defeated Manteca 214-269 in Valley Oak League action at the Manteca Park Golf Course.
Lathrop's Gabriel Gutierrez reeled off seven consecutive aces in the second set which was the only one that host Sierra did not lead once ...
The following column popped up on Facebook from a year ago. While the first part of it is something I have written about many times ...
Loretta Kakala made no effort to hold back the tears after playing her last game for the Manteca High girls basketball team.
Andria Martin is Fresno Pacific-bound.
Tydus Verhoeven's "long journey" for the Manteca High boys basketball team ended with heartache, but it's far outweighed by the many highlights that ...
On the surface of weightlifting everything looks calm but in the back, there are so many games being played.
STOCKTON - Haighley Kissee and the Manteca High softball team dominated the top club out of the San Joaquin Athletic Association on Friday.
Manteca High's boys swim team affirmed its runner-up position in the Valley Oak League on Thursday.
LATHROP – Patience and pinpoint pitching paid off for visiting East Union on Thursday in a 13-2 five-inning mercy rule Valley Oak League baseball win over ...