When it comes to winning, Will Ward may have found a good fit in Azusa Pacific University.
Manteca High came into its Valley Oak League game with Kimball High is desperate need of a series split after dropping the opener, and the Buffaloes' responded with an offensive breakout in a mercy-rule shortened 12 -2 win Friday.
Weston Ranch High's Pat King was recognized with the Sac-Joaquin Section Athletic Director of the Year award during the 44th Annual California State Athletic Directors Association State Conference in San Diego on April 21.
The Lathrop Spartans showed the resiliency of a club that believes in themselves, clawing back from a five-run deficit to pull out a Valley Oak League split with Sierra with a 6-5 come-from-behind win Friday.
Sean Hogan inherited Manteca High's track program in 2007 with no more than 30 kids on the team.
East Union finished off its Valley Oak League season with a convincing 10-1 win over the Lathrop Spartans Thursday, securing a .500 mark in league play.
Sierra was about five minutes away from having a chance to host a playoff game.
Four Manteca High tennis players played their final matches of the 2012 season in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Tournament Thursday at Roseville's Johnson Ranch Racquet Club.
Brittany LaMar was named Freshman of the Year, while Jillian Goulart joined her former teammate on the all-California Pacific Conference softball first team.
RIPON – With the Trans Valley League schedule winding down and postseason spots being dictated, the Ripon Indians needed a win. Sophomore pitcher Caleb Rogers gave Ripon what it needed, tossing a complete-game three-hitter Thursday in a 4-1 Indians win.
For a brief moment the Lathrop Spartans held a one-run lead and had made it through the heart of the Sierra lineup. The moment fleeted fast and Sierra unloaded with a five-run, error-laced second inning to cruise to a 10-1 Valley Oak League win Wednesday.
Isela Rivera called it a "family moment" on the pitch.
Brandon Waidmann squeaked out a three-set victory over Ripon Christian's Darren Boersma in the No. 1 boys singles match, and it proved to be the difference in Lincoln High's 5-4 victory at the Ripon Community Center tennis courts Tuesday.
Steven Gigli went deep twice and Brock Swift tossed six shutout innings, but East Union needed a defensive gem to close out the Weston Ranch Cougars in a 4-3 Valley Oak League win Wednesday at home.
The postseason unofficially kicks off tonight at Sierra High's Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
Sometimes, a miss can lead to a good thing – maybe even a dream coming true.
There isn't an easy path to the finals for the three league titlists from the Manteca area.
Syd'Nee Fryer made visits to a handful of NCAA Division I schools, but she found a home in Southern Oregon.
DELHI - Ripon Christian's girls soccer team topped off its fifth straight Southern League championship season Wednesday with a 2-1 victory at Delhi.
STOCKTON - Not bad for a rebuilding season.
LATHROP - Michael Mills let go of a corner 3 as time expired.
Wednesday's 67-52 loss to visiting Central Catholic of Modesto in all likelihood ended East Union's season, but it was a season in which ...
For all that Tydus Verhoeven and Loretta Kakala have accomplished in their four years as varsity basketball standouts, a Valley Oak League title had eluded ...
OAKDALE - Manteca already had at least a piece of the Valley Oak League championship when it visited Oakdale for the final regular-season game of the ...
East Union's Zach Hernandez got knocked to the ground on a corner kick from Trent Rivera early in the second half, but he did ...
Josie Reyes was in on two first-half goals for Manteca and that lead would hold for the rest of the game as the Buffaloes held ...
Sierra celebrated senior night and its Valley Oak League outright championship with a trouncing of Weston Ranch on Tuesday night.
RIPON - Ripon will take a three-game winning streak into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs after exacting revenge against Hilmar on Tuesday, 44-43.
HUGHSON - Ripon Christian appears to be peaking at the right time.
MARIPOSA - Nick Van Vliet scored twice, and Ripon Christian benefited from an own goal from Mariposa to sneak away with a 5-4 Southern League win ...