The fact that Alex Barragan and Xavier Lopez were handling their singles responsibility for the better part of the season did not effect them as tennis players as the pair teamed up for a perfect 4-0 run with the Valley Oak League doubles title Thursday in Sonora.
Thanks to Jillian Goulart's complete game, the East Union Lancers were able to claw their way to a 5-2 victory over the Bear Creek Bruins Thursday afternoon during the NorCal Classic softball tournament in Tracy.
It didn't take Joanna Ortiz very long to give the Sierra Timberwolves the lead it would need to secure a road victory over the Sonora Wildcats Wednesday afternoon.
In baseball, a team has to score to win, and only one program was able to do that in Manteca's 1-0 Valley Oak League win over the East Union Lancers Wednesday.
With each Valley Oak League contest played, the importance continues to grow at season's end, and the Sierra Timberwolves did not waste an opportunity, holding off the Weston Ranch Cougars 12-5 Wednesday in VOL action.
The Manteca Buffaloes were a few innings from extending their postseason hopes a little further, but an error-filled fifth inning gave Kimball High all the ammunition it would need for a 7-5 Valley Oak League win over the Buffaloes Wednesday.
The Valley Oak League's singles tournament had a No. 1 seed expected to make it to Thursday's Championship match, and a No. 2 seed that shows he deserves the challenge. Sierra's Kevin Rausa handled his portion of the deal, earning a spot against league No. 1 seed Logan Staggs for the league crown.
For a moment, it seemed as if the Sonora Wildcats would decrease Sierra's chances at pulling in one of the three Valley Oak League playoff spots up for grabs during the stretch run. Only Dylan DeBrouwer had other plans, going the distance for the Timberwolves in a 7-4 win Tuesday.
Sierra High freshman hurler Allison Walljasper tossed a one-hitter Tuesday to lead her team past host Weston Ranch, 12-0.
It's a pivotal week for area schools in the Valley Oak League.
The Sierra Timberwolves hauled in a one-sided 117-51 girls victory Thursday, but the boys came up short 85-79 to visiting Ripon High in the two clubs' Valley Oak League swim meet, falling in the final race for the difference.
Brandon Manville picked up a tennis racquet for the first time this past summer.
In a replay of the Valley Oak League's most pivotal rematch, the Manteca High School outlasted host Oakdale in an eight-inning battle that saw the Buffaloes explode for five in the bonus frame of a 6-1 win Thursday.
Sierra's boys track and field team was expected to clinch at least share of its second straight Valley Oak League title, and fifth in seven years, Thursday at Oakdale High.
In a clash between the top two teams in the Valley Oak League, Sierra High maintained the top spot by defeating second-place Kimball in Tracy Thursday, 4-1.
They're in different divisions this year for the playoffs, but they are back in the in the Sac-Joaquin Section finals.
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WOODLAND - Ripon can now shift its focus to Sonora.
Manteca resident Steve Padilla is one of eight new members honored in the 35th Annual induction ceremony for the ASA/USA Softball National Hall of ...
Four players from the Manteca FC competitive soccer organization have been selected for the NorCal Premier Player Development Program state player pool.
They're already section champions and they've just signed to Division I universities.
LODI - It's one thing to dominate a quarter. It is another thing to own it.
Ken Wooten had long dreamed of playing college basketball.
STOCKTON - If you were looking for your seat after the opening kick Wednesday night, you may have missed the game's first goal.
RIPON - Liberty Ranch just wouldn't go away.
RIPON - Trailing two sets to none Tuesday night, Ripon Christian mounted a valiant comeback in the third but came up short as visiting Golden Sierra ...
Manteca and East Union are one and done in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs.
WEST SACRAMENTO - The Manteca girls tennis team's season came to an end Tuesday in the semifinal round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs.
Outstanding efforts from the goalies kept this Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV boys soccer playoff opener from erupting into a high-scoring affair at Sierra High's ...
Not this time.