The enormity of Monday's Valley Oak League all-important showdown with visiting Oakdale didn't do the trick.
It was only appropriate that Sierra High's Alysia Atkins closed off the Manteca Buffaloes' hopes to win an emphatic smash, sending the Timberwolves off with a 3-0 win over Manteca Thursday in Valley Oak League play.
It took a combination platter of the best tennis players at Sonora High to accomplish a feat no Valley Oak League doubles tandem was able to do, when Brianne McRee and Brielle Snyder teamed up for a 6-2, 6-0 win over No. 1 seeded Stephanie Vanni and Maryann Baker Thursday.
The Weston Ranch Cougars' downward spiral continued as they were swept by the East Union Lancers Thursday in Valley Oak League play.
Ripon Christian got off to a quality start and it never let up, posting a one-sided 6-0 blowout on Turlock Christian Thursday in Southern League play.
ESCALON – Escalon High had no problem battling with the Ripon Indians and keeping the match skin-tight over the first two games, but the Cougars would eventually succumb to the Trans Valley League's best, falling in a 3-0 sweep Wednesday to the Indians.
The Sierra High soccer program stepped into the driver's seat for the Valley Oak League championship with last week's win over Manteca, but the road got a little bumpy Wednesday as the Timberwolves were stopped in Sonora 1-0 by the Wildcats in league action.
Throughout the entire season, the East Union Lancers have turned to one another to find its motivation to continue along an unchallenging 2010 Valley Oak League season. So it was pretty fitting that East Union could only find themselves atop the leader board in Tuesday's VOL Tournament at Lockeford Springs Golf Course.
The opportunity to close out her senior season as the Valley Oak League's No. 1 singles player is right in front of Sierra High's Vannida Nguyen, but to conquer that feat Nguyen will most certainly have to earn that title.
The Lathrop Spartans were able to respond after dropping the first game, bouncing back to take the next three in a 3-1 Valley Oak League win over the Sierra Timberwolves Tuesday.
Mathematically, the Ripon High boys varsity soccer squad remains in the playoff hunt.
The Valley Foothill League's end of season golf tournament was the final opportunity for players to try to extend their seasons, and Ripon Christian's Jennie Wickham as well as the Ripon High team did just that, earning a spot in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V tournament with a strong showing Monday.
It was business as usual for the Ripon Christian volleyball team, as they remained perfect through their first trip in the Southern League, handling Denair High with ease in a 3-0 win Monday.
The East Union Lancers saw the results of coming into a contest without a sense of urgency in their last Valley Oak League loss to Weston Ranch. That was not the case for the Lancers Monday, as they continually fought back to hand Oakdale High a 4-3 loss in VOL action.
The Manteca High varsity volleyball squad continued to show signs of improvement in Valley Oak League play.
Bulletin staff reports
LOOMIS - Ripon's Desi Cruz Sampson had three dramatic head-and-arm throw victories Saturday to win three in a row on the way to a third-place ...
Anytime Olivia Vezaldenos gets on a roll, which is often, she doesn't need to get the green light from East Union head coach Jim ...
Manteca scored the final 13 points of the game Friday night to turn a two-point thriller into a comfortable 62-47 Valley Oak League boys basketball ...
STOCKTON - Sierra High gave Weston Ranch a scare Friday night.
LATHROP - Adonis Payton isn't the first person Nathan McGrath would want to take the last shot of a game, but he was glad the ...
Darrell Johnson could finally breathe out a sigh of relief.
RIPON - Rod Wright knows that no lead is safe against Hilmar.
Having also played for her alma mater, Manteca High coach MaryAnn Tolbert has a lot of fond memories of the girls basketball team's past ...
HILMAR - After his team blew out Hilmar in the Trans-Valley League opener, Ripon girls basketball coach George Contente warned his team of a possible letdown ...
Gino Campiotti hit the game-winning basket and then sealed the victory with a steal for the Manteca High boys sophomore team on Thursday when the ...
To move forward from its recent rough patch, Sierra had to go back to what made it great to begin with.
Jaysen Reindel made quick work of his opponent and shot a glance at the Manteca coaches.
The Weston Ranch Cougars are clearly in good position towards clinch the Valley Oak League crown.
East Union's Ciara Goodwin can get things going the right direction in a hurry.