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.
If it wasn't for bad luck, the East Union Lancers wouldn't have any.
Brennon Williams could have been the hero the last time he and the Oakdale High baseball team visited Manteca, but he was robbed of the opportunity.
Will C. Wood High of Vacaville returned home with the Tony Horton Golf Invitational's team and individual championships Wednesday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
After hauling in at least a portion of the 2011 Valley Oak League championship with a 5-0 win over the Lathrop Spartans Tuesday, the East Union tennis players simply stuck around for some extra work. The Lancers will have to stop the Sierra Timberwolves Thursday for the outright crown, and that will be the only thing to get the group a taste of satisfaction.
The Navarro family waited eight years for this moment, but Manteca High's softball program as a whole has waited even longer.
East Union needed just 15 seconds to test Sierra freshman goalkeeper Michaela Bitle, who was filling in for ailing starter Callie Crain (shoulder) in Tuesday ...
NEWMAN - The Southern League-leading Ripon Christian girls soccer team got untracked early and often in its 5-0 drubbing of Orestimba on Tuesday.
RIPON - Ripon came out on the winning end of what coach Rod Wright described as a "turnover fest" Tuesday, trouncing always-dangerous Riverbank 75-59 to remain ...
STOCKTON - Weston Ranch looked every bit of that up-and-coming young team on Tuesday.
Manteca was able to accomplish much of what it wanted to in Monday's vital Valley Oak League clash at Sierra's Daniel Teicheira Memorial ...
MORAGA - One of Manteca's shortest players stood tall Monday during the 20th annual MaxPreps/De La Salle Martin Luther King Jr. Classic at St ...
LATHROP - Jim Agostini knew there would be nights like this.
It is tough to keep a good person down – no matter how much you push, pull or grab trying to do so.
MOUNTAIN HOUSE - Ripon's boys basketball team established itself as the team to beat Friday after crushing Mountain House 71-48 in a battle showcasing the ...
ESCALON - Escalon's longtime reign in the Trans-Valley League may soon come to an end.
RIPON – Practice makes perfect.
LATHROP - Lathrop finally has a win in what has been a one-sided Battle of I-5 rivalry with Weston Ranch, but it didn't come easy.
Brett Lewis emerged from the locker room smiling and with good reason: his Manteca boys basketball team had squeaked out a 61-58 win over Central ...
The combined hustle of Daisy Valencia and Jadyn Shinn coupled with a gritty effort from ailing goalkeeper Callie Crain proved to be the difference for ...
Sierra overcame two first-half deficits and dominated the final 40 minutes Wednesday en route to a 4-2 win over visiting Central Catholic to remain undefeated ...