It was far from Sierra High's prettiest performance of the season, but the Timberwolves' 1-0 first-round Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs win over Cosumnes Oaks High leaves Sierra one win shy of a return trip to the finals.
Four area teams are back in the postseason after a one-year absence.
RIPON -Hilmar did just about anything it wanted on Ripon's home turf during the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs Tuesday afternoon at Parkview Elementary.
COLFAX – Heading into the intermission it seemed as if Manteca High had an outstanding chance at continuing its season with an upset over Colfax, but a pair of early second-half goals led the Falcons to a 3-0 Sac-Joaquin Section first-round win, ending the Buffaloes season.
Things don't get any easier for the girls soccer teams of Sierra and Manteca high schools.
STOCKTON - The third time was not the charm for East Union High senior Kyle Harman.
LODI – As difficult as it was to find parking at the Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Championships Saturday at Tokay High, an invitation to compete in the meet proved even more challenging with only a select few earning the right to compete in the area's closing meet.
Sierra High's softball team won its final Valley Oak League contest 5-1 on Senior Day Friday against rival Manteca, but the Timberwolves' season wasn't over yet.
Kourtni McCall found herself down 1-0 just three batters into the game, but the senior hurler found some resiliency she didn't know she had, lifting her East Union Lancers to a 7-1 Valley Oak League win and eliminating the Ceres Bulldogs from the 2010 postseason.
Lily Gonzales provided all the offense Sierra High's softball team needed in its Valley Oak League season finale against visiting Manteca Friday.
John Waggy had already turned around three East Union pitches for base hits, so when he got a shot to drive in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth his chances were pretty good.
After an emotionally draining win Wednesday and a 12-1, five-inning romp of Weston Ranch Thursday, Sierra High pitching ace Gabby Hawkins is spent.
WESTON RANCH - Manteca High's baseball team is heading into the playoffs with momentum on its side.
ROSEVILLE - The north's tennis dominance over the south continued in the first day of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Singles and Doubles Tournaments Thursday at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club.
The East Union Lancers only had one participant in the Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Trials Thursday at Tokay High in Lodi, but Julia DeGroot made the most of the trip, earning a berth into the finals Saturday in a pair of events.
East Union's Donja Payne can turn a game around.
Manteca is gearing up for its rematch with Valley Oak League-leading East Union, but the Buffaloes aren't looking past any of their opponents until ...
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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.