There was more at stake than a Valley Oak League baseball game, and that was the attitude of the Manteca Buffaloes, who scored three runs in the first and two more in the second on their way to a 10-0 win over Weston Ranch High and a berth into the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs Tuesday.
FAIRFIELD - Manteca High's tennis team was at a major disadvantage when it faced Vanden in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Team Tournament Tuesday.
ESCALON – After getting blanked by the Ripon Indians back on April 23, Ripon Christian has been on a tear, turning in its sixth straight win Tuesday with a 7-5 victory over the Escalon Cougars in Trans Valley League play.
LATHROP – Lathrop High's sophomore softball team jumped out on the Sonora Wildcats with two runs in the bottom of the first inning, but would need some late-game heroics to outlast the visiting Wildcats for their 5-3 Valley Oak League win Tuesday.
VALLEY SPRINGS - Juniors Logan Vos and Josh Ricther continued their steady play in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Tournament at La Contenta Golf Club Monday, but their qualifying-efforts were overshadowed by a freshman.
ROSEVILLE - Kyle Harman just may have found his groove.
It didn't take long for East Union High alumnus Wade Morten to adjust to the college ranks, and hitting baseballs with a wooden bat was part of the challenge.
MODESTO - Three Riponites qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Individual Tournament.
It was more than just a gathering for all of the athletes in the Valley Oak Leagues' nine track and field programs. The VOL championships at Sierra High Saturday were the final opportunity for participants to win a league title and to continue their 2010 season for another few weeks.
LATHROP – The Valley Oak League has one of the deepest group of softball teams in the Sac-Joaquin Section, and the Sierra Timberwolves are poised to be one of the league's representatives this postseason taking another step towards their goal in a 15-0 win over Lathrop High Friday.
ESCALON – After a meeting Ripon High felt they should have won this past Wednesday, the Escalon Cougars decided to display some separation, destroying the Indians 15-0 Friday in Trans Valley League play.
Playing catch isn't always as easy as it looks.
Stephanie Vanni found herself directly in front of the goalie just seconds into Sierra's Valley Oak League deciding contest with Weston Ranch. Vanni knew exactly what to do, pounding the Timberwolves' first attempt into the net for an instant 1-0 lead and a smooth path to a 5-0 win and the squads second consecutive league championship.
CERES – After battling the best singles players in the Valley Oak League for the regular season, Manteca High's Alex McAdams and Alex Barragan teamed up for a quality ride, outlasting some 20-plus doubles teams for the VOL doubles championship Thursday at Ceres High.
There wasn't anything left but pride at stake by the time East Union and Manteca kicked off their final Valley Oak League match of the season Thursday night at Guss Schmiedt Field.
STOCKTON - Connor McGovern knows how to lay down an exclamation point.
Manteca head coach Justin Coenenberg tried to find fault in his team at halftime of the Buffaloes' Sac-Joaquin Section Division III semifinal with visiting Vista ...
STOCKTON - Ripon High played enough of the little things in Thursday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Playoff opener against Summerville.
SACRAMENTO - Three mistakes by the defense proved costly for Ripon in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division V semifinal won by second-seeded Capital Christian 3-1 on Wednesday.
SACRAMENTO – East Union softball coach Brian Goulart is the king of plug-and-play.
Coming off four straight shutouts, Manteca's veteran defenders will be tested tonight by Vista del Lago's multi-threat attack in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division ...
SACRAMENTO - Tenth-seeded East Union was one of three Valley Oak League teams to lose their Sac-Joaquin Section Division III postseason openers on Monday.
EL DORADO - Manteca's few mistakes proved costly in its 3-1 loss at No. 7 Union Mine in their Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs out-bracket ...
STOCKTON - Connor Larkin's streak of tournament wins ended Monday at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters at The Reserve at Spanos Park, but this may just ...
Getting swept by East Union this week may have caused Valley Oak League champion Manteca (19-7) to slide in the seedings for the Sac-Joaquin Section ...
LODI - The Sierra boys and Ripon girls Valley Oak League champion swim teams represented well in the Sac-Joaquin Section Trials at Tokay High Thursday and ...
In the first 29 minutes, Manteca High mustered up all the scoring in Thursday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division III quarterfinals against Benicia at Guss Schmiedt ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian toppled a familiar foe in its first-round match of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoffs on Thursday.
RIPON - One goal was all it took for Ripon to advance in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs on Thursday.
Career win No. 400 will have to wait for Sierra head coach Manuel Pires.