The Valley Oak League's defending girls tennis champion finally met its match. Manteca High staved off visiting Oakdale 5-4 in a first-place battle Tuesday, getting all of its points from its singles players. The Buffaloes cap the first half of the VOL season with a 7-0 record (10-3 overall). Two of the singles matches went to a third set, as did one doubles contest. It truly could have swung either way. Liz Diaz downed Oakdale's ...
Three of the Manteca Cowboys teams remain undefeated at 5-0, while the varsity team bounced back from its first loss with a win over the Modesto Raiders at East Union this past Saturday.
The swirling winds in Tracy weren't enough of an equalizer for host Kimball. Manteca High battled through the gusts, a game effort from the Jaguars and a limited roster in a 3-1 victory that puts the Buffaloes in a four-way tie for second place in the wildly-competitive Valley Oak League. "(Kimball) was able to create a few good opportunities, but we were able to possess the ball more," Manteca coach Justin Coenenberg said. "We had ...
RIPON - Lathrop answered Ripon's first touchdown Thursday but could not find the end zone again as the visiting Indians rolled to a 46-7 non-league freshman football win at Bennie Gatto Field.
The under-19 girls Fury are still perfect. The Manteca Area Soccer League club improved to 4-0 with Saturday's 7-0 trouncing of the Stockton Sea Horses at rain-drenched Woodward Park. Ivy Benson was at the forefront of the barrage with a hat trick. She went end line to end line for one, blocking the shot of a Stockton player before gathering the ball and taking it the length of the field on a breakaway. Anna Arriola ...
The Manteca Futbol Club Benfica '04 girls soccer team lived up to its lofty state ranking in the first round of the State Cup.
The traffic on Highway 99 was the best defense against Ripon High's attack Monday. Normally a 35-minute trip by bus, Ripon coach Jamie DeBruyn said it took about an hour and 15 minutes to reach its destination. The ride home went much more smoothly, as moods lightened following a 5-1 trouncing of Hughson. "We didn't show up until 5 minutes before game time," DeBruyn said. "We rushed through warm-ups and stretches, and you can tell ...
Manteca bounced back from a discouraging loss with an encouraging win Monday against visiting Weston Ranch.
It was just two years ago that East Union captured the outright Valley Oak League crown and played for a Sac-Joaquin Section championship for the first time.
Manteca senior Abdiel Chaquito was nothing short of impressive during Thursday's Valley Oak League showdown between the Valley Oak League's defending co-champions Sierra at Guss Schmeidt Field.
Bad news first. Brooke Riley, East Union's sophomore sensation, bogeyed twice on the Manteca Park Golf Course front nine on Thursday. The good news? She etched her name into the course records books anyway. The reigning Valley Oak League MVP carded an impressive 4-under-par 33 to lead the Lancers' 229-271 win over crosstown foe Manteca High. Riley holed six birdies en route to securing her place as the VOL course record holder. East Union coach ...
Manteca dropped two singles competitions but still overpowered Kimball of Tracy 7-2 during Thursday's Valley Oak League match in Tracy.
Ripon was pushed to its first five-game match of the season Thursday night. The Indians had their final preseason tune-up against visiting Los Banos as they prep for their Trans Valley League opener next week against Escalon. Ripon evened their record to 5-5 after defeating the Tigers in a fifth and decisive game, 18-25, 26-24, 16-25, 25-22, 15-9. "We start (TVL) on Tuesday," Ripon head coach Adrienne Uecker said. "And I'm proud of my kids. ...
Andrew Manes had himself a game Thursday. Manes finished with three assists and a goal as Ripon Christian netted three in the first half of a 4-0 Southern League victory over visiting Denair Thursday. The game was scoreless through 17 minutes until Manes assisted Travis Vander Molen in front of the net. In the 21st minute, Manes found Kyle Van Vuren for the 2-0 advantage. Manes then recorded a third assist in the 39th minute ...
Manteca High's Winter Gym seems to bring out the best in Monica King. East Union's senior outside hitter showed up in a big way on Wednesday, finishing with 12 kills and 10 digs during a 3-0 sweep over cross-town rival Manteca, 25-11, 25-10, 25-18. "Monica loves playing over here," East Union head coach Rich Posz said. "She had a great night, and I think she had a statement to make." This was the Lancers' Valley ...
RIPON – Ripon Christian hopes the old cliché "the third time is a charm" holds some type of truthfulness during tonight's Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI semifinal matchup against No. 2-seeded Woodland Christian (9-1).
Abdiel Chiquito was certain he would not get snubbed, not for a second straight year.
The 54 competitors in the CIF State Girls Golf Championships were treated to surprisingly-good weather at Carmel's Quail Lodge Golf Course on Wednesday.
Joined by East Union teammates Tuesday, sophomore Brooke Riley spent the afternoon at a beach on the Monterey Bay Peninsula.
The Manteca Area Soccer League's under-19 Fury girls placed second in the inter-league tournament on Nov. 9-10.
FOLSOM – Not long after Harleen Pabla punched her third consecutive ticket to the CIF State Cross Country Championships Saturday afternoon, her Manteca High coach Rick Cuevas was on the phone with College of Idaho's Pat McMurray.
Second-year Excel Academy Sports Science and Health Preparatory High School has its first NCAA Division I athlete.
STOCKTON – Only one team stands between the Weston Ranch boys soccer team and the school's first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section championship.
Harleen Pabla continues to surprise herself.
Andie Shelton is one of the best talents to ever come out of the area. After being named an All-American last week, Ripon Christian's senior setter reached another milestone Thursday afternoon and signed her National Letter of Intent. She chose to continue her career at the University of Pacific next year and passed up on multiple other offers.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
The dream is to get drafted high by a major league team next June.
STOCKTON - Esteban Paramo stepped to the penalty stripe with a plan of action, each step carefully thought out.
GALT - Ripon's eventful 2013 campaign ended rather uneventfully at Galt High's Erv Hatzenbuhler Field on Wednesday.